§ucaba | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Abacus

2011 Reserve Series Bottle Notes:
O.G. 27 Plato
F.G. 4.7 Plato
I.B.U. 42 units
Yeast: British Ale (House)
Cases: 1500 produced
Color: 36SRM (Dark Ruby)

2014 Bottle Notes
O.G. 27 Plato
F.G. 4.7 Plato
I.B.U. 42 units
Yeast: British Ale (House)
Cases: 3500 produced
Color: 36SRM (Dark Ruby)

Matured for 1 year in a blend of Heaven Hill, 4 Roses, and Old Fitzgerald barrels.

Added by SacoDeToro on 02-21-2008

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz bottle into snifter. 2013 vintage.

A: Pours a deep brown with a hint of burgundy when held to the light. One finger frothy off white head that settled fairly quickly to a small ring around the edges. Some slight lacing.

S: Wonderful aromas coming from this one, Sweet caramel, bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla, stone fruits.

T: Follows the nose fairly closely. Maybe a hint of banana and coconut in the back.

M: I found it a bit thin at first, but it seemed to improve as it warmed. Fairly lightly carbonated but not unexpected given the style and ABV.

O: I can see why this is a highly respected barleywine. One of my new favorites. I just need to get my hands on a 2014 bottle now.

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.46 out of 5 based on 5,043 ratings.
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