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%
”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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerequalizer (22) - - APR 12, 2010
An interesting take on a brown ale. I found the hops character a little out of favour with malt character... But it is an interesting take nonetheless... Good job.

TedE (1535) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2017
Tulip on tap at Beer Deluxe, Sydney. Murky brown beer with thin white head Light carbonation. Smells of very little. Smoky, malty and bitter with an equally bitter finish. Much more bitterly intense than your usual brown ales.

danielfb75 (4) - - JUL 4, 2017 does not count
Light brown with hints of red and a nice beige foam that quickly dissipates (but leaves a lace all the way). Aroma mostly sweet, biscuity, with light hints of caramel and chocolate. Some hop aromas nicely balanced. Light body, low carbonation . Taste is malty sweet, a little sourness, with a cofee-bitter dry finish. Feel no alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

explosivedog (1809) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown. Biscuit, orange, little peach, touch of toffee. Nice brown.

Rumbero (90) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Disclosure: aged for 4+ years. given the style, prob should not have done it but got left behind. all things considered, its drinkable as the signs of aging although there are not overwhelming. pours a simple brown with thin off-white head that quickly disappears. mostly clear but does have some hazyness (prob from yeast deposits). minimal lacing. body is quite thin as is its texture. carbonation is a bit light. not much in terms of astringency. flavor is a muted combination of sweet and roasty malts, with a hint of chocolate. some oxidation shows up and there’s a bothersome harshness that lingers in the aftertaste. as you would expect, finishes with muted sweetness. --- to many this would be a drinkable beer still... score is a combination of what I experienced with this half liter bottle and what I remember the fresh Rewired to taste like.

Samtzu (627) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2016
Strong amber colour with redish head. Far more crisp than I was expecting for this style with a slight hop profile.

Carlisle (865) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle (1 pint 0.9 oz). Pours dark brown with reddish hue and tan head. Brown sugar and pepper and spice in the nose. Bread crust and brown sugar upfront with a hint of coffee. Bready malt and caramel with some pleasant bitterness in the finish. An excellent brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

wombat23 (2129) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle. Clear dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is malt, tea, alcohol, sweet. Taste: malt, bread, tea, rust, spice, some oxidation possible. might be a little stale.

darbeer75 (1110) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Aroma: sweet and malty, going in direction of apple juice; bottle possibly old; Appearance: very dark ruby red with offwhite head that dissipates slowly; Taste: follows nose with overly sweet malt and apple notes; not good; Palate: medium-heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: may not be judging fairly due to unknown age of bottle, but definitely not impressive.

DeanF (2647) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
Good clear brown-copper body with decent beige head. Aroma of wet farts, chaps, and Dapper Dan Man hair grease. Flavour is burnt wood, roasted oak, smelly leather shoes. Brown is a good way to describe it. Rather earthy, pretty good, but also not the tastiest in this category in my humble opinion.

Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a dark brown colour with tan head. Aroma is slightly chocolatey. Taste is chocolate and roasted malt notes with a pleasing bitterness.

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