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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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csmiley

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours nearly black in color. Slivers of dark brown show at the very edge. It ends up with a slight tan head that shows average retention. Given the 12% mark, this is pretty good. Very light lacing stays in the glass. Appearance is good, not great.

S - Starts with strong aromas of vanilla and cocoa. Actually, I really like the was this one is starting out. Something about it stands out for me. Alcohol soaked cherries come in soon thereafter and stick around til about midway. Thick sweet bread is present midway to end. Touches of milk chocolate finish it all up. Very well done.

T - Tons of chocolate and cocoa up front. Also, there is a light sweeter flavor that is mixing with the chocolate. Could be a combination of caramel and honey. The 12% really doesn't lond back in the flavor. It's almost too much. Almost. Coffee and toffee hong out right around the middle. They mix with some dark fruit (mostly cherry) very nicely. Again, with the thick sweet bread. I like it though. Vanilla starts to shine as this one warms.

M - Fuller bodied with light carbonation. Finish starts out sweet and ends with a warm feel.

D - Drinkability is pretty remarkable for a beer this big. It's very well put together with a layering of flavors that just keeps going and going. Really, at every turn there is something that grabs your attention and keeps it very intriguing. Based on my experience with other Firestone Anniversary releases, this one easily lives up to expectation. Kudos to FW for another stellar brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 23:48:25 | More by csmiley
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Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.