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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Amber Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (333) - Perth, - JAN 22, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 Retaste - tap at The Norfolk - Biscuit malt dominant - enough hops to keep my interest - quite thick on the tongue with malty aftertaste. Tasty. A big beer which kicks sand in the face of lesser beers. Nice one even though not my preferred style - always quality from 8 Wired.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2151) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Aroma: very intense floral hops, pine, straw, pale malts. Appearance: hazy amber, medium, off-white, frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: some sweetness coming up, caramel, light exotic fruits, soft carbonation, pale malts, floral hops coming up, turns quite bitter and dry in the finish. Overall: excellent Amber Ale, quite complex aroma and palate. Bottle from Twenty One Wines, Brighton.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heyden (111) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2015
Aroma is boozy and malty. Not much hop aroma coming through - maybe the bottles a little old. Looks a beautiful clear red in glass. Taste is biscuity, boozy and grassy bitter; not particularly hop flavoured. Finish is medium with low carbonation. A good drop but I prefer a slightly lower ABV, less bitter in a Amber/red coloured Ale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1320) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 5, 2015
On tap at Stein’s in Mountain View. Aroma was rich malt and slight hops. Pours clear amber with off-white head that was moderately sustained. Taste is malt dominated - biscuit. I did not get a lot of hop flavor or aroma, just a moderate bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (642) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 15, 2015
50 cl bottle. Dark red with copper and excellent foam. Aroma: fruits, a little citrus and pine, honey candy with caramel and toffee. Taste: caramel, biscuit with jam, syrup and sliced ​​fruits, good bitterness with earth and pine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
langeveld12 (295) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
Pours a small frothy off-white head that mostly diminishes. Body is clear red brown. Aroma contains moderate malts (dark bread, cookie, grain, molasses), moderate hops (flowers, perfume, resin, ciyrus fruits), light yeasts (horse blanket) and banana, raisin, grape, apple, peach, cherry, raspberry and forest fruits. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and sweet, followed by light acidic, sweet and bitter. Next is sweet and bitter and finish is bitter. Body is medium to full with creamy to syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Loaded with hoppy and sweet malty fruits, with a sharp bitterness in the finish. Contains the good of hops and malts while still being quite in balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbonde (192) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
50 cl bottle@home in Tulip glass@approx 8 degrees C. Pours dark red with a small beige head with short retention. I can’t recall a more room-filling, literally, aroma from a beer. Hops, sweetness, caramel. Really raised my expectations, and they were met! Each mouthful is a pleasure. Perfect, low carbonation for a beer of this kind giving an almost creamy palate. The hoppiness is certainly there, but this is also oh so round and balanced with taste of orange peel and grapefruit on the citrus front and caramel, malt, chocolate and liqourice(yes) on the rounder, sweeter side of the spectrum. The beauty is that it is not just interesting, it actually tastes bloody good! Truely a Grande Biere and one of the great positives so far this year as far as I am concerned. And then I notice that it is an ex-pat Dane brewing this in NZ! Søren, come home.....!:-)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (993) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle 0,5l. Pours a clear ruby reddish deep amber colour with a short lived beige head. Aroma is apricot, homey, fruits, citrus and caramel. Flavor is loads of caramel, hops, alcohol and red berries. Finish is herbal. Medium body, weak to average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wischylini (172) - Grimstad, NORWAY - APR 15, 2015
Pours a clear ruby red, with a small, but dense, beige head. Aromas are ripened tropical fruits, spice cake, pine, and a chewy caramel. The taste is well-balanced, with a fresh fruitiness that complements the sweet flavours of the malt. The mouthfeel is slick and moderately effervescent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nezzapunk (20) - - APR 9, 2015
Great beer, full bodied and good carbonation with really good flavour and alcohol weight, tasted nice and layered with lots of different flavours like christmas cake and spice but then sweetness and a bit of citrus. My new fave it has just kicked Epic Carolina off the top spot!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2688) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Clear, dark amber. Messy, thin, sticky, lasting, off white head. Lovely, ginger spice, brûléed grapefruit hop. Tastes chewy sweet. Spicy dry. Fruity, zesty bitter. Smooth, full, creamy, lightly chewy palate. Finishes long, clean, oily, spicy bitter. Really tasty. Really easy drinking. Delightful.


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