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Solace - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

477 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 33
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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ksherry112

California

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-29-2011 21:07:59 | More by ksherry112
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fishguyac

Virginia

5/5  rDev +36.2%

10-05-2012 00:00:48 | More by fishguyac
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Kwak78

California

5/5  rDev +36.2%

02-21-2013 07:13:53 | More by Kwak78
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lmmayne

California

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

03-24-2012 21:02:58 | More by lmmayne
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bobotron

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

07-11-2012 21:21:31 | More by bobotron
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KhourysBeerGuy

Nevada

4.58/5  rDev +24.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2010 03:26:15 | More by KhourysBeerGuy
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trocketsauced

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

04-27-2013 22:21:13 | More by trocketsauced
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

09-07-2012 19:25:15 | More by mendvicdog
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KoG

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

04-23-2014 01:25:02 | More by KoG
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Jtrigonis

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

05-04-2013 02:34:32 | More by Jtrigonis
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dcbike

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

11-19-2011 14:48:00 | More by dcbike
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Bubbalito

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

07-07-2012 00:11:04 | More by Bubbalito
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meersand

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

10-09-2013 04:07:35 | More by meersand
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yoitsarch

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

11-13-2012 03:33:56 | More by yoitsarch
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Boz12

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

04-21-2012 02:17:20 | More by Boz12
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RandyMartini

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 00:59:54 | More by RandyMartini
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BJasny

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

06-27-2013 02:54:01 | More by BJasny
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eulerthegrape

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

05-31-2013 19:46:53 | More by eulerthegrape
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riored4v

Colorado

4.48/5  rDev +22.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 03:46:37 | More by riored4v
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rowew

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +21.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 23:22:50 | More by rowew
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TheSixthRing

California

4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 22:02:39 | More by TheSixthRing
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ebin6

California

4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 06:43:44 | More by ebin6
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CharlesRiver

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 00:29:36 | More by CharlesRiver
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ifnkovhg

California

4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 06:54:10 | More by ifnkovhg
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a bowtie glass)
Bottled 4/18/13
A- This beer pours a glowing hazy to the pale orange body with a bubble white head that fades to a ring after a few sips. There is a gentle carbonation that works its way to the surface.

S- The unripe fruity hops blend with some green banana esters and a bread dough note in the finish.

T- The dry green hops have some jammy fruit hints with white bread notes that lead to a dry field corn flavor. The finish is a nice mellow unripe fruit hops flavor that lingers after each sip.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a full crisp fizz in the finish.

O- The great blend of flavors compliment each other with unripe fruit hops and green fruit esters in a very sessionable, drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 04:03:15 | More by rhoadsrage
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Solace from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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