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8 Wired Grand Cru 2011

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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Warkworth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Grand Cru 2011.
Style: Belgian Quadrupel, aged for 16 months in Pinot Noir Barrels with Brettanomyces and Pediococcus.
Grand Cru started out as The Sultan. When we made this beer last year I filled 8 old Pinot Noir barrels and more or less forgot about it. The native bugs in the barrels kept fermenting the beer, making it slightly sour. To further enhance the funky character, I blended it with 2 barrels of a Flanders Red kinda thing, that has also been fermenting funky for about 18 months.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (769) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle at the brewery with the grandparents. Belgian yeast, dark fermented fruits, Pinot barrel, oak and musty characteristics. Lots of carbonation which is pleasant. Musty barrel sight tartness and while warming some brown ale and oak notes power thru. Vinous. Digging this as it held up well ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Bouteille verte de 375 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de fruité légèrement sûrette avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de raisins avec une pointe de caramel et boisé. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de raisins en arrière goût. (Rating #6261)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex dark fruity aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Good complex dark sweet flavor with a medium dark sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (12273) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Red-orange amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sourness, vinegar, raisin, oak, wine. Flavour is sourness, vinegar, raisin, oak, wine, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits. Full bodied nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014

Bottle 375ml.

[ As 8 Wired Grand Cru 2011 ].
Clear medium to dark orange amber color with many tiny sized body particles, with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, sweet malt, grape, red wine, light wood. Flavour is light heavy sweet, light to light light moderate acidic and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, oak, red wine, pale raisins. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20140704]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbeatty (1194) - New York, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle, 11/8/2014. Pours cloudy dark brown, thin head. Aroma is quite vinous, tart berries and plum, light vinegar, spiced dark malts, vanilla, woody finish. Taste is softly sour, dark fruits and grape, caramel undertones, funky barrel finish, lingering vanilla. Medium body, hides the ABV fairly well. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (3027) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Des raisins nleus, mûres, doux tanins et bretts grassouillets surfant sur une vague de pinot vivant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7424) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
375 ml bottle.
Pours dark red-orange color with a small head, some yeast sediment in the bottle also. Sour dark fruity aroma, some dark berries, yeast and wood too. Flavor is also sour and a bit stuffy, woody, a bit yeasty, tangy vinous notes too. Quite nice and complex, but wouldn’t have guessed the style, more in vein of Sour Red/Brown.
3345

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
37,5 cl bottle @ home
Aroma is somewhat tart and vinous with red wine and woody tones. Flavour has red wine, vinegar, woody tones, some ripe fruits, tartish cherries and berry juice. Feels a bit thin and watery for this ABV. This has something in common with HOTD/Deschutes Collage. I would not recognize this as abt/quad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4641) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
375ml bottle

Pours dark reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of tart berries, vinous notes, wood, oak, plums, ripe fruits and loads of malts. Taste is smooth, warming, sweetish and woody with plums, ripe fruits, bretta, vinous notes and funky yeastiness. Finish is funky, sweetish and syrupy with notes of bretta, red wine, oak, tartness and ripe fruits. Quite nice and complex. I’d categorize this as a sour red/brown instead of abt/quadrupel though.


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