8 Wired ReWired Brown Ale

8 Wired Brewing
Formerly brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand


on tap

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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Poor old misunderstood brown ale... This is perhaps the most versatile style of beer in the world, yet it is often frowned upon, but why? Is it because the word BROWN doesnt cling right, perhaps it leads the mind towards less appetizing things? Is it because the colour BROWN is less snazzy than, say golden?? Or is it because the duopoly of NZ brewing have driven the BROWN style into oblivion by claiming the style for their most unattractive products??? Well let you think about that while you sip this beer, either in the sun on the beach or in front of the barbie, with your afternoon steak and cheese pie, with your Sunday roast or just by itself because you are thirsty and deserve a treat! Chances are this is unlike any Brown Ale you have ever tasted, it is malty, hoppy and flavourful. Some might say it is Brown Ale re-defined, wed say its REWIRED. Cheers!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jade (434) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2011
Brown (suprising...) with a biege head. Malty hops aroma. Incredibly bitter hops flavour, really sticks to the back of the throat. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5565) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2011
500ml bottle. A true brown ale with a dark brown tea like colour and an even puff of light brown foam skimming the surface. Malty biscuit aromas are pleasing on the nose without being overbearinbg. Smooth and easy to drink with a mildly warming flavour and moderately creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14226) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2011
500 ml botle poured a hazy brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, light earthiness, light coffee and a hint of citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, light coffee and a hint of earthiness with a crisp lingering malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Brown colored brew. Nice hops and malts in the aroma. Balanced taste of malts with expressive hops. Nice approach to the style. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (4433) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2011
0.5l bottle from BrewDog webshop. This one pours a dark brown body with a small sidesticking beige head. Aroma is fruity with notes of some faint hops and perhaps some chocolate malts. Its average carbonated, medium-bodied and has a really nice smooth almost creamy mouthfeel. Flavors are strong and nice chocolate malts, dark fruits, hints of sawdust and some caramel, its perfectly hopped and light sweet. Ends with a mild cocoa both finish and aftertaste. This was a really nice brown ale that I definitely would like to taste again!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (7539) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle.Pours brown with a off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, fruitiness,caramel and malt.Flavor is sweet and fruity with some roasted and toasted notes.Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16819) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle. Its a clear, reddish dark brown beer with a small, off-white to light beige head. Roasted, chocolatey aroma with some notes of hops. A good dash of coffee thrown in for good measure. Some chocolate and coffee in the mostly roasted flavor, where I also sense a dash of licorice, oddly enough. Smooth and nicely carbonated. Full body. Lighlty roasted and bitter finish. Certainly a nice brown ale. 110908

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted sweet malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid toasted sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5196) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 1, 2011
musty chocolate, woodland floors and a slight vegetal hoppiness on the nose of this dark browwn ale. Thinnish tight foam head. Rounded malt body with a burst of floral hops and a bitter finish with chocolate malt and red fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2011
Looks to be a lush, full, nutty brown with rosy amber highlights under a good white head. Aromas of honeycombs, walnuts and waffles and theres chocolate and caramel. Its a sweety with flavours of caramel and very understated bitterness. Theres an on-going flavour of ground hazelnuts and then the bitterness goes from underneath to a bit more prominent and theres a lovely soft finish that endures. I do like a brown ale and I like this one in particular.

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