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C4 Double Coffee Brown Ale - 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
8 Wired Brewing Co. visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
In my opinion, coffee rivals beer for the title of "greatest beverage in the world". I often say that I would rather give up beer than coffee. So it is only natural that we would attempt to make a beverage that incorporates both. If we were to succeed, surely this would then become the greatest beverage in the world? After years of research and trials in the garage, I have come up with what I think is the perfect marriage of coffee and beer: A hoppy double brown ale, that compliments both the roasty and fruity aspects of the coffee without putting up too much of a fight. The coffee was selected in collaboration with the Christchurch institution C4 Coffee and consists mainly of lightly roasted, delicate and floral, Ethiopian beans. Worlds are colliding and, in my humble opinion, greatness is achieved on the other side.

50 IBU

(Beer added by: tbeckett on 07-13-2012)
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Reviews by cvm4:
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4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours brown, like some weak brewed coffee. Eggshell head that doesn't leave a trace.

S - Lots of coffee and some light brown sugar. Very aromatic.

T - Toffee and caramel malts, develops into dominant coffee with a slight bitterness on the end.

M - One of the thickest brown ales I've had. Great carbonation & not over done.

O - For a brown ale, one of the best I've had so far.

cvm4, Dec 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

sabitu, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Lanstrum, Aug 31, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into an imperial pint. Poured a deep ruby red with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, bread, coffee, and nutty. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, coffee, and nutty. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I was really surprised at what I found in this one especially for this style. The coffee note going on in this one was quite excellent and seemed to fit right in on a style I would have normally never thought it would. For this alone, I was quite impressed. The flavor was very well balanced and inviting making it extremely easy to drink. If I hadn’t been meeting another BA later, I definitely would have had quite a few of these that evening. I suggest you get this on your palate if you get the chance.

thagr81us, Sep 04, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Never heard of 8 Wired before. Traded some Founders Harvest Ale for some Event Horizon and a bottle of this.

Poured from a bottle into an Allagash Tulip glass

Appearance is nice and brown. Big head on this baby. Had to wait a bit for it to go down to fill to the top.

Smell is all coffee. Is it 7 AM? Though it does smell like my wife just shoved a spoonful of sugar in it.

Taste is coffee and some nice sweetness. Bitter in the back.

Mouthfeel is a bit carbonated, but not too much

Overall I love this f'ing beer. I need to get more of it. Thanks to Rob at Common Market for this baby. I will be revisiting this soon.

dvmin98, Jan 31, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a fading head.
Nose shows hefty coffee, seemingly a mix of fresh and spent grounds though. Underneath that is roasted malt, dark chocolate and oats.
Flavours are dominated by coffee throughout, but again, it does seem a little old. Underneath is some sweet malt and soft alcohol before the roasty bitterness takes over.
Could benefit from a thicker body.

CrazyDavros, Sep 02, 2012
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3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a light clear brown color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of coffee is pretty intense with loads of floral notes without any astringency. Taste is also dominated by floral coffee notes with light caramelized notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very good offering with great balance and no astringency

Phyl21ca, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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mtbdonn, Jun 22, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a 1/8 inch tan head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a snowflake-like pattern of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves a thin ring behind.

S- Chocolate, caramel, a little bit of alcohol and even less coffee.

T- Standard brown ale flavor with notes of caramel, toasty malt, some milk chocolate...and no coffee. There's a noticeable hop bitterness in the aftertaste and the alcohol is decently concealed.

M- Once again, standard fullish body with medium-low carbonation.

O- Nothing exciting and the lack of coffee notes is surely a letdown. Maybe an old bottle? Can't tell since there's no freshness date.

Immortale25, Aug 21, 2013
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st9647v3, Apr 05, 2013
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pin, Nov 12, 2012
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Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Miorge Mihoublon. Nice mahogany pour with a two finger beige head with great retention and lacing. The nose is pretty huge and dominated by the coffee. Very roasty and nutty with hints of brown bread, caramel, and hops. The taste is bold and rich and also dominated by the coffee, but there's a surprising hop profile as well. I've tasted a ton of coffee beers, but the coffee in this one really is unique and stands out from the pack. I think it's because most have been stouts, and this Brown Ale really complements the coffee perfectly. Also getting hints of toffee, cocoa, nuts, brown bread, and just a touch of vanilla. The mouthfeel leans to the thick side and is slightly syrupy with a great dry, subtly bitter finish. Overall, this is definitely top 3 in both coffee beers and brown ales. Incredibly drinkable and really stands out. Hoping I can find it again!

beerdrifter, Apr 26, 2013
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C4 Double Coffee Brown Ale from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.