Winter Wookey - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DoubleJ:
4.28/5 rDev +5.2%
Why am I sampling the Winter Wookey when I haven't even tasted the standard version? And it isn't even winter? Chalk it up to curiosity. On to the beer:
Here's a dark brown beer topped with a half-inch of head and a few spots of lace sticking around the glass. It has a lively aroma, first noted with clean pine, then comes pineapple juice, and a touch of roasted malt. That's nice.
Winter Wookey reminds me some of Double Bastard Ale, an ale that is robust, fruity, and easy to drink despite a double figure alcohol content. This is fun to taste! Very fruity with a sharop tropical accent. There's passionfruit, pineapple, grape, and a light roast which work well together. The alcohol content is hidden well too, and it's full bodied and somewhat smooth.
That'll do Firestone. That'll do.
03-25-2014 03:49:12 | More by DoubleJ
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4.21/5 rDev +3.4%
Served chilled on tap at Freshcraft in Denver.
Winter Wookey is a stronger version of the Wookey Jack, which is fantastic.
Served in a snifter, it has a dark brown color and thick tan head.
Aroma is boozy and hoppy with great fruitiness.
Flavor is intense and bitter but really well done.
04-13-2014 18:55:43 | More by GilGarp
4.21/5 rDev +3.4%
Had 22oz bomber that I purchased at tasting room in Buellton. Poured into goblet.
Nice dark brown, approaching black. Poured with quarter to half inch head of small bubbles. Still has a thin layer of bubbles 20 minutes later.
The aroma is full of rye and grapefruit from the hops.
The taste is nicely balanced. I taste rye bread, without the molasses. The spiciness of the rye and the grapefruit and pine resin from the hops combine nicely. There is also a little roasted flavor and a note of chocolate. I don't know offhand what the IBUs are, but there is definitely enough bitterness.
The mouthfeel is smooth with a lot of body at the start but dry and almost astringent in the finish. The high carbonation keeps it quite refreshing.
I would gladly drink this again, but later, not two bottles in one night. I wish I knew where I could get it around Kansas City. It was a fine souvenir of my latest trip west.
10-04-2013 01:48:47 | More by ericj63
Winter Wookey from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.