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Rewired - 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

zestar, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Poupae, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of generallee
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500 ml bottle into a dimpled mug. The label lists the abv at 5.7% and has a nice description of the beer.

Appearance: The body is dark brown, nearly black in color and when held up to light it appears to have good clarity. The head is tall thick and long lasting. This makes for some good lacing.

Smell: It’s aroma is loaded with caramel and bready maltiness.

Taste / Palate: The tongue is hit with a light heavyweight punch of caramel, toffee and sweet bready notes. It has a touch of nutty character as well. Hop bitterness is very light and really only picked up late in the finish. The feel is smooth and slightly sticky on the lips.

generallee, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

afsdan, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ygtbsm94, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +5.5%

wrightst, May 05, 2014
Photo of squirrel49
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

squirrel49, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of nztayls
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.

nztayls, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of tazzman
4/5  rDev +5.5%

tazzman, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Vanz
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Vanz, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of cestlavie
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

cestlavie, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

KStark, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of IanSpindler
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

IanSpindler, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

BrazilianAussie, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

jaydoc, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Timadae
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Timadae, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

RochefortChris, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Gregg_Kawakami
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Gregg_Kawakami, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

rudzud, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of TheBadger0289
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

TheBadger0289, May 15, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

biboergosum, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

cadaugherty, May 08, 2013
Photo of ALBuff
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

ALBuff, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +5.5%

bigred89, Feb 18, 2013
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Rewired from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.