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Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: American Strong Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
My idea of a strong ale was brewed with loads of malt, hops, jaggery and a touch of manuka smoke.
It was fermented with a clean ale yeast to let the ingredients speak for themselves without getting interrupted by too many esters.
After all that it was aged for 5 months on American oak, then refermented in the bottle.
Cheers – Søren Eriksen – Brewer
Hops - Pacific Jade, Chinook
Malt - Pale Ale, Munich, Special B
Yeast - US-05
Other - Manuka Smoke, Jaggery (raw sugar) and American Oak
IBU - 75
SRM - 15


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (760) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy red-orange with a thin, off-white head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, spice and oak. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, spice, oak, booze and a hint of smoke with a dry, bitter, hop resin finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice, has some complexity to it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerplace (557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2016
330ml bottle bought at Value On, tasted at Jamey’s. Aroma is jaggery, caramel, oak, vanilla, candied fruits, some saddle notes. Taste is toffee, hoppy bitter, vanilla, caramel, smokey notes. Barrels, toffee, hoppy, roasted malt, slightly buttery aftertatse. Perfect!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hrabren (772) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 23, 2016
Bought this at Svijet piva (World of Beer) in Zagreb for 100 hrk (13.30 €) for a 0.33 l bottle. Shared with Marko and Oggy. Clear dark brownish-amber, strange off-white head. Not really smoky, to much caramel, very aromatic. Very sweet, raisins, dry plums. Alcohol not at all hidden. Why is this so expensive?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8333) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 17, 2016
Dark amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, lasting. Aroma with notes of caramel and grains, harmonic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2016
nice malty sweet aroma,golden, clear,off white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice light alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (12924) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle. Frothy White fair mostly demenishing head, Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter caramellic finish. Creamy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours reddish Brown, cloudy. Aroma of chocolate, cherry. Taste is rum, chocolate, dark cherry, hoppy. Not my style, but good for what it is.??

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heavy (2663) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 6, 2015
Dec ’14. A 0.5 l bottle courtesy of hrabren, great thanks for sharing! It poured slightly hazy amber to copper body with smaller head. Quite fine and balanced aroma of caramel and fine sugary malt from one side and hop happy paradise on the other. Flavor was predominately bitter, hoppy, somewhat fruity. Extremely complex but I did not elaborate further in my notes. Medium bodied, moderately smooth on palate. Finished lightly and continuously even less bitter, with some of the other flavor notes, caramel being most prominent all the time. Fine, really complex and asks to be enjoyed slowly, preferably out of the timed tasting session.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3006) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2015
The ingredients used were noticeable and were as in the deScription, but this bottle seemed almost flat and that greatly changed the whole picture and not for the better. Pity. What was there was pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle; pours cloudy copper with almost no head; sweet aroma of malt, caramel, and hints of spice and alcohol; taste is sweet with caramel, malt, and a touch of spice; finish has some alcohol warming to it; very nice


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