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8 Wired ReWired Brown Ale

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%
”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!”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Bottled@Beer Hunters, Pori. Very deep ruby red colour, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, fruits, earth and some strange yeastyness. Also mild raisins. Flavour is mild roasted malts, big time raisins, some yeast, bitterness and mild sweet malts. Good bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5905) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2012
500 ml bottle. Deep reddish body with a small, dense beige head. Moderate aroma of malt and light roasted caramel. Flavor is nice malty with caramel and hops and hint of chocolate. Balanced and smooth, quite tasty. Fine aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (4065) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Clear very dark ruby amber with a long-lasting ivory head and heavy streaks of lace. Strong roasted caramel malt with a nice bittering in the finish. In spite of the fact it is somewhat simplistic, this is a satisfying, easy-to-drink brew. Full-bodied, clean...recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (16165) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2012
Bottled 500ml (Beer Hunters)
Dark brown color, good beige head. Vegetables, caramel, light woody hoppyness. Light to medium-bodied. Grassy hoppy bitterness, vegetables and caramel. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Just arrived to Finland and doesn’t taste very fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (2426) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle chaired by omhper, thanks. Lasting dark beige / light brown head. Brown color. Chocolate aroma and fresh hops. Smooth malty taste with a small tart finnish. Medium body. A good brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
16oz bottle from New Zealand, damn dogg! Far away place if there ever was one, other than like Pluto or something. Dark brown in color with a finger width of tan head and some lacing. Nice aroma, nutty and roasty with coffee notes. The flavor is definitely to the roasty and bitter side of the style. Coffee grounds and just a mild nuttiness. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated. A great brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a kind of lightish hue for a brown ale. Clear, deep bronze with a bit of red highlights. Medium sized off-white head with good retention and lace. Aromas are of hops: grape, marmalade, stonefruit, light citrus, blackberry (maybe some brambling cross?), some brown sugar, molasses, light roast. Medium grain/cereal character, toffee, light esters. Flavors are grainy, hoppy, fruity, floral, lychee, citrusy, medium bitter. Lots of tea like notes as well. Earthy, light toffee. Medium bubbles, somewhat dry with a lingering bitterness and a fuller body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-König (2726) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1012) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wombata (620) - 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.

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