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Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Brown Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
”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 doesn’t 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??? We’ll 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, we’d say it’s REWIRED. Cheers!” Brewed at Renaissance Brewery until 2017

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marcus (10471) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
Pours dark brown with a rich tan head and a roasty chocolate aroma. There is a hearty bitter chocolate flavor with a dry hoppy finish that clings to the palate. This beer is rich enough to have with your dinner and refreshing enough to quench your thirst. Cheers! back to New Zealand.

3.3
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2011
Serving: 500 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a slightly hazy deep brown color with a small, foamy, light tan head. The nose has slightly floral hops, dark nuts, and a little dusty yeast. There is lots of carbonation in this brew. The flavor has nutty notes with a large hop blast. There is a good bit of bitterness in this brew. Light to medium body with high carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. I tend to enjoy British browns and this one leans more towards the hoppy side. Still, it was worth drinking.

3.7
Ernest (7745) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially large, creamy, light brown, fully lasting. Body is medium to dark brown-amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, roasted nuts, caramel, light chocolate), lightly hoppy (herbs, apricot). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. In short: mild but pleasant aroma, very good balance, nice mouthfeel, and an amazing appearance (extremely tiny bubbles, one of the tightest, creamiest heads I’ve seen outside of nitro beers...you can eat it with a fork). What it lacks in excitement and intrigue it more than makes up with finesse. Grossly overpriced, so I’d never buy it again, but I freely admit it’s very well made and was enjoyable to drink.

4
yespr (46530) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is citrusy and grapefruity hoppy. Roasted malty, breadish and citrusy hoppy. Bitter and citrusy. Dark toffee caramelish finish.

3.6
Papsoe (25060) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a clear dark orangey brown with a creamy beige head. Sweet pleasant roasty nose with some nuts and vanilla. Medium body, solid roast with vanilla accents and nuts. Somewhat citric from the hops that also add to a solid hoppy finish. Well done Søren. 050411

3.8
Pinball (12185) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
clody amber, smooth light brown head. sweet malty, strong hoppy, flowery hops flavor is malty, caramelly, licorice, strong hoppy, good bitterness, hops are flowery, pine and grapefruit.

3.7
Ungstrup (38138) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
Drunk to celebrate another century this time the 204th - a beer from my fiancee’s home country. Bottled. A red beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has strong notes of hops, lending it notes of lemon and elderflowers, combined with notes of caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is caramel, malt, hops, alcohol, and lemon, leading to a quite bitter finish.

3.7
bhensonb (15490) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
500 ml bottle from Hi Time. Pours dark brown with a creamy/bubbly beige/tan head. Aroma is roast malt and citrus/grapefruit. Med body. Flavor is citrus/grapfruit with a roast malt backbone. It’s reasonably hoppy. More than reasonably for a brown. This is a near neighbor to a black IPA. Finishes nicely bitter. Every sip is a joy.

3.7
bb (9657) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle. Brown-mahogony beer with a tan head. Grapefruit and light summer fruit aroma. Grapefruit and malt flavor with tropical fruit. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light tropical fruit lingers with malt and light darker malts.

3.8
Cuso (8838) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2011
Bottled from Bierzwerg. Dark red - brown color with thick beige head.Aroma full of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, lemon, spices. Taste, caramel, grapefruit, milk chocolate, hints of coffee. Nice dry finish. Good one.


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