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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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BA SCORE
97
world-class

369 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 369
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 289
Gots: 126 | FT: 3
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2009)
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northstar23

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-20-2014 02:11:27 | More by northstar23
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MLDucky

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

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).

08-18-2014 13:03:18 | More by MLDucky
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Bottle opened on 6.22.14

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

08-15-2014 05:17:16 | More by HuskyinPDX
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bigaltemple

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-11-2014 03:07:51 | More by bigaltemple
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

08-10-2014 23:36:25 | More by smakawhat
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

08-09-2014 23:20:47 | More by chugalug06
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bnelson997

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-09-2014 06:23:11 | More by bnelson997
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Berls_McSquirrels

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-06-2014 22:31:56 | More by Berls_McSquirrels
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jackmax

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-11-2014 02:47:00 | More by jackmax
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EZEKIEL_F

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-10-2014 01:57:00 | More by EZEKIEL_F
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BigV

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-03-2014 16:51:23 | More by BigV
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-02-2014 18:30:28 | More by GClarkage
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Bwagner1122

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

06-27-2014 22:30:07 | More by Bwagner1122
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CRV334

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

06-15-2014 20:39:03 | More by CRV334
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-15-2014 03:26:17 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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MarshallBirdhouse

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-30-2014 04:06:58 | More by MarshallBirdhouse
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

05-29-2014 18:52:22 | More by mendvicdog
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -15%

05-27-2014 04:38:41 | More by oline73
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

05-26-2014 23:20:37 | More by duceswild
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-26-2014 17:55:36 | More by yourefragile
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

05-26-2014 03:04:04 | More by GRG1313
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-04-2014 19:31:25 | More by akang
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ceberly

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-23-2014 23:20:58 | More by ceberly
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-10-2014 19:36:58 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-23-2014 13:45:56 | More by JKV96
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Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.