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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: American Strong Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tall Poppy - India Red Ale This is an ale that is not afraid of standing tall among other great beers. The intense, sharp and fruity hoppiness is backed by its complex, caramel-like malty structure. Big, yet refreshing. Bold but balanced. This beer has been designed to have it all, to be the greatest common denominator.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1109) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle. Red copper body, tall tan head. Aroma has sweet caramelly hops. Sweet and caramelly taste with plenty of bitterness. The hoppiness is dry and not too fruity. Lacks complexity. Their Saison Sauvin was much more delicate. Nice but it seems to have lost some freshness in the transit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
agent_persik (413) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 28, 2013
Dark red color, small head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, hops and some herbs. Taste is similar, dry sweet with nice bitter finish. Medium body and soft carbonation.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrisoni (13844) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle at The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Too sweet doesn’t taste fresh no hops. Just like drinking sugar solution. Really bad. They swapped it for something else which I was really important with.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3019) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
Brown bottle, 500 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on July 10 2013; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, hazy, nice beige head made up of rather large bubbles, light lacing; nose: resinous hops, pine, malt, caramel, slight citrusy; mouth: resinous hops, pine, malt, caramel, nice astringency, dry finale in resinous hops with presence of malt, medium-full body, good carbonation, quite bitter, slightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 10 juillet 2013; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, voilée, bonne mousse beige formée de bulles plutôt grosses, légère dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, pin, malt, caramel, très léger citrique; bouche : houblon résineux, pin, malt, caramel, bonne astringence, finale sèche en houblon résineux avec présence de malt, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, pas mal amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien

4.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danzabonanza (2) - - JUL 8, 2013 does not count
A softer red ale that brings the best of both worlds. Favourite red ale available so far.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mattress63 (64) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 One of the best red ales you could ever have. Exceptional beer, as only 8Wired can do. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2901) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle. Gushes a bit when opened, and pours a gleaming mahogany-orange colour with a massive creamy and rocky off-white head. Big aroma of sharp and fruity hops with strong caramel malt notes to balance. Big flavour as well, with caramel, orange toffee and a hint of coffee to start, followed quickly by a whallop of pine and citrus from the hops. Pretty damn nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2361) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a red-brown coloured beer with a very rich, slight sour, red fruity flavour, malt notes with smooth liquorice and blackcurrant on the bitter finish. Excellent!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (890) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
500ml bottle, pours deep amber / red with foamy white head. Rich caramel malt backbone, with piney hops, a bit earthy and hints of citrus. Well balanced and smooth with sold carbonation. Very nice indeed.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oops (211) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2013
Amber, white head, hops in aroma. Citrus, caramel and hops in taste. Decent beer.


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