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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 257   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!”


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (2239) - 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 (6177) - 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 (4030) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle. Large light brownish white head that mostly lasted. Dark brown and light cloudy color. Fair display of lacework. Aroma of mild roasted and nutty leading to some caramel sweetness as well. Hint of coffee in there as well. Also some mild hoppy floral notes in the beginning. As the beer got wormer, the notes of roasted and hoppy bitterness grow stronger. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Quite well balanced between the sweet and bitter flavor. Light roasted mild bitter finish. We served a well prepared steak to the beer and that was an excellent choice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8111) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle shared with Joes, Countbeer and DutchDrebus. Brown colored with a beige head. Just not enough grapefruit-smell for me. Also the taste is nice but just not getting there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. dense light brown head. Aroma of roast, carame, cocoa, grass and sweetness. Flavour of roast, light liqourice, herbs, grass, toffee. Medium to full bodied. Has a roasty and light spiced bitterness in the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2674) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2011
This is a very nice brown ale but please allow it to get above 45 degrees or so and see if the tropical qualities to the hops come out. Started average but as it warmed, it started to take on a nice hop character that makes it a bit different than usual browns.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (1086) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is milk chocolate, nuts, caramel, darker malts, toffee, light hops and sweet liquorice. Taste is nuts, hops, pine, toffee, caramel, liquorice and some milk chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MOLA_DK (285) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2011
Pours dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is toffee, vanilla and burnt sugar. Medium body with caramel tones. Aftertaste is nice and quite bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2011
[bottle at BrewDog Bar, Edinburgh] Hazy brown colour from the bottle, thin off-white head. Very tempting aromas of toffee and caramel malt, with some grassy hop mingling as well. I really love strong brown ales like this – the woody, nutty flavours are just great. Finishes very smooth indeed, with a touch of chocolate. Really drinkable for 5.7%, it’s extremely well-balanced and very mellow. A few of these of an evening would be great – this brewery is one to watch, clearly [13072011]


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