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

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very good

806 Ratings
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Ratings: 806
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 24
Gots: 92 | FT: 2
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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

A good Saison with some hoppy undertones that enhance rather than interfere with the Saison elements. Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a good size, long lasting head and good lacing on the pint glass.

All the Saison elements are there in the aroma: lemony aroma, Belgian yeast, some funky barnyard presence .

Taste is very good. All of the aroma elements shine plus there is a hoppy background presence that complements rather than interferes with the rest of the beer.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and has a surprisingly well balanced bitterness. Alcohol absolutely masked. Drinks like a much lighter beer. A great summertime brew.

This is a great summer

JayQue, Aug 30, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

A: Pours a clear straw yellow color. A large, pillowing, fluffy white head rises to over two fingers. Plenty of lace is left behind.
S: Citrus, lemon, lightly tart. Phenolic and spicy in the good way, certainly not overly plasticy that can be a downfall to many American Saisons. White pepper and grapes in the finish. I assume from the wine.
T: Light tart and refreshing fruits up front. Citrus, lemony, and grapes. Crackers, and a light grainy flavor. Spicy white pepper and earthy yeast that gives this a rustic feel. A mix of lightly vinous wine notes and dry grassy hops finish everything off.
M/D: A light body that is perfectly crisp. Refreshing and finishes dry. Really enjoyable and easy to drink.

This is delicate and subtle, but deceptively complex. I am enjoying this more and more as I work my way through the bottle. Very moreish, and highly recommended. This is one style I did not think FW could pull off, but really well done. It reminds me of a less tart version of one of the Prairie saisons. Which is a good thing.

champ103, Aug 30, 2014
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Opal - Proprietor's Reserve from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 806 ratings.