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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!”


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, nutty, dusty, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, malty, hop oil. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110202]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is citrusy and grapefruity hoppy. Roasted malty, breadish and citrusy hoppy. Bitter and citrusy. Dark toffee caramelish finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
Drunk to celebrate another century this time the 204th - a beer from my fiancee’s home country. Bottled. A red beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has strong notes of hops, lending it notes of lemon and elderflowers, combined with notes of caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is caramel, malt, hops, alcohol, and lemon, leading to a quite bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a clear dark orangey brown with a creamy beige head. Sweet pleasant roasty nose with some nuts and vanilla. Medium body, solid roast with vanilla accents and nuts. Somewhat citric from the hops that also add to a solid hoppy finish. Well done Søren. 050411

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle, thanks Theis. Clear red brown coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Fruity flavoru of caramel, grass, hops and pine needles with notes of dried fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20602) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Bottled@Beer Hunters, Pori. Very deep ruby red colour, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, fruits, earth and some strange yeastyness. Also mild raisins. Flavour is mild roasted malts, big time raisins, some yeast, bitterness and mild sweet malts. Good bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19644) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2011
Bottled. Hazy dark brown, creamy head. Rich chocolate aroma. Dryish and hoppy, rich on chocolate and black currant. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Long finish with balanced bitterness. Outstanding brown ale!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2011
18th February 2011
Bottle shared with Mes&Sim , Leighton and Scopey at the CP&K. Cheers! Clear brown beer with a good light brown head. Softish palate. Rich malt with whispers of coffee and chocolate. Quite a vibrant malt here actually! A little hop bitterness and mild citrus in the finish. Not immediately obvious but after a while you realise this is quite a sweetish beer. A very decent brown ale, one of the best I’ve tried!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14978) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2011 bottle at brewdog bar ... brown ... thin tan head ... soft woody toffee malts nose ... dry front ... woody body ... toffee malts ... light bitterness ... little dry hop ... little nutty


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