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Opal - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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88
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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheEremite on 06-29-2008

Bringing down the Farmhouse! 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.
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Photo of BigMike
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Codycusey
3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of timmy2b
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerswag
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephens101
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler fill from Craft & Growler Dallas.

An aggressive white froth climbs quickly out of this clear, yellow brew. A vent of bubbles streaks from the bottom of the glass. Has an expansive light fruit (pear, orange, grapefruit), peppery spice and brett must aroma. Tastes of grain and more light fruit goodness (pear, pineapple and orange). Has some funk in the middle with a touch of spice. Light and airy and barely there plus flavorful and unique makes for satisfaction on all fronts.

Photo of donbet69
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tom10101
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aldogg007
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmhannon
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kelp
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy yellow body with minimal head and almost no lace. Aroma is mostly dry, piney hops with some funky aspects and a little bit of woodiness. Beer is light, some dry hops add citric notes and crispness and there is some tropical fruit like sweetness as well. There is some oaky woodiness for smoothness and yeast adds to this smoothness, and everything balances with a touch of funkiness for that touch of sour punch. Smoother, hoppier saison than is norm but this is a must try.

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skiking70
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jtrigonis
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jman42
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this back in October. Pale, crystal-clear gold color. More of a yeasty aroma and taste. Smooth, but not a favorite.

Photo of Tim725
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trio2shine
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Opal from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.