Agrestic # 16 - American Oak Aged - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Agrestic # 16 - American Oak Aged
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BA SCORE
88
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 5.12%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
In the now famous SNL skit, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, Producer, “The Bruce Dickinson”, demands more cow bell from his band, Blue Oyster Cult. Here at the Barrelworks, we asked for more American Oak. Agrestic 16 is 100% single barrel American Oak-aged Agrestic. As in our other Agrestic Ale, a blend of American and French Oak, this is a rustic red ale, that is fermented in the Firestone Union, then aged and inoculated with B. Lambicus and lactobacillus in an American Oak barrel for 14 months. It is here where it develops its earthy funk, quenching acidity and complex flavor. Only the best barrels are singled out to be served “as is”. Barrel #16 lends more traditional American oak character—soft vanilla and coconut—than our blend. The Acidity is softer, and the finish dryer. The experience, nonpareil.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-10-2014)
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On tap for the Feral One release party at Firestone Walker Barrelworks in Buellton, CA.

Described as a single barrel wild ale aged only in American oak barrels.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, funk, acidic, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a sour presence that is more intense in the aroma.

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A solid sour citrus nose on the amber colored brew. There was no head, but good lacing. The sour flavor reminded me of a cider on steroids thanks to the deep smell up into the sinuses. For a wild ale, I figured this one had great depth of flavor.

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Agrestic # 16 - American Oak Aged from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.