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Rufus - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Rufus
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 7
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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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Mike

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-16-2013 22:12:45 | More by Mike
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Pelican5

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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mdfb79

New York

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

04-02-2013 15:14:51 | More by mdfb79
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Pennsylvania

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Maryland

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Rufus from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.