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Walloon - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Walloon
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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Grisette was a style of beer developed in the 1800s in the Hainaut provence of southern Belgium to slake the thrists of coal and stone miners.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 05-16-2011)
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Reviews by nsheehan:
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nsheehan

Texas

3.69/5  rDev +1.4%

Walloon
Southern Star
20130803
12oz can to Libbey tulip

A – Hazy yet kind of clear; very translucent. A light amber with some yellow-green. Gives off a nice goldenish glow when backlit.

S – A nice sweet, bready Belgian smell, with a hint of green apple and straw. Some orange and honeydew from the Belgian scent, along with the bready, sugary goodness.

T – Taste follows smell closely. It fades quicker than I’d like. It tastes very much like a saison, and there is added hop flavor on the backend (in addition to the flavors that match the smell). I’m getting a sweet lemon upfront, then a bit of Belgian sweet bread and apple, but not as much as I’d like, and some spicy grass on the backend from the hops. As it warms, the last flavor lingers longer, but the middle Belgian flavor fails to come out.

M – A heavy-light body that slightly clings to the tongue. Finish is both wet and dry depending on location in the mouth. Moving outward from the tongue: dry, semi-wet, semi-dry. The carbonation spikes in the middle, which I don’t like. It lends itself to the refreshingness of the beer, but then goes a bit too far.

D – The smell is great, except for the slight off-smells. The taste follows the smell, but doesn’t express the Belgian character well enough, and fades a bit fast. The mouthfeel is refreshing, yet peaks a little too hard.
4.25, 4, 3.5, 3.5, 3.75; 3.7.

08-04-2013 02:58:48 | More by nsheehan
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Tiernan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-30-2012 22:46:06 | More by Tiernan
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-25-2013 20:32:52 | More by tbryan5
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-24-2013 03:04:11 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

The beer pours a cloudy orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of some farmhouse funk as well as some orange citrus and wheat notes. Very inviting. The flavor is more of the same. I get some hay, grass and grain notes as well as some orange citrus and other tropical fruit notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very easy to drink and very refreshing.

05-22-2011 04:59:32 | More by Mora2000
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-02-2012 03:22:22 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-02-2013 14:23:13 | More by valkyre65
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lnashsig

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%

On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a cloudy wheat looking color, pretty much opaque. Smell- clove, spice, lemon zest. Not as strong of a smell as I have experienced from Saisons in the past, but this is my first Grisette, so who knows? Taste- strong carbonation, a sharp orange lemon blast to the back of the throat. There is a wheat like presence here as well. This one is awesome, and I'm sad they aren't canning it.

06-02-2011 22:24:11 | More by lnashsig
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hsus0225

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-08-2013 18:08:32 | More by hsus0225
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -16.2%

Can that pours light coloured body, with rapidly dissipitating head. Neutral at best aroma, a tad cheesy and yeasty. Average mouthfeel, some satisfaction in "slaking thirst" but not too drinkable. A tad of yeast, just not interesting.Thanks SliverX.

09-30-2012 01:20:24 | More by Sammy
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

The beer pours a cloudy orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of some farmhouse funk as well as some orange citrus and wheat notes. Very inviting. The flavor is more of the same. I get some hay, grass and grain notes as well as some orange citrus and other tropical fruit notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very easy to drink and very refreshing.

10-12-2012 06:23:15 | More by WoodBrew
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jheezee

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

12-15-2011 02:57:26 | More by jheezee
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dgrauwiler

Texas

1/5  rDev -72.5%

11-16-2012 03:24:50 | More by dgrauwiler
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shoky01

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-26-2011 16:20:45 | More by shoky01
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dumptruck81

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-20-2012 19:15:20 | More by dumptruck81
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ejfreed

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

10-31-2012 19:48:06 | More by ejfreed
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kwill

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +15.9%

Had this for the first time as a small sample and couldn't wait to try it again so I picked up a growler first chance I got.

Pours like a light hefeweizen with a small head and plenty of carbonation. Smell has a nice light mixture of sweet citrus, banana, and a little saison farmhouse. Taste is very refreshing with a sweet character which mimics the smell. Mouthfeel is light with a good carbonation.

Overall this is a very solid beer. I would have preferred just a little heavier body, but as is it is a very refreshing drink on a hot summer day. It is a bit too easy to keep drinking this one.

07-03-2011 15:12:38 | More by kwill
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brandoneast

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-29-2011 04:25:33 | More by brandoneast
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +0.3%

Another in a long line of beers provided by the creator of the can quest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color weith a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is refreshing, sweet, malty, some floral hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall makes for an easy drinking summer beer.

09-08-2012 13:16:53 | More by tone77
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Hazy, medium orange color with a cream colored head of about a finger or less. Big yeast and bread, some spices and grassiness. Taste was light spices, grass, prominent yeast and bread crust and slight bit of citrus peels. The feel is light to medium, could be more crisp, but it's pleasant.

Overall, it's an above average Saison. Refreshing.

07-15-2012 22:32:21 | More by EgadBananas
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Westyn

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-24-2014 03:35:19 | More by Westyn
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-16-2014 05:01:30 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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Ibanez

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +21.7%

Not much to compare to, but let's give it a go....

Out of the can, there's light to medium head that doesn't stick around very long. Color is a bit like hay, and it's not perfectly clear, but not all that hazy.

Smell is a bit grainy and earthy. No discernable hop aroma.

Taste is much like smell, a light huskiness, some banana and plum esters. Very pleasant, and subtle- not overpowering. Just (barely) enough hops to balance.

Mouthfeel is light to medium, not watery, but not draggy either.

Overall, glad to see this making it into cans. I'll be buying a few.

05-30-2012 23:10:12 | More by Ibanez
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genitempo

Texas

3.65/5  rDev +0.3%

A - From can to pint glass, pours with minimal violence, leaving an orange fog with a mealy, white head. Lace dissipates and descends quickly

S - Wheat and Citrus aroma, resembling a Hefe.

T - A subtle Saison, but simplified.

MF - hits a midpoint as far as weight goes, with little gas.

O - Southern Star puts out year-rounds that are more exciting. This beer, although not on par with the others in it's class, will definitely serve as a Gateway beer into the craft world for all those BMC devotees.

11-09-2012 02:30:36 | More by genitempo
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TheStashRide

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-08-2012 00:56:07 | More by TheStashRide
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Walloon from Southern Star Brewing Company
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