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

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding
79 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Agrestic #002 American Wild Red AleAgrestic #002 American Wild Red Ale
BEER INFO

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

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
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
721
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
22.25%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
156
For Trade:
28
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 79 | Ratings: 721
Reviews by Fcolle2:
Photo of Fcolle2
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%

Pours burnt amber and relatively clear in color with a thin off-white head.smell has some notes of oak barrel apple cider vinegar and hints of cola. Taste follows nose with a great hefty sour presence up front followed by oak barrel more sour and and a slight musty sweet grape fruitiness. Mouthfeel is lighter in body highly carbonated yet sticky from the sour. Dba was not really detectable through all the sour but it was an all around great beer.

 450 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of charlzm
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed on January 10th, 2015 from a corked and caged bottle with a bottled-on date of 07/15/15. Poured into a Barrelworks Teku because proper glassware with the brewery logo makes everything taste better, amiright?

Beer pours a nicely clear amber/deep orange until the bottom, when a little sediment makes the whole thing slightly cloudy. Oops. Fine white head disappears immediately, leaving only a trace of a thin white crown.

Aroma is sour with notes of citrus. Soft grain note of some kind in the background.

Flavor is powerfully acidic and citric right off the bat, though this settled down after a few sips. Ever so slight husky grain note before tart grapefruit finish. Tannic like a red wine but not aggressively so.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a touch of slightly creamy carbonation. Lightly dry.

Overall, it's an intensely sour beer that is a pleasure to drink if you like that sort of thing.

 920 characters

Photo of DoubleJ
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can you say Consecration light? Firestone has it right here. This ale has a reddish color, a mostly sour base, and the accents of oak which works like a symphony in this ale. Many thanks to Joepeter for opening this worthy ale.

 227 characters

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Ben7773
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of freshflesh
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of JakerLou
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mctizzz
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of tigg924
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: minimal head, low carbonation, orange-brown in color, hazy

Smell: sharp sour mix and slight wood smell

Taste: A great mix of oak, sour mix, toasted malt, and graham crackers

Mouthfeel: sour with a touch of sweetness, medium in body, low carbonation

Overall: Another winner from Firestone Walker. Not the most complex American wild ale that I have had, but it sure is tasty. It is right up there with my favorites for non-fruity sour ales. I would get this again in a heartbeat if I could find it on tap.

 519 characters

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12.7 oz bottle poured into a Anchor steam glass.Smell is a cherry/lemon smell.Taste is a tart cherry taste with a touch of lemon.I am not usually a big sour fan but when I saw this on the shelf I wanted to try it because it was Firestone.It is really very good.I would buy it again.Give it a try.

 297 characters

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Juan611
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of chossboss
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thebeersnobjake
4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ehammond1
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Schlafly33
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.66/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice carbonation and coloring with a decent lacing with a light distinctive wild aroma. More of the taste is wrapped up in the feeling and aftertaste of this wild, similarly as with the Feral One, Batch 3. Fizzy as this is that, it really doesn't relate to taste as I perceive taste, just the fizzy appeal.

 308 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Agrestic #002 American Wild Red Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe