RateBeer
overall
93
98
style
8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Share this beer with friends!
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (959) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle. Terrific brown base with a hearty, white cap that vanishes super quick. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, wood, nuts, and a hoppy bitterness. Taste is much the same, but instead of a malt-forward aroma, taste boasts the dry wood, hop, nut character. Still has a great malt balance. I dig this.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timadae (2) - IRELAND - JUL 5, 2013 does not count
Pours a dark brown with nice creamy off white head that goes flat quickly. Aromas of caramel and smoked malts. Nice full robust soft mouthfeel. Caramel malt follows through in the mouth, with lovely long lingering aftertaste. Loved this.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1788) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2013
Draught at Brewdog Edinburgh. Red/brown color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, caramel, hops, nuts and a bit of roasted malts. Bitter finish with grapefruit and pine. Very nice brown ale, although the aromas rather resemble IPA / pale ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6743) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle, shared at Three Boars. Bold malts, bold citrus hops combine to make this a full-flavoured brown inthe same spirit as DH Indian Brown. I love the versatility of this style, and I’d have a hard time stating my preference between the bitter/hoppy vs the sweet/fruity/nutty beers in this category-- I just like when they don’t skimp on the ingredients. Yum!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
junon (414) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Hmm. The slight hoppiness is interesting. Always thought browns needed something. Wish it were a tad bit more thick.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2013
Pours a dark hazy brown with an amber tinge and a nice creamy off white head. Nose is some caramel smoked malts with a tinge of espresso. Nice thick mouthfeel. Caramel malt follows through, lightly hopped, long slightly bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark red.brown with medium head. Aromas of roasted malts and spice. Flavors are similar but stronger with the addition of licorice, resin, vegetables, and funky hops. Tasty for the ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5873) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Brown colour wiht an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops, caramel and roasted malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3351) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
On tap @CBC13. Aroma of toffee, burnt sugar, citrusy and grassy hops and some caramel. Taste is toffee, grassy hops, roasted malt and coffee that finishes with a powerful bitter hop punch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (2160) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Draught at CBC. Malty, nutty but mainly too hoppy than I prefere a brown ale to be.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 4 5 6  7  8 9 10 » 26


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50