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Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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968 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 968
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 130
Gots: 492 | FT: 41
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AgentMunky on 11-15-2012)
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4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown body with a thin yet foamy and lasting head; minor lacing on the glass. Light caramel and roasted nut aroma; ripened dates and figs. Rich caramel and tobacco flavors mixed with vanilla; brown sugar, and booze. Heavy body; semi-sweet and rich mouthfeel.

Taste wins out with this heavy, heady brew. Robust malt flavors rumble with a big alcohol heat factor, creating an intense and enjoyable tasting experience.

beergoot, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

ItsYourBoyBlue, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

dwagner003, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Train54, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

DanGeo, May 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Cfeezy, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

trxxpaxxs, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

Belittle, Apr 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

JakeDebus, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

campfirebrew, Apr 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

deonreds, Apr 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to RussianDragon for sharing.

The beer is mahogany with crimson / russet highlights and a half inch of khaki head. Nice looking beer. Aromas of booze, vanilla, molasses, bourbon, brown bread, etc. No doubt a complex beer. The flavor is a bit boozy and muddled. Not bad, per se, but certainly not on par with some of favorites of the series. The body is a tad thin, with alcohol heat becoming a bit distracting at times. Perhaps this beer didn't take as kindly to a little bit of aging as one would expect? Anyhow, this is good, but disappointing considering the greatness of other FW Anniversary ales.

Huhzubendah, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Armando_Perez, Apr 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Rconn006, Apr 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

BeerMeBrah, Apr 18, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Opened Apirl 13th, 2014

A - Beautiful ruby mahogany body. Nice khaki head with low retention and lace.

S - Great integration. Coffee, caramel, plum, warm booze and oak.

T - Nice flavor profile but surprisingly light. Caramel, cola, cocoa powder, booze, and marshmallow. Feels like it could use better integration.

M - Thinner than I wanted; medium-light body with relatively low staying power.

O - In a vacuum this is a fantastic beer, but relative to the history of anniversary ales from Firestone Walker it falls short of expectations. I'm concerned that the beer didn't age well.

vfgccp, Apr 14, 2014
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Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 968 ratings.