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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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3.5
hawthorne00 (4118) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2010
Clear mahogany with a beige head. Smells of burnt sugars, apples, peaches, citrus, grasses. Taste has lot of Australian-like caramel sweetness with a bit of fruit to round it out. There’s a little sourness under the (just over-) balancing bitterness. Crisp hoppy finish. I suppose this is about what you’d think - it’s an English style beer with slightly plainer malt and punchy Kiwi hop flavours.

3.5
joergen (29230) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle, thanks Theis. Clear red brown coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Fruity flavoru of caramel, grass, hops and pine needles with notes of dried fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.5
explosivedog (1623) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown. Biscuit, orange, little peach, touch of toffee. Nice brown.

3.4
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle (Batch#1). Pours very dark brown with a creamy light brown head. It’s 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. It’s quite subtle all round but this has real potential. Courtesy of the man himself - cheers mate!

3.4
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Cloudy brown - offwhite head.  Roasted. Fruity. Berries. Caramel. Nedium hoppy. Grassy. Light pine. High malty. Nice.

3.4
hallinghansen (3421) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle @ Odense tasting. Hazy brown body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is toffee, dark fruit and hops. Flavor is hops, caramel, malt. Medium carbonation.

3.4
goozen (4145) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle 0,5ltr: Brown coloured brew with an red glow, an nutty and caramel taste. An good example of the brown ale style, and also mine first New Zealandic micro-brewery rating.

3.4
Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
It’s red-brown with a creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, light chocolate and fruit. The flavour is moderately sweet with a dry bitterness, that surprises me in a BA. The notes are citrus, grass, light caramel and chocolate, and the finish is dry and bitter. It’s nice, but maybe too hoppy to be a BA.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2012
50cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Clear dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some bittersweet chocolate, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, earthy, some roast. Light-medium body.

3.4
leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are nutty with biscuit and a light smokiness. Weetabix with bready yeast and cream. Milk chocolate with oats and toffee. Flavours are sweet toffee and chocolate with earthy hops. Bready yeast with toffee and some light metal. Spicy and hoppy on the finish. Well balanced. Good.


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