§ucaba | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,012
Reviews:
881
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
8.52%
 
 
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1,351
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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage. Had the pleasure of drinking a couple of 2011's and a couple of 2013's prior to this. Enough to know it's one of the most sublime beers to pass my lips.
Appearance: quite dark, hazy bronze. Some deep ruby highlights. Impressive head on the pour that mostly subsides. A thick swath of big bubbles lingers around the ring.
Smell: that's the stuff. First sniff is simply...amazing, damn fine nose. after pondering...Vanilla, oak, bourbon, caramel, even a touch of fruitiness.
Taste: technically I guess you can't do better than a 5, but the taste is even better than the nose, by a nose.
Overall: just an outstanding, fine work of art. Thank you FW.

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.46 out of 5 based on 5,012 ratings.
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