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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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2.9
wombat23 (2132) - 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.

3.8
Stew41 (2117) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUN 13, 2010
Nice. Clearly a new world style with plenty of hop input. Has a ’Rogue’ feel about it - think pretty herbal and fruity hops. Malts are tight and a touch roasty, but it’s more about the hops with this beer. Packs good punch for a beer under 6%.

3.4
Yorker (2115) - Holstebro, 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.

3.8
sm89walt (2082) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2014
Keg - Hashigo Zake, Wellington. Poured with a fine but lasting and lacing off-white head above a clear copper brown coloured body. Distinct spice and herbal characters notably of clove, particularly on the palate, coupled with robust choccy malts and a dry, zesty citric hop profile. Firm mouthfeel, medium body and crisp carbonation with an enduring bitterness and herbal linger. Not a traditional brown ale as such but one with intriguing bittersweet interplay and herbal interest.

4.3
davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
Tap. Great, unique beer. Aromas of grass, roasted caramel, and liquorice. Taste is sweet, with light bitter notes, and long lasting. Palate is velvety, with a medium body, and lively carbonation. Dark brown, with a frothy white head.

3.9
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 there’s chocolate and caramel. It’s a sweety with flavours of caramel and very understated bitterness. There’s an on-going flavour of ground hazelnuts and then the bitterness goes from underneath to a bit more prominent and there’s a lovely soft finish that endures. I do like a brown ale and I like this one in particular.

3.7
StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2014
Thick foamy head, cloudy deep red/brown colour, sweet nutty aroma, caramel nut flavours, you should drink this.

3.3
Vells (1980) - 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.

3.7
beer-yum (1950) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2017 Restrained malt aroma in a deep red brown pour. Hop forward balance with a big malty body and crisp clean finish. Full bodied and well balanced, this brew makes a nice change from the regular hop dominated IPAs that are standard fare today.

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]


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