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Walloon - Southern Star Brewing Company

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.89%
Wants: 4
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Walloon
Southern Star
20130803
12oz can to Libbey tulip

A – Hazy yet kind of clear; very translucent. A light amber with some yellow-green. Gives off a nice goldenish glow when backlit.

S – A nice sweet, bready Belgian smell, with a hint of green apple and straw. Some orange and honeydew from the Belgian scent, along with the bready, sugary goodness.

T – Taste follows smell closely. It fades quicker than I’d like. It tastes very much like a saison, and there is added hop flavor on the backend (in addition to the flavors that match the smell). I’m getting a sweet lemon upfront, then a bit of Belgian sweet bread and apple, but not as much as I’d like, and some spicy grass on the backend from the hops. As it warms, the last flavor lingers longer, but the middle Belgian flavor fails to come out.

M – A heavy-light body that slightly clings to the tongue. Finish is both wet and dry depending on location in the mouth. Moving outward from the tongue: dry, semi-wet, semi-dry. The carbonation spikes in the middle, which I don’t like. It lends itself to the refreshingness of the beer, but then goes a bit too far.

D – The smell is great, except for the slight off-smells. The taste follows the smell, but doesn’t express the Belgian character well enough, and fades a bit fast. The mouthfeel is refreshing, yet peaks a little too hard.
4.25, 4, 3.5, 3.5, 3.75; 3.7.

nsheehan, Aug 04, 2013
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can, into a footed tulip.

A: Orange-ish golden hue. Pours a quarter finger, bubbly, white head. Dissipates very quickly. Very sparse lacing.

S: Orange, cherry, and raspberry with a little bit of breadiness.

T: White bread and hay. Accentuated with very slight hints of fruity sweetness.

M: Light but does have something of a syrupy texture. The little bit of fruit accentuates, come out in the finish and linger momentarily on the palate.

D: Not much resistance, but does have something of a savoring quality.

Atmosphere is pretty decent. Interesting hue, slight head, and very little lacing. Nose is fruity and bready... well-balanced. Bready flavor accentuated with just a faintness of fruit. Light, crisp, and well-orchestrated. Overall, this is a good quaff.

bmwats, May 24, 2013
Walloon from Southern Star Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.