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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Smoked
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Now what is this? A smoked beer?? It really isnít as crazy as it sounds. 250 years ago virtually all beers were smoked (itís true, Google it!), but with the dawning of the industrial revolution most of the smoke lifted. However, in the German town of Bamberg the flame has quite literally been kept alive and to this day the townís brewers produce world renowned beers brewed with their own special rauchmalz (beechwood smoked malt). Weíve taken our best porter recipe and added a good measure of that same Bamberg Rauchmalz. The smoke mingles beautifully with the rich, dark roasted chocolate flavours of the porter without being overpowering. Although it pairs extremely well with smoked seafood, barbeques, strong cheeses and hearty stews, its food friendliness isnít limited to savouries; chocolate and caramel based deserts are great companions too! Trust us; it really isnít as crazy as it sounds.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1083) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2011
Aroma is smokey and roasty with coffee, liquorice and some spices. Taste gives you smokey notes aswell. - Roasted malts, liquorice, coffee, chocolate and some hops at the end. I think this will improve alot when aged.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, Jan 2011. Pours black with a creamy head. Roast, smoke, coffee and chocolate. Subdued and balanced. Smooth. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1554) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2011
Muistiinpanot muutaman pšivšn takaa kertovat seuravaa: Paahtunut ja suklainen aromi. Paahtuneen makea ja hieman suklainen maku.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
Shared with evil stepdad. Its relativly clear dark brown with a bubbling brown head. Aroma of light roasted malts, mild milky chocolate, mild smoke and some liquirice. Plesant smooth flavor of a mix between sweet malty caramel, bitter roasted malt and chocolate. The smoke is very subtle. Great wellbalanced beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2011 Classic porter look, not much to that. Aroma is rather smokey and a bit bacony. Some roasted malts as well, coffee, caramel. You sense that this is a tasty beer, somewhat large bodied. Taste is very smoky, some coffee bitterness, hoppy bitterness. Tastes like a lot more than 6,2%, though without being cloying and heavy. A really good smoky porter, though everything comes in short of the Limfjordsporter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2825) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 21, 2011
Bottled 50cl. I didnít take any notes for this beer. Balanced smokiness. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3454) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Almost black of color with a small brown head. An aroma of roast malt, lots of smoke and weak sweets. A smoked flavor of roasted malt, weak liqurice and coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
Nose of caramel, smoke, some cookie dough, malt, feel is watery, carb is weak, taste is acidic coffee, burnt malt, later earthy notes and leather

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenningSR (31) - Copenhagen V, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle at home. Dark red/brown almost black. Light brown head. Aroma is roasted and smoke. Chocolate, bacon, smoke taste, a bit sweetness also.Roasted and smoke finish, but would like even more smoke. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2938) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown, small and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, sweetish roasted malty aroma with licorice and light coffee, faint bacon. Body is medium to full, roasted malty and lightly sweetish flavor, licorice and light alcohol, faint smokiness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, licorice and faint smokiness. Although Bamberg smoked malt is used there is much more licorice than smokiness and bacon.


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