Firestone 11 - Anniversary Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone 11 - Anniversary AleFirestone 11 - Anniversary Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
249
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
Wants:
314
Gots:
35
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 249 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of ReDave
3.16/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is an old beer. Mostly kept in proper stasis. But a little past prime. A little flat. Still quite drinkable. A little pruney. I might have another hidden away, will try to find.

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Photo of Dirtyhands
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tbone1384
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.08/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From bottle, June 3rd 2016. Definitely past its prime. Flecks of black sediment, lots of oxidation, cigar tobacco, twigs and shitty honey.

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Photo of lillitnn92
3.64/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atrocity
3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Surprisingly, this one still holding up well after 7 years.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Sanderson
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Oakhtar
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of klipper
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of yourefragile
4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of jaxon53
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Jwale73
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to callmecoon for this long-time want. Pours the color and clarity of cola with no head. Nose suggests burnt molasses, brown sugar, ethanol, vanilla and coconut notes - definitely allow the beer to warm to open up the nose. Taste expresses coconut, cocoa, vanilla and ethanol. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with a still carbonation. I had the opportunity to try this beer 4-5 years ago and was utterly blown away by it. That said, it has continued to hold up extremely well, but it is definitely on its way down the other side of the slope. The oxidation imparted in the beer right now is pleasant and nicely adds to the complexity; however, in my opinion, drink it within the next 12 months before it starts to fall apart.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of CityofBals
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of DLucky
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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Firestone 11 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 249 ratings