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Firestone Walker Solace (-2011)

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Summertime Fusion Wheat Beer

“Never under estimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well-made (fish) taco and a cold bottle of (wheat) beer.” Tom Robbins

Product Specs:
OG = 14P / 1.057SG
FG = 2.5P / 1.010SG
Color = 6 SRM
IBUs = 15
ABV = 6.0%
Appearance = Hazy / Opalescent

Brewing Program:
Multi-step infusion mashing program using wheat to insure a creamy mouth feel
Traditional biological acidification program to insure bright zesty acidity
Warm (free range) farm-house style fermentation to add tropical flavors and spicy aroma
Cold conditioned and blended to soften, mellow and round
Presented unfiltered to retain all flavor, aroma, texture and visual opalescence
Lightly hopped with a unique blend to add spicy balanced drinkability

Recipe Components:
Hops: Yakima Valley Willamette, French Strissel Spalt
Malts: North American 2-Row Malted Barley, North American White Wheat Malt, Toasted Wheat, Munich Malt, Acidulated Malt, German (Weyermann) Cara-Wheat, German (Weyermann) Cara-Foam.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Hazy orange color/ fleeting head. Nice tart citrusy lemon, fruity mango aromas. medium bodied. Sweet n’ tart fruity flavors with mango, lemon, bready yeasty wheat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6778) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Draft. Golden beer with a whitish head. Light fruity aroma with some spice. Orange and spice flavor with malt and a bit of yeastiness. Medium bodied. Easy drinking. Spice and orange linger with malt backing and a bit of yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (4784) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
12oz Bottle - Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Light golden color, hazy with a thick head. Served ice cold this was a tasty summer brew. Loved the spice and lemon flavors. Great for those days of swilling. Nice wheat flavors and finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy honey color with a thin white head. The nose is lemon zest, sweet wheat and malt. The taste is dusty wheat, orange peel and caramel. Medium semi-prickly mouthfeel. Nice refreshing wheat.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MJGG (945) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2010
Bouteille de 12 oz, rapportée d’Arizona par MJ. Arômes de blé, touche d’agrumes et d’épices. Robe orangée et très trouble, effervescence faible et peu de mousse. En bouche, le blé est bien présent et montre de belles touches citronnées. La levure apporte également des clous de girofle. Finale très douce. Relativement lourde en bouche et sucrée, pour un style de bière se voulant normalement rafraîchissant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
keidjxz (183) - Fullerton, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
12oz. bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a thick foamy white head. Aroma: citrus, dough, bread, banana, ginger, and spicy. Tastes slightly sweet accompanied by a lively mouth feel then it becomes slightly sour and bitter that leads to a crisp finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Clear light orange with a fizzy white head. Sweet malty fruity aroma and taste with hints of citrus and aprocot.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Pours with a hazy dark gold color with generous white head at first that dissipates to not much soon thereafter. Nose is very faint with some lemon/orange. Palate has light malt & wheaty flavors with a hint of citrus. Light bodied and light on the finish. Easy drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
popery (1349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 22, 2010
City Beer Store. Oddly bland and boring for Firestone Walker. I don’t think this one was a very good choice for their new six-pack beer. Pours a cloudy light golden color with a decent white head that dissipated a bit quickly. The aroma is weak - mild but decent malt, a touch of citrus/orange, nondescript yeast. The flavor is just nondescript. I’m not a big fan of "summer beers," and I imagine that was what they were shooting for here, but this is a beer that I won’t remember in a week.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Had on tap at Haven Solace release party. Pours hazy yellow with slight white head. Aroma was standard wheat with bananas and cloves. Nothing at all special about the aroma, almost a weak in smell and flavor. Flavor is mostly wheat, bananas, spice, and malts. Again, a fairly uninteresting wheat beer from a brewer that I love. Had really hoped from something more complex and outside the box. As it is, it’s a fairly standard, boring wheat beer that will probably do well beside Pyramid or other run-of-the-mill hefs.


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