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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

bottled
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RATINGS: 259   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!”


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2012
Beer-marathon, Sdr. Borup / Randers the 2012th Unclear brown beer with an off-white head. Sweet aroma of malt, caramel and dark fruit. The taste is malt and caramel and notes of hops. Mild to moderate bitter in taste and aftertaste

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexhenderson (12) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2012
Poured darker than expected, with a good dense head. Great aroma of fresh hops and sweet malty goodness and and amazing flavored of hops, bready malt base and a strange (but delicious) toffee apple hint. -Rated via BeerBuddy

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger and a half of light beige head that settles to reveal some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains with hints of chocolate and citrus. Taste is a light roasted grain and citrus hop bitterness balanced nicely with a chocolate malty sweetness. A pretty well done brown ale that I recommend others to try it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5961) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
Draught @ CBC. Pours brown with a light brown head. Aroma of malts, caramel, some fruity hops. Flavor is malts, light coffee, caramel, grassy and light citrusly hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. 040513

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (2161) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Draught at CBC. Malty, nutty but mainly too hoppy than I prefere a brown ale to be.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
On tap @CBC13. Aroma of toffee, burnt sugar, citrusy and grassy hops and some caramel. Taste is toffee, grassy hops, roasted malt and coffee that finishes with a powerful bitter hop punch.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
junon (414) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Hmm. The slight hoppiness is interesting. Always thought browns needed something. Wish it were a tad bit more thick.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2009
On tap at Malthouse. Pours brown, tan head. Aroma has a prominent lemony hop character with nice toasty malt & some dark fruits.
A nice toasty malt flavour up front with a bracing bitterness following. A great americanish brown ale, with a NZ hop twist.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerequalizer (22) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2010
An interesting take on a brown ale. I found the hops character a little out of favour with malt character... But it is an interesting take nonetheless... Good job.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - MAY 8, 2010
500 ml bottle Aroma: Hoppy with a hint of tanned leather. Appearance: Dark reddish brown, clear and frothy, thin head, good lacing Taste: Strongly bitter Palate: Medium to full body, light creamy texture, average carbonation and astringent finish Overall: Drinkable. Not complex or particularly remarkable but certainly a brown ale.


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