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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: 3.47   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


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2013
Djupt röd/brun i färgen, litet offwhite skum. Doftar sockersöt karamellmalt, russin, gräs alkohol. Smakar söt karamell, russin, torkad frukt, dadlar, fikon, gräs, alkoholig väldigt torr avslutning.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
23rd October 2011
Deep red - brown beer, very hazy. Good sized pale tan head. Softish palate, dry. Fine carbonation. Sweet and slightly spicy. Nice rich fruit cake in the undertone. Lactose sweetness. A little tart fruit as well. Dry finish. Tasty quad if a bit dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Opaque and very dark brown. The head is thin but decently muscular. The aroma is like raisin wine. This drinks with a rich dark fruit body -- prune, raisin, plum. Delish. (#3947, 1/25/2013)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
A big thank you to Bernard! Very hard to find, but thankfully the Wheatsheaf had a few left! The bottles had some age on their side which meant the beer was just lovely an juicy with full body and balance. It is not your typical quad but its is delightful and an unusual take on the theme. The taste was gorgeous and the ETOH was well hidden. Really pleased to finally get to try this great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (952) - USA - JAN 17, 2013
Reddish brown color with a very thin lacing of white head. Aroma is a little fruity. Flavor is intense dark fruit, some raisins and prunes. A little bready and tartly sweet. Not bad, but not great for a Quad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, yeast, raisins and some light spiciness. Flavor was sweet malty & fruity with caramel, yeast, dark fruit, alcohol, raisins and had a hint of molasses with a warm and bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (408) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2012
Very darky ruby amber, smells of sultanas and roasted oats and a hit of a funky yeast. Tastes like sultanas and thick hops, yeast a little bitte toward the end. Had a few of these, was best with richly roasted ribs

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4167) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2012
500ml bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours copper/amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel malts, floral hops, and some dark fruits. Flavor the same with some alcohol on the finish. Smooth texture. A decent quad but not the best.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off white ring head. Nose/taste of malt, grape skin, caramel, dark fruit and light spice. Body is on the lighter side of the spectrum for the style. Slight alcohol soaked fruit finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TyggaBrown (420) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
Great beer from NZ. Dark, dried fruits in the aroma, bitter and sweet at the same time tastewise.


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