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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 253   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!”


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2088) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle from BrewDog website. Very dark brown with chocolate, floral and vanilla flavours, spicy red fruit and a creamy chocolate and fruit finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gabslau (2) - - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
Brewed in the famous Marlborough wine region, full on aroma and taste of hazelnut. Very toasty as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (332) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2012
Big brown medium carbonated pour, medium head. Smells rich of hops and caramel. Tastes of hops, caramel and some roasted action. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timadae (2) - IRELAND - JUL 5, 2013 does not count
Pours a dark brown with nice creamy off white head that goes flat quickly. Aromas of caramel and smoked malts. Nice full robust soft mouthfeel. Caramel malt follows through in the mouth, with lovely long lingering aftertaste. Loved this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
nose is very hoppy, later caramel and hazel, feel is quite broad, carb is mediumheavy, taste is burnt malt, weak bitter hops, some toffee, finish is cane sugar

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, nuts and lots of licorice. Also some caramel and hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2011
Pours dark brown with ruby tints and a lasting creamy head with loads of lacing. Nose shows soft nutty malt alongside lots of caramel and chocolate. Also present is a big piney, earthy hop hit. Flavours are more roasty, lots of cocoa and nutty notes. Again, there’s a fair amount of piney hops. Finishes with a strong hoppy bitterness, a bit too strong in my opinion. Nice moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30631) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6300) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
Pours dark brown with a rich tan head and a roasty chocolate aroma. There is a hearty bitter chocolate flavor with a dry hoppy finish that clings to the palate. This beer is rich enough to have with your dinner and refreshing enough to quench your thirst. Cheers! back to New Zealand.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (2140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2011
Wow! Not much given away on the aroma. Taste is explosive. Fairly unique hop flavor. Grapefruit, strawberries, raspberries, lots if fruits. Delicious. Love this beer


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