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Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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American Pale Wheat Ale
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(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 04-01-2010)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A new arrival at the local best beer store. When I bought this I expected it to be some sort of wheat beer. I was pleasantly pleased to see it is actually a Saison.
The bottle says "Craftily Unfiltered Ale" and it shows this. Cloudy burnt orange colored ale with a small white head.
The scent at first is peaches and vanilla, the vanilla comes from the Burton Union oak brewing system they use. There is a slight citrus scent here mostly lemon. There might be some coriander in this but I can't for sure id it in this one. Lastly there is some banana and cloves to this so it is sort of a wheat beer.6
Starts out sour and since I haven't been eating candy this must be from how dry the beer is. There is some sweetness here but it takes quite a while to show.
Mouthfeel is good.
Drinkability is OK. This is a sort of weird beer that doesn't really have a style. I would have preferred a saison and a wheat beer as separate beers.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2010 01:31:38 |
More by Zorro
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'm surprise there aren't more reviews of this beer, as it seems to be all around town in Portland right now. Had a glass last night at Belmont station.
The beer pours a peachy gold color with OK head retention and some light lacing. The nose is pretty standard for a saison I think, with honey, clove and a touch of underlying spice. Flavors replicate the nose in this moderately sweet beer, with just enough hoppy bitterness in the finish to keep it in check. I get a bit of orange citrus on the mid palate as well, which think is nice. Mouthfeel is fairly light, though this beer has plenty of flavor and is fairly smooth on the palate. Drinkability is quite good, and the flavors are interestig enough to make drinking this beer enjoyable.
Nothing really speacial going on here, but I otherwise thoght this a nice enough beer.
Serving type: on-tap
04-03-2010 15:05:26 |
More by johnmichaelsen
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Wiseman Justin Reporting (Reviews are averaged)
Had this ontap at the firestone brewery on Sunday, July 18, 2010. Paired with Kettle Classics all natural potato chips Spicy Jalapeno.
Appearance: This beer is a belgium/buvarian mix. How are they supposed to look? This beer is very cloudy. Opaque. The most opaque golden colored beer I've seen. No head.
Smell: Light Fruit. The jalepano chips burn my mouth; kinda distracting. Faint belgium smell. (3.5)
Taste: Spicy! ... Wait that's those damn chips! Taste like a very light, summer belgium. It's fresh and can easily be drank in the 90 degree range. Very citrusy (mostly orange) infinetly superior version of Blue Moon. I think this would be a very popular beer not my style though. (4.0)
Mouthfeel: Tingly. It's light and easy for what it does. (4.0)
Drinkability: While I want another Union Jack because they are awesome, this is a drinkable beer on it's own. (4.0)
Pairing Score: C+ Jalapeno Chips not a great match but decent.
Had this on-tap on the Solace Release Party at the brewery in Paso Robles last night. According to the brewmaster, Matt Brynildson, this is supposed to be a saison-hefeweisen hybrid (http://beernews.org/2010/03/firestone-walker-solace-debuts-april-1st/).
Served in a 16oz. nonic.
Appearance: A short, white, foamy crown sits atop an opaque, honey-orange body. Decent head retention, though no lacing. Looks a lot like a hefeweizen. (4.0)
Smell: Banana, clove, moist vegetation, wheat malt, lemon, and spices. Really smooth. I only got a little bit of barnyard out of this smell though, which sucks since I'm a big saison fan. (3.5)
Taste: Wheat, lemon, hay, creamy banana, white pepper, clove, and moist, leafy hops. While I didn't write down coriander in my notes, I do remember tasting that as well. I'm starting to realize that this is much closer to a hefeweizen than a sasion. (4.0)
Mouthfeel: Full and wheaty, creamy, and moderately carbonated. Light spiciness. Certainly feels like a saison. (4.0)
Drinkability: I preferred the preliminary batch I tried about six weeks ago, which had a lot more funk and sourness than this version. However, Firestone is trying to woo Blue Moon and Shock Top drinkers, and I believe this will do just that. Solace is a very easy-drinking, balanced, wheat ale. I'll happily purchase a six pack or two. (4.5)
Serving type: on-tap
04-02-2010 14:21:57 |
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