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

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Opal - Proprietor's ReserveOpal - Proprietor's Reserve

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BA SCORE
88
very good

582 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 15
Gots: 57 | 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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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Firestone Walker Proprietor's Reserve Series short stemmed tulip/snifter

Pours a hazy, shimmering light golden topped by a billowing two finger bright white head. Excellent retention, plenty of thin lacing. Wonderful nose full of floral notes, light lemon and mixed citrus, and earthy farmhouse yeast. Opens with some hay and herbal accents, light lemon, mixed citrus and floral notes. Transitions to mild pleasant yeasty general earthiness, more mixed herbal accents; finishes dry and mildly tart with mild citrus rind. Lively carbonation, light to light medium body. Wonderfully smooth and silky. An absolutely wonderfully balanced brew that is incredibly drinkable. A very worthy addition to the Proprietor's Reserve Series.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 03:20:15 | More by chanokokoro
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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.

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Drinkability: High – perfect for a summer day.

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bottled 060614. bomber split into tulip.

A: couldn't be a paler shade of yellow. super light. bright white frothy head. good retention.

S: great spice and zest but even better fermentation characteristics. mild sulfur level. but really hoppy. earthy, bright citrus hops. smell European but also slightly citra-like. very inviting.

T: spicy, zest, slightly tart. a little bit of hop bitterness in the finish but it is fleeting. a little vinous as well. really getting some tasty white wine, green grape notes that I am thoroughly enjoying.

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Opal - Proprietor's Reserve from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.