Firestone Walker Lager

Today is my father’s birthday. My father is into wine much more than he is beer. At a family party, he’ll bring out a 1970 Chateau Latour. I’ve tried to get him into beer and he humors me, but he’s definitely a wine guy. He also served 1982 and 1983 Chateau Margaux at my wedding. But, this is a beer I think he could get down with.

ABV: 4.5%

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “They said I was before my time—maybe I still am. I’m a lover, not a hater. I’m this and I’m that. Craft to the core, but open to ideas. Hard to make, but easy to drink. Partial to unicorns, puns and good, clean beer. Born in 2000, born again in 2018.”

Random: This beer comes in at 17 IBUs.

The beer poured with a one finger, white head. It dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw-yellow color. There was a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had some malt sweetness and a touch of honey as well. There was some grass and yeast. The taste was crisp and unoffensive. There was yeast along with toasted malt and mineral water. It had a slight hint of banana. The body was really light with a lot of carbonation. It had a quick finish with yeast and toasted malt. I picked up the can for $1.83, which broke down to $.15 per ounce. The beer didn’t have amazing flavors, but it was well-done and I wouldn’t refuse this at a party. I would have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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