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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2893) - 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 (2302) - 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 (855) - 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 (208) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2013
Amber, white head, hops in aroma. Citrus, caramel and hops in taste. Decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4738) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of earthy hops notes with solid caramel malt backbone. Taste is also dominated by earthy hops with light citrus notes with some solid caramel malt with balanced sweetness level. Body is full with nice creamy texture and great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Solid offering form 8 Wired.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3161) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
Bouteille. Une robe ambrée avec un filet de mousse beige. Le nez est une ode au malt caramel / crystal, une chance qu’il y a du houblon pour contrecarrer les plans de ce caramel maléfique. En bouche le liquide se défend bien, car les houblons viennent à la rescousse de tout ce caramel. Des levures fruitées complètent la marche. Très agréable, une sorte de bière destinée à l’Inde mais qui aurait Dublin comme ville de départ au lieu de Burton-upon-Trent ou Londres.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oilfan72 (1) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013 does not count
Caramel taste that does not overpower you; with a natural hoppiness. This dark brown ale pours with a minimal head, and has a taste tending towards a pleasant bitterness. A full body beer with lingering aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12639) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
Red-amber colour, with thick and slightly rocky head. Earthy aroma with lots of crystal malt and some fruity hops that have at this point begun to fade. Earthy character has lots of bitterness and rich crystal/caramel malt complexity. Long finish is really only a little bit chewy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6052) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark amber with a huge offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, berries, fruity hops, peach. Flavor is malt, caramel, fruity hops, peach, sweet berries, light alcohol. Medium body, lively carbonation. 080513

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3203) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
Une bouteille partagée par rodenbach99. Une bière totalement ambrée qui propose une tête imposante et bien tenace. Un nez frappé par des notes de caramel foncé qui sont bien martelées par des notes de fruits rouges et par des houblons floraux et citriques. Des saveurs maltées de biscuit et de caramel cristallisé. Une indéniable dose de houblons à l’américaine : des goûts distinctifs de pin, de fleurs et de notes citronnées. Un corps de moyenne densité dans lequel les bulles ont un comportement modéré. Une texture qui m’apparait huileuse. Une finale qui présente de bonnes notes asséchantes et amères qui cherchent à s’étendre dans le temps. À bien y penser, cette bière me rappelle la Zoe.


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