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C4 Double Coffee Brown Ale - 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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C4 Double Coffee Brown AleC4 Double Coffee Brown Ale

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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 ngeunit1:
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4.23/5  rDev +7.1%

A - Pours a cloudy brown with some red-orange mixed in and a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, roasted coffee, brown sugar, fruity yeast esters, nuttiness, some citrus hops, and a hint of booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts, fruity yeast esters, and some citrus hops. Through the middle, roasted coffee comes through with a touch of hop bitterness, some nuttiness, and some more fruity yeast character. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts, roasted coffee, coffee bitterness, some mild citrus hops, and some fruity esters.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a roasty, bitter, and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Good brown ale with the coffee adding some nice complexity and depth.

11-26-2012 07:10:30 | More by ngeunit1
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-31-2013 22:41:14 | More by sabitu
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-31-2013 21:33:28 | More by Lanstrum
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South Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

09-04-2012 11:44:00 | More by thagr81us
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North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

01-31-2013 22:54:56 | More by dvmin98
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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

09-02-2012 01:21:46 | More by CrazyDavros
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Quebec (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev +1%

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

09-20-2013 23:40:17 | More by Phyl21ca
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -10.1%

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.

08-21-2013 02:36:52 | More by Immortale25
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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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!

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C4 Double Coffee Brown Ale from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
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