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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

588 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 16
Gots: 58 | FT: 5
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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DrinkSlurm

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3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle dated 3/7/14 - so pretty fresh - especially for east coast.
Poured in Achouffe tulip. Pours a golden color - lots of carbonation and thick which bubbly head. Aromas of peppery hay and bready malts with a fruity finish. Taste is malty, peppery, but very fruity and almost sweet. It tastes more like a Belgian Strong Pale - Duvel like...good but not as classic saison as I like. A nice touch of hop and white wine in the finish. I would like to see a bit more dryness in the mouthfeel but overall its a pretty good brew. While maybe not the best Saison ive ever had, its still good .

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 23:29:10 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Opal - Proprietor's Reserve from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.