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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”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!”

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8912) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2143) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4297) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2011
Brown ale isn’t really my style, but i still liked this beer. Nice taste and nice mouthfeel. Colour isn’t my favorite but still fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11048) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
Erstaunlich hopfiger Antrunk, in dem das Malz vorerst nur eine Nebenrolle spielt, sich aber schnell in den Mittelteil stellt. Der Hopfen ist dabei weiter mit blumigen Noten präsent. Wenig nach Zitrus, ausgewogen hopfig-malzig. Zum Ende nimmt der Hopfen das Zepter wieder in die Hand, das Malz ist nun untertönig und bietet erdige Noten. Trockener Abgang. 11/11/11/12/11/11

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2011
Superb brown, exceeding expectations. Bottle from Premiere. De Konnick glass that poured dark brown with off-white retained one-eighth head, and tons of spider lace. Malty aroma. Way bove average mouthfeel that delivers great bitterness with solid roasted malt backbone. Residual lemony aftertaste. Appropriate carbonation. masterful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5319) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2011
Bottled from de Molen. Clear copper color, medium brown head. Aroma of soft citrussy hops, hint of caramel, slight grassy, bit toasted, hint of bread and biscuit. Quite bitter taste, good amount of sweetness. Very nicely balanced. Excellent stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2011
The aroma is of tropical fruit and the appearance is medium brown and cloudy. The flavor is dry and fruity, the maltiness is sort of sneaky and in the background and has elements of coffee to it. Another very good English style ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KevBrew (37) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2011
Dark leathery brown. Nuts, perfume, lemon, spice, leather, nutmeg pepper. Thin texture, good bitter finish. Plenty of hop goodness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6810) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2011
500 ml bottle from Lukas Liquors. Pours a cloudy, dark brown color with a small khaki head that settles into a thin film and a ring. Aroma of toasted nuts, spicy hops, roasted malts, rust, earth, and vegetal notes. Flavor of roasted malts, dust, nuts, wood, and some spicy, floral hops. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty, earthy mouthfeel. Not really the kind of brown ale that jumps out at me but pretty interesting nonetheless.

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