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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 – Sřren 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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4212) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013, cons 2013-05-04 Copenhagen AR: wee smokey, grapes AP: dark amber, frothy creamy brown head F: sugary, warming feeling, grape fruit, tiny smokey, salt

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5876) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Unclear amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel. yeast, fruit, spice, alcohol and hoppy notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5425) - Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2013
11.2 oz. bottle from Party Source. Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a thin off white film. The aroma is a bit different; caramel, smoke, dark fruits, some citrus and booze. The flavor opens with caramel and smoke before giving way to more dark fruit, citrus hops, earth with a moderately woody and bitter finish. Some booze to this as well. It has a lot going on, but everything doesn’t always play nicely together.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
Unclassified style - smoky appearance and aroma. Spicy and sweet. ABundance of Hops in the finish. Unique beer,every sip different, thanks Duff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6401) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Mostly clear dark red color. Little khaki head. Couple small dots of lace. Big caramel, spicy malts up front. Some bitter, earthy spicy hop, but malts are prominent. Moderate sweet taste, with a bigger alcohol bite. Big body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Nice moderate smoke in the finish noticeable more as it warms up. Hints of chocolate. Interesting, complex, but a little boozy and sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (514) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Dark amber-brown, minimal head, lots of lacing, burnt toffee, caramel lollies, earthy hops, woody, slightly smoky, alcohol warmth, slick, oily. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s new pad, thanks to Josh, 15/10/13. Lightly hazed dark amber with a moderate beige head. Nose is dark toffee, booze, brown sugars, a little harsh and raw. Taste is a little more refined encapsulating dark toffee, light spice, grain, gin notes. Full bodied, fine carbonation, drying conclusion with boozey notes. Ok affair.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3000) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2013
The base beer in this is very good just too much barrel at the moment. Needs some good time to rest and mature, in 6 months this will be amazing, just need that harsh barrel to calm down. Surprised 8 wired released this so early


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