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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).


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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5607) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Excellent Pale Ale. Sweet citrusy aroma upon pouring. Smooth finish - doesnít leave a lingering taste in the mouth like some pales tend to do. Just the right amount of hoppiness.

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 thatís just a little dry and too light but is pleasing anyway. Thereís some peppery spice towards the end and a good lemony citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2002

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

3.7
   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.

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.

3.6
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - AUG 18, 2002
I dont like to think to hard about rating beers. it goes something like this, crap-ok-good-great- this beer falls in the good side for me.

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 IBUís. (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 IBUís. (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.


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