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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013

Draught @ CBC 2013 [ Blue Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Unclear medium to dark amber orange colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, nutty, caramel, dried fruit, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, grass. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, hoppy, caramel, dried fruit, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130504]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31474) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2013
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and dry caramelish. Bitter and dry phenolic. Roasted malty and caramelish. Bitter and dry phenolic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29482) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Draft. An amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel, straw, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 4th May 2013
CBC. Very very tired rating! Light haze on this amber beer. Crisp malts. Minerals. Light marmalade hops. Some floral character. Dry finish. Pretty slammed at this point. Need to revisit. 3.7

15th October 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s new pad. Thanks to Josh for the opportunity top revisit. Hazy amber beer with a small pale cream coloured head. Light dry palate, smooth. Tasty and semi sweet caramel malt. Light barrel induced paint ester. Light citrus and pine hops. Finishes smooth with mildly bitter toffee and a little spice. Nice!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Cloudy dark ambr color with creamy head. Strong aroma of caramel with interesting notes of wood, vanilla, smoke. Full bodied; strong malt flavor, with accent of dark caramel, nuts, smoke and some vanilla; moderately sweet, correctly bitter, with a light acidity, medium astringency in the final and clear alcohol warmth; there is plenty of resiny hops.
Rich; not as complex as a Baladin X Fumé, but powerful, balanced, well brewed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14700) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle at home... Deep brown... Thin tan lacing... Soft smoke... Ligt sweet treacle nose... Soft sweet creamy toffee malts... Light bitter roast

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, flowers, wood, candy sugar and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Clear amber - offwhite head. Caramel, hay, straw, sweetness, knækbrød, grassy, nice bitterness, nutty, citrus, fresh citrus hoppy, ok bitterness - dry bitter finish. A bit boozy.


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