8 Wired ReWired Brown Ale

 
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8 Wired Brewing
Formerly brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 281   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 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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1951) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours out with far too much head; obvious carbonation issues evident. Brownish amber beneath. Theres 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. Ive often found brown ales to be sweet and predictable, and whilst this didnt knock me for six, it at least helped to elevate the style above those notions this time around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1938) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2014
Thick foamy head, cloudy deep red/brown colour, sweet nutty aroma, caramel nut flavours, you should drink this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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%, its extremely well-balanced and very mellow. A few of these of an evening would be great this brewery is one to watch, clearly [13072011]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Japalo (1874) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2012
Nice beer dark reddish brown, with a very big head. Dark fruits, spiced and good grassy hops. Decent one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (1822) - 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 Im not entirely sold on the combination of the traditional brown maltiness and piney hops. (13/20)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (1795) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhammaren (1778) - Jyvskyl, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (1767) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Very good brown. Slight nutty taste. Caramel but not sweet. Good tongue feel and not Heavy. tap


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