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Firestone Windsor Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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).


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2000
orange colour, nice head, few hop aroma, lack of character

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"a better aroma than their english pale attempt. a little better but still not the one i’d pick off the shelf. for their good stuff, go for the IIPA or the reserve Porter

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5697) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Excellent Pale Ale. Sweet citrusy aroma upon pouring. Smooth finish - doesn’t leave a lingering taste in the mouth like some pales tend to do. Just the right amount of hoppiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5287) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4359) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2002
A solid west coast pale ale. Orange brew, good label. Citrus gel, west coast hops, sweet and bitter flavors. C02 sting. Some nutty tones when you lick yer moustache. Fast finish on a satisfying light palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2867) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2000
Top rate beer. Very flavorful, hoppy with strong malt nose. The Burton Union system has been revived for a great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2002
Quite hoppy...I would classify it as an APA not an English PA, but that’s probably just me. Not balanced enough, has too thin a body. These brewers are clearly craftsmen; this one is just one-dimensional. It’s pretty good.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
legion242 (2266) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2001
Ccolor- gold. Head- thick, medium retention, no lace. Aroma- orangey? sweet? Heavy hop finish but thin in front.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2002
Seems like Firestone likes to take on English influnces. Nose shows shortbread beneath a typically Californian citric aroma. Palate is smooth, lightly carbonated. Flavor has a biscuity malt that’s just a little dry and too light but is pleasing anyway. There’s some peppery spice towards the end and a good lemony citrus finish.


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