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8 Wired ReWired Brown Ale

8 Wired Brewing
Formerly brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
”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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15579) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3830) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
nose is very hoppy, later caramel and hazel, feel is quite broad, carb is mediumheavy, taste is burnt malt, weak bitter hops, some toffee, finish is cane sugar

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7882) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy dense longlasting light tan head. The aroma is fruity hoppy, toasted caramel, light chocolate and nuts. Quite malty and fruity hoppy flavour with a long bitter finish. Light chocolate and citrus notes. Very well made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Cloudy brown - offwhite head.  Roasted. Fruity. Berries. Caramel. Nedium hoppy. Grassy. Light pine. High malty. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmeup (639) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2011
This is a very good clear dark bown ale, tight packed light brown head lasted forever. Slight burnt grain with a sweet appealing aroma. Hop and malt character is great. A little hoppier than usual BA and goes well with pork and apple pie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle, thanks Theis. Clear red brown coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Fruity flavoru of caramel, grass, hops and pine needles with notes of dried fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2010
Bright and clear amber brown body with lasting tan head. Sweet aroma, brown sugar, caramel and raisins. Mainly malty taste with good bitterness, also a touch of liquorice, medium to full body. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovebeernz (15) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2010
Really enjoyed the nutty characters of this beer, it was easy drinking, no overwhelming flavours and good balance with the bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3541) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2010
Clear mahogany with a beige head. Smells of burnt sugars, apples, peaches, citrus, grasses. Taste has lot of Australian-like caramel sweetness with a bit of fruit to round it out. There’s a little sourness under the (just over-) balancing bitterness. Crisp hoppy finish. I suppose this is about what you’d think - it’s an English style beer with slightly plainer malt and punchy Kiwi hop flavours.

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