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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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§ucaba
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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,365 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,365
Reviews: 735
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 957
Gots: 1,984 | FT: 173
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
2011 Reserve Series Bottle Notes:
O.G. 27 Plato
F.G. 4.7 Plato
I.B.U. 42 units
Yeast: British Ale (House)
Cases: 1500 produced
Color: 36SRM (Dark Ruby)

2014 Bottle Notes
O.G. 27 Plato
F.G. 4.7 Plato
I.B.U. 42 units
Yeast: British Ale (House)
Cases: 3500 produced
Color: 36SRM (Dark Ruby)

(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 02-21-2008)
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.98/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz boxed bottle poured into a snifter.
12.5% ABV, 27°P O.G., 42 IBUs, 3000 Cases, 4.7°P F.G., 36 SRM, 2012, No. 002, Bottled on: [Missing].

Major thanks to Thorpe429 for this beer!

A - Strong alcohol keeps the light khaki head from sticking around long but it leaves light clingy lace on the glass. Deep chestnut mahogany brown in color, §ucaba pours very clear.

S - Deep, rich maltiness floods the aroma with sweet caramel cube, milk chocolate, and toasted bread. Very mellow, smooth, but warm alcohol blends with complex undertones of dark fruit esters; raisin and fig. Earthy hops provide a nice balance through the finish.

T - Malt heavy, the sweet caramel blends perfectly with the chocolate flavor for a mouth-watering treat! Fruit esters remain in play as the soothing alcohol finishes out.

M - Soft as velvet, this smooth-drinking barleywine has an exceptional feel that is malt-heavy but still balanced and finishes with a warming, mellow alcohol presence that seems faint for how strong it really is.

O - Deep, complex, and balanced superbly, this barleywine showcases the wonderful malt and warm alcohol attributes without ever pushing the limits. §ucaba is world-class.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 22:23:59 | More by BeerFMAndy
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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,365 ratings.