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Solace - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

485 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 33
Gots: 24 | 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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keenberg87

California

3.09/5  rDev -15.8%

Poured from a bottle into a mug. Produces a very thin head which dissipates quickly. Golden with a hint of orange hue. For an unfiltered beer, there is curiously no hint of sediment. Medium to high amount of bubbly carbonation seen around the edges and in towards the middle. Smell is of wheat malts, astringent. taste is of wheat, orange, honey. Feels heavier than expected not he palette and salty. Overall a decent but forgettable brew.

01-22-2014 05:24:33 | More by keenberg87
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-14-2014 01:18:02 | More by mattmarka1
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

4/5  rDev +9%

01-09-2014 08:50:17 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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merman69

Arizona

1.96/5  rDev -46.6%

I'm trying not to be too harsh, but I really could not drink this beer. It poured well, had a nice hazy unfiltered look with a descent head (what you should expect from an unfiltered wheat beer), but immediately I could tell that I wasn't going to like it. The aroma was overwhelmingly of banana esters and sweet off 'bubble-gum' like flavors. I took a sip and it was just more of the same. After two sips I decided that I couldn't drink it. It's probably just my personal preference, since I HATE bananas. If it was a flavor that I enjoyed this probably could have been a good beer. Odd that it has such a distinct and odd flavor profile. Oh well....

12-21-2013 01:47:48 | More by merman69
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humulusphile

California

4/5  rDev +9%

12-17-2013 08:06:23 | More by humulusphile
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onepersonriot

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-12-2013 02:32:17 | More by onepersonriot
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ambruns1979

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-08-2013 07:38:19 | More by ambruns1979
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spartanlaker

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-06-2013 06:10:53 | More by spartanlaker
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jaqo4

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

12-01-2013 19:05:06 | More by jaqo4
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-29-2013 19:12:08 | More by ummswimmin
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AKuehn47

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-29-2013 18:00:12 | More by AKuehn47
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MoorBeerPlz

California

3.13/5  rDev -14.7%

Served from the bottle into a tulip glass....

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a half a finger head that dissipated quickly to very little lacing around the glass. A little on the fizzy side.

On the nose, not too much going on.... wet grains, wheat, maybe grass and a yeasty note. After swirling, a little more yeast, banana esters and bubblegum comes through.

Tastes of bread, wheat, a slight sour/tartness and maybe a little funk or off-taste (can't decide). A citrus note here along with just a hint of spice.

Mouthfeel is medium-light, not too dry with a bitter yeasty aftertaste, medium carbonation.

Decent wheat beer and certainly not something anyone should run from or flatly refuse if offered. Sessionable and a good summer beer wherever you are. For me, this one is in the middle of the pack compared to other wheat beers I've tried.

Cheers!

11-26-2013 03:37:36 | More by MoorBeerPlz
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topdown

California

4/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2013 23:38:33 | More by topdown
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kerry4porters

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

11-21-2013 03:32:31 | More by kerry4porters
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TheRealPour

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-01-2013 02:59:34 | More by TheRealPour
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MattyIce21

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-26-2013 14:10:12 | More by MattyIce21
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Mphis

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9%

10-23-2013 05:20:56 | More by Mphis
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-21-2013 17:31:05 | More by cbnz
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DbbC

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-19-2013 17:40:18 | More by DbbC
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Jdbateman83

California

4.01/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

10-16-2013 05:38:19 | More by Jdbateman83
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NickBeery

California

4/5  rDev +9%

10-15-2013 05:53:33 | More by NickBeery
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sevenshubby

California

4/5  rDev +9%

10-13-2013 21:06:36 | More by sevenshubby
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-11-2013 23:16:14 | More by WoodBrew
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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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scottwurst

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-08-2013 22:06:41 | More by scottwurst
Solace from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.