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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 262   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!”


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (399) - 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 (1026) - 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 (220) - 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 (930) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1351) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours a dark amber brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, nuts, bread, citrus and hops. Taste is light sweet leading to a moderate hoppy finish. Good stuff.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BiddleBrau (952) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
On tap at Iron Abbey. Murky brown thin head. Musty nose but slight band aid aroma. Distracting. Flavor also off. Not something I’d go for again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber-tinged brown with a medium tan head. Aroma toasted nuts and a little roast - almost seems a bit oxidized. Flavour brings out very pleasant toasted nuts, a touch of roast and a touch of dry caramel malt. Quite dry and nutty, while remaining quite flavourful for a brown ale. Very drinkable stuff, but ultimately very boring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12743) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
Nut brown colour with light fruitiness, lots of toastiness, quite toasty, light herbal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dawoz (24) - - NOV 7, 2013
500ml bottle at the salt house on Galway Ireland. Aroma is sweet Carmel. Brown and Merkey with a thin head. Toffy and Carmel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rulymel (148) - SPAIN - NOV 5, 2013
At glass, it has a great look, with its dark color and good consistent beige head. Good carbonation. Aroma has a perfect balance of malt with hints of caramel, toast, coffee and chocolate. Taste is equally intense, dominated by malt and a long, with dry hop notes finish.


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