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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle from LtDan. Thanks dude. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a light ring of white lace. Aroma of wheat, grain, citrus zest. Flavor is more sweet and grainy. aroma is somewhat promising but it falls apart in the flavor. I think i just drank too much victory summer love this summer and got spoiled.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Poured from a 12 oz bottle it has a hazy yellow color in the glass. Aroma has a slight citrus with some cloves. Taste has some pineapple, apricot and a slight hoppiness to it. Medium finsh that is very smooth,

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Cloudy gold - kind or a mix between a hefe and an American wheat - nose is very much like a hefe, with clove, banana, pepper and a dry, sagey sort of quality - moderately sweet flavor up front, with a fair amount of banana and melon - moderately yeasty - tail end is a bit too sweet, but there is a peppery bite that tries to balance - you can feel the alcohol a bit - maybe dial the abv down to 5 and you’ll have a winner - as it is, though, it’s still pretty good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1270) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a medium white head that quickly goes to a thin collar that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is hefeweizen like - banana and clove with some light citrus, pepper and wheat.

The flavor is a bit subdued and watery with some yeasty banana and wheat with some sweet fruity malt. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and watery.

Overall, I was not too impressed especially at $10 for a 6 pack. It’s watery with too much banana for me. It does get a bit better as it warms.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3575) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2011
12 ounce bottle as an extra, poured an amazing yellow color and its unfiltered, which I love. Tastes of hints of clove, bannana, and citrus. Has a nice yeasty flavor as well, amazing beer to grill with and sit in florida heat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Tap @ Choice City in FoCo. Cloudy, light orange appearance with an off white head. Juicy tangerine, orange citrusy, light wheat malty nose. The fruitiness of the aroma reminds me of fruit beers by New Glarus. Nice yeasty, wheat malty flavor with some of the same citrus notes but not nearly as pronounced as in the nose. Fruity, yeasty aftertaste. Pretty fruity but overall a nice beer when you’re hot, which I always am.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2011
It’s a wheat beer with a muted banana character and less clove, more pepper to the spicing. It’s pleasant and if I was in the mood for a sixer of something summery it may well be my first stop. The carbonation is buoyant and cleasing, keeping it drinkable. There is a light sweetness but it retains a refreshing bitter tang.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1966) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
Sample at taproom. Hazy yellow with white head. Muted citrus, some funk and wheat but an odd flavour profile. Was slightly thin, well carbonated and a mild bitterness with a finish that was off - some of the funk from the aroma followed through to the end and it did not go well with a wheat ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
8/11/10 bottle. hazy orange brown with a soft lasting white head. wheaty! aroma... mixed with lemon, naners, dust, must and some spiciness. the flavor is a mix of the aroma... spice, banana, wheat and some lemon with a spicy finish. it is creamy and rich but crisp and highly quaffable. 7/4/7/4/16

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1333) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2011
Had this on tap at Rogue, SF, CA. Golden color, quite mild in taste. Typical summer ale. OK first beer for an evening.


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