Walloon | Southern Star Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company
Texas, United States
southernstarbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Grisette was a style of beer developed in the 1800s in the Hainaut provence of southern Belgium to slake the thrists of coal and stone miners.

Added by champ103 on 05-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
157
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
14.59%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dface
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of threeyellowstarfish
4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1ale_man
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. can into a Spiegelau tulip. Light gold in color with a two finger head that leaves quickly. Particles in suspension.
Smells of bread yeast with clove, some slight banana and pepper spices.
Taste follows nose. Love the pepper and banana. Banana not overpowering.
Feel is just right for me. Fair carbonation with a crispness that cleans the palate. None too heavy either.
Overall I really love this beer. Very drinkable and crushable with 5.5 abv. Recommend and will buy again. Great beer!

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Photo of jmills3
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cgrunin
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbgratz
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Banana, Clove, Rind, Dry

A Grisette is an old Saison-like style from French speaking Wallonia region of Belgium. Like a Saison, it’s unfiltered and pour on the cloudy golden side with thin white lace. The aroma is more akin to a German Hefeweizen with a distinct yeasty aromas of banana and clove. Creamy, smooth, more banana and clove, citrus rind bitterness, some grassiness, touch of saltiness, and rose water. Yeasty, earthy, herbal, and dry finish. Delicious.

STYLE: Farmhouse Ale | ABV: 5.25% | AVAILABILITY: Summer

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #96 (JAN 2015)

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into tulip

L: clear gold, minimal head of white foam, 1/2-inch tall, only a few bubbles rising in column; no sticking but a little bit of lacing

S: lots of spice and banana ... cloves, all-spice ... very sweet and the spice notes overpower all else

T: follows the nose (banana, spice) with a little grain added ... the grain flavor (rice) shows up on the finish; can't taste alcohol, but the lighter ABV (5.25% on website) still packs a punch -- I can feel a bit of warmth; slight tartness, but the banana flavor has too much sweetness to allow for any major lemon/citrus tart presence

F: perfect ... light and crisp, very drinkable

O: very easy-drinking saison with enough spice to taste a lot like a witbier;

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Photo of Wayne17
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lukebell15
2.93/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not a whole lot of taste but the one I had is a bit old

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Photo of BoozerBrad
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mamaraza
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.01/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Amitnaiz06
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of n2pux
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Slightly hazy deep golden body offers a moderate, dense white head, which fades only slowly. Thin, fine-beaded lacing adorns the glass walls. The carbonation is sparse, and slow-rising.

Aroma: Strong , classic farmhouse aroma, tart, peppery, spicy, with phenolic notes, herbal hops, bitter apple rind, and yes, some barnyard, although restrained.

Taste: Opens somewhat tart, earthy, with a mild wave of phenols. As the taste progresses, grassy notes, and mild citric rind add their contributions. Late in the taste, there are also some peppery flavors.

Mouth fee: Smooth, soft, with zesty, almost Champagne-lie carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Wonderfully refreshing, would make a great "lawnmower beer".

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Presentation

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was another gift from my son in Texas. Very interesting can design, with strange x-ray vision coming out of a double set of eyes from a gent with a 1890's handle bar mustache and attire standing in front of some striped tents. I love to know the story behind that design! Anyway on to the beer - this farmhouse ale pours a cloudy golden color with an off-white head, which slowly dissipates while being consumed. The first sip brings the sweet - sour taste of the farmhouse, backed by a mild hop bitterness. Refreshing finish with a lingering sour taste, but nothing unpleasant. Good representation of the style.

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Walloon from Southern Star Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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