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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

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common

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RATINGS: 254   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!”


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted sweet malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid toasted sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2781) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 1, 2011
musty chocolate, woodland floors and a slight vegetal hoppiness on the nose of this dark browwn ale. Thinnish tight foam head. Rounded malt body with a burst of floral hops and a bitter finish with chocolate malt and red fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1570) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2011
Looks to be a lush, full, nutty brown with rosy amber highlights under a good white head. Aromas of honeycombs, walnuts and waffles and there’s chocolate and caramel. It’s a sweety with flavours of caramel and very understated bitterness. There’s an on-going flavour of ground hazelnuts and then the bitterness goes from underneath to a bit more prominent and there’s a lovely soft finish that endures. I do like a brown ale and I like this one in particular.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle at BrewDog Edinburgh. Dark brown, small white head fades to nothing. Nose is some sort of lager grain, hint of citrus and some subtle coffee. interesting mix. Fruity citrus palate with rounded coffee and toasty malt notes. Pronounced bitter finish. Really nice, interesting brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Picked this one up randomly. Dark red-brown pour with a little head. Sweet nose of malt, nuts, and a bit of roast. Flavor follows the nose nicely, but is a bit sweeter than expected. Very light-bodied but has a great flavor. An excellent brown.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2011
0.5 l bottle from GBBF2011. Slightly hazy dark reddish brown. Nutty aroma with dark caramel. Bitter, nutty and fruity flavor with fruity hops, gooseberry and hint of soap. Bitter, fruity and nutty finish. Firm tasting brown ale, nice different (better) brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCametron (1751) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle. Mahogony. Light on the nose but very strong on flavour confounding expectations of a ’poor old’ Brown Ale. Head stuck around. Pretty and delicious.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2011
Wow! Not much given away on the aroma. Taste is explosive. Fairly unique hop flavor. Grapefruit, strawberries, raspberries, lots if fruits. Delicious. Love this beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2011
Medium tan head. Deep dark red body with light carbonation. Earthy caramelly aroma with fruity resiny dusty roasty notes. Dry-sweet, and faintly acidic, roasty minty earthy taste with dusty wooden lacquer notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish resiny spicy lacquer aftertaste with roasty creosote notes. Nice, but not major. (0.5l bottle, Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4022) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle 50 cl, Kihoskh Copenhagen. Pours beautiful deep ruby mahogany with a big creamy tanned head leaving lots of lace. Aroma is fullbodied roaste sweet malty, bready, hoppy, spicy and berry. Flavor is very fruity, citric, malty, a bit roasted, piny, pleasantly bitter and sweet. Finishes with a very nice sweet malty lean start ending with dry bitter aftertaste.


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