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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
Pours a clear dark brown with a big frothy brown head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrusy and grassy hops, slight roasted malt, hint of caramel sweetness. Taste is grassy hops, roasted malts, coffee and sweet toffee on the finish with a nice dry finish and a smooth bitterness on the end. Very good hoppy brown ale and another beauty from 8 wired.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
nose is very hoppy, later caramel and hazel, feel is quite broad, carb is mediumheavy, taste is burnt malt, weak bitter hops, some toffee, finish is cane sugar

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1662) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
Aroma is smoked and roasted malts. Some clove and caramel as well. Taste is rich malts that mellow out to a well balanced hop profile that mellows out nicely. Appearance is a clear copper with a medium pearl head that retains quite well.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2012
500 ml bottle - pours brown, gushing with a head that is inches thick and stays on for a long time. Had to wait until it was warmed up to room tempretature to smell something and for the head to disappear. After that, the aroma is very elegant: leather, honey, eoasted malt, caramel. Light body with overwhelming carbonation, taste of salted caramel, plums, raisins.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Maybe something happened during transport, but my experience with this beer was not what others have indicated. A slight, hard to define aroma. Pours a dark brown with little to no head. The taste was the real disappointment. The carbonation overwhelmed the taste. While roastiness was there the carbonation just suppressed it. Medium bodied with too high carbonation. Overall, was not enjoyable. However, I want to try it again to see if this particular bottle was A fluke or not.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2012
A - Pours a fairly dark brown color with a bit of ruby around the edges and a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of lightly toasted caramel malts, coffee, tropical hops and some coffee and a bit of nuttiness. T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit hops and a bit of brown sugar. Through the middle, some grassy hops come through with a bit more bitterness and some coffee and nuttiness. The finish is a mix of lightly toasted caramel malts with some earthy hops, brown sugar, nuttiness, and a bit of coffee and bitterness. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and lightly bitter finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice brown ale with a good overall balance. Good amount of hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (1555) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 4, 2014
An excellent complement to just about any beer drinking situation. Full bodied and well balanced this brew makes a nice change from the regular hoppy IPAs that are standard fare today.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle (Batch#1). Pours very dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Its roasty on the nose with underlying fruity hops. Chocolate malt comes through in the flavour and a fruity hop burst balances out the malt. A roasty finish but perhaps slightly chalky and a soapy character too. Its quite subtle all round but this has real potential. Courtesy of the man himself - cheers mate!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1531) - SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012

Some sweet malts to begin along with a little brown sugar and some lightly roasted malts. There is a touch of caramel and an almost undetectable coffee aroma somewhere in the middle that is a struggle to pick up on. There is also some really light hops and a hint of bitterness and nuttiness too. Not overpowering but a nice, well balanced aroma.
Brown with some red and orange tinges throughout and a massive, foamy tan white head on top with outstanding retention meaning it stays pretty big throughout.
A mix of earthy and toasted malts with some nutty flavours to start with, followed quickly by some good bitter notes and a hint of sugar. There is some definite bitterness as well and light earthy hops thrown in for good measure.
Light medium body wise and with a very smooth, wet feel to it helped in part but the medium to soft carbonation and nice sweet palate to this one that is rounded off by some nice bitterness.

A very nice beer and one that surprised me by just how good it was. This is a beer that I would definitely try again although the price of the bottle and how hard it is to get a hold of in the UK may mean that wont happen all to often. A great brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Cloudy, murky brown color with sediment... Light brown colored head and a sweet, malty, deliciously earthy nose. Its light in the mouth, slightly disappointing, and yet a little different from what youd expect from a brown ale... In a good way. This is a little too carbonated, though, and I think it negatively affects the flavor. Eh.


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