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Rewired - 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%


Brewed by:
8 Wired Brewing Co. visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Poor old misunderstood brown ale... It is perhaps the most versatile style of beer in the world, but is often overlooked. Why?

Does the word brown lead the mind towards less appetizing things? Is it because the colour brown is less sexy than, say, 'golden'? Or have the mass brewing companies driven the style into oblivion by claiming it for their most unattractive products? Mull that over while you sip this beer, either in the sun, in front of the barbie, with your afternoon steak and kidney pie, your Sunday roast, or just by itself because you're thirsty and deserve a treat!

Chances are that this is unlike any brown ale you have ever tasted: it's malty, hoppy, roasty, flavoursome and refreshing. Some might say it's Brown Ale 'redefined', we'd say it's REWIRED. Cheers! The recipe varies slightly from batch to batch but includes: Gladfield pale malt, munich malt, crystal malt, caramalt, chocolate malt, oat malt. Hops are NZ Pacific Jade, Cascade and Pacifica.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 04-27-2010)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.83/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle - $9.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a very dark, russet-hued body with a tall, ever-growing, overflowing, foamy beige head.

Smell: Some nutty, toasty, roasty, caramel hints, but it's a glass full of never-ending suds blanketing the aroma.

Taste: Nutty, toasty malts with some roastiness and a deep taste of heavily caramelized brown sugar. Slight dark fruitiness, then some slightly tangy citrus and woodsy resinous tones from the hops. Sufficiently bitter. Malty, drying, eye-rollingly overcarbonated finish. I can't tell if I'm foaming at the mouth from the over-wrought carbonation or due to sheer frustration. Either way, this beer is to blame!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Highly carbonated, making the whole pouring/drinking/enjoying process very, very pesky.

Overall: The carbonation problem spoiled what could've been a very nice brown ale. Ah well!

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 00:18:03 | More by ChainGangGuy
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nztayls

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a thick creamy light-brown head, which is retained for the duration of the drink

S - Floral hops over the top of a rich malt aroma

T -Mellow malt taste, with the subtle hint of the hops, very little lingering bitterness

M - Full mouth-feel, rich and mellow, almost soft.

O - This is a very pleasant beer - and the first Brown Ale I have drunk since having encountered its more popular and main-stream Brown Ales a decade or more ago, very pleasant and easy to drink. This is a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 06:26:07 | More by nztayls
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tazzman

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-06-2014 00:51:32 | More by tazzman
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Vanz

Australia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-21-2014 10:33:09 | More by Vanz
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cestlavie

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-25-2014 04:16:01 | More by cestlavie
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-24-2014 14:56:58 | More by KStark
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-31-2013 02:18:40 | More by IanSpindler
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

12-14-2013 00:41:58 | More by BrazilianAussie
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-07-2013 16:18:39 | More by jaydoc
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Timadae

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with nice creamy off white head that goes flat quickly. Aromas of caramel and smoked malts. Nice full robust soft mouthfeel. Caramel malt follows through in the mouth, with lovely long lingering aftertaste. slight bitter note that works really well Loved this.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 20:07:21 | More by Timadae
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RochefortChris

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-27-2013 02:59:34 | More by RochefortChris
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Gregg_Kawakami

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-15-2013 08:07:39 | More by Gregg_Kawakami
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a nice deep rich dark brown hue with a good two finger mocha creamy head that fades to leave some thick lacing and nice thin blanket.

S - Ohhh yeah, lots of nice tropical hop notes here, roasty/toasty caramel malts, faint coffee, and just a touch of nuttiness.

T - Taste is just like the nose. Very good. Sweeter caramel malts, brown sugar, gentle slightly tropical hop flavours (grapefruit, flashes of mango), lightly earthy/grassy, nice bitter finish and some lingering coffee notes.

M - Mouthfeel is very good. Lightly carbonated, really makes this super drinkable.

O - Overall, a damn solid brown ale. One of my favourite offerings from 8 Wired at the festival. Loved it.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 21:32:07 | More by rudzud
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TheBadger0289

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-15-2013 10:23:50 | More by TheBadger0289
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle, into my mom's old Hamm's 'chalice'.

This beer appears a clear dark red brick amber hue, with two fingers of bubbly, thinly foamy beige head, which leaves some forest canopy lace around the glass as it steadily recedes.

It smells of citrusy hops up front - somewhat stale orange and grapefruit pith - caramel malt, an oily nuttiness, a bit of nougaty toffee, and an earthy, musty, leafiness. The taste is mostly in line with the aroma - musty, juicy citrus, nutty, grainy caramel malt, and a further leafy earthiness.

The carbonation is a tad edgy, and certainly frothy at times, the body a decent medium weight, and actually pretty smooth, with a touch of pedestrian creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the nuttiness, reserved musty fruitiness, and mixed malt sweetness ruling the day.

I don't know that this is all that 'rewired', as the laid back hops and nutty malt aren't that revelatory, but are tasty nonetheless. And the label's assertions are indeed correct - most brown ales are quite dull.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 03:48:58 | More by biboergosum
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-08-2013 01:42:57 | More by cadaugherty
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ALBuff

Hawaii

4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Exceptionally well balanced brown ale, deep chestnut brown in color with a light brown foamy head that lingers when sipped just below room temperature. Sweet caramelized brown sugar malts, roasted barley, hints of nuts and dates, all tempered by a pleasant, drying, earthy hop finish. Medium bodied, not overly viscous. Quite delicious.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 23:35:15 | More by ALBuff
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-18-2013 11:01:49 | More by bigred89
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Uncle_Jimmy

California

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance- a sparkling but nearly opaque brown with a khaki colored head that lingers a bit and leaves a good amount of lacing.

Aroma- earthy with hints of carmel- cola, and some peanut butter

Taste- roasted like darkly toasted bread, coffee molasses a good balance with herbal tasting hops. less sweet than say a newcastle. It has a slight smokiness and nuttiness as it warms.

Mouthfeel medium to fuller bodied but not sticky. Not to dry or sweet.

Overall- Of the browns I have tasted on my beery journey I would say this one is one of the better ones. Its strikes a good balance of hops and malt. Its not too dry or sweet. It has less astringency than say a samuel smiths, its a little better balanced than an Angry boy brown.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 16:50:48 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-17-2013 23:54:57 | More by ryanpj
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

01-13-2013 13:36:58 | More by djcira
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-13-2013 00:14:05 | More by mmilyko
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

01-08-2013 17:20:52 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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samEBC

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-20-2012 19:07:08 | More by samEBC
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy, dark brown with some red and orange tinges at the edges; Largeish tan head has good retention.

S: medium and dark roasted malt; a bit of spicy hops and a hint of cinnamon.

M: medium-high carbonation; smooth

T: very flavorful and complex for style, but then this brown has been "rewired". Well worth seeking out!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 23:07:33 | More by chinchill
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Rewired from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
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