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

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RATINGS: 283   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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3.7
StevieT (2013) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2014
Thick foamy head, cloudy deep red/brown colour, sweet nutty aroma, caramel nut flavours, you should drink this.

3.4
Yorker (2007) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours slightly reddish brown with some sediment and a large off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is nuts, toasted, almost roasted, malts, fruity hops. Flavour is pretty similar to the aroma with a slightly bitter finish.

3.4
Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours out with far too much head; obvious carbonation issues evident. Brownish amber beneath. There’s an initial hop blast in the aroma that rises above brown sugar and fruitcake notes from the malt, and they work together well in tandem. The same can be said of the taste, in which the hops do a good job of smoothing out the sweetness. I’ve often found brown ales to be sweet and predictable, and whilst this didn’t knock me for six, it at least helped to elevate the style above those notions this time around.

3.9
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2011
[bottle at BrewDog Bar, Edinburgh] Hazy brown colour from the bottle, thin off-white head. Very tempting aromas of toffee and caramel malt, with some grassy hop mingling as well. I really love strong brown ales like this – the woody, nutty flavours are just great. Finishes very smooth indeed, with a touch of chocolate. Really drinkable for 5.7%, it’s extremely well-balanced and very mellow. A few of these of an evening would be great – this brewery is one to watch, clearly [13072011]

3.3
UXO (1896) - CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Pours clear amber brown with one finger of loose light tan head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is toffee, earthy and piney hops, slight bitter chocolate. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, mildly bitter finish. (4/5) An interesting variation on the brown ale theme, but I’m not entirely sold on the combination of the traditional brown maltiness and piney hops. (13/20)

3.1
Japalo (1886) - DENMARK - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber. Half finger foam. Faint caramel aromas. Sharp bitterness blended with some acid maybe from the malt! Dry finish. Not the Best from this excellent brewer.

3.5
Abio (1869) - BERMUDA - JUN 27, 2012
Nice beer dark reddish brown, with a very big head. Dark fruits, spiced and good grassy hops. Decent one.

3.3
Vells (1846) - Rīga, LATVIA - JAN 28, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Dark amber with huge beige head. Lacing nicely. Aroma.. floral sweet nose, grassy hops, hint of honey, decent malty. Bit sweet, with medium bitter dry finish.

3.6
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours a dark amber brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, nuts, bread, citrus and hops. Taste is light sweet leading to a moderate hoppy finish. Good stuff.

3.5
Beerhammaren (1793) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2012
Pours dark brown with medium head. Aroma is roasted bread, dark chocolate, dark malts, a hiny syrup. Flavor is coffee, roasted malts. A bit hopsy or bitter after taste.


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