Agrestic #002
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Agrestic #002Agrestic #002
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From:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 7.23%
Ratings:
811
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 20, 2021
Added:
Sep 11, 2011
Wants:
  55
Gots:
  152
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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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4.14 by santig0nzalez from Paraguay on Oct 20, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by KTCamm from New Jersey

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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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Anders91 from California

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
 
4.33 by merglegm from California on Oct 20, 2019
 
3.58 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on Aug 04, 2019
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4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by beergoot from Colorado

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
 
4.52 by FrankCastle from California on Jul 04, 2019
 
3.59 by Myboymi from Kansas on Apr 07, 2019
 
4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 04, 2019
 
4.25 by jwat from Pennsylvania on Feb 22, 2019
 
3.86 by eppie82 from Illinois on Jan 18, 2019
 
4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Dec 28, 2018
 
4.35 by stephenlee from England on Oct 10, 2018
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4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by JRed from New Jersey

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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4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by rudzud from Massachusetts

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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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
 
4.31 by cd34 from Illinois on Jul 19, 2018
 
3.75 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on Jul 05, 2018
 
4.59 by goodbeergoodfood from North Carolina on Jun 25, 2018
 
4.15 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Jun 12, 2018
 
4.5 by BrewtifulBrewnette from California on Jun 09, 2018
 
4.41 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Jun 03, 2018
 
4.27 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut on May 19, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Vidblain from Minnesota

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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3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by KensWorld from Florida

Batch No 004, 7/2017

Apr 29, 2018
 
3.94 by Dweedlebug from Pennsylvania on Mar 10, 2018
 
4.27 by TheWolf from Delaware on Mar 04, 2018
 
4.07 by TylerJ from Iowa on Feb 27, 2018
 
4.17 by Brent_B from Iowa on Feb 03, 2018
 
4.34 by RichieRich1812 from Pennsylvania on Jan 19, 2018
 
4.1 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Jan 13, 2018
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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

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
 
4.18 by Samact from Vermont on Nov 26, 2017
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3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by I3eer from Massachusetts

Weird

Nov 24, 2017
 
4.24 by Hophazzard from California on Oct 14, 2017
 
3.79 by bnes09 from Illinois on Sep 04, 2017
 
3.77 by _nickg_ from New Jersey on Aug 31, 2017
 
4.29 by AirBob from Massachusetts on Aug 29, 2017
 
3.78 by FirstInLine from California on Aug 26, 2017
Agrestic #002 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 811 ratings