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Lil' Opal - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 16
Gots: 30 | FT: 5
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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California

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06-07-2014 23:57:49 | More by EB1
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California

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California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-05-2014 22:27:14 | More by Tyrus
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01001111

California

3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep, clear, golden yellow with no head.

S: Flowers, brett funk, and a faint tartness.

T: Rich light malts, a quick wash faint tartness, then a very funky finish. Aftertaste is of strong wood flavors.

M: Medium body, light carbonation.

O: Interesting but not my favorite saison.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 03:23:34 | More by 01001111
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California

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

06-05-2014 01:16:21 | More by mrbubbler
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-03-2014 18:28:07 | More by Saudereth
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California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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California

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Illinois

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Samuel906

California

4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a 375mL bottle that I happened to find at the Paso Robles brewery and tasting room. Found it totally by chance while I was in there looking for some Stickee Monkee. Poured into a Firestone Walker Pivo Pils pilsner stange. Pours a bright, transluscent golden yellow with a vibrant white, thick head with lots of retention. Vigorous effervescing makes it seem alive. Honestly one of the best looking beers I've seen in a glass; it is the definition of looking inviting. Smell is interesting and complex: you can definitely smell the funk and tartness right of the bat and some brettanomyces musk. Some lemon, grapes and oak too. Taste is light, tart, and crisp, citrus. Amazingly easy to drink. Feel is very refreshing, leaves a great after taste. Overall, I really, REALLY enjoyed this beer. It has lots of good flavors, supremely refreshing, and looks amazing! Only downside is it is a bit pricey. This really bares nothing in common with it's namesake, Opal, and I really wish they had decided to make this a year round, widely distributed release instead.

Serving type: bottle

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Lil' Opal from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.