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Zinskin | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Rado on 05-30-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
64
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
30.34%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Reviews by wethorseblanket:
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4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the FW Barrelhouse.

A: Pours a spectral red with pinkish highlights under a thin (1/4-inch) white head which fades quickly to the rim and leaves a few spots of lace.

N: Vinous (zinfandel - yeah), soft rustic oak.

T: Red grape skin, juice and faint must combine well with oak barrels.

M: Light body and carbonation. Finishes fruity, oaky and some trace lemon zest.

O: Based on Bretta Wiesse, this hybrid of wine and beer is a complete winner. Please bottle this.

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4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Juan611
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleHunter805
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of deford
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks in Buellton.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful red/pink, almost like a pink champagne but just a bit darker. Bubbly with minimal head leaving just a slight ring of bubbles around the glass.

Smell: You definitely get a wine aroma from the grape skins although it has with it a very slight earthy oak, really interesting.

Taste: Wine or beer? First comes the Zinfandel grape skins....definitely wine. Then comes an oaky, earthiness reminiscent of an oak aged Berliner Weisse...definetly beer.

Mouthfeel: A good medium to high carbonation.

Overall: I really enjoyed this Hybrid Beer/Wine. It was pleasantly refreshing without being too sweet or bitter...perfectly balanced.

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4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light peach/orange body, very thin head. Aroma is very unique...toast, Wine staves, oak...essentially a wine barrel tasting room! Medium bitterness which has a bit of sweetness, smooth and crisp, quite enjoyable. An excellent and interesting beer.

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4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Zinskin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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