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Lil' Opal - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

301 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 23
Gots: 47 | FT: 2
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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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

sean_paul, Oct 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Moc513, Jul 23, 2014
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2.58/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ugh.

Pours a pale yellow with a big white, soapy foam head. Smells like yeast and light citrus.

Taste ... too much spice. Some lemony/zesty citrus, some orange rind, and just way too much coriander/whatever for what otherwise would be a nice, drinkable, brew. For a backing this mild to have this much going on ... too much.

Thin mouthfeel. Wouldn't revisit.

Overlord, Oct 06, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

dirtylou, May 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

jtladner, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from tap - into pint glass - at Pint Sized Bar in San Rafael.

A. Cloudy/Hazy yello color, didn;t watch the pour, but when it came to me it had almost zero head and no lacing.

S. Smelled a tangy wheat, with aa little funkyness, but not much. Didn't pick up any hop presense, just a little tang from the yeast and some herbal/spicy notes.

T. Definately some corriander coming through. Tastes like it smells, tangy wheat beer with a good amount of spices. Light bodied with a slightly dry finish.

M. Light mouthfeel with a medium amount of carbonation.

D. The tangyness was a little much for me, couldn't see myslef having a second of these, if there are other decent options. Overall a decent beer, nothing over the top, nothing stands out as bad.

JamesP123, Jun 15, 2009
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Lil' Opal from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.