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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Smoked
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2011

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

Clear dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, caramel, chocolate, sugar, light smoked. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, chocolate malt. dry, licorice notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110205]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32006) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is mild smoked and dark roasted malty. Lingering smoked dark malty. Bitter, dark roasted malty and lingering malty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29846) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of beech wood smoke, roasted malt, caramel, and sweet malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of beech wood smoked malt, caramel, and hops, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a beautiful dark reddish brown with a beige head. Hard roast aroma with a whiff of smoke. Medium body, hard roast malts, licorice and vanilla again with a distinct smokiness. Malt astringent finish. 050411

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21505) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle, thanks Theis. Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted and smoked aroma of bacon with notes of liquorice. Roasted flavour of liquorice and smoke with notes of dark chocolate. Roasted and smoked finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Bottled@Beer Hunters, Pori. More or less black colour, small off-white head. Aroma is smoked malts, some mild wooden notes along with sweet maltyness. Flavour is toasted malts, some caramel, wooden notes as well a some mild coffee notes.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (19950) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2011
Bottled. Black, small creamy head. Fruity nose with metal and smoke. Dryish with clean rounded mouthfeel. Unpleasant molasses and syrup, some tobacco smoke. Dull and harsh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate smoky aroma. Roasted malty chocolate smoky caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty smoky chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2011
18th February 2011
Bottle shared with Mes&Sim, Leighton and Scopey at the CP&K. Cheers! Clear dark red brown beer. Nice big tan head. Minerally dark malt nose. Light softish palate, a little dry. Soft dark malt on the tongue. Lightly smoked - very nicely judged amount. A little fruit in the background. A well joined up porter and quite seductive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle from Beers Of Europe, King’s Lynn
Black color, with huge compact head. Aroma of smoke, some burning wood, some roasted ham, light tar. Dry mouthfeel, flavor of roasted malts, dark chocolate, campfire wood, smoke, light tar and liquorice; correct bitterness.
Pleasant, but somehow chaotic.


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