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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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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!”


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10291) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (872) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13851) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4372) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (1934) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (6932) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11053) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2011
Copper to brown colour with a lasting off-white head. Toasted and nutty malt aroma with a touch of prunes. Very fruity flavour with grassy hops, caramel and a nice, bitter finish. Strangely oily mouthfeel

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, Jan 2011. Pours brown with a stable creamy head. Nose is cocoa, ashtray and caramel. Flavor is toffee, caramel, hops and a touch of fruity tartness. Smooth palate. Dry and hoppy end. Nice ABA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (2940) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish fruity aroma, toffee and piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and caramel sweetish flavor, toffee, some piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, piney hoppyness. Nice piney hoppyness wasted on brown ale – shame.


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