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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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


joergen's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21081) - Frederiksberg, - MAY 11, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Hazy orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, spices and hops. Hoppy finish.


3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Countbeer (4544) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Small somewhat thicker creamy beige head. Hazy warm red colored body. Aromas of malts, some dust, light fruity, light vinous, some sweets and light soap. Mostly a malty vinous sticky and light dusty aroma. Flavour is malty, bitter, some light fruity tones, some yeast, light wood, light vinous ish tones... Aftertate is malty, bitter, some old wood, some porridge, light dry, bit towards a nasty bitter tone. Low carbo, close to silky mouthfeel, more than medium bodied and a light sticky good bitter texture. Too much (nasty) malts and (nasty) wood tones that dominates the flavour and aftertaste, unfortunately! Damn, this beer gets worse as worse with every sip! Unbalanced with dirty malts, woods and bitters. Ugh...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty spicy woody dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody dark fruit and caramel finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciaranc (919) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 16, 2014
330 ml bottle from drinkstore. Really deep amber in colour, really opaque, thing off white head, doesn’t last, great lacing. Nose is dark fruits cherries, raisins, oak, port notes, rich fruity esters, whiskey notes too. Intense flavour of dark rich fruits, more port wine, reminiscent of an aged whisky. Huge body, big syrupy mouthfeel, minimal carbonation bit it’s there. Long complex finish with a touch of bitterness to offset the dark fruits. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big malty caramel, huge oak, vanilla and more. Flavour is quite sweet with loads of caramel, mocca, vanilla, some alcohol, light bitterness of mocca in the finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown/mahogany beer with a tan head. Rich malt and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and toffee flavor with caramel. Medium-plus bodied. Grapefruit and toffee linger with caramel and light pine.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3229) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Une bière lourde, brune et sans tête. Un nez de caramel épais et de bois avec des pointes de mélasse. Un goût assez fort en alcool floral et en caramel. La force éthylique coupe les sucres ou ce sont peut-être des houblons résineux qui font ce travail. En bouche, un liquide au gros corps gras. Une effervescence modérée. Une finale peu raffinée, amère d’alcool, de bois et de houblons. Une grosse patente peu facile à boire. Pas mauvais mais pas trop sympathique.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3183) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Une bouteille partagée (une chance). Un liquide couleur étang, un filet de mousse. Un nez boisé avec des oranges au caramel. Une bouche solide, forte et puissante. Un liquide fruité et sucré avec des relent d’alcool. Trop

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
myrda (66) - - JUL 27, 2014
Rousse foncée. Les odeurs ne sont pas facilement discernables, mais le chêne ressort définitivement accompagné de malt et de vanille et de sirop d’érable. En bouche, pleines de saveurs sans être trop lourde, se précipite l’un a la suite de l’autre : noix caramélisé, bacon fumée au sirop d’érable, finale feu de camp.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuperTiti33 (558) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Ambrée/roux. Nez: boisé/chêne. Vanille. Caramel. Sucre d'orge. Érable. Bouche: très riche. Légèrement fumé(bacon). Très boisé. Sirop d'érable. Pacane/noix enrobé de sucre. Très bien.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3469) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle at Barely Legal Tasting Room . pours dark , unclear amber-red-brown . Unmentionable foam . Smell is sweet , very sweet malts ( think of an Old ale, Barley wine ) Taste is likewise . sweet, but a bit thinner than earlier mentioned styles . Also a decent amount of bitterness included . Very nice ! Carbonation is decent , low as it should be . Very nice beer ! Slightly metallic in the back , and could use more body at this ABV to be world-class , but I definetly don’t regret buying this one !


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