8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 260   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2011
18th February 2011
Bottle shared with Mes&Sim , Leighton and Scopey at the CP&K. Cheers! Clear brown beer with a good light brown head. Softish palate. Rich malt with whispers of coffee and chocolate. Quite a vibrant malt here actually! A little hop bitterness and mild citrus in the finish. Not immediately obvious but after a while you realise this is quite a sweetish beer. A very decent brown ale, one of the best I’ve tried!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2011
(bottle) Hazy, dark brown colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Moderately sweet and roasted malty aroma with a distinctive touch of chocolate and a tinge of mocha, accompanied by a fruity and slightly piney hoppy touch. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Moderately roasted malty taste with hints of chocolate and fruity hoppy notes lingering into the moderately roasty malty finish. Aromatic and hoppy Brown Ale. 16.II.11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
Pours copper with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel and fruity notes. Flavour is roasted malt, malt acidic aftertaste, fruity notes. Quite bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 12, 2011
De botella. Dark brown colour. Nice big beige head, fairly well lasting, lively. Hoppy and dark malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is quite hoppy for a brown ale with dark malts, caramel, nutty like, sweet. Good well lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (877) - Notown, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
pours a dark drown with a large head that leaves copious amounts of very solid and thick sheeting and lacing, nice. seems like a somewhat regular brown ale to me, but still pretty good. fairly hoppy, nice light malt profile, interesting yeast profile and carbonation to it. decent brew, would like to try more NZ brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, nuts and lots of licorice. Also some caramel and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4429) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle: thanks to Rene for sharing: Off white to yellow lacing on top of a bordeaux brown colored beer. Smell hops, flowers, grapefruit, nuts, something very light medicine (yeast or oxidation). Taste hops, malts, grass, bitter, hint of toasted malts, hint of liquorice. Very long bitter aftertaste. Light watery fresh mouthfeel, low carbo, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, nutty, dusty, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, malty, hop oil. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110202]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (2052) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle @ Odense tasting. Hazy brown body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is toffee, dark fruit and hops. Flavor is hops, caramel, malt. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle. Medium high creamy lasting head. Clar very dark body. Mild nutty malt caramel butter aroma. Relatively bitter and yet mild malt flavor with a hint of choccolate. Low carbonation, long aftertaste.

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