Agrestic #002 American Wild Red Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Agrestic #002 American Wild Red AleAgrestic #002 American Wild Red Ale
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4.15/5
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Agrestic #002 American Wild Red AleAgrestic #002 American Wild Red Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This liberation begins its journey as DBA then continues through a “chrysalis” process involving 87% French and 13% American Oak barrels, and our proprietary collection of micro flora. To blend, we selected beer matured eight to 24 months in barrels, creating a synergistic beer. Immediately, toasted oak and lemon pith swirl on the nose and palate, followed by an amazing harmony of vanilla, coconut, Earl Grey tea and spice. The finish is crisp, with mouth-watering acidity and chewy tannins. Since we age, blend and bottle these beers once a year, there will be slight variation with each release.

Added by Halcyondays on 09-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,638
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
778
pDev:
7.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
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3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AirBob
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FirstInLine
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BillRoth
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHunter19
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - hazy reddish amber beer with a white head that sticks and leaves a nice lacing
S - big sour cherry, oak barrel, lemon, slight pepperiness to it
T - very clean sour cherry, raspberry, slight sweet caramel malt, lemon, minimal breadiness. Very clean, easy drinking sour.
M - medium mouthfeel, alc covered, carb appropriate, aftertaste is sour cherry, lemon
O - good sour beer. Very easy drinking for a sour. Almost crushable. Clean finish.

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4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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

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4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml corked bottle dated 7/5/16 poured gently in a stemmed glass! Dark peach cloudy color with a 1inch head that sticks around throughout. Lacing rings the glass the whole way down. Smell is rich funk, oak, citrus fruits, slight vinegar notes, vanilla, caramel malts. Taste is very pleasant for this early spring day that mirrors the smell but initially you get the fruity esters up front then the tartness mid palate followed by shard acidity is in the back end. It feels light, effervescent, but I get a metalicy note that hits quick, and leaves fast, can't put my finger on it! Overall this is a solid wild ale but I prefer wicked Weed sours over this FW series, you get a 500ml that tastes a little better and the price is the same as this 375!

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4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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L: Brilliant copper orange color with a small white head and no lacing.

S: Cherry, strawberry and raspberry with notes of oak, vanilla and caramel, very nice aroma.

T: Cherry, strawberry, raspberry mixed with oak vanilla and caramel, and a medium Sourness a nice complex beer.

F: Creamy with nice bubbly carbonation.

O: A very nice and complex sour.

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very strong and aggressive carbonation rages within the vessel and dirty orange colored body of good clarity. A monstrous, dull eggshell white head is towering in size with soapy air pockets. Spotty and spacious vessel dressing, appear on the vessel.

S: Caramel-raisin, with some woody-orange floral notes are first on the nose. Light maple syrup sweetness.

T: The flavor has a touch of funky oranges, acidic, and very clean in delivery with a great belgian yeasty attributes. Musky fruit, sour strawberries, caramel with some sour lemony citrus hops.

M: The mouthful had a good amount of carbonation vibes, silky cream texture.

O: A very nice and clean flavor, well mannered sour, well crafted but at $15 a bottle 12oz may cause some hesitation. Very polished drinking experience, not overwhelming sourness, but one that is particularly sharp and clean in flavor.

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4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy light amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense beige head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of cherries, raspberries and oak are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, but the oaky flavors are stronger and also contribute hints of vanilla. There is a little sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, acidic, and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't overly sour but has interesting flavors of berries with some sourness.

Note: Batch No. 2, Bottled 7/15/15

Serving type: bottle

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Agrestic #002 American Wild Red Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 778 ratings
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