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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

ďNever 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.Ē 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2483) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Bottle from BevMo. Light wheaty nose. Somewhat sweet, with some yeastiness. Sweet graininess up fromt. Fairly thick and smooth. Some sweet yeasty notes in there as well. A little spiciness to go with a touch of hoppiness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (934) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Pours a nice sunset orange, slightly hazy with a nice white head that collars well. Sweet malt and esters on a nice nose, good banana as well. Medium-full yeasty mouthfeel which coats the sides of the tongue but disappears quickly. Nice banana and wheaty taste. This is like a jacked-up hefeweizen. Very crisp dry finish. Really enjoyed this on a hot summer evening.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Sample at Rubicon on 8/7/10. Pours a hazy gold with a medium white head. Aroma of banana and wheat malt; not much else. Sweet malty flavor with a bit of spice and banana along with wheat.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Razor_King (1) - USA - AUG 29, 2010 does not count
Not to get all scientific but this beer is crap. I was duped into buying it based on a recomendation, but ended up having to wash this shit taste out of my mouth with some miller highlife I had laying around.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
GuyCuba (31) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Cloudy orange pour wit h dish soap head. Toasty bread aroma. Yeasty and sour. Alcohol flavor underlies it all. Palate is light and oily with soft carbonation and an astringent finish. I am not enjoying this beer. [12 BM]

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy orange, no head. Aroma of citrus. Taste has orange peel, slight grapefruit, malt. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Flamebuster (24) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
This isnít like a lot of wheat beers I have had so Iím not real sure just how to rate it. It pours a medium amber with a smallish head that dissipates quickly. No real aroma to mention. The taste is different, I get some sort of fruit but Iím not sure just what it is. I would like to do a side by side comparison with another wheat beer just to be better able to judge.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2010
(12oz bottle). Pours yellow-orange with quickly disappating white head. Aroma of banana, slight funk, there is some tropical fruit, but the aroma is of dried fruit (donít know which one, maybe pineapple?). Taste is sourish, but with an underlying sweetness. There is an element of some type of fruity hard candy to this beer. Medium bodied with oily/creamy texture. Cabonation is lively and finish is smooth with subtle bitterness. I canít say this is a great beer, but I find it refreshing and the more I drink it the more I like it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. The aroma is very sweet with over ripe bananas, bubblegum and a little wheat. The flavor is also very sweet and thick for a wheat ale. Hints of lemon rind, banana, and a little clove. Too big and sweet to be a real summer refresher. Not a bad tasting beer, but heavy handed for the style IMO.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2010
12 oz bottle from Bier Stein. Cloudy orange pour with about a half inch white head. Smells like wheat, bananas and a little bit of orange peel. Flavor is much the same, though the wheat seems a little off-putting. Fairly refreshing on a hot summerís day though.


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