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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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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

07-22-2012 07:22:11 | More by BlackDogs
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XCOR

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

08-15-2013 05:00:25 | More by XCOR
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Pardishcreel

California

2.88/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The appearance is and orange opaque beer that is cloudy with a decent head on it.

The smell here is weak you get a little wheat, but its very minimal.

The first thing that I thought of when i tasted this beer was that it was light and watery. The was a fruity flavor to it though, it was banana orangy. Then it dissipated to watery.

As for the drinkability of this beer this is something I could drink on hot days, all day, because its not bad and its not going to feel you up, and you most likely wont get sick of the flavor, or lack there of.

Firestone I always want to like all there beers cause there brewery is 30 minutes from my house. This one just wasn't what they can do. Advice is if this is you first firestone try the double barrel its a much better beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2010 04:34:08 | More by Pardishcreel
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kojevergas

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a four finger head of slight cream, good thickness, and good retention. Colour is a hazy yellow-gold.

Sm: Light and pleasant citrusy/floral notes. Very mild in strength, but incredibly inviting.

T: Light cream on the open is very welcome, and the body is light plain barley. The real joy is in the floral, honey, and light citrus notes atop the foundation. It's a simple beer, but a balanced and pleasant one.

Mf: Very light. Very smooth and wet, suiting the understated flavours.

Dr: It's very drinkable, and with how light it is I'm impressed it's 6%. I'd have it again on draught. I wish it were more complex, but for what it's trying to do it's successful. I look forward to trying more beers from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 01:20:44 | More by kojevergas
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LiquidAmber

Washington

2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Review from 9/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light orange amber. Mild wheat and malt aroma. Starts with a moderate wheat ale with fruit, strong citrus flavor Finish is sour, acidic and soapy. Starts out OK, but not a very pleasant finish. Medium bodied and a decent mouth feel, otherwise a rare FW miss for me. No solace here.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 22:58:21 | More by LiquidAmber
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Phelps

Arizona

2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed from the tap into a small tasting glass.

Cloudy sunflower yellow, hazy enough to obscure most everything behind — which makes sense, since this stuff is “craftily unfiltered.” A frothy, sticky, glorious one-inch head of egg shell diminishes slowly, leaving lines of sticky lace gripping the walls. Lots of beautiful spatter.

Wheat, hints of lemon peel and coriander in the nose are nice, but they’re all behind a soapy character that's hard to get away from.

The flavor has rid itself of soap, thankfully. Here we have oodles of wheat, a bit of pear, orange peel, coriander spice and a hint of banana. I’d rank this somewhere between a Belgian wit and an American pale wheat ale.

Light, massaging bubbles amidst a velvety medium body with nice, soft smoothness. It’s a little heavy for the style, but the finish is drying and clean.

I’m not finding solace in Solace. The flavors aren't bad, but there are better, more refreshing wheats out there.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2011 23:09:22 | More by Phelps
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felipe2toes

California

2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy pale orange, with a thin, quickly dissipating head.

S: Didn't really smell much of anything. Bready and yeasty if anything. Maybe some grass.

T: Yeasty and just a little citrus. Not much else. Was expecting a lot more from this.

M: Decent mouthfeel. Crisp and clean.

D: Lack of taste or complexity definitely makes this less drinkable, but it's light and refreshing if anything.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 04:18:03 | More by felipe2toes
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switzer

Oregon

3/5  rDev -18.3%

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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

06-09-2013 01:09:37 | More by dertyd
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.3%

09-04-2013 18:18:39 | More by sahd-1
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cfleming

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

06-22-2013 21:17:25 | More by cfleming
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raulazzer

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

03-19-2012 20:17:34 | More by raulazzer
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J_Dub

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.3%

06-29-2013 20:13:03 | More by J_Dub
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-08-2012 18:47:51 | More by ejhansen7
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California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

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California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

05-13-2013 00:24:53 | More by aanth
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alucard6679

Arizona

3/5  rDev -18.3%

05-12-2013 07:54:26 | More by alucard6679
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3/5  rDev -18.3%

04-30-2012 02:04:44 | More by Kopfschuss
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Pjmjr22

Arizona

3/5  rDev -18.3%

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California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

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RichBeer

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-16-2011 08:48:47 | More by RichBeer
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philbertk

Washington

3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

3 oz. Tast @ Portland, Oregon Spring Beer & Wine Fest April 3rd, 2010. 6.0% ABV. 15 IBU's. Foamy cloudy darkish lemon gold color. Wheat ester front. Odd citrus wheat fruit ester body. Clean banana Hefe slightly too sweet fruity end. (3.0 / 5.0)

Firestone Walker Brewing Company solace--Craftily Unfiltered Ale--Limited Release 2010--12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 15 IBU's. (3.75 / 5.0) Wheat Ale--Foamy mild lace white head. Clear bright orange gold color hazes creamy orange with rich sediment. Light floral wheat ester citrus clove hop hint front. Tangy dry sweet creamy malty wheat mild fruit delicate spice smooth refreshing body. Dry citrus end. Sampled. 8/19/2010. 6- Pack--$9.49.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 06:15:21 | More by philbertk
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Chou

Oregon

3/5  rDev -18.3%

06-17-2012 05:22:11 | More by Chou
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California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

10-04-2012 16:35:32 | More by djre4orm
Solace from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.