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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,672 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,672
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 1,000
Gots: 2,081 | FT: 184
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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4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a glass. Excellent appearance for a barleywine, just crisp clean copper look. Smell is strong but pleasant. Initial chilled taste is quite pleasing, excellent taste for a barleywine at 12.5%. just got better and better with warmth (as it should). Beer is just incredible, straight $$$. One of the best beers I ever had, which is roughly 1000 beers deep. Best barley to date which is only 24-30 barleywines...best FW beer
A-

ajramirez1, May 08, 2012
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A - Pours a rich, red-tinged black with a small white head. Minor lacing and retention.

S - Nice scent bringing lot of barley wine and barrel elements with other notes of goodness. Dark fruits come through the most, along with caramel, chocolate, bourbon, oak, light tobacco and alcohol.

T - Tons of maple and vanilla, a bit nutty, very similar to smell, some sips had some alcohol in the back of the nose

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,672 ratings.