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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: 294   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinhol (290) - - DEC 29, 2012
500 ml bottle deep red in colour nice hoppy aroma very hoppy flavour low carbanation very smooth top drop


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (418) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 23, 2014
From the bottle at a tasting at Tap 66, Xiamen. Pours red brown with a white head. Aroma of pine and sticky toffee. Sweet finish with a little bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2338) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Copper color. Very hoppy aroma. Taste is very hoppy as well, with a touch of amber and some caramely iron. Bitter and dry aftertaste. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (320) - - NOV 15, 2014
Hoppy hoppy hoppy, Nice full bodied beer with a malty backbone. Good solid brew

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6096) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
In short: A nourishing, sweet and bitter burgundy ale. A bit harsh and heavy. Ok.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed when probably not fresh enough... (but soon after I got the beer through private importation).
The look: Cloudy ruby-copper body topped by a large beige head with medium retention.
In long: The mostly hoppy nose is very resinous and very piney along with strong toasted notes. In mouth the beer has a thick foamy-yeasty texture with a very active carbonation. Taste is a bit harsh. There is a lot of toasted malts, plenty of caramel, a strong yeast presence, sweet berries jam, earthy old wood, fruits seeds, assertive piney bitterness, sticky resin. This is a tasty beer that is everything but refreshing, it is nourishing, heavy, aggressively bitter, rather sweet. Meh, not my thing, not sure why I bought this, I will now get someone to buy beers for me because I’ve finally decided I cannot trust my own judgment, and now I’m cannot decide if I can trust my lack of trust of my own judgement, this is the beginning of a long process.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (181) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle as a gift. Pours reddish brown with medium fluffy head. Aroma is fruity hoppy, grassy, citrus. Taste is medium to heavy bitter, citrus again, some nice butter in taste, fruity. Medium body. Medium carbonation. I love that beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3291) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 23, 2014
piwo poteznie gozkie w smaku. W aromacie nieco mniej ale chmiel tez sie wyczuwa. Kolor czerwono krwisty, ze srednia i malo trwala piana. Wytrawne i piekielne goryczkowe. Nieco w koncowce wyczuwalny alkohol

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2257) - GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
0,5 l bottle from Biervana BB 22.04.2015 red-brown color, clear and with a creamy and fast disappearing tan foam head. Aroma is: caramel, cereal, nuts, spruce, citrus, herbs, medium sweetness, very bitter, full body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (501) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
Clear red with tan head. Aroma is red fruits, caramel, citrus and some spice. Round and fruity palate. Aftertaste is round, sweet, caramel, bitter, hops and lingering fruity finish. Overall: Nice! Wished it was more fruity and less bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1622) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
Nydelig duft av rosin, krydder og noe honning. Fin rødlig kastanjebrun farge. Tynn hinne skum, noe heng langs kant. Fin fruktig smak med rosin og noe krydder.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1376) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
Mørk brun farve med kremet beige skum. Lukt av grapefrukt og karamell. Smak av grapefrukt, karamell, kaffe og krydder. Vinmonopolet.


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