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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In my opinion, coffee rivals beer for the title of "greatest beverage in the world". I often say that I would rather give up beer than coffee. So it is only natural that we would attempt to make a beverage that incorporates both. If we were to succeed, surely this would then become the greatest beverage in the world? After years of research and trials in the garage, I have come up with what I think is the perfect marriage of coffee and beer: A hoppy double brown ale, that compliments both the roasty and fruity aspects of the coffee without putting up too much of a fight. The coffee was selected in collaboration with the Christchurch institution C4 Coffee and consists mainly of lightly roasted, delicate and floral, Ethiopian beans. Worlds are colliding and, in my humble opinion, greatness is achieved on the other side.

HOPS: Pacific Jade, NZ Cascade and Pacifica

MALT: Gladfield Pale, Crystal, Munich, Caramalt, Chocolate, Oats

YEAST: Wyeast 1272 - American Ale II


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1566) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours very dark brown with a huge and veeerrry long lasting frothy beige head. Aroma is malt, plenty of coffee, smoke, caramel, toasty notes, oats and hints of chocolate. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a dry coffee finish. Very good! 8 Wired does it again!!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11222) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2013
500 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, carmel and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, earthiness and light carmel with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4806) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Cola-brown with a huge, frothy, tan head.... Strong coffee, roast aroma, a little chocolate. Flavour is ashy, burned coffee.....bitter....a bit of earthy hops. REALLY strong coffee bitter....not a bit sweet....huge flavor. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 1, 2013
Pitch dark brown body with a small off white head. Great, strong aroma with coffee, roasted malty with some chocolate and licorice. Great flavour with good coffee as well as chocolate, espresso, a herbal bitter note and alcohol in the finish. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (1150) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2014
From a 500ml bottle on 26/1/2014 (shared by Butz - thanks). Pours a dark amber with a small head. Has a powerful aroma dominated by masses of coffee. Taste wise, it delivers oodles more strong coffee, along with heaps of caramel and milk chocolate. This is a super sweet one but is nicely balanced by some big lingering hops. The texture is thick and the carbonation modest. All up, this is a really good, full on sweet coffee ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1309) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
500ml bottle, pours brown with a small off white head. Aroma is coffee and caramel, toffee and pecan, this is a great desert beer, but there is good balance from the hops ending with a rounded sweet caramel and pecan toffee pie sweetness. Very rich and smooth palate. An excellent and original beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (994) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2014
Pours cloudy brown, tiny white head, strong aroma of burnt caramel and coffee. Deep coffee flavours with a mild warming peppery and alcohol aftertaste. I love coffee and I love brown ales so itís not surprising I love this.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (517) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 15, 2014
Wow. Donít doubt that the label says what you are going to get. Itís got the raw coffee aroma and then the full coffee profile in the taste. Itís dark brown and has a great head. It does not let on that itís alcohol laden beer. No other nonsense like "chocolateí or other things, this is double coffee. Very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oqnid (103) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
7 juil '13 -->Brown Ale brune, 8%, 500ml -brune rouquine, rubis; mousse fine -nez pimenté, café (brut), terreux, humidité -entrée terre, café, choco/vanille -ronde -finale café, terreuse (terre humide), amère; sucrée truffe (choco décadent) Co=3.5 Arô=3.5 Am=3.5 via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IluvatarMilan (281) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle @ the bottle shop, Be(e)rmondsey. Terrificly balanced coffee ale. Medium body, lots of roastiness and hoppiness. Hint of sour red fruit. Mocha and creamy chocolate likewise.


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