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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2010
Draught at Vino Versato, Pismo Beach, CA. Cloudy golden, creamy head. Fairly sweet with an aroma of sugared banana. Medium bodied with rounded, creamy mouthfeel, Persistnt but light banana flavour.Low bitterness. Tasty, but on the sweet side.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of travita) Pours lightly hazy golden orange body with a moderate white head. Aroma of wheat, lemon, and banana. Flavor of banana, wheat, caramel, and citrus with a soft mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Pours a hazy orange. Aroma is lightly spicy and somewhat citric. Medium body with fizzy/foamy carbonation. This is a Belgian ale. No doubt. It’s a light version, but it is so Belgian. Fruit; spice; hop. Yummy.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10605) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a moderate white head on top. S: There is a slight sourness to the nose which is present in many of these pale wheat ales. A bit of bread and lemon/citrus as well. T: There is a nice spice character to the beer that I did not expect from the nose. Cloves and a hint of banana make this seem almost hefeweizen-like for a moment. The sweet, bready and caramel malts follow. M: The body is a bit on the light side with a moderate carbonation. D: One of the only "meh" offerings I’ve come across from Firestone Walker. This isn’t bad, but I wouldn’t really be interested in having this one again.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a small lingering white head. Aromas of honey, bread, lemon and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, honey and light citrus with a crisp malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Deep gold pour with a hint of orange color. Small white head. This style is nbutler11’s favorite. So send him all the wheat beers you can find. He will really be happy. Anyway, back to this one. Aroma has some plums, oranges, yeast and maybe a hint of melon. Flavor is more typical of the style than the aroma lead me to believe. Orange peel, wheat, yeast, honey, and some light tropical fruit nuances. Not bad at all.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8176) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
355mL. Poured a clear yellow with really no head. Aroma is a bit urine, a bit vegetal. Taste is somewhat spiced, some unflaked malt, lager graininess, honey. Not very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Bottle (marked 4/16/2010). Pours with a hazed golden body and a large white head. Aroma of banana, wheat, cardboard, vanilla, and freshly baked bread. Taste is vanilla, orange peel, wheat, banana custard. Not a whole lot going on, but an excellent session beer. Light bodied, medium carbonation, very drinkable!


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