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Agrestic Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Agrestic Ale
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BA SCORE
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235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 14
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Double Barrel Ale fermented in toasted American Oak barrels, then transferred into a mix of used American barrels from the Firestone Walker Union and used French Oak barrels from various wineries on the central coast including Opus One winery in Napa; inoculated with lactobacillus as well as natural wild organisms.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 09-11-2011)
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AD17

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-20-2014 17:28:11 | More by AD17
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goalie33

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-20-2014 14:01:01 | More by goalie33
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-19-2014 19:50:36 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-18-2014 00:45:44 | More by kiki3drt292
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JayPeso

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-16-2014 19:10:51 | More by JayPeso
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t420o

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-16-2014 01:07:32 | More by t420o
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Juan611

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-13-2014 06:43:20 | More by Juan611
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%

Pours burnt amber and relatively clear in color with a thin off-white head.smell has some notes of oak barrel apple cider vinegar and hints of cola. Taste follows nose with a great hefty sour presence up front followed by oak barrel more sour and and a slight musty sweet grape fruitiness. Mouthfeel is lighter in body highly carbonated yet sticky from the sour. Dba was not really detectable through all the sour but it was an all around great beer.

08-13-2014 00:01:33 | More by Fcolle2
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squack

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-11-2014 14:11:07 | More by squack
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Furlinator

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-09-2014 15:37:45 | More by Furlinator
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bnelson997

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-09-2014 06:11:38 | More by bnelson997
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spham

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-05-2014 14:36:24 | More by spham
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supaadam

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-03-2014 00:18:35 | More by supaadam
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straightlambic

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-02-2014 04:50:37 | More by straightlambic
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pkalix

California

5/5  rDev +22%

08-01-2014 00:16:00 | More by pkalix
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omgrr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-31-2014 01:21:21 | More by omgrr
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-26-2014 22:34:17 | More by DrBier
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tripeldan

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22%

07-25-2014 22:37:38 | More by tripeldan
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insearchofhops

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-25-2014 21:53:56 | More by insearchofhops
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%

Appearance: minimal head, low carbonation, orange-brown in color, hazy

Smell: sharp sour mix and slight wood smell

Taste: A great mix of oak, sour mix, toasted malt, and graham crackers

Mouthfeel: sour with a touch of sweetness, medium in body, low carbonation

Overall: Another winner from Firestone Walker. Not the most complex American wild ale that I have had, but it sure is tasty. It is right up there with my favorites for non-fruity sour ales. I would get this again in a heartbeat if I could find it on tap.

07-25-2014 14:04:52 | More by tigg924
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J-Bonestradamus

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

07-25-2014 13:27:09 | More by J-Bonestradamus
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Taycro

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

07-24-2014 23:53:44 | More by Taycro
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.26/5  rDev +3.9%

this one tastes like something jester king would make, or has made even. its a nice mix of bretty weirdness and conventional lacto sourness in the finish, and has a nice red malt middle, a ton of bubbles, and a pungent stenchy dry finish. its wild ale at its finest. i dont get a done of oak on it, and it has a nice clarity to its pale amber color. jovial white head rests on top, only slowly dying back. tartness and mildewy brett, its dank and funky and super weird, like a hay bale thats been wet too many times and starts to reek, this beer is the epitome of farmhouse. nose and flavor alike, its just a clever yeasty oddity, with some appreciable red malt underneath it all, testing caramel and irish red as a base. too dry for any of that though, and carbonated to high heaven. it comes furiously out of the tap and never chills out, but the maturity of the flavor profile more than compensates for the juvenile mouthfeel, and i mean that in the best way possible. as good as any of the firestone beers, their young but already highly acclaimed sour program is off to one heck of a fine start!

07-21-2014 03:02:17 | More by StonedTrippin
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Velunas

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-20-2014 19:05:32 | More by Velunas
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +0.2%

A-deep red orange color with a decent white head and little lacing

S-tart cherry, oak, slight vinous, hint if vinegar

T-tart cherries, oak, slight red wine vinegar, light caramel malt, vinous

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry

O-nice sour red ale, this was better than I expected

07-20-2014 19:01:10 | More by MDDMD
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Agrestic Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.