Rewired | 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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3.78/5
89 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
8 Wired Brewing Co.
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
8wired.co.nz

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

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

Added by lacqueredmouse on 04-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,660
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
89
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a dark mahogany brown with orange tints and a nice one finger khaki head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, nuts, hints of caramel and light grassy hops. Flavor is lightly toasted malt, nuts, coffee and light grassy hops, developing a distinct charred, almost smoked malt flavor into a dry finish with residual char and grassy hops. Medium bodied with almost overactive carbonation. A nice take on the hoppy brown ale style, with interesting char and smoke flavors usually found in bigger stouts. Unfortunately no dates on the bottle, but the hops taste a bit faded, and I suspect that this bottle didn't pass quickly from New Zealand through our staggeringly slow and inefficient distribution system. I liked this well enough but it left me wishing I could taste it fresh with original hop flavors.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaswilson2
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tlema1
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I get a lot of chocolate and other sweetness, overall a solid brown ale

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Photo of Thirstygoat
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Luweezy
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ruby brown with tan film. 3.75
Sour malt nose with some oxidation. 3.5
Tart red berry, some sourness, brownies, hints of whiskey barrel and clean roast. 3.5
Leafy end and clean linger.
Fizzy, almost medium, slight chew. 3.75

At its expiry date and lost a step for sure - especially hops, which the label calls out. At the same time, I’m not sure there was much depth and complexity here to start with - definitely the lean end of brown. Don’t think I missed much here. 3.5

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Photo of leitmotif
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerdrifter
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Murky dark brown pour with a huge three finger beige head with crazy retention and lacing. The nose is very malt forward with loads of brown bread and caramel along with hints of toffee, nuts, subtle coffee, and brown sugar. The taste follows suit with big bready, nutty malts up front along with hints of caramel, coffee, brown sugar, subtle chocolate, and toffee. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with great balance and a nice dry, subtly bitter finish. Overall, a very flavorful and highly drinkable Brown Ale.

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Photo of patrykfus
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Farinag16447
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Poupae
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of generallee
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

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Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of squirrel49
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of nztayls
4.12/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of tazzman
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Vanz
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Rewired from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 89 ratings
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