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Rewired - 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 02:12:54 | More by ngeunit1
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nztayls

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
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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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Steve, 500ml into a tulip.

Dark brown in colour, almost a bit muddy. Tan head leaves behind some fat, chunky lacing and good retention. Nose has bright hop notes, roast and chocolate. Some tropical fruit notes come through, a touch of grassiness as well. Taste has cocoa and some typical brown ale malting, a bit of roast again. Caramel and some juicy hop notes again, that are somewhat floral and mouthwatering admittedly; this New Zealand style hop profile is quite interesting. A bit drying and malty, and quite a full fee. A unique, hoppy brown ale - another solid beer from these guys.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 14:52:03 | More by liamt07
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best browns I have tried, exceeding expectations. Bottle from Premiere. De Konnick glass that poured dark brown with off-white retained one-eighth head, and tons of spider lace. Malty aroma. Way bove average mouthfeel that delivers great bitterness with solid roasted malt backbone. Residual lemony aftertaste. Appropriate carbonation. masterful and tremendous drinkability. Don't miss it.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 02:36:02 | More by Sammy
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Vanz

Australia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-21-2014 10:33:09 | More by Vanz
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Samp01

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Pours a deep mahogany brown with a large tan head. Good lacing and head retention throughout. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, dates, walnuts fill the senses. Taste is of dark toasted caramel malt, brown sugar, dark dried fruit, dates, with some nice walnut flavor and earthy hops. Palate is a well balanced combination of sweetness and bitterness with a slightly sticky medium body. Finishes with some sweet roasted caramel malt, a bit of brown sugar, dried fruits with some good earthy hops for balance, ending has a lingering roasty nutty walnut flavor. Overall an excellent flavorful, and tasty well balance brew. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 18:06:01 | More by Samp01
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-01-2014 14:10:32 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

russet brown with loads of hints of reddish tones around the sides and bottom of the glass. Very dark and opaque, essentially no light was shining through on this baby, except for the slightest little bit on the bottom of the glass. A very nice large tannish head of foam rose up over the top and crowned it beautifully

aromas of caramel and sugar were easily the most evident thins found in here. It really was much sweeter than I thought it would be, and this was a good thing. I was picking up some light notes of chocolate and a touch of nuttiness as well. There were definitely some hops way down deep in the profile a rich caramel sweetness. Very nice and big and very evident from the very first sip. Really a malt bomb here for sure. Some notes of the roasted nuts then following it along and really pulling it together quite well. Very light hints of chocolate now coming through, very light though and just enough to add some sweetness, a touch of sweet coffee now on the horizon as well and really giving it even more depth than it had before. The finish was very strong, a nice little hop bite to dry it out and get the flavor to linger, and the sweet caramel notes were really becoming prevalent here.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 00:46:52 | More by mikesgroove
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-18-2013 11:01:49 | More by bigred89
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brown color and a slightly hazy consistency. There was an inch of creamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A somewhat underplayed aroma of malt, hops, and a mild nutty quality.

T: Tasted of malt, the classic brown ale nuttiness, and hops. Surprisingly, this beer had much more of a hoppy character than most browns. A solid flavor for a brown.

M: A nice amount of carbonation with a very dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: For a brown ale, this one is pretty drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 12:10:16 | More by avalon07
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-05-2014 03:16:22 | More by wrightst
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tazzman

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into ST. Bernardus Chalice

A- Pours a glowing auburn chestnut with an off-white head and creates spotted lacing. Tiny bubbles trail from the meniscus at every sip.

S- The scent is a bit illusive here. Very little toffee or malt emerges as it should. Instead bread, grass, and grain seep through. No detection of alcohol.

T- Begins smooth and creamy, then a backbone of bread and grain with fading notes of malt and toffee at the finish. For my palate there is not enough richness in molasses, toffee grain and malt. Nevertheless, solid quality.

M- Mouth-feel is fizzy and smooth, looses carbonation rather quickly but gains some depth over time. I would try this beer again at a different temperature and let it develop a longer duration next time around.

O- I would categorize this beer as a light brown ale. I am looking for some deeper notes and more complex aromas. I would give this brown ale another go- Cheers

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 08:04:58 | More by LeoEnergy
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with ruby tints and a lasting creamy head with loads of lacing.
Nose shows soft nutty malt alongside lots of caramel and chocolate. Also present is a big piney, earthy hop hit.
Flavours are more roasty, lots of cocoa and nutty notes. Again, there's a fair amount of piney hops. Finishes with a strong hoppy bitterness, a bit too strong in my opinion.
Nice moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 02:41:11 | More by CrazyDavros
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a BB of March 2012, so it's well out of date. Acquired a while back from Slurp, an online retailer - I curse the day I bought beer from them. Here's hoping this hasn't aged too badly.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deep reddish-brown hue with faint haze and decent carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam that hangs around for a few minutes before slowly reducing to a surface layer. Aroma of nutty roasted malt with notes of chocolate, mild coffee, vanilla, caramel, dried fruit, spruce and stewed hops. A distinctly metallic hint lurks around at the beginning, although this dissipates after a while.

Tastes of dark roasted malt with a hoppy character and a bitter finish. Notes of chocolate, caramel, dried fruit, nuts, subtle coffee/burnt grain, pine, spruce, yeast and stewed hops. Slightly sweet, with a whisper of citrus in the background. A dry, spicy quality on the tongue followed by a strident bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with good body. Mildly astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter roasted malt and hops.

Tasty stuff; unusually complex for a brown ale but goes down nicely. The age of the bottle doesn't seem to have affected the flavour. It doesn't quite fit the style as I know it, but then I can't think of another style that would be more appropriate. It reminds me of Brewdog's Zeitgeist. Lots going on: roasted malt, caramel, chocolate notes, aromatic hops and plenty of bitterness. I expected something sweeter and less involved, but this is great. The only flaw is a rather intense metallic hint in the aroma, but this subsides. A solid brew; worth picking up if you happen across it.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 22:42:37 | More by jazzyjeff13
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
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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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

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.

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 won't happen all to often. A great brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 16:25:46 | More by flyingpig
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cestlavie

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-18-2012 01:26:14 | More by jamesdsmac
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-28-2012 23:09:29 | More by edwardprung
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-27-2013 02:59:34 | More by RochefortChris
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squirrel49

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-27-2014 03:49:53 | More by squirrel49
Rewired from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.