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Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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world-class

374 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 291
Gots: 126 | FT: 4
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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5/5  rDev +13.4%

sammyg832, Oct 12, 2014
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WILD-THING, Sep 22, 2014
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aaronabv, Sep 12, 2014
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funkyaudio, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

northstar23, Aug 20, 2014
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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).

MLDucky, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Bottle opened on 6.22.14

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

HuskyinPDX, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

bigaltemple, Aug 11, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

smakawhat, Aug 11, 2014
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4.33/5  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.

chugalug06, Aug 10, 2014
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Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.