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Walloon - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Walloon
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83
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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.89%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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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mlhooper

Texas

5/5  rDev +37%

08-10-2013 19:01:13 | More by mlhooper
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ApacheAggie

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

10-15-2013 19:40:48 | More by ApacheAggie
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NeverSettle

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

04-17-2012 04:59:47 | More by NeverSettle
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bens0n

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at the Southern Star Brewery, review from notes:

Had this served in a Walloon tulip, it is a murky golden orange color with a good amount of creamy white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

On the nose it has a very sweet smell to it, it has a bready smell with some cirtusy undertones.

Flavor wise its alot like a hefeweizen but there is alot more savory sweetness than I was expecting. Its very well balanced and smooth.

It has a very nice medium body with a low level of carbonation that makes it go down extremely smooth. I could totally make a session out of walloon alone definitely one of my favorite Southern Star brews.

NOTE: ABV listed in brewery was 5.6 not sure why its not listed on BA.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2011 19:24:07 | More by bens0n
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ejfreed

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

07-05-2012 13:45:21 | More by fuzznuts
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

11-15-2011 03:28:10 | More by Texasfan549
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mseidens

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

11-04-2012 03:32:40 | More by mseidens
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Ibanez

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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


4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

10-21-2012 15:06:52 | More by Davidmor
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strangebrew1981

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

11-12-2013 22:57:49 | More by strangebrew1981
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wilfmaster

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

05-05-2014 01:03:01 | More by wilfmaster
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

08-15-2012 20:33:18 | More by sliverX
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kwill

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Serving type: growler

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

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a semi-cloudy golden color and hs a nice white bubbly white head that is quickly settled and leaves little to no lacing down the glass.

The nose is spicy hops with breadiness and hints of cloves, lemon zest all riding on a bed of rich maltiness.

The taste is drier and more bitter than I would expect for a Farmhouse ale, but it is from Texas. This one is dry in flavor that has a subdued malt that carries the hops all across the palate with a nice dominant flavor that is not too bitter and doesn't linger and has a clean finish.

The mouthfeel is a tad watery but acceptable for the style.

Overall it is drinkable and enjoyable and I will definitely drink some more. A good offering from Southern star.

Serving type: can

04-19-2014 21:20:27 | More by AtrumAnimus
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lnashsig

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pilsner glass at The Libertine.

A- Really lovely for the style. Almost apricot in color and a nice haziness.

S- Slightly cloying sweet smell with a little biscuit

M- Nicely carbonated and surprisingly light given the nose. Texture is great for a summer beer, it rolls right off the tongue and is super refreshing.

T- Love the brett-y wild yeast notes on this. Helps echo the sweetness on the nose. Not quite as floral or as spicy as i like my saisons, and the finish is a little musty...

O- I was definitely impressed with this beer from Southern Star. Very tasty!

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 01:48:18 | More by bunni
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2011 04:59:32 | More by Mora2000
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shoky01

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-08-2012 00:56:07 | More by TheStashRide
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blastoderm55

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-22-2013 19:17:34 | More by blastoderm55
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JohnBender

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-28-2012 19:30:09 | More by JohnBender
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-05-2013 14:44:16 | More by cnbrown313
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Walloon from Southern Star Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.