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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,277
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.61%
Wants: 187
Gots: 463 | 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:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 10-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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