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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

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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!”


3.6
   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 (153) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cwhitby (5) - Hillcrest, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 5, 2013 does not count
Nice aroma, roasty, red, brown colour, clear, good head. Taste quite heavy, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish. Great brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with ivory cm thick head. Aroma: Grapefruit, apricot, pear, chocolate note, raisin/dried fig, toast and grassy. Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium bitterness and sourness. Palate: Thick rough texture, light body, average carbonation, astringent, lingering malty fruity finish. Comments: Very tasty and left a glass lace.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3361) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 16, 2013
The head is good, the body is red-dark brown. It smells darkmalty, hopintensive-bitter, malty-roasty, aromatic, bit bitter. The taste is bitter, roasty, coffee-bitter, hoparomaitc. Overall good but the bitterness takes a bit of the drinkableity.. 3.6

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Rot/braun, aroma nach etwas kaffe, dunkle beeren, leicht caramel, antrunk/geschmack malzig, feine hopfenbittere, relativ schlank, gut trinkbar ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kingi (489) - - SEP 29, 2013
Basic goodness brown ale but cant find anything great in this. Decent brown ale. Some malty notes and the finish is a bit complex dry but hard to describe.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1323) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 Tap at pomeroys, christchurch. Clear dark brown color, white head. Light aroma of roasted malts, sweet, coffee. Medium body, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dry hoppy end. Quite nice brown ale, not fantastic but good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle, APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small stable sticky beige head. NOSE: coffee, chocolate, burned malts, sweet caramel. TASTE: sweet, caramel, burned malts, balanced, nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (763) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
Pours a clear deep amber, close to brown. Head looks creamy and is slightly tanned. Huge malty aroma with lightly toasted malts and caramel and hints of toffee.Taste is malty, caramel and toasted malts again, but it also has a quite refreshing bitterness to it that balances it out nicely and making it very drinkable. Body is close to medium with a medium amount of carbonation.


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