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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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on tap
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RATINGS: 250   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2011

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

Unclear - hazy medium red - orange amber colour with a large, frothy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light heavy hoppy, citrus, pine, wood, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, malt sweet, dry, resin - phenol notes. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20110827]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
From tap at MikkellerBar. Pours hazy dark amber with a small tan head. Aroma is dense fruity and dark malty. Pinewood hoppy too. Dense malty and pinewood solid hoppy flavoured. Bone dry and bitter into the finish. Ends solid bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
Draft. A hazy red beer with a yellow head. The aroma has notes of hops, straw, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, hops, spices, and malt, leading to a very bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2011
On tap. Pours a cloudy amber with a yellowish head. Somewhat dusty hops in the nose. Medium body, quite some caramel, intensely herbal hoppiness leaving a bitter finish - distinctly bitter indeed! 130611

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2012
Bottled. Reddish amber colour with a small foamy off-white head. Aroma is floral hops, some honey, mild grass and quite caramelly and toffeeish. Mild wooden and herbal notes as well. Flavour is quite caramel malty, toffeeish, mild crisp maltyness as well as some fruity and floral hops with a nice wooden and herbal note coming in as well. Wellbalanced and refreshing. Easy to drink and hides the 7 % abv well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Hazy orange red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, cookies, hops and pine needles. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, cookies, hops, pine needles and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a reddish amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle from Kihøskh, Copenhagen; batch 29, bb 01 Apr 12, possibly 3 months old
Dark amber color, hazy, with a small-sized creamy head. The aroma has caramel, cream, some yeast (lightly cheesy), some fruity and resiny hop, bitter oranges. Dark caramel flavor, with a quite strong yeast presence, also a spicy yeast; strong bitterness, with hop resins and some bitter orange peel.
Powerful, but rough, un-elegant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle from Vinens Verden. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, caramel, malt and nuts. Nice long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours dark amber red with a creamy white head and lacings. Nose is hops and bready malts. Some buiscuit and a lovely fruity and flowery note with a hint of grass and berries. Well balanced. Flavor is buiscuit, caramel plus grassy and piney hops. Smooth and crisp. Very well made and quite hoppy.


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