Firestone Walker Agrestic Single Barrel #16

Brewed by Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)
Paso Robles, California USA
6.2% · Sour Red/Brown · 1 Rating · Special Release ·
In the now famous SNL skit, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, Producer, “The Bruce Dickinson”, demands more cow bell from his band, Blue Oyster Cult. Here at the Barrelworks, we asked for more American Oak. Agrestic 16 is 100% single barrel American Oak-aged Agrestic. As in our other Agrestic Ale, a blend of American and French Oak, this is a rustic red ale, that is fermented in the Firestone Union, then aged and inoculated with B. Lambicus and lactobacillus in an American Oak barrel for 14 months. It is here where it develops its earthy funk, quenching acidity and complex flavor. Only the best barrels are singled out to be served “as is”. Barrel #16 lends more traditional American oak character—soft vanilla and coconut—than our blend. The Acidity is softer, and the finish dryer. The experience, nonpareil. Draft only, extremely limited.

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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.

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