§ucaba | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.52/5
5,055 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#84
Reviews:
890
Ratings:
5,055
pDev:
8.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,344
Gots:
2,891
Trade:
268
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Photo of julielynndubee
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maniv_Steel
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing, one of the best beers I've ever had.

L- dark Amber color, tan head that quickly dissipated

F - definitely has some body but not too much. Moderate carbonation

S - instantly I knew I would like it once I smelled it. Big vanilla and toffee.

T - similar to the nose. Pretty sweet with the same caramel, toffee vanilla flavors. Some booze but it perfectly balances the sweetness. Finishes with caramel corn, a slight butteriness.

O- I usually don't give out 5* ratings but this deserves it. For me, a perfect BA beer. Only question is what to do with the other 2 I have. My feeling is it will continue to get better, but don't hesitate to drink now.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Ruby-brown body, slight haze. Head and lace only appear as faint collars.

S: Oak, vanilla, caramel, tons of warming maltiness, some diacetyl, and even a bit of alcohol that is well-integrated.

T: The malt and butter is most prominent, a combo that usually results in a cloying and sickly rich beer, but this is amazingly balanced by the non-harsh oak, vanilla, and coconut notes. Alcohol is nowhere to be seen here- I wonder if just a glimpse of it would add or detract. Either way, it's already incredible.

M: Warm alcohol, full bodied.

O: Amazing balance, and for an arguably straight-forward and heavy style, this one presents its flavors with grace and even just a little restraint, where appropriate. This is my definition of a crafted beer.

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Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.78/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AWA
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of basickness
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of skinsfan
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.42/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not typically a fan of barleywines but this one is quite good!

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Photo of Namtracxtra
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stefko
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BradfordStuckey
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best barleywines out there. every sip delivers different oaked flavors. Swetness and sharp notes ranging from tobacco and burnt or smoked wood. All overtaken by the incredble carmel noted of a deep malt bill overshadowing all hop profiles. Happy to see that there is plenty of this great beer out there.

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Photo of zonker17
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jadler16
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boomer_Briggs
3.86/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iSkiCO
3.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of terence
4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of majorlance
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mitchkaram
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of apasternak
4.1/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the few FW beers that gets better with age

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Photo of Chamby1457
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of captainkrad
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tnsa2k11
3.98/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bustersuess
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcasher
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nickbman
4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 5,055 ratings
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