Firestone Walker / Liefmans West Odnar

Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Paso Robles, CA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Type: Wild Ale
ABV: 9.8%

From the brewer

Made in collaboration with our friends at Liefman’s. West Odnar is a blend of Liefman’s Goudenband, a beer aged with Viognier grapes, and a wild IPA. An unmistakable family of aromas are present; toasted brown sugar and soft textures of red fruit characteristic of the Oud Bruin style pair with a supple wood tannin structure, hints of hop resin and an opulent vinous finish.

Average Scores

Overall: 75 (logged 1 time)
Bottle: 75 (logged 1 time)

Who's been drinking this

2018 release
Comparing this to the Zephyros from the day before, this was somewhat less appealing though it is, I think, meant to have a similar flavor profile. The sourness is sharper, more unrelenting, and I don't think I got any interesting hop flavors. Maybe the elderflower in the Zephyros is what made the difference? Or maybe this was just not as well-conceived.
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