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Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone 13 - Anniversary AleFirestone 13 - Anniversary Ale

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385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 297
Gots: 131 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 385 | Reviews: 226
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4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely fallen off, which is too bad for my first time having it.

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lillitnn92
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3.46/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Vertical ten to eighteen. This one was past the prime.

Photo of KnowYourCraft
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of double2chin
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of ScottO
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of dwagner003
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LakerLeith
4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mctizzz
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Btip1969
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of sammyg832
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Sanderson
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of aaronabv
3.52/5  rDev -20%

Photo of funkyaudio
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of northstar23
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MLDucky
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Bottle opened on 8/16/14. I loved the flavor, no one flavor dominated. Slight bourbon nose, a little coffee, and sweetness (toasted caramel, toffee flavors).

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Bottle opened on 6.22.14

Bourbon, some coffee, grainy-malt. A bit subtle at this point.

Photo of bigaltemple
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of smakawhat
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter at a tasting. Thanks to Russwbeck for the bottle!

Mahogany brown bottle, slightly silky coming out with a chestnut hue, and a faint tan collar. Looks slightly dead and lifeless with not much going on, almost kind of sludgy.

Real interesting nose. Still quite a good amount of heat on this thing, with some good bouquet of berried fruits. Hints of cherry, purple grapes, and the a kirsch brandy action a bit particularly.

Palate is real impressive. Good toffee thickness with a candy bar crispness. Real good wood action with an almost cigar box character, splintered sandal wood, but it's also very boozy and hot. Palate feel kind of stays neutral and simple, with not a lot of complexity or depth, and just lets the flavors do the basic talking. A good hint of hot alcohol, but many of the flavors are just struggling to get past it.

As impressive as this is, it feels like it's ready to jump overboard any second. Still very nice, but it seems much of the oomph has left the bottle. Still delivers nicely.

Photo of chugalug06
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice soapy short caramel colored head with nice big bubbles. No lacing. Brew is deep robust coffee color.

Lots of toasted coconut, almonds, caramel, coffee, a bit gummy, solid bourbon vanilla. Solid.

Carbonation is a bit heavier than I'd like it to be a bit lighter. Lots of coffee, laced with vanilla. A slight heat burn. High cocoa powder. Solid, unique, spicy brew.

A sweet yet spicy mix of solid brews. Recommended , but I wouldn't give up an arm and a leg to get.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.