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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30689) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29081) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20493) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16267) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14306) - , 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are vinous, caramel, fruits, wood, brett, malt and hops. Nice and funky.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13228) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark brown - white head. Lively bretty, light wild, minerals, coconut, roasted, chocolate, cocoa, nice fruity, light grapey notes, nice malty, some sour notes, tannins notes, raisins, dried fruits, caramel notes. Lovely balance.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle, 11%. Murky dark amber/brown with small tan head. Aroma is malt, yeast, dark fruits, red wine, sour fruit and a little sour. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark fruits, sour fruits, over carbonated, sour, red wine, oak, wood, notes of alcohol, medium sweet and quite bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Capped 375 from Monument. Pours murky orange brown. Transient beige head. Musty red grape aroma. Flavor is caramel/treacle, must, oak, red berry. Sort of BFM light. Good stuff.


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