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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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world-class

3,354 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,354
Reviews: 735
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 954
Gots: 1,975 | FT: 172
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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animortician

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep Brown with a little hint of red in there. Fairly good clarity. When poured a head didn't have much chance at survival.

S: Rich, Bourbon, Sweet, Malty, not much hops

T: This was my first real experience with a barley wine that isn't hoppy. I was hopping for something that had a backbone to back up the sweet, boosy, bourbon barrel aged flavor. Not the case with this one. Tasted a lot like a bourbon BA stout. Maybe this is just my vigrin taste buds to this style, but I thought it could have had a little more hop presence to round it out and still remain in the bounderies of English Barleywine.

M: Thick, Smooth, low carbonation

O: Great beer. Had a hard time finishing the whole bottle even with the help of a friend. I want to try it again and this time with an open mind and with a better idea of what to expect.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 16:12:08 | More by animortician
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