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Rufus | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Red Ale w/ Brettanomyces (aged five years in a Old Fitzgerald Bourbon barrel)

Added by ThreeWiseMen on 11-07-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
53
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
75.82%
 
 
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Rufus from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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