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Solace - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

506 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 38
Gots: 25 | 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:
Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 04-01-2010

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Photo of ifnkovhg
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
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!

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

Photo of pmccallum86
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to snosage22 for sending me this beer.

Pours a very cloudy and hazy pale orange color with a thick bubbly two finger head.

Smell is very citrusy and earthy. Lots of great pear and orange notes.

Taste is pretty dang good. Crisp fruit up front, pear, banana, lemon and orange. Light hops as well, maybe saaz. Very nice and refreshing flavor, this may be my favorite style for the summer and this beer is a great example.

Mouthfeel is full with medium carbonation.

Very drinkable beer, I am quite impressed with it.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A – Inviting hazy golden-yellow color with a 3 finger off-white head which leaves good lacing.

S - Delightful aroma of butterscotch, clove, and fruit

T – Esters of banana, nectarine, lemongrass, and clove. Malt comes in just enough to bring balance without ever becoming prevalent. Lingering aftertaste is subtle hops. So well balanced that one flavor never really dominates.

M – Well carbonated (one could say perfectly so), medium bodied, finishes clean and crisp.

O – Wow, is this good. A complex, flavorful, brew that Blue Moon only wishes it could be. This is my new favorite for the style. Kudos to Firestone Walker.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Solace from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.