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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Smoked
Blenheim, New Zealand

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Now what is this? A smoked beer?? It really isn’t as crazy as it sounds. 250 years ago virtually all beers were smoked (it’s 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 town’s brewers produce world renowned beers brewed with their own special rauchmalz (beechwood smoked malt). We’ve 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 isn’t limited to savouries; chocolate and caramel based deserts are great companions too! Trust us; it really isn’t as crazy as it sounds.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weark (212) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle from Erzbierschof - black color, brown head with good retention - Wood smoke, black malt, chocolat aroma with hints of coffee and ashes - Wood smoke, dark malt, chocolate flavor - Medium body, creamy, good carbonation, hints of bitterness form dark malt, long chocolate and smoky finish - Really good, well balanced between smoke and chocolate. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1461) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with coffee, smoke, nuts, chocolate, roasted malts and oak. Surprisingly light body. Bitter finish with roasted malts and smoke. Good smoked porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1234) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle. Color dark brown with big brownish head. Aroma malt, smoke, wood, alcohol, roasted, chocolate. Taste smoke, alcohol, wood, caramel, bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaunfield (58) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2013
This is definitely a Smokey beer. For those who like the Smokey flavour this beer is for you.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
markfield81 (41) - adamston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2013
The big smoke is right, i think its a bit overly smoked its no feral smoked proter, i dont rate it at all,

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (105) - HONG KONG - OCT 12, 2013
Like a smokey Rasputin. This is a BIG beer. Pours a pitch black-brown with barely any amber head - looks great. Roasty, coffee, woodsy, leather, brown sugar, malty. Decent amount of carbonation (more than I'd expected) with a dry finish. Have to respect an ambitious beer that dares to be this intense.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. Woody smoky chocolate malt aroma. Black brown with a large tan head. Woody smoky malt, chocolate, ash, and cola flavor. Medium body, average carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sockless (21) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 7, 2013
Pours a huge tan head, black colour. Smokey, malty, sweet aroma, with slight hops coming through. Tastes sweet, smokey, bit bitter. Reminds me of hunting trips and the outdoors. Soft palate, lingering smokey taste. A very hearty beer, would be perfect for a cold winters day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2013
The head is good, the body black. It smells smoky, darkmalty, bit hoppy. The taste is darkmalty, aromatic, smoky-aromatic, less hoppy, bit bitter, good. 13/12/13/12/-/13

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. Light smoke and lactic caramel malt aroma. Dark chestnut with large head. Slightly sweet smoked ham and barley malt flavor. Light ashy finish. Very good.


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