Leo V. Ursus: Fortem | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fortem is a new-age imperial IPA that draws upon a range of influences, all while exhibiting DNA from our own forays into the IPA style. As such, it blends newer hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest and Hallertau, Germany along with pale malt, wheat malt and flaked oats for a full body and rounded mouthfeel. Fortem has been left unfiltered for a full hop impact.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-21-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
530
Reviews:
131
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
7.18%
 
 
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12
Gots:
94
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Photo of whatthehull
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass from a 16oz can

A - a haze light copper with a shimmering gold, nearly two finger slightly off-white head and some serious lacing

S - extremely sweet, bright fruity (citrus) and floral hops, sweet pineapple, dank, some sweet and also toasted malts/grain, mango, sweet aromatic yeast and some earthy but brightly sweet wood

T - sweet pineapple, slight mango, sweet woodsy booze, sweet yeast, dry yet sweet flowers, sweet citrus, lots of sweet grain and some nice toasted yet sweet malt/grain as well and some nice funky glass

M - medium body, great balance, awesome complexity, medium minus carbonation, medium acidity and a very sweet and juicy adventure

D/O - this is simply a great beer. Juicy, clean, refreshing, sweet and almost to easy to drink. Paired this with some sweet and mild sausage with peppers and onions and wow, just wow. Another great beer from FW.

Final thoughts - not a fan of the $13 price tag for only 4-16oz beers but the nice 8+% ABV makes up for that. Hopefully someone kegged some of this

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Photo of Wheels2532
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flagmantho
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz tall can into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a pale haze and a finger of frothy ivory foam. It pretty much fills the bill!

Smell: rich, sweet, fruity aroma with just a hint of a perfumey quality and a richly malty base. Very intriguing!

Taste: sweet, above all; a nice fruitiness with an almost melon quality and fresh hop character is present as well. It's very tasty, although I'd say it's a bit on the heavy side.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: a tasty and interesting DIPA. The melon fruitiness isn't something you see everyday; I like it.

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4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is another great beer from FSW.

Pours deep golden hazy with a strong creamy head.

Nose is pineapple, orange and floral with a bready malt Ballance.

Flavor is a touch too sweet and orangy, but very balance with an added resin note .

Body is full and smooth.

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4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy, resinous hops dominate the flavor with bready malt and tropical fruit in the background. Finish is long and dry. Great brew.

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Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JCummings
4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sad to see this go - hope it comes back! A little too sweet for my taste in the hot weather right now. But that's ok - enjoying the Adversus too!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of heho0732
4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Probably the best DIPA I've ever had other than pliney the elder... it almost feels lighter than the Union Jack

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Leo V. Ursus: Fortem from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.18 out of 5 based on 530 ratings.
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