Opal - Proprietor's Reserve - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +1.8%
22 into a tulip glass. Hazy off yellow with large bubbled white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is lots of citrus and tropical with some hay, mint and pepper. Taste is bright and refrshing, slight tart with hoppy finish. Not as funky as I would like but very drinkable and tasty. Dry hops are subtle but add a nice level of complexity.
08-20-2014 01:53:04 | More by crankdatank
3.8/5 rDev -3.3%
From 22 oz bomber to tulip
A refreshing and drinkable saison, crisp and clean, light-bodied and bouncy on the palate. The official description (posted under the BA summary) covers the flavor profile well, although I think any tropical aspect is a stretch. Plenty of lemongrass and citrus rind, and here is the brew's weakness - the dry-hopping makes this taste somewhere between a Belgian-IPA and a Belgian strong pale; I expect a little funk in my farmhouse ales, and there isn't any here.
But categorical-purity aside, the brew is highly drinkable. Drink cold - not many Belgians should be served below the mid-40 degree range, but this can be drank below 40. Also, it pairs really well with something salty...I inadvertently was eating some cheese-flavored popcorn from Trader Joes and the contrasts were incredible.
08-18-2014 08:47:51 | More by rand
Opal - Proprietor's Reserve from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 700 ratings.