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8 Wired ReWired Brown Ale

8 Wired Brewing
Formerly brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
”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!”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13463) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle. Hazy dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma is light roasted malts, nutty, caramel and a little chocolate. Flavour is light roasted malts, chocolate, nutty, little caramel, little sweet, hops and medium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13329) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, fruit, caramel. flavour is hop, caramel, roasted malt, coffee. Medium body. OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12952) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
500 ml bottle from Hi Time. Pours dark brown with a creamy/bubbly beige/tan head. Aroma is roast malt and citrus/grapefruit. Med body. Flavor is citrus/grapfruit with a roast malt backbone. It’s reasonably hoppy. More than reasonably for a brown. This is a near neighbor to a black IPA. Finishes nicely bitter. Every sip is a joy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2012
50cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Clear dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some bittersweet chocolate, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, earthy, some roast. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12407) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted sweet malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid toasted sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (12267) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig, Karamell, dunkle Früchte.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12047) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Spicey roasted notes. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11981) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2011
Copper to brown colour with a lasting off-white head. Toasted and nutty malt aroma with a touch of prunes. Very fruity flavour with grassy hops, caramel and a nice, bitter finish. Strangely oily mouthfeel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2013
500ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga, MelnaZiema2013)
Brown, small head. . Fairly typical brown ale aroma. Stodgy taste, a bit yeasty. Nice bitter bite in finish, but a little metallic too. Unsatisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11786) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle. Solid brown ale. Pours dark brown. Frosty tan head. Nose of brown malt, coffee, hops and caramel. Taste is same. Medium body. Well balanced.

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