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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 264   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!”


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11902) - 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 (11390) - 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 (416) - 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 (3725) - 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 (10220) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2011
0.5l bottle from BrewDog webshop. This one pours a dark brown body with a small sidesticking beige head. Aroma is fruity with notes of some faint hops and perhaps some chocolate malts. It’s average carbonated, medium-bodied and has a really nice smooth almost creamy mouthfeel. Flavors are strong and nice chocolate malts, dark fruits, hints of sawdust and some caramel, it’s perfectly hopped and light sweet. Ends with a mild cocoa both finish and aftertaste. This was a really nice brown ale that I definitely would like to taste again!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle.Pours brown with a off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, fruitiness,caramel and malt.Flavor is sweet and fruity with some roasted and toasted notes.Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle. It’s a clear, reddish dark brown beer with a small, off-white to light beige head. Roasted, chocolatey aroma with some notes of hops. A good dash of coffee thrown in for good measure. Some chocolate and coffee in the mostly roasted flavor, where I also sense a dash of licorice, oddly enough. Smooth and nicely carbonated. Full body. Lighlty roasted and bitter finish. Certainly a nice brown ale. 110908


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