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8 Wired ReWired Brown Ale

8 Wired Brewing
Formerly brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand


on tap

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11524) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2011
500 ml botle poured a hazy brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, light earthiness, light coffee and a hint of citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, light coffee and a hint of earthiness with a crisp lingering malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11521) - 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 (11248) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11047) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle shared with Joes, Countbeer and DutchDrebus. Brown colored with a beige head. Just not enough grapefruit-smell for me. Also the taste is nice but just not getting there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10888) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. dense light brown head. Aroma of roast, carame, cocoa, grass and sweetness. Flavour of roast, light liqourice, herbs, grass, toffee. Medium to full bodied. Has a roasty and light spiced bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (10771) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2013
from Erzbierschof - clear dark brown beer with a little foam left; aroma of coffee and earth; medium-bodied, light earthy bitterness, notes of cookie; pretty dry and coffeish; light metallic notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 12, 2011
De botella. Dark brown colour. Nice big beige head, fairly well lasting, lively. Hoppy and dark malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is quite hoppy for a brown ale with dark malts, caramel, nutty like, sweet. Good well lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle... Clear, dark, dirty-orange ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, off-white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is heavily nutty and chocolaty with a touch of vanilla. Medium-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor offers bittersweet cocoa, light vanilla and toasted almonds. Finishes moderately sweet, chocolaty and a touch grassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
It’s red-brown with a creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, light chocolate and fruit. The flavour is moderately sweet with a dry bitterness, that surprises me in a BA. The notes are citrus, grass, light caramel and chocolate, and the finish is dry and bitter. It’s nice, but maybe too hoppy to be a BA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (10071) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
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.

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