Bed of Nails
Hi-Wire Brewing

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Style:
English Brown Ale
Ranked #72
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
84
Ranked #34,016
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 11.29%
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
263
From:
Hi-Wire Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  86
SCORE
84
Good
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Reviews by chinchill:
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3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a lager glass.

Pours with a dark mahogany body. The vigorous pour raised a large (bout 3 cm) light tan had that has very good retention and that leaves plenty of sticky lacing on the glass. High clarity for an "unfiltered" (label) brew.

Medium roasted grains with some hop aromas; enough hop aroma to seem more like an American than English brown ale.

The flavor is more malt forward, with hops contributing to a near equal bitter/sweet balance and adding some light herbal and spicy flavors.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ValarMorgulis88
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hi Wire has done there brown ale right! Up there in my brown ale book! Poured at Nic and Norms on draft in 16oz glass
A: darkish brown with a light head
S: Nut, Somewhat sweet smell
T: Hazelnut, nutella, semi-sweet, carbonation is there but not to strong
M: feels good
O: Good Brown Ale, if ya like em', try this one

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Photo of barflybastard
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigTrubble
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greencovesteve
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of FriedSlug
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown beer that does allow a wee bit of light to penetrate its murky depths. There is a very light tan head that dissipates quickly but leaves a few specks behind on the glass. The aroma is sweet, nutty, and has a hint of cocoa to me. The taste is sweet and has notes of hazelnuts and cocoa with a tanginess that fades into bitterness. The body is a bit thinner than medium but is good for the style. This is a nice brown.

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Photo of TheBeard89
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lob
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of seanhug
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bhawk1
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RWLawman
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of robebo44
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of JJOVa
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Mojo
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> New Belgium globe

A - mahogany brown with an unrelenting head of foam that caught me by surprise spilling liberally over the edge of the glass. Not surprisingly, retention and lacing are good.

S - molasses and some coffee

T - molasses, caramel, toffee, cola, chocolate, and coffee. Mild flavor profile.

M - a bit thin with average carbonation.

O - This is a brown ale. Easy to drink. Hard to love, impossible to hate. That about sums it up.

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Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of hollywood_15063
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of pintofparadise
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Morockm
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bed of Nails from Hi-Wire Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 263 ratings