Opal - Proprietor's Reserve - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DrinkSlurm:
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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3.84/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: The beer pours a very pale gold into my tulip. It’s quite lively, and a fluffy white head perches on top at first, but then drops away pretty quickly, leaving little lacing.
Smell: The first things that I get is a big nose full of hops, followed by a healthy and somewhat surprising dose of citrus. More familiar Belgian spice and grassy notes round it out. Intriguing, to be sure.
Taste: The hops and citrus continue to play a big role, although they reverse their positions in the nose and let the lemon zest take the lead. Big Belgian spices also figure prominently, and a mild tartness plays around the edges. Somewhat surprisingly, there’s also a vinous, white wine-like acidity, which adds to the overall crispness.
Mouthfeel: Medium to high carbonation makes this one pretty lively in the mouth, and the hops and tartness combine for a clean, crisp finish.
Drinkability: High – perfect for a summer day.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 21:26:59 | More by rdickey
Opal - Proprietor's Reserve from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.