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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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

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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1065) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle at Henrik. Has a hazy brown colour with a medium light beige head. Fruity hops in the aroma along with berries, red currants, raspberries, and peaches. More touch of forest in the mouth with berries, wild berries, wood, grass, hops, pine and alcohol. Medium bitterness, and a soft mouth feel. A nice balanced mixture of flavours in this ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Lovely red hue. Good hop aromas. Initial taste of sweet malt flavours but balanced off with good hop bitterness. A big beer, but not over the top. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (9899) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, hop, grapefruit, citrus. Flavour is hop, peaches, malt, grapefruit, fruit, pine, caramel, citrus. bitter finish. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Makitanara (1) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 22, 2012 does not count
Good beer made by some good barstards. Went down well with some good hawkes bay sun. Sharp!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (6392) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2012
50cl bottle shared with Joes. Hazy red color, small off-white colored head. Smell hops and citrus. Taste malts, hops, citrus, flowers and some bitter though not that much. Pretty nice. Medium carbonation, medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2012
Shared 500 ml bottle at Cardinal. A three fingers thick, light brown, foamy head leaving good lacing over a clear, deep orange body. Wood, flowers, malts and herbs on the nose. Malty sweet, medium bitter light grassy flavors. Smooth to drink and a light syrupy texture. Medium to full body. Finishes on a dry tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2012
Shared bottle @ Cardinal. Pours as expected a nice tan head, dark amber in color. Aromas of clean hops and "biscuity malts". Tastes of caramel, nice hops. Nice bitterness. Smooth to drink and very appealing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2012
(Bottle, 0.5 l - BBE Jul 12, 20120209) The beer poured quite red and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had hops, citricness, malts and mildly molasses. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, fruitiness, pine, malts, mild roastedness and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, malty and bitter. Very good combination of hoppiness and maltiness. Really good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (4863) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2012
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark amber/red with a big creamy light tanned head.Aroma of fruity hops and bready malts. Taste is fresh fruity and piney hops with some grassy and berries notes. Good balanced, smooth and moreish, lots of caramel sweetness to take the bitter edge of this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (11891) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2012
Bottled 500ml (Pikkulintu)
Deep amber-red color, small off-white head. Flowery, trefoil, sweetish, honeyish aroma. Medium-bodied. Caramel, flowery-fruity hoppyness. So it is sweetish, but not too much - balance is just right. Good brew. My first beer from Renaissance Brewing. Now would like to get more.


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