8 Wired Grand Cru 2011

 
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8 Wired Brewing
Formerly brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Warkworth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Grand Cru 2011.
Style: Belgian Quadrupel, aged for 16 months in Pinot Noir Barrels with Brettanomyces and Pediococcus.
Grand Cru started out as The Sultan. When we made this beer last year I filled 8 old Pinot Noir barrels and more or less forgot about it. The native bugs in the barrels kept fermenting the beer, making it slightly sour. To further enhance the funky character, I blended it with 2 barrels of a Flanders Red kinda thing, that has also been fermenting funky for about 18 months.

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3.7
davidezdonz (487) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - MAY 8, 2017
A 375ml bottle, 2011 vintage, and poured into a Chimay goblet. It was a cloudy dark rusty red brown colour with a just over one finger tanned head that dissipates slowly to a thin replenishing layer while leaving nice curtain lacing. Aromas of red wine, grape and raisin with hints of vinegar and tart cherry. Tastes tart and sour cherry, vinegar, lots of dark fruit, grape, plum and raisins, vinous red wine with hints of chocolate and a light black coffee bitterness on the finish. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall this was pretty good and definitely complex. However, lately I’ve tried quite a few wine barrel aged beers, and I’m thinking that perhaps it’s not my thing in that I don’t feel wine barrels add anything better to the base beer. It’s solid, but perhaps not “Grand Cru”.

4
Bule (2137) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2017
375ml bottle pours a brown color with a bit of head. Gushed from the bottle when opened. Mild raisiny flavor. Strong wine barrel and tannins.

4.4
Hoponmate (309) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2016
Sharp sour and yet at the samw time sweet thanks to the sultanas and pinot noir cask. Complex with a strong beautifully balanced quadrupel. So happy to have found the 2011 version. Aged extremely well.

4.5
explosivedog (1107) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2016
375ml bottle shared. Very excited to find an old bottle of this at the Lumsden, and pretty reasonably priced considering the age. Huge aroma with a bunch of sultanas, cinnamon spiciness, sherry, tartness, cherries and altogether fantastic. Flavour is dried fruit, red wine vinegar, spice, cherries, sultanas. Big tartness, big sweet fruitiness. This is just huge flavour, and there’s still all manner of stuff I couldn’t pick out. Hugely complex and crazy delicious.

4.4
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
Rating #2180 - 2015.11.17 - Bottle from Master Mason’s Cellar - 2011 - Dark chestnut coloured pour with a creamy, bubbly tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is predominantly yeast, hint of roast malt and dried pear. Flavour is dried fruit, sourness from the yeast and a lingering bitterness. Lovely quad.

3.8
alexsdad06 (10289) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2016
12.7 oz bottle picked up locally from notes. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a large off white head. The aroma and flavor have big dark fruits, some tart character, pinot noir barrel really shows, wood, vinous, Brett, funk, some of the base quad sweetness still shows, caramel, the alcohol remains well hidden but does warm a bit.

3.8
Niko100 (2891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Murky brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, some oak, vanilla, & dark fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, oak, fruit (notably grapes), raisons, and vinous notes; Finish is somewhat tart; Interesting & pretty decent.

3.9
Idiosynkrasie (7440) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2015
375ml bottle. Cloudy dark amber colour with small, micropored, creamy, fully lasting, beige head. "Rumtopf" aroma, notes alcohol soaked dried fruit, raisin, sultanine, some chocolate, a spicy touch of blue cheese, an alcoholic whiff. All flavours are reproduced in taste, warming alcoholic finish.

3.9
gramity (1638) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
Pours murky orange brown. Transient beige head. Musty red grape aroma. Flavor is caramel/treacle, must, oak, red berry.

3.7
ddemmingjr (800) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle at the brewery with the grandparents. Belgian yeast, dark fermented fruits, Pinot barrel, oak and musty characteristics. Lots of carbonation which is pleasant. Musty barrel sight tartness and while warming some brown ale and oak notes power thru. Vinous. Digging this as it held up well ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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