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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4226) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2012
Bottle. Brownish black beer with a fairly strong head. The aroma is malty and vinous, and the flavour is spiced, gingery and malty roasted. Overall a nice very strong malty and spiced Belgian style beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8382) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
Looks great and thick, and is above average mouthfeel. Otherwise rather ordinary.Not a great quad, but merely OK. Stephen’s bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3762) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Dark fruit, grape or raisin in aroma. The flavor is dark fruit and a slight odd funkiness. Not bad just a bit off.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2012
Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, raisin, citrus, fruit esters and alcohol. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, raisin and fruity notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
From SkjoldBurne, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 211211. Brown with beige head. Aroma of malt and dried fruit. Flavor with alcohol, caramel and malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10731) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy dark amber with a creamy tan head. Lots of dark fruit in the aroma. And kandi. Flavor is very raisin/dark fruit with some yeast/spice and remnants of kandi. There’s a very slight suggestion of chocolate. It’s more than mildly bitter, and I’d say fairly dry. Glad to have tried this.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy malt, candy sugar, yeast and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth sticky texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2874) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle. Amber, very small and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sugary sweet aroma, some caramel, fruitiness - dark fruits and some alcohol. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel, fruitiness - dark fruits, some alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and some fruitiness - dark fruits, alcohol. Sweet quadrupel with lots of alcohol considering the body.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMan1113VR (7830) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours with a hazy chestnut to bronze hued body with a large off-white head. Good lace with some legs and fine retention. Very alcoholic on the nose, dark fruits, prunes, plums, some banana esters, brown sugar, very sweet, malty, bready, brown sugar, currants, lightly tart. Flavors of orange curacao, tart, cranberries, sweet, brown sugar. VERY messy. Vinous, metallic, earthy, raisins. Bad to be honest. Leather, dried fruit. Undrinkable. Light bubbles.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2011
The beer pours a translucent mahogany color with a fairly small, beige, frothy head which is mostly diminishing and minimal, frothy lace. The nose is rich and fruity with lots of fruit cake notes, dried apricots, chocolate syrup, brown sugar, spicy alcohol wisps, spice cake, and some dates. The flavor is similar with lots of fruit and spice; spice cake, spicy warmth, dried apricots, light orange peel, chocolate syrup, light molasses, and a faint roast on the back end. The palate is more than medium, nearly lively, velvety, warm, but slightly watery. The finish is long, warming, slightly roasty, slightly herbal, and still dried apricot. Very good quad but just lacks some depth and palate depth. Still an interesting beer and looking forward to more 8 wired beers.


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