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Firestone Windsor Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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This golden-hued ale has a distinctively balanced malt character and finishes with light toffee notes, a suggestion of nuts, and a clean brisk bitterness. The aroma is fruity and floral, with hints of orange from the hops, a soft smokiness, and vanilla from the medium toasted oak. NOTE: no longer made, replaced by the Firestone Pale Ale (an APA, not an EPA).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Firestone Walker Brewing Company--Windsor Pale Ale--2000 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 4.60% ABV--30 IBU’s. (3.0 / 5.0) Pale Ale--Clear rich golden color. Light hop front and light malt body backup. Mild caramel flavor with hint of biscuit doughiness. Minimally sweet fruit flavor. Mild Hops. English Pale Ale in Style. Sampled 8/15/2000. Firestone Walker Brewing Company--Firestone Pale Ale--2005 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 4.60% ABV--38 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Pale Ale--Beer of the Month Selection April 2005. Mild lace head. Clear bright rich gold color. Tangy floral hop front. Crisp thin mild caramel citrus body. Rich clean hop citrusy spice end. Hoppy, but weak malt backbone. Sampled 5/24/2005.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Pours a nice cloudy golden straw color with no head. Slight hop aroma with some grass, floral..... Taste was citrus with floral and a mild hops finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Herbal and grassy nose with wafts of bready malt. Mild citrus and biscuit notes on the palate. Clean and easy drinking session brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
The worst of the Firestone line in bottles. Nice golden colro but somewht skunky on the nose and palate. Hops blended with a mulching grass smell. Not rich enough to warrant a a world class Pale rating. Too young.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Golden in color with a nice floral aroma. Hoppy taste present with malts to round up. Nice

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 5, 2002
12/4/2002 - Had on tap at Callahan’s
A dark yellow/gold color beer with a slight head, I found the aroma of this pale to be fruity, but a bit weak. Overall, I found the flavor lacking for a Pale Ale and while easy to drink, I was not overly impressed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2002
Golden colour with a white head. Citrusy hop aroma. Dry bitter flavour with a hint of malt underneath. A good APA, but what keeps it from being great is the lack of complexityt in hop flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 14, 2002
very fruity aroma, citrus with zest. Pale yellow, small to medium head. a good hop bitterness, but slightly straight forward. mild citrus

3.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Diego (79) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002
The perfume is IPA all the way. very tart and complex. Tangy. It is an amber ale delightful to gaze at but better to drink. It has a variety of flavors right off the bat. Caramel with a hint of toffee. Huminee, huminee. Really pleasant tasting (I’mm embibing as I write this). Nice rich beer if just a tad young. Overall I enjoy this beer but would still choose a nice IPA over it but hey...I wouldn’t turn her down either. Firestone Pale Ale is like an average looking chick with a lovely rack!!!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5285) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Gold color, medium head. Medium malty, hoppy ale. Crisp malt flavor, good hop balance. Some subtle fruity overtones. Finish is clean, Aftertaste is delicately bitter. Very nice.


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