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8 Wired Grand Cru 2011

8 Wired Brewing
Formerly brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Warkworth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown to amber with an off white head. Aroma is bretty, citric and berry fruity. Smooth wineous and light citric flavoured. Earthy to wooden, sweet and citric. Mellow berry fruity too. Nice lingering mild acidic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34696) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, berries, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of berries, alcohol,malt, and a bit of brett, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle at Ungstrup. Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of berries. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of berries. Fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody raisin and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty woody dark fruit flavor with funky hints. Has a fruity malty spicy woody funky dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
27th May 2014
Almost opaque dark red - amber beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is a little soft, mild fine carbonation. Light Flemish red sourness. Little caramel, well buried. Touches of cherry and dark fruits. Whisper of spice. Smooth finish. Pretty tasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle at home... Deep brown... Thin tan lacing... Sharp tart balsamic woody nose... Dark malts... Dark fruits... Soft malts... Soft tart... Light balsamic... Tart finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21679) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle courtesy of nate2g, thanks! Murky brown color, tan head. Aroma of boozy vanilla, white wine, port, caramel. Taste is lightly spiced chewy brown bread. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle shared in London to say goodbye to Josh. Thanks to Paul for this one. Pours hazy, golden-brown with a mild, tan cream head. Some floaties. The nose has lightly tangy, ripe fruits, berries, a bit of wood, hints of caramel. Medium sweet flavor, plenty of woody dryness, light earth, dried and lightly leathery fruits, dates. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with dry wood, light grass, toasted pine, more leathery and lightly tart fruits, berries. Lingering wood. Quite tannic. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17824) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Gusher. Hazy reddish amber with an off-white head and small floaties. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, sour fruit and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 040714

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