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Solace - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

495 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 34
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 04-01-2010)
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

ksherry112, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

fishguyac, Oct 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

Kwak78, Feb 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

lmmayne, Mar 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

bobotron, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of KhourysBeerGuy
4.58/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a cloudy, hazy gold with a moderate, quick-to-dissipate white head.

S - lemon and orange peel, banana.

T - quick flash of Runts candy, leading to classic bavarian hefe-bananas. lingering but light finish; slighty bready and herbal.

M - not overpowering at all. great carbonation and slipperiness. very well balanced to the taste.

D - very high. I could see myself having a few of these this summer, especially at 6%.

Overall, I really dig this beer. Very well balanced and drinkable. I swear, one day I will find something on here to write a scathing review about.

KhourysBeerGuy, Apr 13, 2010
Photo of trocketsauced
4.5/5  rDev +23%

trocketsauced, Apr 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

mendvicdog, Sep 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Jtrigonis, May 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

dcbike, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Bubbalito, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

meersand, Oct 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

yoitsarch, Nov 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Boz12, Apr 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

afsdan, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of RandyMartini
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: beautiful, cloudy gold color. Small white head.

S: a rich citrusy aroma with a hint of wheat and honey.

T: A balanced and light drinking wheat, with enough citrus contrast to keep your pallet interested.

M: a little bit of sunshine in your mouth.

O: the overall flavor is clean and crisp. A great beer for a hot summer afternoon. A very good wheat with some German roots.

RandyMartini, May 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

BJasny, Jun 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

eulerthegrape, May 31, 2013
Photo of riored4v
4.48/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. Hazy, golden yellow body. 1.5 finger, white head.

Aroma was very appealing. Nice notes of banana and a malty sweetness. Some light bubble gum. Mild clove. Some light citrus as well.

Taste had some big bubble gum and banana flavors. Very light, but at the same time, full of flavor. Mild sweetness. Light grainy flavor. Subtle notes of clove. Crisp with a very mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel was medium/light body with medium/high carb. Crisp finish.

Overall this was a delicious version of american wheat ale. Probably one of my more favorite ones. Flavors are well rounded and you could easily drink alot of these.

riored4v, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of rowew
4.47/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz short bottle, ABV is marked but I don't see a date.

Appearance: Orange yellow with a slight haze, average head that fades to a think layer that sticks around.

Smell: Yeast funk, a bit of banana, and just a hint of floral hops. Wheat aroma comes through more as it warms.

Taste: Nice combination of wheat, spicy yeast flavors, and just a little bit of citrus. There is some hop bitterness in there balancing things out.

Overall impression: Great wheat beer, could definitely enjoy several of these. I can't think of another wheat off hand that I'd rather have.

rowew, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a white 2 finger head, good retention, leaving behind a thick, semi-sticky lacing.

Smell - Lots of heavy yeast. Notes of banana and wheat.

Taste - A light bubblegum yeast and banana upfront, a touch of spice. Aftertaste rings with a hint of citrus, and a mellow pineapple zing. Complex and delicious!

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Silky smooth and a touch creamy. Carbonation is lively and leaves a nice tingle.

Overall - This beer is simply fantastic. I'm really impressed. Drinks closer to a hefeweizen, but I can definitely taste the saison influence, particularly in the finish. Only available in the summer months? Boo! We want year-round release!

TheSixthRing, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of ebin6
4.4/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tried pouring it into both a pint and hefewiesen glass. The bottle poured into the hefe glass was noticeably better

A - Pours a dark, golden yellow with a solid head which sticks around for almost the entire drink

S - Smells like more of a hefewiesen than a saison. Nutty, very wheaty/grainy, but with a refreshing fruitiness at the forefront

T - Slightly fruity upon hitting the lips. Finishes with an excellent hef taste. Grainy, nutty, delicious!

M - Great considering the style. Washes over the tongue with force and lingers nicely

D - Out of this world. Instantly a summer BBQ must have IMO

ebin6, Jun 13, 2010
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4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown stubby bottle, capped. Label states that this is a Limited Release. Pours our a pale-golden yellow with tons of tiny bubbles. Very small head that doesn't last at all.

Smell is wheat, lemon notes and also some clove and banana. Almost leaning towards the smell of a Belgian beer. Taste is sweeter than I expected but in a good way. Malty banana start this beer out and it ends with a nice spicy bitterness. Nice little yeast bite that adds some complexity.

I am drinking this in the mid to upper 40's and it really brings out some great flavors. Still clean and easy drinking but tons of layers of flavors. Very easy drinking beer that I would love to have one tap.

CharlesRiver, Oct 20, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a pleasant surprise. Cloudy, orange color. Not much head upon pouring, but it lasts. The label didn't give any indication, but I was expecting an APWA based on its "craftily unfiltered" tag.

I'm not nearly as learned as most, I'd bet, but this reminded me more of a saison ala Great Divide's Colette. Somewhere between juicy and semi-dry, this is beer has a smooth, semi-full mouthfeel, with spicy and fruity notes. I'm getting a flashback from my cider days in Edinburgh.There's also yeast, of course. Carbonation is assertive. Definitely worth a try!

ifnkovhg, Jul 19, 2011
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Solace from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.