Walloon - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Walloon
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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of EgadBananas
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of siege06nd
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Bertram for this!

A. Pours a very cloudy dull orange. Half finger of crisp cream-colored head and excellent tightly-beaded, uniform lacing absolutely coats the glass. Lots of bubbles popping up from the bottom of the glass. Beautiful looking beer.

S. Very spicy. Traditional notes of apple, pear, grape skin. Some banana as well. But center stage here are the spices, what smells like clove and coriander. Very earthy and herbal. This saison is subtler on the bouquet than most I have had. While it's more spice forward, the nose as a whole is very refined, laid back, easy breezy.

T. Apple, banana, some clove. Lots of yeast as well, which kinda dominates the flavor here, especially on the finish. There's not a lot of punch to this saison, which isn't to say it's bad, but it certainly doesn't offer many of the bold flavors that are typical of the style. It's yeasty with some spice and light sweet fruit juice flavors.

M. Crisp and medium-light bodied. Plenty of carb. Flavors are a little muddled, needs more distinction.

O. A solid saison, but not memorable. Does nothing to distinguish itself. The nose and the appearance are the best features of this beer, but things fall off a little bit after that. Very yeasty and drying, and lacking in the fruity and spicy punch that are the hallmarks of a good saison. Not bad, but certainly not revelatory.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can pours a very hazed gold color with a decent cap of off-white head. Retention is pretty good, but lacing not so much.

Nose is a nice mix of fruity yeast esters and freshly crushed grain. Has a nice saison-esque nose, the yeast is not necessarily farmhouse or funky, but it is rustic. It smells good, I like it.

Taste has a nice balance of crackery malt, generous hop bite and a nutty/pear yeast presence. Its light enough to be thirst-quenching, yet flavorful enough for thoughtful consumption. I like this better than the Le Mort Vivant they put out in the spring, even though that was good too. Think of it as a petit-saison. I like it enough to buy a few more 4-packs this summer, although it is a bit over-priced at 7 bucks for 4 of them.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Ibanez
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.

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Walloon from Southern Star Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.