Solace - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.01/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
An excellent unfiltered heff. Very smooth, but has a tangy zest to it. No much wheat or chew, but an excellent overall heff. Thing of Blue Moon but more character and flavor. Mouthfeel was ok, I found myself trying to get rid of some of the bubbles, bit I can deal deal with that. Overal I thought it was outstanding and would buy this over blue moon or pyramid.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2013 05:38:19 | More by Jdbateman83
3.28/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 06/27/2013. My first beer from Firestone Walker in quite some time, and this might possibly be my first review of one of their beers.
Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass. #properglassware.
A - Pours just under a finger of off-white suds that disappears quickly. Body is a dark golden yellow with a murky tint to it. Some bubbles floating topside.
S - The smell isn't really doing it for me. Light wheat, grass, some lemon, some grains, but there is too much bubblegum malt & cloves for my liking.
T - Taste follows the nose with pervasive bubblegum malts and clove overpowering the light grains, wheat, & lemongrass. Some orange, some grainy wet cardboard. There's a hint of funky yeast on the finish, which is nice, but I was still hoping for an earthier, grassier beer, considering this classifies itself as an "unfiltered wheat beer".
M - Feel is crisp, with a bitter & dry finish. Some clove spice lingering.
Overall, it is a highly drinkable beer, but I am just not enjoying the flavor profile. Tastes too "Belgian" to be an American pale wheat ale. It was nice to try, but I'll stick to Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer.
Firestone Walker Solace ---3/5.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2013 03:40:18 | More by mfnmbvp
Solace from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.