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Rufus - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Rufus
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91
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Red Ale w/ Brettanomyces (aged five years in a Old Fitzgerald Bourbon barrel)

(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 11-07-2010)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From EBF notes. Had a few pours of this one.

a - Pours a deep reddish brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bourbon, caramel malts, some roasted malts, oak, vanilla, toffee, some sweet dark fruits, and toasted malts. Very nice; not quite what I was expecting from an amber ale.

t - Tastes of bourbon, roasted malts, caramel malts, toffee, vanilla, oak, toasted malts, grains, and bready malts. No fruit but sweet again. Reminds me of a BA barleywine.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is super smooth and doesn't feel like it is 12% ABV.

o - Overall I really liked this one, as did the others I was with; was one of the highlights for me at the Saturday session. Was hesitant with a BA amber ale as I've had a few and not liked them, but this was great. Nice bourbon to it; reminded me more of a barleywine to be honest. Would love to see them bottle this sometime.

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Rufus from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.