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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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4.8
myrda (110) - - JUL 27, 2014
Rousse foncée. Les odeurs ne sont pas facilement discernables, mais le chêne ressort définitivement accompagné de malt et de vanille et de sirop d’érable. En bouche, pleines de saveurs sans être trop lourde, se précipite l’un a la suite de l’autre : noix caramélisé, bacon fumée au sirop d’érable, finale feu de camp.

4.7
davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle from K&G. Aromas of caramel, smoke. Taste is sweet, with bitter and sour notes, and long length.

4.5
JefVerstraete (3638) - 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.

4.5
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a hazy copper/brown with a small dirty white head and a bunch of lace spots. Aroma is is rich maltiness, caramel, smoke, dark dried fruits, raisins, plums, figs, and some port like characteristics. Flavour is rich maltiness, caramel, faint cocoa, earthy, herbal, medium-high bitterness, oak, faint alcohol and smoke.

4.5
beerplace (2045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2016
330ml bottle bought at Value On, tasted at Jamey’s. Aroma is jaggery, caramel, oak, vanilla, candied fruits, some saddle notes. Taste is toffee, hoppy bitter, vanilla, caramel, smokey notes. Barrels, toffee, hoppy, roasted malt, slightly buttery aftertatse. Perfect!

4.5
Samtzu (588) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2017
330ml Bottle. Pours a dark brown similar to ginger beer. Huge aroma of caramel, toffee, and sugar. Medium body with a full rich flavour palate. Only a slight hint of alcohol hidden away.

4.4
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013
Tasted alongside my learned friend Cantabrian. There is a gorgeous roseat ruby colour and a white head that gains a thoroughly unusual full set of appearance marks from me. The aroma is almost medicinal with stewed rhubarb, cherryvite, red licorice, mahogany and rosewood. The aroma is complex, intriguing and inviting. Its body is thick and oily with sweetness and astringent bitternesss that adds to the growing sense of well-being and satisfaction. The finish is lengthy with berry loveliness. Just wow. A beautiful beer and one to add to the long list of 8 Wired beers to cellar.

4.4
inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2013
I’ve been having so many good beers recently, can hardly remember the last time I was disappointed. I feel kinda guilty somehow. This is another exceptional offering from my long time favorite 8 Wired. Pours a beautiful deep reddish amber. My nose is a tad stuffy and the glassware isn’t quite right so having a bit of difficulty picking up subtleties in the aroma. Stone fruit and smoke is all I’m getting. The taste is obviously incredibly complex with a punch of smoke up front, molasses, some marmite, and a beautiful fruity finish. It’s a nice marrying of flavors and the silky buttery palate makes everything even more delicious.


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