UnderCurrants | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In 2018 we challenged ourselves to using an array of fruit new to our palates and practices. When offered a high quality, freshly picked Black Currant sample, we couldn't resist. We present to you a metamorphosis for your sense. Using 12-36 month aged Agrestic Ale as a base, to which we add1.5lbs/gal black currants, the beer undergoes the final maturation in our French oak "fruiders" for an additional four months. A convergence of supple tanning and deep purple pigments, gooseberry jam, a month-watering acidity and earthy leather elicit notes of a beer having vinous roots. A new variant to one Barrelworks pioneers is born. Santé!

Added by gatornation on 04-03-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
82
pDev:
5.42%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Photo of JakerLou
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shantzak
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark Amber with a cream colored head.

Smells of sour yeast, fermented grape, and cat piss.

Tastes very tart sharp like pickles and currants with lemon. It has a dry oaky finish.

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Photo of Vidblain
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like the color on this one - it's sort of a brownish purple, subtly so. The nose has plenty of currant and sour and tart notes - it smells terrific. The taste follows through accurately - I'd like just a bit more sour to it, but it's a minor gripe. The balance is quite good - it's very drinkable without that mouth-puckering sourness. The currants are just a bit jammy, this being probably the first time that descriptor has honestly felt right and accurate to me.

Great beer - wish I'd bought more to age!

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Photo of dzag
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smi69
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zythophile
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: 2/28/18
Palate Contaminants: other beer

The color is somewhere between ruby red and lavender. Light pink head, which kinda makes it look like that Jell-O with the foamy top.

Yep, check currants off. Throw in a little rhubarb in the smell, too. Fresh cilantro and strawberries. Moderate intensity.

A lot more rhubarb in the taste. It's not particularly sweet, although it's detectable. A bit more strawberry. Moderate sourness. Good intensity. Mineral, which isn't too common in brews.

Light-moderate weight. Slightly astringent. The aftertaste is bitter and sweet, with the fruit attached to that.

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

Photo of ChipChaight
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brauseboof
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HipCzech
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 375 ml bottle (“batch no. 001, bottles: 02/28/18”) poured into a Riedel Vinum Bordeaux glass.

Appearance: Bright, reddish fuschia with a pale pink head of white foam and streaky lace.

Smell: Tart red fruit, vinous wood, and horse-blanket.

Taste: Bracingly tart, acid (lactic, wine vinegar) with just enough red fruit sweetness, and hints of brett funk and earthy minerals.

Mouthfeel: Light body with lively carbonation.

Overall: Another terrifically tart and complex sour from FW’s Barrelworks.

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4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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UnderCurrants from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 82 ratings