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Walloon - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Reviews: 32
Hads: 147
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.12%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: champ103 on 05-16-2011

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.
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Banana, Clove, Rind, Dry

A Grisette is an old Saison-like style from French speaking Wallonia region of Belgium. Like a Saison, it’s unfiltered and pour on the cloudy golden side with thin white lace. The aroma is more akin to a German Hefeweizen with a distinct yeasty aromas of banana and clove. Creamy, smooth, more banana and clove, citrus rind bitterness, some grassiness, touch of saltiness, and rose water. Yeasty, earthy, herbal, and dry finish. Delicious.

STYLE: Farmhouse Ale | ABV: 5.25% | AVAILABILITY: Summer

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #96 (JAN 2015) (581 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.01/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (372 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (415 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. (249 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (372 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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1/5  rDev -73.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (599 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (326 characters)

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Walloon from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.