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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetmaxx (746) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Poured from the bottle. Pours like a wheat, unfiltered, straw colour. Aroma is a lot weaker in the banana and Clove than most wheats. Flavor is great. Palate is full bodied, finishes oily. Overall a great summer beer. Very sad I didn’t grab it before, I thought it was a cream ale, I had it confused with a beer from Anderson valley.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2010
Thanks Justin! Meyer lemon aroma, some honeyed cereal. Hazy dark gold. Creamy and robust in body and quite a lot of wheat character that stops short of heavy or sticky and finishes a touch dry, keeping it very quaffable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cavbeerscout (25) - Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Very Good Beer, Great Taste, Great After Taste, Kind of Earthy, Great For Some Kickin Ass Online in Gears of War 3. We dont have the Verdict out yet on Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2010
Bottle pours hazy yellow with a white to off-white head. Aroma is wheat, banana, mango, vanilla, and a small amount of lemon. Flavor shows the same. Overall body is moderate weight with a creamy soft mouthfeel and lightly bitter finish. Pretty interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2010
Pours a hazy orange yellow with a white head. Aroma is wheat, pepper, coriander, yeast, bananas, malt. Flavor is wheat, spices, banana, cloves, pepper, coriander. Nice fruity banana clovey wheat beer, tons of flavor and easy to drink. Great summer beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Pours a hazy yellowish orange color with decent head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is zesty orange peel and tropical spices. Taste is like a spicy hefeweizen on the drier side with a nice crisp aftertaste. Very easy to drink and very refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
can8ianben (1317) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2010
I thought this beer was excellent. The bartender didn’t know much about it - an unfiltered ale is how he put it. But it is more than that. It has a really interesting and complex wheat beer flavor that is uncommon in most seasonal summer offerings aimed at the large audience. Think about your last Blue Moon, then step it up about ten notches.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larryLSB (432) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
On tap at the brewery, cloudy, golden orange with small white head. Nose of citrus, mostly lemon, and the wheat. Tart and bitter to taste, with an edge of sweetness. Very lively, with a clean aftertaste. Very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Pours a cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus and spice with some bready wheat notes. Flavor is tropical and citrusy, slightly spicy and tangy with some wheat. Smooth and light bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvermin (86) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Pours a nice clear tan yellow/gold with a decent amount of white foamy head that dissapated quickly and left a little bit of lacing. Smells of tropical fruit, namely jackfruit, wheaty malt, and a light aroma of banana. Taste has a lot of banana and tropical fruity flavors, though not jackfruit in the taste. Very rich tasting beer, full bodied and creamy in texture, which is delicious. Hops and citrus help keep this beer from being too creamy. The clove and other spices are evident as the beer is swallowed. Carbonation produces a light tingle when first sipped, but isn’t really present otherwise. Highly drinkable beer, as the finish is crisped by the hops that are there. Well balanced, tasty wheat beer.


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