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Opal - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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89
very good

121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: TheEremite on 06-29-2008)
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A: Hazy golden-yellow, awesome streams of lively carbonation rising like pillars to support the coarse deep white head. Seemingly gives off a glow of its own. 'Opal' is a very fitting name for this visage.

S: Lemon, tropical fruits. Pepper, cereal grains on the back end. Everything seems to get weaker the longer I sip, but the initial impressions was magnificent.

T: Similar to the nose. Lemon and orange, grass, corn, mint? More vibrant at the beginning, as I get to the end of the bottle everything has become muted and a chalky quality seems to overtake all those wonderful fruit notes from before. Dry, very dry.

M: Nicely thick, not syrupy, just more solid. Prickly but gentle carbonation.

O: Started off with a glorious entrance, and great aromas/flavors, but as I progressed through the bomber everything became more muted and wore on me. Definitely not a session beer for this reason, but great for a 10 oz pour.

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Opal from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.