Opal - Proprietor's Reserve - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
3.89/5 rDev -1%
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: KnB Wine Cellar’s in Allied Gardens (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: April 10, 2014
Consumed: April 12, 2014
Misc.: Gold foil wrapping on the neck; Bottled on March 7, 2014
Poured a golden, straw clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of pillowy white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Good amount of sporadic foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Very good retention on the top all the way down.
Initially smelled like a hoppy saison. Got cloves, kiwi, green grapes, green apple, peppery spices, honey, hay, floral hops, grass hops and caramel.
Tasted pretty close to the smell. Got kiwi, green grapes, peppery spices, light cloves, green apple, herbs, honey, caramel, floral hops, grass hops, sour fruit and some bitterness.
Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt, semi-fruity finish.
Just a very good saison, which is what I’d expect form such a good brewery. I’d have it again for sure.
04-13-2014 06:54:40 | More by BucannonXC5
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev +1.5%
Bomber bottle w/ a 3-7-14 bottling date
Pours lightly hazed darker golden. Off white head, that leaves decent bits and irregular bars of lace.
Pleasant tropical fruit nose
More tropical fruits, including melon on the palate with light pepper.
Nicely done, highly enjoyable and well crafted. Helped wash down some BBQ in a palate cleansing and fat cutting manner.
Go get some.
04-18-2014 01:46:23 | More by Billolick
4.13/5 rDev +5.1%
Appearance: 1/3 inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, clear
Smell: golden apples and hay
Taste: golden apples, Sauvignon Blanc grapes, Belgian spices, pepper and hay
Mouthfeel: sweet start with a dry bitter finish, light bodied and high carbonation
Overall: I really enjoyed Opal and its complexity. A nice and crisp saison and another great beer from Firestone Walker. I will get this again if I can find it.
05-27-2014 12:39:50 | More by tigg924
Opal - Proprietor's Reserve from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 703 ratings.