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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5538) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13113) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. A clear, dark amber colored beer with a fine, off-white head. A bit ordinary on both aroma and flavor. There’s dried fruits, caramel and some alcohol, but it lacks complexity. Some roasted malts too, but that doesn’t save the day. It’s full-bodied and lighlty warming, but actually hides the alcohol well. Some bitterness drops in towards the end, where the alcohol finally have some room to show off. Well, it’s far from bad, it just lacks on complexitry. 111105

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Clear dark amber with an off.white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dried fruit, yeasty and dark sugar. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 051111

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Dark amber/red with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and yeast. Flavour is malt, yeast, sugar, little syrup, little rip fruit, caramel, toffee, berries, medium sweet and a little bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are candy sugar, dark fruits, yeast, alcohol, caramel, malt and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10120) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2011
Bottled. Deep amber coloured. unclear. Dense beige head. ARoma of sweetness, ripe fruits, caramel, some alcohol and yeast. Flavour of yeast, overripe fruits, spice, caramel, a somewhat herbal touch and some ligth sweet liqourice. Medium bodied. Ends on a perfumy and sweet fruityness, with a light bitter touch. Alcohol hardly notable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium to short lived off-white head. Aroma is yeasty, light phenolic and fruity yeasty. Roasted malty, fruity and slight yeasty flavoured. Classic quad to dark Belgian flavoured. Dark malty and light yeasty fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13228) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - white head. Yeasty, phenols, spicy, fruity, rubber, nutty, sharpness, raisins, sweetness, light alcoholic, ok hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7203) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle 500ml @ Papsoe
Pours cloudy dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2463) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2011
Flaske: Rødbrun let diset øl med et CO2 hoved. Duften er rosiner og lidt tørret frugt med klassisk belgisk gær. Smagen er sød igen med rosiner. Rigtig god karbonering og mundfylde. Fin fin øl.


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