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Lil' Opal - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 17
Gots: 28 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A low alcohol Belgian-style Saison session beer aged for 17 months in lightly-used medium-plus toasted American oak barrels.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-25-2008)
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

04-27-2014 17:29:12 | More by Stevedore
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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StonedTrippin

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4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

just when i thought normal opal was the best saison going, i go and have a glass of this one, wow is it delicious. refreshing light wheat malt base with copious brett and oak characteristics, and just enough tartness to be both citrusy and refreshing. maybe a little less dramatically hopped than regular opal, which i loved for its hoppy finish. this replaces hops with funk, and its a great tradeoff. so much sweet oak in the middle, it almost feels more substantial than its low alcohol really is. plush fuller body for a lighter beer too, with brett moving from almost grassy up front to all the way funked out as it finishes. super dry, just a little oak left on the tongue after i swallow. a joyous beer that i really need about a pony keg of to enjoy to the fullest. this is all day drinking wild ale, it would make a great sixes for firestone walker, although i bet we never see that. it would really do well i think, i would be a regular on it in that format! great accompaniment to almost any cuisine, versatile and delicious wild ale all around. maybe not the most complex or distinct, but its flawlessly put together.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2014 22:54:00 | More by StonedTrippin
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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RaulMondesi

California

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. Not good. Kind of like George Cloony and his career: Lil' Opal pours gorgeously, and it has good traits, but it's also kind of, 'meh.'

Beautiful orange glow, while the aroma is inviting like a betacaratin sorority party. But once inside... a bit flat, a bit, "yeah, I'm ok with being here, but I could be doing something better."

It's ok, but it's just a Lil' (see what Raul did there?) of a letdown from the powerhouse that is Firestone Walker.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 00:25:30 | More by RaulMondesi
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California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-12-2014 08:34:23 | More by ezperkins2
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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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California

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California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Lil' Opal from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.