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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 253   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1664) - 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 (5532) - 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 (3191) - 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 (2094) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Draught at CBC. Malty, nutty but mainly too hoppy than I prefere a brown ale to be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2226) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Pours red-brown with a off white head. Notes of grape, citrus and red orange in aroma. Taste has a quite heavy malty base and hops that tastes like red grape. Well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
Draught @ CBC. Pours brown with a light brown head. Aroma of malts, caramel, some fruity hops. Flavor is malts, light coffee, caramel, grassy and light citrusly hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. 040513

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger and a half of light beige head that settles to reveal some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains with hints of chocolate and citrus. Taste is a light roasted grain and citrus hop bitterness balanced nicely with a chocolate malty sweetness. A pretty well done brown ale that I recommend others to try it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1161) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
Pours a clear dark brown with a big frothy brown head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrusy and grassy hops, slight roasted malt, hint of caramel sweetness. Taste is grassy hops, roasted malts, coffee and sweet toffee on the finish with a nice dry finish and a smooth bitterness on the end. Very good hoppy brown ale and another beauty from 8 wired.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (944) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
Pours a dark transparent brown with big initial off white head that slowly amounts to a healthy ring around the glass and spotty through the middle. Aroma is citrus, bready, caramel, and mildly fruity. Flavour is medium bitter citrus, bready, nutty, light sweetness and a dry finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rangi (549) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
Big frothy white head that sticks round really well. Beer has a red tinge to an over all dark deep brown clear appearance and nice medium carbonation. Aroma of bitter malt. Taste is much the same a bit of a let down something bitter, coffee like but more estringent. Was expecting a inviting and mellow beer, this is not. Bitter malt dominates this beer and unfortunatly not enjoying.


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