Sour Opal - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 23
Gots: 19 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 09-23-2012

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Ratings: 115 | Reviews: 5
Photo of Raziel313
2.48/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tastes like water with a bit of lemon. Maybe exaggerating a bit but no need to ever have this again

Photo of HopHead84
2.88/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Heavy on acetic acid and vinegar flavor with some acetone. Pleasant brackish character throughout, but everything is brought down by the acetic notes.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Better Weather Fest at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some wood, vinegar, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic finish on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super tasty and refreshing.

Photo of paulmarquez10
4.81/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap @ Barrelworks

This beer had great appearance, nice crisp yellow with rich white foamy head. Strong sour notes on the nose. Nice tart and sour mouthfeel, great carbination as the beer sits you get more funk. Very drinkable sour from Firestone!!

Photo of trippytbta
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an amazing beer. Just moved to the top of my favorite list.

Fantastic sour, fruity, aged cheese, earthy, high carb (american "gueuze" style ale).

Move over Cantillon ;-)

But seriously, this beer was done right. Any sour, lambic, gueuze fan will be lucky enough to go to the brewery and try this one.

Sour Opal from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.