Thursday, September 22, 2011

Firestone Walker Brewing Company Solace Summertime Fusion Wheat Beer

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Firestone Walker Brewing Company Solace Summertime Fusion Wheat Beer.  In keeping with the end of summer theme (and start of fall) I figured I had better get to reviewing beers I’ve been drinking over the summer.  My beginnings with Firestone Walker beers was a mixed 12-pack that contained Solace (and others) and prior to that I hadn’t paid much attention to their beers.  Since then I’ve come a fan and plan to review some of their other offerings.

From the Firestone Walker Brewing Company website:” Firestone Walker presents Solace, an ode to warmer weather in the northern hemisphere. A hint of citrus fruit and clove aroma are followed by tangy dry malt flavor and a silky finish making it an approachable and refreshing session beer. We bring you this beer unfettered, a craftily unfiltered ale full of flavor and perfectly constructed to compliment those lazy warm days ahead. Ideal for washing down fish tacos or other south o’ the border-inspired dishes.
REMEMBER: Watch for bottled on dates located on the necks of our beers.  Our beer is not pasteurized, so it is best when stored at 44F or below, out of light and within 110 days of the bottled on date...this insures freshness and ultimately a great Firestone Walker beer!”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a cloudy goldish pale orange with a nice white head and minimal lacing.
Aroma: Scents of banana, citrus, spices, bready malts and grain.  Reminds me of a hefeweizen.
Taste: Nicely balanced. Wheat, malt, banana, apricot, citrus, spice and light on the hops.  Very refreshing!
Overall: At 6% ABV Firestone Walker Brewing Company Solace Summertime Fusion Wheat Beer is tremendously drinkable and perfect for a summer BBQ. I’m sure my review is a little late for you to pick up a six so be sure to watch for this in the spring or summer of 2012.


Mark Harvey

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