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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 canít personally guarantee it, but I bet that it will get better with time. Soren Eriksen Brewer


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3801) - 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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3880) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Fruity and powerful yet very easy to drink. Lingering taste of alcohol. Awesome.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6185) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2014
Bottled. Nice raisin nose, caramel and chocolate. Very tart, fruity flavor, caramel, citrus edge, alcohol. Quite nice but doesnít seem like a real quad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (1982) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Big sugary raisin nose. Medium copper color. Supersweet initial / some tart fruit in mid / finishes a bit thick and offers more sweetness. Heavy body. Full of intense sweet frutiness, and a bit of tartness. Good, if unexceptional.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2014
19.03.2014, 0,5l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is sweet fruity, caramel malts, dried fruits, raisins, honey, butterscotch, citrus, dark sugar, almond cake. Taste is kind of medical harsh, caramel malts, harsh grass, dried fruits, paper, butterscotch, raisins, citrus peel, almond essence. Medium to longlasting bitterness, harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (685) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2014
Pours a clear coppery amber with a creamy looking offwhite head. Aroma of figs, raisins and sweet candy. Very nice. Taste is sweet, with dried fruits, caramel and a light bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monk191 (806) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Intense. Pours a muddy brown with a tan head. Smells very malty, like raspberry fig newtons, with some hazelnut and maple syrup. More fig newtons in the taste. Very malty taste, canít drink too much, but tasty. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (672) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
DWG; Pours hazy brown with a fast fading, bobble off-white head. Aroma is dark fruity, alcohol, yeast, malt and oak. Taste mirrors with metallic notes. Medium body, oily texture, avarage carbonation. Warming, bitter sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1005) - 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 (886) - 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 (148) - 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 donít taste the 10% ABV except for that little warm after the swallow, love this one.


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