Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Beer of the Week: Firestone Lager

Beer score: 6.2

Company: Firestone Walker Brewing Company

ABV: 4.5
IBU: 17

This brew from California used to be available in bottles years ago, but of late I've only been able to find it in the can.

It comes out of the can (or bottle back in the day) a clear color with just the barest hint of gold. It's head is thick and fizzy but will die down after a handful of seconds.

The smell and taste are fruitier than your average lager, and that fruity taste turns somewhat spicy and grows as you drink more of this one. There's also a touch of honey, clover, and maybe a little burning, almost like bread left in the oven a little too long. There's a bit of an almost-sour kick just as one swallows, but then the overall taste, texture and smoothness of this beer mellows out as it goes down your pipes.

Real beer tasters will enjoy this one as long as they realize this is a good beer but not a beer that's overly unique or special. If you like fruitiness in your beers, you could drink this one regularly.

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