Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Beer Tasting: Firestone Lager

The Beer: Firestone Walker Lager
Style: Lager
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
Packaging & Date Stamping: 12 oz. brown bottle; no evident date stamp

From where & how stored: Purchased from Gourmet Wine & Spirits in Los Angeles, CA, flown home, and stored at 48F since then

Pricing: $7.50 per six-pack

Availability: Year-round

ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 4.2% ABV
Bryan's Notes
The Look:
- 2-finger white shaving cream head
- hangs around for quite a while and serious lacing
- pale golden, very clean looking beer

The Aroma:
- has a very soft, light powdery aroma

The Taste:
- soft, smooth mouthfeel; a bit creamy
- moderate carbonation; bit of citrus hops come through

The Verdict: A decent, smoothed out lager that, while I may not actively search it out, I would certainly not turn it away. Easy drinking with an interesting enough profile to make it enjoyable.

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