Review: Firestone Walker Firestone Lager | Craft Beer & Brewing
Firestone Walker Firestone Lager
85 out of 100

Style: Lager

ABV: 4.5 IBU: 17

85/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Firestone Walker Firestone Lager

What the brewers say

“In a craft world dominated by hoppy beers, we have gone back to basics with Firestone Lager. This is our hardest beer to make—and our easiest one to drink. Made in the classic all-malt Munich helles style. Gambrinus Pilsner malt establishes a crisp, dry base with a soft mouthfeel, while noble German hops provide just a whisper of bitterness. The result is a smooth and drinkable beer that aims to help redefine American Lager.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Clean, mild malt with an undercurrent of earthy hops. There’s a slightly sweet grainy aroma, some floral notes, and a subtle whiff of sulfur.”

Flavor: “A little sweet in the start with a fair amount of bitterness on the finish. In the middle, it’s light clean malt, bread notes, and subtle sweetness. The hops bitterness is restrained.”

Overall: “More Midwest than mid-Continent. Easy drinking, soft and unassuming. A little on the sweet side at first, but balanced with a fairly bitter finish.”

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