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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 252   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!”


NoiZe's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, - SEP 18, 2011
Brown colored brew. Nice hops and malts in the aroma. Balanced taste of malts with expressive hops. Nice approach to the style. Good.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (968) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 29, 2014
reddish-brown colour, moderate sized creamy beige head;aroma of caramel, biscuit, fruitiness and bready notes; taste of roasted malt, caramel and hints of fruitiness, good ale

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Sparkling chestnut,small lasting beige head.Nose is lt sweet & lt alcohol.Bland start,light bitterness starts in mid.Lacks malt sweetness

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (390) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 20, 2014
500ml bottle at home from drinkstore. Pours dark with reddish brown hints in light. Tan foam head. Earth, ash, nut, coffee, blackberry and slightly floral on the nose. Big malt base caramel, nuts, bread, only slight bitterness but mainly sweet syrup aftertaste. A little watery and light despite but malt presence. a good bit of fizz and its refreshing for what it is. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
antonstoop (166) - - JUN 19, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade
Dark mahogany color, hazy, with small creamy head. The aroma of roasted malt is a bit dusty. Good body strength; roasted malt flavor, ashes, dark chocolate, dust; strong bitterness, with a lot of hop resins; too bitter and ashy in the end.
The roasted/burnt malt character is too evident.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3844) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Brown with a medium head. Pleasant nutty flavour with some spices present. Smooth and different.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MunBro (221) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Aroma of malts and brown sugars. Pours a deep amber/brown. Foamy tan head that died immediately. Tastes more like a stout than an ale to me honestly which is decent. Very sweet finish that I’m not enjoying too much. Earthy, good offering from 8-Wired.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SirLimpsalot (2058) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2014
@ Mikkeller Bar Stockholm: en helt vanlig trevlig brown ale med svara karamell och rostade toner. Fin men ganska ordinär. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimonTja (214) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2014
Floral hoppy nose, some caramel to it. Taste is very balanced and quite nice, sprucy hops, very biscuity, and some cafe touch to it, kinda creamy mouthfeel but very easygoing still, quite hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2014
10 bucks at CBB. 5.7% 500 ml bottle, a crystal clear ruby brown - a good looking beer. The nose is musty citrusy floral/herbal hops. The beer is medium bodied & smooth. With a zesty carbonation. The taste is a good mix of citrusy fruity hops & nutty darkish malts. A great brown ale.


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