Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by arizcards:
4.78/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Picked up a boxed bomber from BevMo on 11-22-13 for $23.99.
Beer poured dark brown with a nice off white head on the initial pour.
Nose is wonderful, oak, vanilla, light bourbon, some chocolate, hints of citrus.
Taste...perfect again this year. What is striking is that you do not get the in your face bourbon alcohol blast. What you get is a glassful of soft blended flavors that artfully come together. Cocoa, vanilla, light bourbon, cinnamon, and mocha are all there. It is sweet but in a complementary way as there is enough hopping in the blended brews.
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and pretty smooth.
Overall i have to say the craftsmen at Firestone Walker have topped themselves again. If you are looking for a bourbon bomb you are not going to get it. What you are getting is a gently barreled masterfully crafted beer that is blended to perfection.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2013 23:54:51 | More by arizcards
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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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