Beer Number 58: Firestone Walker Union Jack
During the first year after Firestone Walker released Union Jack, the beer won a gold medal in the World Beer Cup in San Diego, a gold medal at the European Beer Star Awards in Germany, and a gold medal in the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.
Quite an impressive resume for the first year of a new beer. I wonder if anything has lived up to it before or since. I kind of regret not getting into Firestone Walker while I was living in California. Well, I guess this is a good a time as any to delve into their beers.
This was a mighty fine beer, but I wonder how time effected it, if at all. It clocked in at 7.5% and was bottled on 11/07/2012 according to the bottle. Like I said though, excellent beer.
Golden with a white head. It was actually a bit clearer than it looks in that picture, but eh. I got a new camera, (read phone), recently so hopefully things start to look better in it. The nose was sticky and piney. Kind of lived up to what I was expecting. Upon taste, a ton of earthy and pine flavors. It carried a really nice body. A solid base for the hops that were still present. I need to find out what more this brewery has to offer.
943 Bottles Of Beer To Go!