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Walloon - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Walloon
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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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5/5  rDev +37.4%

mlhooper, Aug 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

ApacheAggie, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of NeverSettle
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

NeverSettle, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of bens0n
4.65/5  rDev +27.7%
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.

bens0n, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of ejfreed
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

ejfreed, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of fuzznuts
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

fuzznuts, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Texasfan549, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

mseidens, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Ibanez
4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

Ibanez, May 31, 2012
Photo of jheezee
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

jheezee, Dec 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Davidmor, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of strangebrew1981
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

strangebrew1981, Nov 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

wilfmaster, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

sliverX, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of kwill
4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

kwill, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

AtrumAnimus, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of lnashsig
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

lnashsig, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of bunni
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
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!

bunni, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Mora2000, May 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

shoky01, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

brandoneast, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

TheStashRide, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

blastoderm55, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

JohnBender, Jul 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

cnbrown313, Nov 05, 2013
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Walloon from Southern Star Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.