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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,122
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 178
Gots: 420 | FT: 66
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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3/5  rDev -32.9%

BGsWo22, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -32.9%

Kaveman, Jan 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -32.9%

jrallen34, Dec 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -27.3%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -27.3%

mquartuccio87, Mar 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -27.3%

Jerryt0000, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of beerexpertusahopps
3.35/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

beerexpertusahopps, Jan 24, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

maximum12, Nov 24, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -22.1%

bjmartin14, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

DarthKostrizer, Jan 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

andrewsando, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

chippo33, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

michaeljstraub, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

duceswild, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

Sean9689, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

yourefragile, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

Domvan, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

madtowndmb1, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

magictacosinus, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

julielynndubee, Jul 11, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -21.3%

Two40addict, Today at 12:23 AM
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3.58/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

ArrogantB, Dec 08, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -19.5%

hylinski, Sep 22, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 24, 2014
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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,122 ratings.