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Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: American Strong Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
My idea of a strong ale was brewed with loads of malt, hops, jaggery and a touch of manuka smoke.
It was fermented with a clean ale yeast to let the ingredients speak for themselves without getting interrupted by too many esters.
After all that it was aged for 5 months on American oak, then refermented in the bottle.
Cheers – Søren Eriksen – Brewer
Hops - Pacific Jade, Chinook
Malt - Pale Ale, Munich, Special B
Yeast - US-05
Other - Manuka Smoke, Jaggery (raw sugar) and American Oak
IBU - 75
SRM - 15

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3.7
Habanero (4680) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 Bottled. Pours hazy, deep amber with an average, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruit, pine wood and vanilla notes. Sweet flavor that end quite bitter and with alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily to syrupy text. An excellent ale.

4
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Appearance: Clear ruby with thin ivory head. Aroma: Woody, smoky, resinous, musky, treacle, caramel and liquorice. Taste: Medium bitterness and sweetness with low sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, low carbonation, lingering dry, burnt caramel/toffee/treacle bitter/sweet finish with musky liquorice and a slight alcohol warmth. Comments: Lovely.

4
brontebeach (184) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
A great beer, not said lightly. Balanced, complex and dissolves in the mouth. End of evening beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
HKdIPA (809) - HONG KONG - MAR 4, 2014
A bit food-taste but not too bad. Rich. Wouldn't get this again but interesting to try.

4.5
JefVerstraete (3357) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Hazy yellow amber colour. Medium carbonation. Very complex beer with notes of smoke, honey, spices and bitter hops. Very drinkable and well balanced.

4.1
SimplySike (1501) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
33cl bottle.
Pours clear dark amber with tan head.
Aroma rich, sweet, alcohol, honey, caramel, dark red fruits, toffee, some wood.
Taste sweet, caramel, sugar, tiny earthy, woody bitter.
Mouthfeel thick, oily.
awesome complex sweet beer.

3.9
bulldogops (2495) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
Rating #978 - February 14, 2014 - $11.79 CAD for a 330ml bottle 11%. Did not do my beer geek homework on this. Thought I was in for a really awesome DIPA. Pour did little to dissuade. Bubbly boozy amber pour with a decent white head. Aroma is citrusy hops and charred wood chips. Palate gathers most of this up, lots of toffee malt, citrus, pine, and a decent amount of wood smoke. An unexpected delight.

3.8
Jorn69 (3157) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Ölbutikken, Köpenhamn. Fruktig, maltig, karamell, alkohol, sötma, ganska besk, medelfyllig. Avslutningen är besk, fruktig och torr.

3.7
antonstoop (295) - - FEB 17, 2014
A dark red amber beer, with an average white head. The nose is very sweet, lots of alcohol, caramel, oak, malt and toffee. It is a full bodied beer with a no carbonation. In the taste there is oak, sweet, caramel, light smokey, alcohol and light bitter. The aftertaste is oak, bittersweet and alcohol. More a barleywine then an amerian ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
JorisPPattyn (10002) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
Dark cream-coloured head over red-amber beer. Sweet-alcoholic, liqueurish and perfumed. Cheesy hints, strawberry. Bitterish, pine & resin, and a malt/syrupy underbuild. Again cheesy & fruity. Finish is sweet, if a tad astringent, with a flavour as from apricot liqueur. Quite well-bodied, very slick to nearly viscous/oily. Slight alcoholburn. Quite good barleywine, but it has a slight "beefed/pimped up" streak.


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