Opal - Proprietor's Reserve - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TruePerception:
3.26/5 rDev -17%
Firestone's Opal, dry hopped saison. 7.5% ABV. I don't have much experience with saisons, and I'm fairly certain the ones I had were far from indicative of style. So, we'll see. To be fair, I'm pretty sure dry-hopping is not standard of the style, either...
A: A very nice, very bright, yet hazy, slightly-green tinged yellow. Hazy, slightly-grey white in the dimple. Just the tiniest bit of head. No lacing.
S: Grassy and daisy notes up front. Citrus, falling between grapefruit and lime.
T/MF: Happily, the bitterness is fairly mild. Maybe, light pale ale levels. Unfortunately, there is not a lot going on, flavor-wise. There's a little bit of acidity, but it's not at all tart tasting. More grassy and floral notes.
Not bad, but nothing special.
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.
05-12-2014 06:06:47 | More by TruePerception
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 749 ratings.