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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32126) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
bottled. A deep red beer with a huge light tan head. The aroma has notes of hops, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of fruits, malt, and straw, leading to a dary frutiy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of joergen. Pours amber with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Sweet overripe fruit and yeast in the nose. Solid body, overripe fruit, loads of metal, yeast and a very hoppy finish. A very odd Quad indeed. 131011

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange-red coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and liquorice. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17596) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma with weak sour hints. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle at home ... deep red brown ... deep dark brown ... thin tan head ... rich sweet raisin ... fruity nose ... little fizzy ... zezty fruits ... mellow toffee ... sweet berry ... rich ...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (14146) - 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


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