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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 Sren 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (3774) - SPAIN - JUN 6, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Tanakaya Liquor Store. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, alcohol, caramelo, roble. Recuerda a una Barley Wine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (5662) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
Bottled. Full 33cl sample. The aroma has raisins, figs, caramel, piney hops. Clear, brown coloured beer with not much head. Initially off-white medium. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. There are molasses, raisins, resin, figs, caramel. Pretty nice. But definately not worth the price. 8 Wired is pretty expensive in Holland.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2571) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle at BrewDog Bristol on 23 Nov. Poured a clear amber, with a dense off white head. Aroma of raisins, figs, caramel and grain. More dried fruit in the flavour, with spice and burnt sugar. Finish was malt, toffee, herbal notes and molasses.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4618) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle. Dark bronze color. Nice aroma of smoked ham, malt, caramel, vanilla and oak. Taste is diverse, with oaky vanilla, smoked ham, rauchmalt, soft red fruit and some coffee bitter in the finish. Rich and mighty beer indeed, creative as well. Very good.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Nice clear amber colour. Big and boozy on the nose. Burnt caramel type flavours with a heap of bitterness. Great beer if you like strong, bitter beers.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1654) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle; pours cloudy copper with almost no head; sweet aroma of malt, caramel, and hints of spice and alcohol; taste is sweet with caramel, malt, and a touch of spice; finish has some alcohol warming to it; very nice

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (36427) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Draft. An amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel, straw, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (3530) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours clear dark brown with almost no head. Aromas of roasted malt and smoke. Flavors of smoked bacon, light wood, light caramel/vanilla, and roasted malts.


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