Feral One Batch 1 | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Feral One is a blend of Sour Opal, SLOAmbic, Agrestic and Lil’ Mikkel, all aged for an extended period in American and French oak barrels. Only 500 cases of 375ml bottles were produced.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 02-19-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
23
Ratings:
381
pDev:
7.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4/5  rDev -7.2%
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Where did I have this at the first time? FW Invitational year 2? Anyways, it took some time to get the FW sour program off the ground, but when it got going, they were putting out consistently good product. Same with this beer, I think batch 1 was kind of working out the kinks a little bit, and then it kept getting better. Overrated is the fave word of the day?

A color you've come to expect from hoppy beers like the Jack series (Wookie, Easy, Double, Union etc. . .), it is equal parts orange and yellow I would say, small thin 1/3" white head on the top. Lots of oak noticeable in the aroma, plus that lemon sour note.

Taste is more of the earthy mixture of flanders red type of sour, but with a lighter non red malt body, massive amount of wine like oak and tannins, dryness on the backend, respectable middling sour amounts. Mild funk notes.

Enjoyable, but given the bottle price $15/375 I don't see this as getting another foray anytime soon.

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Feral One Batch 1 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 381 ratings