Feral One - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by charlzm:
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Consumed March 9th, 2014 from a corked bottle.
Poured into a tulip glass, the beer is a clear golden, several shades darker than a typical pilsener. A one-finger white head forms than settles into a thick skin providing little sheeting or lacing but persisting for quite a while.
Aroma is slightly musty, with a dash of sharp citrus. Some wood notes as well. Strong but not overpowering.
Flavor is assertive and sharp; mildly tart note comes on immediately, followed by mellow citric acid (I'm thinking lime, but hard for me to pin down). A touch of wood near the end. Low bitterness. Slightly sweet and a little dry. Not as nuanced or sophisticated as some wild ales, but there's nothing wrong with this flavor at all.
Mouthfeel is almost spritzy with a moderately high level of carbonation. Slightly dry (think Duvel) and medium-bodied. A note on the body - thinner or thicker would have been wrong. This is just right.
This beer does what it does correctly: funkier nose than flavor, tart without going overboard, proper body and a slightly dry mouthful to help finish each sip cleanly and definitively. Well done, though not earthshaking.
I tasted the base beers that were used in this blend separately at Barrelworks and I don't think I'm alone in saying that FW would do well to just release Sour Opal on its own. I preferred that to this.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 19:18:41 | More by charlzm
More User Reviews:
4.39/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle opened on 5.5.14
Batch No: 001
A - Pours a fizzy pink-orange with an active white head that is gone quickly.
S - Tart raspberry and cherry, oak, funky and nice.
T - Nice complex tartness, fruity, but hard to place. Nice oak and Brett. Fantastic.
D - Good carbonation with a lighter body. Dry finish.
O - Very complex and fruity. Nice layers and texture.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 06:36:44 | More by HuskyinPDX
Feral One from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.