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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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!”


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-König (2244) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 27, 2012
Angenehm malzröstiger geruch mit zitrusartigem Hopfenton. Startet malzröstig. Mitte noch röstiger, prickelnd und im Hintergrund hopfenaromatisch. Schokoladig, trockenbitter abgehend. Gut.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
Pours dark brown with a large off white head. Nose is cinnamon, brown sugar, caramel, bread dough, soy sauce and wood. Taste is big bitter throughout. Mouthfeel is aggressive and crisp. Medium to light body with a long aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wombata (456) - Kobe, JAPAN - APR 12, 2012
On Draft. Aroma: Fruity, orange, light-medium licorice and coffee Palate: Initially smooth turning to bitter. Full-bodied. Flavor: Initial flavors of ripe orange and tropical fruit with chocolate notes are followed by a surge of hops, assisted by carbonation, on the mid-palate. The finish becomes increasingly dry with rising bitterness and licorice and charred coffee flavors. Comments: Perhaps Brown Ale is misunderstood. What I’ve had has been pretty bland and dull. But this has plenty of character with evolving flavors and texture, which, for me, means complexity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
deusax (442) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 8, 2012
on tap @Pomeroy’s. forte amertume, pas vraiment fan. Bière de grande qualité cependant

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jvhemert (332) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2012
AROMA: bread, toast, nuts, roasty APPEARANCE: brown, clear, frothy, TASTE: very bitter, light sweet PALATE: full body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, OVERALL: too bitter and the sweetness does not work with it, not very interesting set of aromas.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muffel (135) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2012
500ml bottle at Brewdog (Edinburgh). Pours a clear dark brown color with almost no head. Medium to strong carbonation. The taste is slightly malty, hoppy, a bit roasted coffee and burnt. A little bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10654) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, fruit, caramel. flavour is hop, caramel, roasted malt, coffee. Medium body. OK beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2012
50cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Clear dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some bittersweet chocolate, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, earthy, some roast. Light-medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle. Hazy brown color, small tan head. Aroma of caramel and brown bread. Taste is malty, roasty coffee grounds.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gr0ve (2134) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2012
500 ml bottle. Very dark brown. Tall light beige head. Nutty and malty aroma. Raisins and toffee. Grassy hops. Nicely balanced. Gentle bitter finish.


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