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Walloon - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Walloon
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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 26
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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dgrauwiler

Texas

1/5  rDev -72.6%

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

Texas

1/5  rDev -72.6%

02-22-2013 20:49:33 | More by Pesci
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chrishou1970

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

01-02-2012 23:48:25 | More by chrishou1970
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sd123

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

10-16-2012 02:55:03 | More by sd123
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

12-03-2012 16:29:22 | More by sendbeer
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ReyG006

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

09-17-2012 10:59:42 | More by ReyG006
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beertunes

Washington

2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to woodychandler for this one. There was no info on the can to provide a clue as to what I should expect from this brew. With a name like Walloon however, I suspected something Belgiany.

Poured into 16oz nonic. Poured a lightly cloudy light gold color with 3/4 of an inch of just off-white head that had very good retention and light lacing.

The aroma started out with some yeasty spice (Aha! Belgiany, as suspected) and some nice grains in the background. The aroma reminded mostly of a Wit, I didn't realize that this was Saison until I logged in here to enter my review. The flavor profile was similar, but was more along the lines of a Saison than a Wit. The grains played a minor role to the yeast, but nothing really stood out. While there were no real wrong notes, neither were there any notable features.

The body was thin, even for a style that isn't known for fullness. Drinkability was OK, as I generally find the style to be easily and quickly drinkable. Overall, a rather bland and meh example of the style. Give it try if you see it, or don't.

Serving type: can

09-02-2012 22:14:19 | More by beertunes
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Yjt2


3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-18-2012 03:06:37 | More by Yjt2
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UHCougar12

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-21-2013 23:31:36 | More by UHCougar12
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videofrog

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

07-15-2012 22:51:21 | More by videofrog
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ShameAndFailure

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-07-2012 23:49:43 | More by ShameAndFailure
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Renegrenade

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-20-2012 20:58:26 | More by Renegrenade
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

Serving type: can

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11%

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-21-2012 02:25:55 | More by PissWarmChango
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Dicers

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-16-2013 00:42:59 | More by Dicers
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-29-2012 00:26:43 | More by StArnoldFan
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drinkAK

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-17-2013 20:42:32 | More by drinkAK
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-13-2013 17:28:22 | More by ScubaSteve00
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11%

07-14-2012 16:57:05 | More by duff247
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jcloud


3.25/5  rDev -11%

02-09-2013 00:07:32 | More by jcloud
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-12-2012 19:20:07 | More by dmorgan310
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truesolution

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-06-2012 01:20:31 | More by truesolution
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

For whatever reason, "Walloon" always sounded like an insult of sorts to me. Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly hazy brass-gold topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises light Belgian yeast, very light biscuit, light banana peel, and a light twinge of lemon peel. The taste brings in more of the same, though now the flavors are a touch brighter, and there's a hint of coriander in the air (the air in my mouth, anyway). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid little farmhouse ale; nothing special by any means, but I could see enjoying this from time to time.

Serving type: can

01-03-2013 21:15:48 | More by TMoney2591
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can bought from Stein's in New Orleans, poured into a wine glass. No freshness date on can.

A: A one-inch head dissipates quickly. Retention is below average for a saison. Color is darker than expected for the style: opaque like a saison, but deeply copper like an IPA. No visible carbonation.

S: Grape? As it warms, yeast and barnyard smells strengthen. Some synthetic sweetness.

M: Better. It's velvety smooth, almost slippery. Despite the lack of visible carbonation, it prickles nicely on the palate and back of the tongue. Finish is expectedly dry.

T: A unique grapey start, like the smell. The yeast shines at the end, but subtly. Initial fruit sweetness disappears and becomes musty, hay-like. The taste transitions very quickly and the back end doesn't linger at all -- drops off, actually.

O: Wanted to like this a little more than I did (more unique than excellent), though I love that a southern brewery is canning a saison as their summer and selling it in four-packs instead of bombers.

Serving type: can

08-02-2012 14:28:23 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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Walloon from Southern Star Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.