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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

850 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 850
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 26
Gots: 104 | 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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

04/05/14 From bottle at home. Not a fav.

Flavors got better & filled out as it warmed to room temp, but never got where I needed it to go.

Grassiness superseded any hints of the claimed Belgian Yeast, which is what attracted me in the first place. It wasn't terrible, by any means, but I've been spoiled by all the other super brews from Firestone Walker I've tried. Simply put, it just not to my taste.

I'm finding that of all the types of brew I've tried, I'm fickle about Saison/ Farmhouse/ Sours, but I remain curious.

seedyone, Aug 08, 2014
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Opal - Proprietor's Reserve from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.