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Opal - Proprietor's Reserve - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Opal - Proprietor's ReserveOpal - Proprietor's Reserve

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BA SCORE
88
very good

700 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 700
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 19
Gots: 74 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our interpretation of the rustic Wallonian Saison style is a harmonious blend of rustic grains, spicy yeast and unique sauvignon blanc tones. Inviting lemon grass and gooseberry meet peppery spice and fresh grain aromas. Spicy Belgian yeast create a complex yet dry and refreshing canvas with splashes of citrus and stone fruit with a bright tropical white wine finish. Hop bitterness is assertive yet harmonious rounding out slightly tart and refreshing.

(Beer added by: Samuel906 on 03-05-2014)
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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.

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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.

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Opal - Proprietor's Reserve from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 700 ratings.