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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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!”


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kronebryg (1108) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2011
Little head, very brown colour. Nose is caramel, fruits and some orange, nise. Medium bosy and length with some hoppy dryness and caramel, Overall a very wellhopped BA with not so much BA character.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4708) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 20, 2011
A bit of toffee in the aroma. Looks great. This is actually quite good. Smooth, with ahint of sweetness, not nutty at all. Pretty good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11075) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Spicey roasted notes. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12345) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, nutty and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 141011

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11813) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle. Hazy dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma is light roasted malts, nutty, caramel and a little chocolate. Flavour is light roasted malts, chocolate, nutty, little caramel, little sweet, hops and medium bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2011
From tap @Mikkeller. A thin layer of tiny tanned bubbles, over a hazy mid-brown body. Hop resins and citrussy fruitiness in the aroma, properly backed by sweet-scented, light nutty and caramelly malts. Taste is fully balanced. Fruity flavoring hops along with a fine toasted, caramelly and light nutty malt flavor. Solid bitterness. Medium full. Fruity bitterness linger in a lasting finish. What a Brown!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jade (417) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2011
Brown (suprising...) with a biege head. Malty hops aroma. Incredibly bitter hops flavour, really sticks to the back of the throat. Not too bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3885) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2011
500ml bottle. A true brown ale with a dark brown tea like colour and an even puff of light brown foam skimming the surface. Malty biscuit aromas are pleasing on the nose without being overbearinbg. Smooth and easy to drink with a mildly warming flavour and moderately creamy mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10462) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2011
500 ml botle poured a hazy brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, light earthiness, light coffee and a hint of citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, light coffee and a hint of earthiness with a crisp lingering malty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Brown colored brew. Nice hops and malts in the aroma. Balanced taste of malts with expressive hops. Nice approach to the style. Good.


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