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Rufus | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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4.15/5
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54 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

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
Ranking:
#4,533
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
54
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
3
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0
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4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From EBF notes. Had a few pours of this one.

a - Pours a deep reddish brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bourbon, caramel malts, some roasted malts, oak, vanilla, toffee, some sweet dark fruits, and toasted malts. Very nice; not quite what I was expecting from an amber ale.

t - Tastes of bourbon, roasted malts, caramel malts, toffee, vanilla, oak, toasted malts, grains, and bready malts. No fruit but sweet again. Reminds me of a BA barleywine.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is super smooth and doesn't feel like it is 12% ABV.

o - Overall I really liked this one, as did the others I was with; was one of the highlights for me at the Saturday session. Was hesitant with a BA amber ale as I've had a few and not liked them, but this was great. Nice bourbon to it; reminded me more of a barleywine to be honest. Would love to see them bottle this sometime.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.08/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed on November 10th, 2010 at Blue Palms, Hollywood, CA.

Deep peach/copper color. Low carbonation.

Little aroma, save for a fleeting note of soap.

Flavor is relatively light and sweet. Evaporative, almost. Some oak notes and a touch of caramel and crystal malt. Vague resiny character (from hops?) but very restrained. As the bottom of the glass gets closer, booze notes and more bitter and herbal hop flavors emerge.

Mouthfeel unremarkable.

Surprised at the relatively mild (bordering on absent) flavor of this 11% brew.

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

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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had the single barrel #95 at the Buelton taproom. Very unique and a fantastic beer.

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Rufus from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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