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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

586 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 586
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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j_rod22

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3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: Bottle

A- pours hazy golden yellow with an off white head, high amounts of carbonation, with tons off bubbles rising to the top of the glass.

S- floral fruity citrus with a hint lemon. Peppery notes on the nose with a pleasant hops at the end

T- front of the tongue, mild bitterness light piney notes large amounts of carbonation and again with the floral notes at the end. Leaves a spicy peppery aftertaste

Overall- pleasant refreshing beer. Defnitely everything i expected from this saison, more impressed for the dry hopped flavors. Awesome stuff

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 01:03:13 | More by j_rod22
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Opal - Proprietor's Reserve from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.