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8 Wired The Sultan Quadrupel

8 Wired Brewing
Formerly brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Warkworth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
The beer you hold in your hands is the result of years of practise and refinement. I have brewed it every year since I started homebrewing, and it was one of the first beers I ever brewed. In fact before the mere thought of 8 Wired was conceived. I always knew that one day I would brew this beer commercially. Every year the Sultan has been different, but it is always Belgian inspired, of course with a large dose of sultanas. This bottle contains the fifth version of the Sultan. I finally decided to base it on a Belgian style Quadrupel. The sultanas are more present than before, and it is brewed with a hefty dose of pilsner malt, Belgian specialty malts, dark candy sugar and a funky yeast strain. Experience and enjoy it now, or mature it for years to come. I can’t personally guarantee it, but I bet that it will get better with time. Soren Eriksen Brewer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dredd (812) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2011
I always find it interesting when a new world plays in the old world space. This is one of the better contenders. The beer is dark brown with light head. The flavour is raisins with a very clean non cloying finish for a beer with this weight of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
75cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small light brown head. Smells burbon and malty. Tastes raisins, malty and alcohol with a similar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18221) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle. Amber/mahogany color, small beige head. Malty spicy aroma, fruity, some alcohol, figs and raisins. Malty alcohol flavor, spicy, fruity, yeast notes, some notes of hops. Vinous notes. A bit too strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear dark red amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet riped fruit, dried fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long to average duration, riped fruit, sweet sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111105]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1933) - Phuket, THAILAND - NOV 25, 2011
One of the better examples you will find outside of Europe. Plenty of cooked fruits and sugar right across the nose and palate. Almost a light touch to drink, particularly given it’s 10% abv, and some good fizz helps carry the beer. Lots of bitter aniseed to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and dried fruit, especially raisin. Sweet caramel, brown sugar and raisin flavour with a slightly bitter finish. Too sweet and too much alcohol

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4035) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear and dark amber with a small off-white head. Nose of fruit and caramel. Quite dry flavor of slightly roasted malts, dried fruit, dark sugar and alcohol notes. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Dry finish with some bitterness and a little alcohol. A weird quadrupel but though delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2011
Pours a clear and copper beer with an offshore head. The aroma is malt, caramel, sweetness, fruit, dried fruit and alcohol. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is alcoholwarmth with sweetness. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Early Winter Tasting, 2011. Pours ruby amber with a lasting white head and lacings. Sweet nose and flavor. Berries, caramel and rye-bread. A bit of alcohol. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (7332) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle@Ulfborg tasting.Pours light amber with a small off-white head.Aroma of malt , yeast, fruitiness, alcohol and caramel.Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, caramel,licorice, alcohol and yeast.Medium to full body, average carbonation.

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