Winter Wookey
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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From:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Strong Ale - American
ABV:
10%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 11.82%
Ratings:
105
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 06, 2019
Added:
Jun 16, 2013
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  4
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: Our newest blended strong ale, Winter Wookey, comes just in time for the California winter this year. A blend of Wookey Jack and un-oaked Double DBA, Winter Wookey brings dark chocolate covered dried cherry, candied apple, orange zest and toffee flavors together in a complex, warming blend. Deceivingly drinkable for its size, Winter Wookey balances a big, malty body with a complementary spectrum of hop aroma and bitterness.
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4 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jan 06, 2019
 
4.06 by Heftklammer from Massachusetts on Dec 27, 2018
 
4 by acurtis from New Jersey on Dec 25, 2018
 
4.14 by Straycorn from California on May 18, 2015
 
4.5 by MisterKilderkin from California on May 09, 2015
 
4 by afsdan from Colorado on Jan 27, 2015
 
4.35 by ToddThompson from North Carolina on Jan 15, 2015
 
4.52 by Dodgerrigo77 from California on Dec 24, 2014
 
4.06 by Trio2shine from California on Dec 22, 2014
 
4.12 by Geobus from Massachusetts on Dec 03, 2014
 
4 by zestar from California on Nov 12, 2014
 
3.88 by rab53 from Washington on Oct 28, 2014
 
4.25 by vma from California on Oct 22, 2014
 
4.32 by Rothobinide from California on Oct 19, 2014
 
3.92 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Oct 18, 2014
 
4 by ejhansen7 from California on Oct 09, 2014
 
3.5 by t2grogan from Arizona on Oct 08, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

an awesome blend here from firestone, these guys are the king of this. unoaked dba meets wookey jack. the black pepper spice from the rye malt comes through in the nose of the flat looking honey textured caramel colored beer. i get the esb malt base too, and then a whole bunch of hops that seem piney and bitter in the nose. the flavor is really complex with the darker malt of wookey and that english sweet malt of dba, i think they go together extremely well. the hops and the sweetness fight a little in the finish, but i think the battle is congruent and not distracting. pine is robust here, but it doesnt last long, as for me at least, the sweet malt ultimately wins out. the alcohol is scarily not really there. i feel it absolutely, but even as the beer warms i dont taste much hotness. i like the feel, it doesnt need any more than its mild carbonation, and its thick body is nice in cold weather. this is a slow sipper for certain, but i think a nice mix of two really different beers. well done.

Oct 04, 2014
 
2.75 by TubaDan from Minnesota on Sep 30, 2014
 
4.56 by pholla666 from Nevada on Sep 02, 2014
 
3.75 by nygannon from California on Aug 30, 2014
 
4 by bnelson997 from California on Aug 09, 2014
 
4.5 by Broden from Nevada on Aug 07, 2014
 
4.25 by Btip1969 from Oregon on Aug 06, 2014
 
4.5 by JoeyStats707 from California on Aug 05, 2014
 
4.5 by DRTBrewster from Arizona on Jul 22, 2014
 
4.25 by SanFranJake from California on Jul 18, 2014
 
4.75 by GClarkage from California on Jul 08, 2014
 
4.25 by PG2G from California on Jun 30, 2014
 
4.75 by sammyg832 from Arizona on Jun 26, 2014
 
4.29 by rkarimi from Colorado on Jun 22, 2014
 
4 by Kramerbarthomer from Colorado on Jun 15, 2014
 
3.75 by strongaf from Washington on Jun 12, 2014
 
4.25 by LakerLeith from California on Jun 10, 2014
 
3.75 by sloelco from California on Jun 06, 2014
 
4.25 by Tom-Peters from California on Jun 02, 2014
 
4.5 by jvillefan from California on Jun 01, 2014
 
4 by berlinabb from California on May 30, 2014
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3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by DefenCorps from Oregon

On tap at The Tap and Growler in Eugene

A very dark brown with a dense off white head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing. The nose is great. Spicy hops - pine, weed, dankly so. Mint, cinnamon, a touch of allspice. The palate opens medium full in body with a beautiful, creamy carbonation. Moderately sweet, moderately hoppy, there's a blend of rye spiciness, hoppy darkness and medium light bitterness. Mint and herbal spices are present along with weed, pine and spices. Long finish with plenty of rye that really accentuates the spiciness and the earthiness and the hoppiness. Solid stuff with a magnificent mouthfeel.

May 29, 2014
 
2.25 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on May 25, 2014
Winter Wookey from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 105 ratings