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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.


Crash_the_dog's rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crash_the_dog (150) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - JUN 10, 2013
12oz bottle pour into a large tulip. Bright golden color with an expected haze. The head is a pale butter color and quickly dissipates after the pour. The flavor is stereotypical American unfiltered wheat. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (550) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a cloudy orange hue with little to no head. S- Banana, apricot, hints on wheat. T- Lots of wheat, smooth banana and light fruit with a malty backbone. M- Medium viscosity and carbonation. D- This is a great, refreshing summer beer. Not one that I would drink everyday but its a nice change of pace.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thome50 (1031) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle via the brewery. Pours a very light yellow with big white head. Aroma is hazy wheat and lemon. Taste is a middle of the road wheat beer with some slight lemon and citrus. Notes don’t show it being much different from the current iteration.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2446) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle slightly hazy with a small white head. Classic German wheat aroma and flavors. Mild clove and banana notes Carbonation was high and a nice wheat palate Tasty

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhiner41 (181) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Nice summer wheat beer, nothing overly exciting. Tastes like a standard Belgian wheat (blue moon). ---bhiner41 Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Hazy gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is of lemon and wheat. Taste is the same.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. Eating from 2010. The look is golden in color, clear, and has a light white head. The smell is wheat, citrus, wit like, and yeast. The taste is light, yeast, fruits, and wheat.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (770) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours golden with a thin white head. Smells of wheat, hops, banana, some citrus and spice. Tastes pretty good. The most complex wheat beer I’m had. It had a good spicing and a nice underlying banana.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2012
from 2010. pours a cloudy yellow with an orange tint, a small white head, and some lacing. smell is of lime, some lemon, and a bit of yeast. taste is smooth, wheat, and some citrus. ends refreshing and a tad oily.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2012
From prior tastings (the old version). Cloudy yellow pour with a white head, Banana and wheat flavor notes on the nose and smilar on the taste with some lemony acidic qualities. Very nice summer beer.


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