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Agrestic #002 American Wild Red Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Agrestic #002 American Wild Red AleAgrestic #002 American Wild Red Ale

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47 Reviews
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Reviews: 47
Hads: 575
Avg: 4.16
pDev: 26.92%
Wants: 49
Gots: 115 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 09-11-2011

This liberation begins its journey as DBA then continues through a “chrysalis” process involving 87% French and 13% American Oak barrels, and our proprietary collection of micro flora. To blend, we selected beer matured eight to 24 months in barrels, creating a synergistic beer. Immediately, toasted oak and lemon pith swirl on the nose and palate, followed by an amazing harmony of vanilla, coconut, Earl Grey tea and spice. The finish is crisp, with mouth-watering acidity and chewy tannins. Since we age, blend and bottle these beers once a year, there will be slight variation with each release.
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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can you say Consecration light? Firestone has it right here. This ale has a reddish color, a mostly sour base, and the accents of oak which works like a symphony in this ale. Many thanks to Joepeter for opening this worthy ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
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Agrestic #002 American Wild Red Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.