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Walloon - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Walloon
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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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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

chrishou1970, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.83/5  rDev +5.2%

Southern Star Walloon Grisette Belgian Ale
Southern Star Brewing, Conroe Tx (in north Houston)
?% (5 ish)
Taster on tap at Whip In 5/11/2011

A - cloudy straw yellow, finger of white somewhat frothy head
S - bubble gummy saison
T - bubble gummy saison, lie Saison Dupont, but a bit more pungent and bubble gummy. Some pronounced belgian wheat ale flavors.
M - medium light, bodied and carbonated
D - good belgian style saison. A tiny bit untamed bubble gummy yeast flavor compared to Saison Dupont, but well above average for a US made traditional style saison.

jefe2, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of bens0n
4.65/5  rDev +27.7%

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 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
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
Photo of Randallt11
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%

On tap at Meddlesome Moth. Pours slightly dark for a saison-style, with a pillowy, not so fizzy head that stays for awhile. Smell is citrusy but not very funky. Has a little bit of a tart scent to it as well. Tastes a bit fruitier than I thought it might, with a background sourness that keeps it from being at all sweet. The sourness isn’t prosthetic to the flavor of the beer, but it doesn’t blend in perfectly either. More than anything I think the beer needs more carbonation to balance the sourness. It feels thick towards the end, leaving the beer much less refreshing than it could be. Still, a fine beer with some interesting character—and that I hope to have more of.

Randallt11, May 27, 2011
Photo of SWMeyer4141
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%

Appearance-Cloudy orange, looks very much like a hefweizen. Big bubbly off white head, about 2 fingers that immediate dissipates and leaves minimal lacing.

Smell-Breadiness with some citrus and spice, some light banana peel in there as well.

Taste-Sweet citrus with some funk, followed by banana and spice.

Mouthfeel-Light bodied with alot of carbonation. Palate cleansing, slight crisp, somewhat refreshing.

Overall-Good beer. Drinkable, easy to drink. Would order one of these on tap.

SWMeyer4141, May 23, 2011
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
Photo of champ103
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

This made it back to Petrol Station after the initial release, and I was glad to try some. I have no idea what style to add this under. I guess Saison makes the most sense.

A: Pours a cloudy orange/yellow color. A one finger white head forms, but recedes to nothing. No lace is left.
S: Spicy, phenolic, banana esters. Light funk character. Simple and a little one dimensional.
T: Again, very one dimensional. Phenolic, banana, spice and a lingering sweetness.
M/D: A light to medium body that is a bit under carbonated. Very dry which I like. I just wish there was a bit more body. Very easy to drink. I can certainly put a few away without a problem.

Very interesting, and enjoyable. Most of the flavor is coming from the yeast, which is nice. I just want a bit more character. Still, I can see myself drinking several more when I get the chance. Cheers to Southern Star for trying something unique.

champ103, May 16, 2011
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Walloon from Southern Star Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.