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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,027
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 165
Gots: 415 | FT: 67
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  13.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
30% Bravo Barrel-Aged Imperial Brown Ale
25% Stickee Monkey Barrel-Aged English Barley Wine
15% Velvet Merkin Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout
15% Parabola Barrel-Aged Imperial Russian Oatmeal Stout
8% Double Double Barrel Ale
4% Helldorado Barrel-Aged Blonde Barley Wine
3% Wookey Jack Black Rye India Pale Ale

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 10-30-2013)
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California

1/5  rDev -77.6%

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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -55.3%

05-06-2014 23:38:16 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -32.9%

03-16-2014 23:30:52 | More by BGsWo22
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -32.9%

01-06-2014 02:32:20 | More by Kaveman
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jrallen34

Illinois

3/5  rDev -32.9%

12-29-2013 18:56:30 | More by jrallen34
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -27.3%

03-24-2014 01:31:37 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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mquartuccio87

New York

3.25/5  rDev -27.3%

03-02-2014 22:35:44 | More by mquartuccio87
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Jerryt0000

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -27.3%

06-07-2014 09:14:38 | More by Jerryt0000
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beerexpertusahopps

Maryland

3.35/5  rDev -25.1%

Very lovely caramel color with a bite of bitter wood flavoring finish and good alcohol kick that delights one on a cold wintery day. I was quite impressed with the smooth silky feel but noticed very little lace going down which seemed unusual. Very good overall.

01-24-2014 20:47:29 | More by beerexpertusahopps
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -23.9%

Thanks thanks to the only non-digital chainsaw I know, analogchainsaw, for this bottle of my annual genuflection at the altar of Firestone Walker. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Pour is a dark night with a bit of moonlight bouncing around, reddish blackish brownish brackish. Nose isn't especially strong, surprisingly, with vanilla & barrel coming out of the glass, but not much else.

Firestone Walker XVII is like a knee to the nads of expectations. Caramel toffee erupts from the brew, followed by a lighter strain of vanilla, sweet malts, barrel. All very very restrained & polite & I wish they were a bit more obnoxious.

I don't have much to say about this beer except that it's a huge letdown. The anniversary series has been one of the most intriguing, consistent bunch of beers out there, & this is the first beer since X that didn't make my toes curl. Pretty good, but I wish it were XVI. Or XI. Or XIV. Or XIII. Or XII. Or XI. Or X. Dammit.

11-24-2013 05:46:58 | More by maximum12
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

01-02-2014 04:17:42 | More by DarthKostrizer
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andrewsando

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

04-24-2014 04:32:38 | More by andrewsando
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

01-22-2014 04:07:05 | More by chippo33
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michaeljstraub

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

04-21-2014 23:50:30 | More by michaeljstraub
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

01-27-2014 03:05:15 | More by duceswild
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

12-26-2013 17:28:23 | More by Sean9689
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

05-26-2014 17:55:01 | More by yourefragile
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Domvan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

05-17-2014 20:11:30 | More by Domvan
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

11-30-2013 13:02:37 | More by madtowndmb1
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magictacosinus

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

06-30-2014 04:56:28 | More by magictacosinus
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julielynndubee

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

07-11-2014 15:26:14 | More by julielynndubee
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -19.9%

Another year another barrel-aged treat from Firestone, 22oz bottle $22. I've been drinking these every year since the 10 was first released and I've only been disappointed by the sixteen. These are usually a surefire bet and worth the price tag, I never complain. This one has a lot of Bravo which made me hopeful because I really liked the 11 which was heavy on Bravo. Aroma is boozy, slight wood, sugar, barleywine? Flavor is pretty boozy, some tinges of wood and barrel, a bit of sugar, very easy to drink but a bit thin to be honest. Overall, better than sixteen but one of my least favorite of the series.

12-08-2013 05:09:30 | More by ArrogantB
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.74/5  rDev -16.3%

Pours a clear honey brown with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with vanilla, coconut, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with great aromas and tasty flavors but this is not one of the better beers in this series in my opinion.

01-24-2014 05:49:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Ben7773

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

01-28-2014 02:18:44 | More by Ben7773
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

05-27-2014 04:37:08 | More by oline73
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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,027 ratings.