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8 Wired ReWired Brown Ale

8 Wired Brewing
Formerly brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2011
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 Pours dark chocolate with a bit of a reddish hue. Nice beige head that leaves lacing throughout. Aroma is roasted nuts and chocolate-caramel. Very pleasant aroma. Pretty light bodied with a decent amount of carbonation...was to be expected from an ale like this. Nice, sweet, nutty toffee flavor that finishes with a good amount of hop bitterness. That was a little unexpected. I was interested to try something new and different. This is one I will try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3257) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle 0,5ltr: Brown coloured brew with an red glow, an nutty and caramel taste. An good example of the brown ale style, and also mine first New Zealandic micro-brewery rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #47. Nice light sweet malt aroma, no off aromas at all, no hops that I could discern (not that I was expecting any). Very dark brown in color with some red highlights and a light tan head that clung very nicely to the glass. Light toasty bitterness that was enhanced by some nice hops. Nice little aftertaste and a real nice brown. (1498)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9163) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle: Almost clear, deep amber coloured, mid-sized lacy beige head; dry toasty to chocolatey nose with exotic fruits and a good dash of piney hops underneat; soloid dryish bitter-sweet flavour,light to medium bodied; lingering, mainly dry piney-citrussy hoppy finish, some chocolatey flavours around. A Kiwi goody.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3393) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2011 Nice red/brown colour with a medium beige head. A slightly sweet, roasty aroma with hints of nuts, chocolate and a piney hop aroma. Quite a rich malt backing with coffee beans coming through. Finishes with a piney citric hoppy bitterness. A better version of creatures single batch brown ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2011
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a good amount of head. Nice toasted malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2205) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2011
Pours dark brown with ruby tints and a lasting creamy head with loads of lacing. Nose shows soft nutty malt alongside lots of caramel and chocolate. Also present is a big piney, earthy hop hit. Flavours are more roasty, lots of cocoa and nutty notes. Again, there’s a fair amount of piney hops. Finishes with a strong hoppy bitterness, a bit too strong in my opinion. Nice moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11369) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin & Tobak, Vejle.
Nice ruby red to chestnut colur with a big, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is mild nutty, caramel, slightly roasted, a hint of chocolate and some good fresh hoppiness with pine and apricot. Medium carbonation, fine creamy and good dry mouthfeel. Flavour has good nuttiness, fine dryish milky chocolate, a hint of coffee. Good hoppy dryness in the lingering finish. Good brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle at CP&K thanks to madmitch76. It pours a mahogany colour with low/moderate carbonation and a thin beige head. The nose is full of dark fruits; raisins, dates, prunes and roasted malt. The taste is caramel, smokey, slightly citrus, burnt sugar, liquorice, oak and has light bitter finish. It’s not bad, but not overly exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17158) - , 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!

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