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Firestone Walker Brewing Company Feral One
95 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
 Feral One

Style: American Wild Ale

ABV: 6.7

95
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Firestone Walker Brewing Company Feral One

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What the brewers say

“An earthy funky nose gives way to notes of dried apricots, strawberry, guava, and orange zest. Toasted oak, lavender, vanilla, and cinnamon lurk in the background. A firm carbonation punctuates the acidity and soft tannins.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Lemon zest and pineapple with a touch of apricot, light apple, and pear. Lacto sour, subdued Brett funk, and a touch of caramel with limited earthy or woody notes.”

Flavor: “Present, but restrained, sourness with a generous serving of Brett fruitiness (more fruity than funky). Moderate peach and pear with a touch of pineapple, lemon or lemongrass notes. Barely there bitterness supports a light, slightly caramel malt body that carries sour and fruit well. The aftertaste has a crisp acidity, touch of sweetness, and fruit notes that linger quite some time.”

Overall: “The light sweetness and moderate acidity back up the fruit notes well. Brett fruitiness, sour acidity, and malt complexity support without stepping on each other. A straightforward wild ale that balances toward lactic sourness with a background funk that keeps things interesting.”

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