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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 261   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2694) - 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 (1157) - 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 (1891) - 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]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2011
In bottle at the Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh. A hazel colour with a lacy, beige head. Aroma is sweet and nutty, primarily hazelnut. A lot of coffee and some caramel also. Flavours of coffee, caramel and a little honey. Quite bitter. Foamy mouthfeel with lingering spicy hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19447) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2011
Bottled. Hazy dark brown, creamy head. Rich chocolate aroma. Dryish and hoppy, rich on chocolate and black currant. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Long finish with balanced bitterness. Outstanding brown ale!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2011 bottle at brewdog bar ... brown ... thin tan head ... soft woody toffee malts nose ... dry front ... woody body ... toffee malts ... light bitterness ... little dry hop ... little nutty

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 29, 2011
Nose: toffee, floral hops, some fruitiness. Taste: english grassy hops, chocolate, toffee, med full body, smooth and balanced as all 8wired beers. Bitterness just right. Quite simple but well crafted beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8477) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle. Solid brown ale. Pours dark brown. Frosty tan head. Nose of brown malt, coffee, hops and caramel. Taste is same. Medium body. Well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2112) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle from The CP&K. Brown pour with a beige head. Chocolate, caramel and light cinnamon aromas. Coffee, brown sugar and caramel flavours. Slight bitter edge. Bitter-sweet finish.


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