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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

785 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 785
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
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 snaotheus:
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

22oz bottle at 41 F split between a pair of large snifters. I think the bottle date was 7/7/14.

Pours clear straw yellow with a big airy white head, lots and lots of carbonation. Smell is grassy, lemony, tangy. Probably dominated by the lemon.

Taste is light and refreshing, a little muted. Some light fruits (apple actually came to mind, which is not something that usually comes to mind when I drink beer). Second sip highlights the nice, crisp bitterness with a sweeter background note.

Mouthfeel is effervescent. Very carbonated. Overall, I'm pretty happy with this beer.

snaotheus, Jul 05, 2014
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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.

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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 785 ratings.