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

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Ratings: 1,008
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 29
Gots: 146 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: Samuel906 on 03-05-2014

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.
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This is one of my favorite beers, and I have yet to review it. A beautiful hazy golden color with a fluffy white head that leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. Aromas of farmhouse funk mixed with amplified hoppy juiciness. Light pineapple and golden apple come to mind on the nose and palate. Dry but lasting finish.

Again, this is in my top 5. No way it deserves an 89. This beer is world class. Definitely recommend.

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Appearance: color is a bright straw, with slightly smedium carbonation and enormous, sticky white head with great retention.

Smell: faint, fruit and citrusy hop aroma, spiciness, and an almost belgian yeastiness.

Taste: light, fruity flavor, faint citrus, belgian yeast, touch of sweetness, touch of hoppy bite on the finish.

Mouthfeel: light body, faint carbonation, slightly creamy.

Overall: ratings say it all. This beer was amazing and a great buy

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

M: a step below champagne like carb but still manages to be smooth. medium bodied.

D: too drinkable IMO. really refreshing and tasty stuff. the perfect summer saison and another home run from FW.

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