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Walloon - Southern Star Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.66%
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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Ratings: 118 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by shoky01:
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

shoky01, Dec 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Tiernan, Aug 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

tbryan5, May 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
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.

Mora2000, May 22, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

valkyre65, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of lnashsig
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.

lnashsig, Jun 02, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

hsus0225, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
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.

WoodBrew, Oct 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

jheezee, Dec 15, 2011
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

dumptruck81, Oct 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

ejfreed, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of kwill
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.

kwill, Jul 03, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

hoppy91, Saturday at 10:59 PM
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

brandoneast, Dec 29, 2011
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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.

tone77, Sep 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Basoos1, Saturday at 04:43 AM
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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.

EgadBananas, Jul 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Westyn, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

XicanoBeerRun, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Ibanez
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.

Ibanez, May 30, 2012
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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.

genitempo, Nov 09, 2012
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Walloon from Southern Star Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.