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8 Wired ReWired Brown Ale

 
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8 Wired Brewing
Formerly brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
”Poor old misunderstood brown ale... This is perhaps the most versatile style of beer in the world, yet it is often frowned upon, but why? Is it because the word BROWN doesn’t cling right, perhaps it leads the mind towards less appetizing things? Is it because the colour BROWN is less snazzy than, say ’golden’?? Or is it because the duopoly of NZ brewing have driven the BROWN style into oblivion by claiming the style for their most unattractive products??? We’ll let you think about that while you sip this beer, either in the sun on the beach or in front of the barbie, with your afternoon steak and cheese pie, with your Sunday roast or just by itself because you are thirsty and deserve a treat! Chances are this is unlike any Brown Ale you have ever tasted, it is malty, hoppy and flavourful. Some might say it is Brown Ale re-defined, we’d say it’s REWIRED. Cheers!”


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9468) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2012
Huge, very fine-bubbled yellow beer, fed by very finely & lively carbonated opaque brown beer; shards of lace. Very grapey hops mixing with good roasted chocolate to make an appealing dessert’ aroma. Hessian sacks, dusty hopbales. Bitter-hoppy-chocolate, Mousse au Chocolat . Touch of something fruity - kiwifruit or passionfruit, lending even some fruity sweetness warming up. Slightly soapy retronasal. On the verge of overcarbonated, fizzy. Medium bodied. Very good, appetizing beer. But, playing advocated of the devil, it is A (quite good) brown-coloured ale. It is not Brown Ale, if you catch my drift...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle from BrewDog website. Very dark brown with chocolate, floral and vanilla flavours, spicy red fruit and a creamy chocolate and fruit finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2960) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Brown color. Medium-sized khaki head. Little lacing. Hoppy aroma. Some malt notes. Taste is malty with a nice hop presence. A little malt sweetness and a nice bitterness to balance it out. A little thinner than imagined, but overall decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10348) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2012
500 ml bottle. Finland. Reddish brown colour with huge lasting light tan head. Sweetish fruity hoppy aroma with mild bitterness and some caramel malt. Flavour is toasted malt, caramel sweetness, fruity and grassy hops and mild bitterness. Drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle. Way out of date (therefore cheap!), but all the better for it. Smooth and velvety on palate, softly carbonated. I was pleasantly surprised and would definitely buy it again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2012
Nice beer dark reddish brown, with a very big head. Dark fruits, spiced and good grassy hops. Decent one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9835) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are nutty with biscuit and a light smokiness. Weetabix with bready yeast and cream. Milk chocolate with oats and toffee. Flavours are sweet toffee and chocolate with earthy hops. Bready yeast with toffee and some light metal. Spicy and hoppy on the finish. Well balanced. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (3121) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
A little disappointed here. Poured at a good temperature, with a smallish, light tan head that slowly settled to a light cover and some lace. Color is a clear mahoganey with no bubble trails. Aroma is malt, hop, resin, a bit of fruit. Flavor’s like nose, fairly dry, some hop bitter and significant carbonic tang. Body is ok, ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor, kind of long, and not that great. This is more like an American Pale Ale that had second thoughts and tried to be a brown, without really pulling it off. Or doing well at either. This is American Brown Ale. Tend to like the more traditional browns, myself.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Japalo (1832) - DENMARK - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber. Half finger foam. Faint caramel aromas. Sharp bitterness blended with some acid maybe from the malt! Dry finish. Not the Best from this excellent brewer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2012
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, 20120606) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was quite large and lightly brown. Aroma had mango, citricness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, pine, roaste malts, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was almost burnt and quite bitter. Aroma was better than taste which was a bit musty.


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