1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
§ucaba§ucaba

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,116 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,116
Reviews: 794
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 1,142
Gots: 2,355 | FT: 229
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 02-21-2008

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)

Matured for 1 year in a blend of Heaven Hill, 4 Roses, and Old Fitzgerald barrels.
View: Beers (76) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of §ucaba Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,116 | Reviews: 794 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jschott75
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of lorenwhite7
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JulioH
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very hard to pinpoint.

Pours a caramel color beer, dark. I don't remember any carbonation, maybe a light foam around the edges of the glass. I smelled some oak, some brandy, but all very faint, and the beer doesn't really lead you anywhere. Taste reveals a sweet barleywine, very light, not heady, not strong, but very tasty. Not many notes picked up. Body is medium, not a light bodied beer.

Photo of Danny1217
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of caseyoharaa
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of layinbrix
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of stephens101
4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2014 Bottling.

Sixty degrees out and rainy and it's Barleywine time in the middle of an Oklahoma July.

The tan head is thin and fleeting. Color is dark brown, near black.

Fresh baked brown bread wafts to the nose, followed by cherry, burnt sugar, subtle caramel and some rye way off yonder.

Tastes of sweet bread, more cherries, allspice and caramel. Has a bitterness that is hard to discern, but it's there. Leaves a nice coating of syrup on the lips.

You could call this delicate if it weren't for the bold, lingering, fusel alcohol. You could also call-it dessert-like, and on that count you would be completely correct.

I recommend opening this one for an occasion. It is that good.

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.65/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of leitmotif
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of halo3one
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of hambone
4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Deetz
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of ivyman
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Cam1991
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of bcoyle
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of HanniGunz
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Idrankitall
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of smross22
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of joe_hurd
2.5/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of jrdaniel859
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Woody1180
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Underdog133
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of MSG0125
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of rchristensen
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,116 ratings.