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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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3.6
yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle. It’s a clear, reddish dark brown beer with a small, off-white to light beige head. Roasted, chocolatey aroma with some notes of hops. A good dash of coffee thrown in for good measure. Some chocolate and coffee in the mostly roasted flavor, where I also sense a dash of licorice, oddly enough. Smooth and nicely carbonated. Full body. Lighlty roasted and bitter finish. Certainly a nice brown ale. 110908

3.7
jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle. Solid brown ale. Pours dark brown. Frosty tan head. Nose of brown malt, coffee, hops and caramel. Taste is same. Medium body. Well balanced.

3.6
Dedollewaitor (16171) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, Jan 2011. Pours brown with a stable creamy head. Nose is cocoa, ashtray and caramel. Flavor is toffee, caramel, hops and a touch of fruity tartness. Smooth palate. Dry and hoppy end. Nice ABA.

3.2
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2013
500ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga, MelnaZiema2013)
Brown, small head. . Fairly typical brown ale aroma. Stodgy taste, a bit yeasty. Nice bitter bite in finish, but a little metallic too. Unsatisfying.

3.7
Benzai (15623) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle shared with Joes, Countbeer and DutchDrebus. Brown colored with a beige head. Just not enough grapefruit-smell for me. Also the taste is nice but just not getting there.

3.7
bhensonb (15237) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
500 ml bottle from Hi Time. Pours dark brown with a creamy/bubbly beige/tan head. Aroma is roast malt and citrus/grapefruit. Med body. Flavor is citrus/grapfruit with a roast malt backbone. It’s reasonably hoppy. More than reasonably for a brown. This is a near neighbor to a black IPA. Finishes nicely bitter. Every sip is a joy.

3.4
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Cloudy brown - offwhite head.  Roasted. Fruity. Berries. Caramel. Nedium hoppy. Grassy. Light pine. High malty. Nice.

3.3
gunnfryd (14899) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, fruit, caramel. flavour is hop, caramel, roasted malt, coffee. Medium body. OK beer.

3.3
Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2011
500 ml botle poured a hazy brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, light earthiness, light coffee and a hint of citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, light coffee and a hint of earthiness with a crisp lingering malty finish.

3.3
Scopey (14778) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle at CP&K thanks to madmitch76. It pours a mahogany colour with low/moderate carbonation and a thin beige head. The nose is full of dark fruits; raisins, dates, prunes and roasted malt. The taste is caramel, smokey, slightly citrus, burnt sugar, liquorice, oak and has light bitter finish. It’s not bad, but not overly exciting.


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