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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

bottled
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RATINGS: 264   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2014
Keg - Hashigo Zake, Wellington. Poured with a fine but lasting and lacing off-white head above a clear copper brown coloured body. Distinct spice and herbal characters notably of clove, particularly on the palate, coupled with robust choccy malts and a dry, zesty citric hop profile. Firm mouthfeel, medium body and crisp carbonation with an enduring bitterness and herbal linger. Not a traditional brown ale as such but one with intriguing bittersweet interplay and herbal interest.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (586) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 4, 2014
An excellent complement to just about any beer drinking situation. Full bodied and well balanced this brew makes a nice change from the regular hoppy IPAs that are standard fare today.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2550) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Shepherd Bush on 1 February 2014. Poured a hazy, dark chestnut colour with a dense, beige head and excellent lacing. Malty aroma with some chocolate and vanilla. Initial flavours of sweet brown sugar and milk chocolate mixed with bitter hops and grass. Finish was hop resin, burnt malt and dry grain.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1494) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Aroma: toasted, roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, smokey bacon. Appearance: dark brown to black, small, light beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: rough roasted malts, getting medium bitter, average-long finish, slightly dry. Overall: nice Brown Ale, aroma is quite something. Bottle from Brew Dog Ellon, Scotland.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
charlotte (4325) - rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle.Dark Brown colour with large beige head.Aroma of coffa cocca and slight tobaco,nice with caramel flavor strong and weel balanced full body,smooth with hint of earth and drird fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1700) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy brown with a medium sized diminishing off white head. Cocoa, coffee, nuts, dark dried fruits, light herbal and dry flowers. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Soft. Light bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
This one taste quite similar to a stout. It has a dark pour with a large head. The aroma and the flavor are both dominated by a roasted coffee smell and taste. A slight sweetness also present.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1140) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Köpenhamn 8/2-2014. Karamellmalt och brända toner, citrus och grapefrukt, bra beska, fyllig.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
Tap at the Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin white head and lots of broken lace. The aroma is yeast citrus fruit and aromatic hop bitter. The flavour is medium bitter with a malt hop bitter palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonatiiob.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3447) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; light brown pour with thin light brown head, malty aroma, malty aroma, chocolate and roast malt taste with a hint of caramel.


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