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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

792 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 792
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 23
Gots: 94 | 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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Reviews by Treyliff:
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4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 03/07/14, poured into a tulip

A- pours crystal clear bright yellow-golden straw color with a big foamy and sudsy white head that retains long after the pout, as carbonation bubbles continue to shoot up the glass, some short lasting lace left behind as it settles

S- peppery spice is immediately noticed from the yeast with aromas of lemon-grass and fresh grain. Stone fruit and other fruity tones kick in, before ending with earthy, musty and earthy aromas

T- fruity and peppery up front with notes of cellar must and yeast. The addition of dry hopping adds just enough bitter hops to provide a complimentary balance, slight tangy note on the back end that actually gives a vinous character, finishes dry with citrus peel, grain and lemon grass

M- medium body with moderate spritzy carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp-yet-dry finish, just a hint of alcohol lingers

O- another winner from FW, super-refreshing saison that hides the abv quite well. The dry finish leaves you wanting more

Treyliff, May 16, 2014
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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.

Billolick, Apr 18, 2014
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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.

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Opal - Proprietor's Reserve from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 792 ratings.