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Agrestic Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Agrestic Ale
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

257 Ratings
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 19
Gots: 7 | 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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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.88/5  rDev -5.4%

Poured a light red body, or maybe reddish brown/light copper is a more fitting description, with two finger head that left a lace ring down whole glass as I drank.
The aroma is mostly a combination of tart cherries and sourness although notes of oakiness/woodiness come in as do touches of boozy sweetness.
The woodiness keeps it smooth, light to medium bodied, sharpness is minimal but sour fruit patches and tart flavors like cherry are evident.
Balance is there thanks to some fruity sweetness on the backend.
I did enjoy this beer but it just seemed a little bit off to me.

clayrock81, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

On draft in a tulip

Deep copper in color, thick white lacing

Sour aroma with tons of oak

Taste is sour cherry, vanilla and oak, very tasty

Mouthfeel is super thin with low carbonation, it kind of takes away from this otherwise great beer. This might be due to an over pressurized keg, I saw that it was all foam off the tap.

Overall this is a really fun Firestone offering

parris, Sep 19, 2014
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Agrestic Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.