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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: American Strong Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar (2551) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Notes of oak, vanilla, clove, butter and orange. Small notes of smoke. A bit edgeless for a 11abv beer. Surprisingly easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4618) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Aroma is malts, slightly smokey and a mild perfumed note. The flavor is malts, grapefruit, tropical fruit, lime, hop resin and a mix of sour and alcohol in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1583) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Smell of syrup. Dark bronze colour, cloudy. Beige head. Aroma of oak, cough mixture. Sweet, mildly bitter. Flat carbon, oily texture, heavy body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (1808) - Nunavut, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Beautiful Burgundy Body (hey that’s an alliteration!) and a nice foamy head on top though I’d surmise it would take some coaxing rather than coming out of the closet by itself. Aroma of lacquer and paint thinner, some hops, vague maltiness that’s sadly not bolstered too well by this beer’s situation. Flavour is murky swampwater of hazelnut and hops with an alcoholic finish. Just uncomfortable, not refreshing, which is too bad. But drinkable, how’mever.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2014
Bouteille 33cl de Geers, no BB. Cuivrée, col fin blanc cassé laissant un filament doré au verre. Arôme offre ce bouquet typique de boisé-chêne sur un rétro-nasal de malté et un léger fumé. Palais offre une belle profondeur maltée avec une petite pointe de fumé et résiduel boisé accentué par un malté léger de caramel, pâle et toffee. Houblonné agrumes sur la fin laissant qcq pointes citronnées. Je note également un léger sucré rappelant la canne à sucre. Fini sec-boisé avec un niveau alcool qui commence à se faire ressentir.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3925) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 4, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Dark ruby amber with pillowy beige head. oaky resinous aroma. full bodied, low carbonation, warming, resinous bitter hops, fairly sweet and heavy but enough bitterness to balance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansalon (1830) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
Tasted at Copenhagen Beer Celebration, May 4th 2013. Aroma is plum, figs, dates, caramel, honey. Taste is caramel, muscovado sugar, butterscothc, figs, dates, honey.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (4303) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 22, 2014
Dark brown body and small head. Fermenting fruit, woody, Calvados, sweet malts, aged, herbal hops. Layered taste, powerful. Lots of sweet malts balanced by barrel aging. Wow, concentrated and delicious. It’s freaking expensive but very good too. (33cl bottle from De Molen, brought by Bertanne)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 22, 2014
from Erzbierschof - bright ruby brown beer with no foam left; chewy malty nutty aroma, estery and with notes of red fruits; full-bodied, sweet and pretty tart; very tasty and lively; a solid bitterness and pretty dry, long nutty and red fruity finish with notes of warming alcohol

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3263) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 Bottled. Pours hazy, deep amber with an average, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruit, pine wood and vanilla notes. Sweet flavor that end quite bitter and with alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily to syrupy text. An excellent ale.


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