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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 258   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!”


3.2
   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 (911) - 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 (4274) - 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 (2772) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (582) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2014
Thick foamy head, cloudy deep red/brown colour, sweet nutty aroma, caramel nut flavours, you should drink this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewTom (244) - - JAN 18, 2014
Caramel smell & sweet then dry finish with generous hops. A very good porter for a cold winter's night. Rated by BrewTom

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (341) - ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours nice dark brown with a massive head that stays well and long. Aroma is nice but not too intensive - a bit of caramel, some soft roast. Taste has some caramel candy with some roast again - and everything is nicely hopped. Some coffee flavours with a dark milk chocolate. Aftertaste has more caramel, burnt sugar and bitter hops attacking the tongue for the finish. Long, nice and enthralling aftertaste. Based on this one and some previous experiences I can say that brown ales seem to be one of my favourite beer styles.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (909) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 13, 2013
Botella de 65 cl en el Lúpulo. Octubre de 2012. Una Brown Ale sin mas. Cuerpo ligero - medio se bebe bastante bien. Abajo queda la etiqueta para el próximo día que la pruebe. """Pobre viejo brown ale incomprendido ... Este es quizás el estilo más versátil de la cerveza en el mundo, sin embargo, a menudo es mal visto, pero ¿por qué? ¿Es porque la palabra MARRÓN no se aferra a la derecha, tal vez lleva la mente hacia cosas menos apetecibles? ¿Es porque el color marrón es menos llamativo que, por ejemplo ’de oro’? ¿O es porque el duopolio de NZ cervecera han impulsado el estilo MARRÓN en el olvido al afirmar el estilo de sus productos menos atractivas??? Dejaremos que usted piensa acerca de eso mientras toma esta cerveza, ya sea en el sol en la playa o en la parte delantera de la Barbie, con su carne por la tarde y el pastel de queso, con el asado de los domingos o sólo por sí mismo, porque tienes sed y merece un regalo! Es probable que esto se diferencia de cualquier Ale Brown que he probado nunca, es a malta, lúpulo y sabrosa. Algunos podrían decir que es Ale Brown redefinió, diríamos que ha reconectado. ¡Salud! """

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Welley_Alves (216) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 7, 2013
Ótima Brown ale da Nova Zelandia, com assertivos lúpulos cítricos. Cor marrom, com media formação de espuma e aroma cítrico agradável. Na boca, notas de torrefação do malte se mesclam ao amargor proveniente do lúpulo, com bastante equilíbrio. Final seco com retrogosto amargo e agradável. Ótima breja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (855) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2013
50cl. Bottle. Pours hazy brown with tan head. Aroma caramel, sweet, citrus, nuts, roasted. Taste malty caramel sweet, hoppy bitter. Mouthfeel thin, tingeling carbo. Great brown ale.


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