Agrestic #002
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Agrestic #002Agrestic #002
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Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
Wild Ale
4.15 | pDev: 7.23%
Oct 20, 2021
Sep 11, 2011
Agrestic #002Agrestic #002
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4.14 by santig0nzalez from Paraguay

Oct 20, 2021
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
4/22/20...pours deep amber, reddish tones, fully settling foam. Sweet cherry nose, with vanilla and coconut too. Taste is a strong upfront sour, slight pucker. Medium to long lasting. Woodsy. Chew on it for a while. Nicely.
Jul 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Anders91 from California

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look: golden, with a thin white head

Smell: very sour, peaches, lemon, the sourness can be tasted via the smell alone

Taste: sour, citrus, peach

Feel: prickly, the carbonation is everywhere
Jan 14, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by merglegm from California

Oct 20, 2019
Rated: 3.58 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Aug 04, 2019
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Outstandingly clear, copper colored body capped with a thick, billowy, spongy head. Excellent wild aroma mixing notes of brett, white grape, apple cider; sour. Very fine tart and lemony taste with a sour edge right off; a bit woody, a bit of wine tannin; very ripe fruit such as peach; lime. Medium body; smooth and silky; semi-dry with a fine acidic edge.

This is a wonderful wild ale with some colossal sensory qualities. Nicely balanced, richly complex, and an outstanding warm weather treat.
Jul 18, 2019
Rated: 4.52 by FrankCastle from California

Jul 04, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by Myboymi from Kansas

Apr 07, 2019
Rated: 4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 04, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Feb 22, 2019
Rated: 3.86 by eppie82 from Illinois

Jan 18, 2019
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by stephenlee from England

Oct 10, 2018
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Reviewed by JRed from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours bright tawny in body with off-white Head. Aroma of sour cherries, pepper, some wood, citrus skins. Tastes of sour cherries, pepper, citrus, light caramel and vanilla. Light bodied with high carbonation.
Sep 01, 2018
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Reviewed by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a ruby-tinted brown reminiscent of a cyser, thick soapy head that resists fading. Aroma is oak tannin, vanilla, black tea leaf, cherry pit, sandalwood. Begins light & tart, lots of flora funk, and then pivots into a creamy finish with notes of vanilla, tea leaf, obtuse citrus, dry cherry, mild grape tannin. It somewhat elicits a sherry. Finishes with a little tart kick but smooth on the tongue. Very well done.
Aug 12, 2018
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Picked this up at Julio's and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear honey amber with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin halo.

S - Aromas of nice oak, little vanilla, tart acidity, vinous notes, solid lacto notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice bright vinous notes, really good oak barrels and vanilla. The brett is quite pleasant.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little creamy and crisp on the finish.

O - Overall this was a rather solid wild from Firestone Walker. Held up really nicely and tastes like what America wild ales used to taste like years ago.

Serving Type: bottle
Aug 05, 2018
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottles 7/13/15
Light fizzy head, bubbly, little lacing, hazy iced tea color, wisps of lacing and head as it swirls

Nose typical American sour, sour reddish malt, wine barrel vinous notes, little buttery oak, acetic acid fruity, flemmy funk

Taste big sour funk, flemmy, fair amount of funk and bacteria souring, plenty of buttery slight vanilla oak barrel, big red wine and vinous flavors, acetic acid, little flemmy fair funk late, sticky flemmy finish, tart berry

Mouth is med bod, plenty of tart acidity and fizzy carb

Overall petty nice, old school American wild
Aug 05, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by cd34 from Illinois

Jul 19, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Jul 05, 2018
Rated: 4.59 by goodbeergoodfood from North Carolina

Jun 25, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Jun 12, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by BrewtifulBrewnette from California

Jun 09, 2018
Rated: 4.41 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Jun 03, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut

May 19, 2018
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Reviewed by Vidblain from Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Agrestic pours a brownish red that reminds me a bit of an apple beer or heavy cinnamon apple cider (non-alcoholic) - had me thinking of cold Minnesota winters and warm cider with cinnamon sticks. There's no cinnamon to Agrestic, but it definitely features some fruit - primarily cherry, and while it states cranberry as well, I must be missing those notes. The oak barrels add quite a bit of woody dryness to the taste and mouthfeel. It's highly acidic - I found myself digging out the Tums immediately (didn't help that this was my second Firestone Walker sour of the evening).

It's a very decent beer, but not a favorite. Sours that primarily feature cherries just don't do a lot for me.
May 11, 2018
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Rated by KensWorld from Florida

3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Batch No 004, 7/2017
Apr 29, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by Dweedlebug from Pennsylvania

Mar 10, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by TheWolf from Delaware

Mar 04, 2018
Rated: 4.07 by TylerJ from Iowa

Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by Brent_B from Iowa

Feb 03, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by RichieRich1812 from Pennsylvania

Jan 19, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Jan 13, 2018
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Batch: No. 004; Bottled: 07/25/17

A: Pours a burnt red-orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Lots of Brett funk up front with some lactic sour notes and barrel influence. Vanilla, dark fruit, and oak readily present along with light caramel, spice, and earthy tones

T: Starts off with a bit of the lactic tartness and Brett notes and then goes into the barrel and dark fruit notes. Oak, vanilla, cherry, and toast lead the way on that front, followed by coconut, spice, citrus, and some earthy notes. Finishes surprisingly on the cleaner side, with lingering lactic and barrel notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good wild ale with great barrel influence. Hardly recognizable as DBA, but it doesn't really matter much. Nice to sip on and enjoy. Definitely worth checking out
Dec 21, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by Samact from Vermont

Nov 26, 2017
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Rated by I3eer from Massachusetts

3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nov 24, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by Hophazzard from California

Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by bnes09 from Illinois

Sep 04, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by _nickg_ from New Jersey

Aug 31, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by AirBob from Massachusetts

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Aug 26, 2017
Agrestic #002 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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