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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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361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 290
Gots: 127 | 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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Schmaltzy

California

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into Chimay glassware.

A- Dark brown borderline black with red around the outside, a nice finger of tan head that dissapates quickly to a ring of thin foam and slight lacing

S- Awesome smell to this beer, best I have ever had. Starts out a nice vanilla coffee and chocolate that moves to some nice bourbon/brandy flavors with chocolate covered cherries, nice oak flavors, caramel, candied fruits, toffee, nougat, almonds/roasted nuts, slight alcohol smell, the scents just keep coming as it warms up.

T- Very similar to the scent, lots of nice vanilla coffee and chocolate as it warms you get a lot of candied fruits especially cherries, toffee, nougat, almonds, bourbon/brandy/rum flavors, great oak flavors followed by loads of vanilla.

M- Very smooth and slightly thick with low carbonation. Alcohol is blended very nicely with the flavors in this one which makes the mouthfeel very smooth.

D- Great beer, probably the best that I have had to date. I am very happy that I have 4 more bottles of this beast to enjoy. Do yourself a favor and try and get some of these for yourself.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 16:21:22 | More by Schmaltzy
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Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.