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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

933 Ratings
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Ratings: 933
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 28
Gots: 122 | 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:
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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Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with a large white head. The head does stick around for some time, leaving some nice lacing as it reduces.

Smell is very citrus up front, mainly lemon. There's grass and floral notes as well, reminds me of a field of flowers, with some fresh mown grass scents mixed in.

Fruity up front, there's lemon and grapefruit. It is a bit funky, in a good way, from the yeast. Also some grass and floral, leaving a little bitterness at the finish.

Nice smooth feel, with just a little tingling on the tongue.

Overall, one of the better examples of the style I have tried. There's both citrus and citrus peel notes, a bit different, but nice. It puts me in the mood of outdoors, which is what I look for in this style. Nicely complex, I'd easily have more of this.

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Poured from a 1pt. 16oz. bomber into a oversized wine glass.

The color is a clear yellow with three fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass,

The smell is a slight straw aroma with a grassy hop that seems to slight into the nose and then introduce itself. A brightness that is somewhat fruity and touches of a sugary candy aroma as well.

The taste has a slight zing to it that Cotton candy like with a light hop flavor in the background. There is touches of banana and clove that really hold the bitterness in the back but gives it a pepper flavor that melds well with a light malt finish.

The feel of this beer is light and pleasant from start to finish. Like a light blanket for spring this beer just covers over the tongue with a soft flavorful pillow.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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I've looked at this at my local bar's cooler for a while, figured it was high time to pick it up whilst cat-sitting relatively far away. It pours a clear straw topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises flowers, Brett-like lemon zest, and a vague spicy sweetness. The taste brings in more of the same, with the now overly-strong Brett-ish-ness coming through as a strange, puckering bitterness. Yowza. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I just plain didn't like this stuff. It was all in that strange Brett-like character that ended up putting more pain on my tongue than a bite-sized Hitman Hart.

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Opal - Proprietor's Reserve from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 933 ratings.