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8 Wired ReWired Brown Ale

 
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8 Wired Brewing
Formerly brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand

bottled
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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13090) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13077) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12717) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12247) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle at CP&K thanks to madmitch76. It pours a mahogany colour with low/moderate carbonation and a thin beige head. The nose is full of dark fruits; raisins, dates, prunes and roasted malt. The taste is caramel, smokey, slightly citrus, burnt sugar, liquorice, oak and has light bitter finish. It’s not bad, but not overly exciting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12027) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin & Tobak, Vejle.
Nice ruby red to chestnut colur with a big, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is mild nutty, caramel, slightly roasted, a hint of chocolate and some good fresh hoppiness with pine and apricot. Medium carbonation, fine creamy and good dry mouthfeel. Flavour has good nuttiness, fine dryish milky chocolate, a hint of coffee. Good hoppy dryness in the lingering finish. Good brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
clody amber, smooth light brown head. sweet malty, strong hoppy, flowery hops flavor is malty, caramelly, licorice, strong hoppy, good bitterness, hops are flowery, pine and grapefruit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (11866) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11360) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11352) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11339) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Sample at the Badge-Whore Bowl (OSU vs AL) tasting on 01/01/2015. Dark brown color with a thin foamy beige head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel and earthy hops. Light to medium body with flavors of toasted malt, sweet caramel and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.


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