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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonebeer.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
30% Bravo Barrel-Aged Imperial Brown Ale
25% Stickee Monkey Barrel-Aged English Barley Wine
15% Velvet Merkin Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout
15% Parabola Barrel-Aged Imperial Russian Oatmeal Stout
8% Double Double Barrel Ale
4% Helldorado Barrel-Aged Blonde Barley Wine
3% Wookey Jack Black Rye India Pale Ale

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
126
Ratings:
1,433
pDev:
7.61%
 
 
Wants:
189
Gots:
508
Trade:
66
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Photo of cjgator3
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. XVII is a nice anniversary blend of seven different Firestone Walker beers (most notably Bravo, Stickee Monkee, Velvet Merkin, and Parabola). Brown sugar, dark fruits, and bourbon are well pronounced on the nose. The taste is incredibly rich, smooth and complex with a nice malty base creating a good deal of sweetness and a warming finish from the high ABV and barrels used in the aging process. Overall, XVII is a fantastic brew.

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4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jason_nwx
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnnyboy76
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpaethJam
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergoot
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep, dark reddish-brown, almost black in appearance; one-finger thick head, lasting. Roasted and charred grain scent infused with notes of dates and figs; cocoa; wood. Boozy, charred grain flavors; spicy; cocoa and hints of vanilla; brown sugar. Heavy body; thick and chewy; some alcohol heat but mostly malt sugar heft; semi-sweet finish.

Found this bottle tucked into a corner cabinet, so figure after five years its ripe for consumption. It seems well blended and nicely balanced with all the dark malt goodness that went into it. The ABV is well-hidden behind the malt base. A beautiful monster...

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4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 1,433 ratings