Firestone Walker Maltose Falcons Brownywine

Brewed by Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)
Paso Robles, California USA
13.6% American Strong Ale | 27 Ratings | 32 IBU | Special Release |
40 years of innovation and inspiring the rest of the country through homebrewing deserves a very special beer and our brewery wouldn’t be here today without the pioneering spirit of the homebrew movement. The Maltose Falcons is Los Angeles’ oldest homebrew club and we were lucky enough to collaborate and brew with the crew to celebrate their 40th Anniversary!

English Brown malt, drum roasted Caramel malt, Chocolate malt and a healthy dose of brown sugar, together with West Coast American hops created a luscious Barley Wine class Brown Ale. After fermentation was completed in stainless steel we racked the brew over to Rum barrels, along with a few Brandy and Bourbon barrels to add spice and complexity. After 7 months of rest in barrel, allowing time for the brew to soak up the flavors, we bottled the finished beer just in time for the big celebration day! The result is best described as Rum soaked chocolate pound cake. Loads of rich, silky cocoa dusted malt character with a sturdy yet elegant balance on hop spice and boozy barrel accents. This beer is ready to drink now, but will stand up to some time aging in a cool dark cellar. Best enjoyed in a brandy snifter with your favorite homebrewing friends – those who have cracked grains, made wort flow and kept yeasts as pets. The Firestone Walker Brewing team is proud to be apart of this celebration and is happy to present to you – The Maltose Falcons Brownywine! In the words of our fearless leader Charlie Papazian “Relax, don’t worry have a homebrew."

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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