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Walloon - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Walloon
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BA SCORE
83
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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.62%
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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Davidmor


4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

10-21-2012 15:06:52 | More by Davidmor
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dumptruck81

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-20-2012 19:15:20 | More by dumptruck81
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FosterJM

California

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%

1569th Review on BA
Can to Stemmed Tulip
12oz

No canning date
Thanks to Shoky_01 for this

App- A cloudy mix of oranges, yellows, gold and a little bit of white. A bit hazy and not easily see through. A nice one finger white capped head is there and then gone. Doesnt really leave any cling either.

Smell- Its a saison but just smaller. Has some citrus, wheat, yeast and a little bit of a hay aroma. Smelled nice enough, but was just kinda there.

Taste- I really wish I wouldve had a supply of this in So.Cal when it was 100+ degrees out. This really hit the spot. All the nice flavors and layers of a Saison but just toned down, so you dont get knocked on your ass. Was a bit wet instead of dry and added a bit of citrus as well.

Mouth- A nice lighter medium body with a fairly medium to high carbonation. A bit smooth and wet on the finish. Residual yeast, hay and citrus flavors.

Drink- This was really tasty. I enjoyed it alot. I might have to search out more for the style. Good beer.

10-16-2012 15:05:03 | More by FosterJM
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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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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

10-12-2012 06:23:15 | More by WoodBrew
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TheStashRide

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-08-2012 00:56:07 | More by TheStashRide
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-05-2012 03:53:02 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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fooziex

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-30-2012 21:17:36 | More by fooziex
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -16.4%

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.

09-30-2012 01:20:24 | More by Sammy
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Yjt2


3/5  rDev -17.8%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-11-2012 22:35:15 | More by Gagnonsux
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev 0%

Another in a long line of beers provided by the creator of the can quest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color weith a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is refreshing, sweet, malty, some floral hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall makes for an easy drinking summer beer.

09-08-2012 13:16:53 | More by tone77
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Weebsjak

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-06-2012 13:29:45 | More by Weebsjak
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beertunes

Washington

2.98/5  rDev -18.4%

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.

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-30-2012 22:46:06 | More by Tiernan
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

The CANQuest (TM) does not always have to rely on outside sources for new CANned beers. I was in Chicago recently on the back end of my annual trip to Madison, WI for the Great Taste of the Midwest when I came upon this one at Binny's (South Side Loop). Happy, happy, joy, joy!

From the CAN: "Seasonal"; "Break the circle, cut the plastic rings". This last was ironic as the four-pack utilized the new biodegradable snap-on holder.

The Crack revealed yet another brimful CAN and I quickly segued into the Glug so as to minimize messiness. I had a finger of rocky, tawny head that only hung around for a brief moment. Color was a hazy orangish-yellow. Nose had an interesting admixture of yeasty mustiness and a honey-like sweetness. I recognized it almost immediately as I had one CAN develop a puncture in my backpack and I smelled this for about a day until I got home. Mouthfeel was medium with a citrusy tang on the tongue, initially, followed by a taste of coconut. Wild! Finish was semi-dry, due to the yeast, but with a really odd unexpected fruitiness, also. A nice surprise, but one would be plenty for me.

08-27-2012 23:51:12 | More by woodychandler
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kew

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-25-2012 20:47:00 | More by kew
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PissWarmChango

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-18-2012 13:11:00 | More by cdwil
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

08-15-2012 20:33:18 | More by sliverX
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.25/5  rDev -11%

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

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%

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!

08-12-2012 01:48:18 | More by bunni
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-05-2012 18:23:26 | More by JAHMUR
Walloon from Southern Star Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.