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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1122) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle hazy brown amber. Nose toffee sweet malt and some booze. Taste sweet malt some banana no bubble gum. Some spice and bitter on the end. Not as much ester or bubble gum as expected

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1002) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a ruby red/murky brown with a off white head. Nose dominant with dark fruits - plumbs, sultanas, raisins & Belgium yeast. Taste has a nice caramel sweetness backed by the dark fruit presence. Plumbs and raisins smash the taste. Quite full on. Sweet plumb bitterness makes up the after taste. Very chewy at the back end. Alcohol hidden well. Pretty interesting beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrnoluv (165) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Strong raisin, dark fruit smell, kind of has that funky smell you hear so many people talk about, spicy, beautiful afterteaste, awesome CO2, this one is a keeper for me. You don’t taste the 10% ABV except for that little warm after the swallow, love this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1281) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
Mørk ravfarget farve. God smak av malt med hint av frukter. Litt bitter avslutning. Cardinal.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (1524) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
Eodt øl som bare blir bedre og bedre for hver munnfull. En god smak og lukt opplevelse. Bør prøves.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Pours a deep purple brown with a small head that settles into thick lace. Aroma of sultanas is the first thing you smell, but given a second more discerning sniff and you get figs, vanilla, caramel, and herbal yeast. Tate is a little underwhelming although the sweetness of the Belgian malts and sultanas is nice. There’s a clingy bitterness that doesn’t seem at home in this brew. There is definitely a full-body to the beer but it needs a less astringent finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9960) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
500 ml bottle poured a cloudy brown with a lingfering ring of amber foam. Aromas of dates, figs, sultanas , toffee and yeast. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, yeast, plums and sultanas with a smooth lingering fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (2575) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff feb-12: Mørk oransje med lysebrunt skum. Eksotisk aroma og smak fra en eksotisk del av verden. Stor smaksrikdom og varmende virkning. Synd at min rikdom ikke tilsier en tur til NZ!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaBeer1972 (1344) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle from Muckey’s. Pours out a very dark purple. Off white head that settles to a thick lace. Aroma is dark and sweet like prune juice. Flavor is rich. Thick and chewy. Unfortunately, a little too much candi sugar for me. Could be better balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2013
Deep ruby pour, with a small beige head. Sweet smell of candysugar and malts. The taste is also sweet indeed, with a funky aftertaste. Alcohol very well hidden. Superb.


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