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Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Firestone 13 - Anniversary AleFirestone 13 - Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

361 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 219
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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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter. Thanks to Alen for a chance to try this.

3.5 A: Murky dark brown, nearly black color. One and a half fingers of tan creamy/frothy hybrid head. Retention is poor, even given the ABV and a few spots of lacing.

4.0 S: Initial impression is that this is a bourbon forward brew. Leather, vanilla, oak, and booziness from the bourbon and barrel. While my initial impression is correct, there are aromas underneath strong enough to be distinguishable. Plum and raisin fruitiness. Tobacco, brown sugar, molasses, and some toastiness.

3.5 T: Bourbon is too dominant in the taste. It has a boozy bourbon aftertaste which is one of the main reasons I don't drink straight bourbon very often. Leather, oak, vanilla, some what tannic-y. Plum, raisin, tobacco are all there again, but cannot be fully enjoyed due to the booze overload. Brown sugar, molasses, bitter roastiness, and some chocolate.

4.0 M: Heavier medium body, but drinkable as if the body was less dense. The only issue I have is that the carbonation is a bit low. Could also be a bit creamier.

3.0 D: I honestly believe the great scores for this beer are a result of XIII riding the coat tails of the previous releases (none of which I've had). This beer is overly boozy and a bit of a mess. I like bourbon brews in which the bourbon complements the beer instead of dominating it. This one is definitely the latter.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 00:18:04 | More by DavoleBomb
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Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.