Walloon | Southern Star Brewing Company

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157 Ratings
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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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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 33
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of bens0n
4.65/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at the Southern Star Brewery, review from notes:

Had this served in a Walloon tulip, it is a murky golden orange color with a good amount of creamy white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

On the nose it has a very sweet smell to it, it has a bready smell with some cirtusy undertones.

Flavor wise its alot like a hefeweizen but there is alot more savory sweetness than I was expecting. Its very well balanced and smooth.

It has a very nice medium body with a low level of carbonation that makes it go down extremely smooth. I could totally make a session out of walloon alone definitely one of my favorite Southern Star brews.

NOTE: ABV listed in brewery was 5.6 not sure why its not listed on BA.

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Photo of ejfreed
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of fuzznuts
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Ben_Hodges
4.44/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Ibanez
4.42/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not much to compare to, but let's give it a go....

Out of the can, there's light to medium head that doesn't stick around very long. Color is a bit like hay, and it's not perfectly clear, but not all that hazy.

Smell is a bit grainy and earthy. No discernable hop aroma.

Taste is much like smell, a light huskiness, some banana and plum esters. Very pleasant, and subtle- not overpowering. Just (barely) enough hops to balance.

Mouthfeel is light to medium, not watery, but not draggy either.

Overall, glad to see this making it into cans. I'll be buying a few.

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

Photo of jheezee
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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 strangebrew1981
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of kwill
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this for the first time as a small sample and couldn't wait to try it again so I picked up a growler first chance I got.

Pours like a light hefeweizen with a small head and plenty of carbonation. Smell has a nice light mixture of sweet citrus, banana, and a little saison farmhouse. Taste is very refreshing with a sweet character which mimics the smell. Mouthfeel is light with a good carbonation.

Overall this is a very solid beer. I would have preferred just a little heavier body, but as is it is a very refreshing drink on a hot summer day. It is a bit too easy to keep drinking this one.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one pours a semi-cloudy golden color and hs a nice white bubbly white head that is quickly settled and leaves little to no lacing down the glass.

The nose is spicy hops with breadiness and hints of cloves, lemon zest all riding on a bed of rich maltiness.

The taste is drier and more bitter than I would expect for a Farmhouse ale, but it is from Texas. This one is dry in flavor that has a subdued malt that carries the hops all across the palate with a nice dominant flavor that is not too bitter and doesn't linger and has a clean finish.

The mouthfeel is a tad watery but acceptable for the style.

Overall it is drinkable and enjoyable and I will definitely drink some more. A good offering from Southern star.

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

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4.01/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of some farmhouse funk as well as some orange citrus and wheat notes. Very inviting. The flavor is more of the same. I get some hay, grass and grain notes as well as some orange citrus and other tropical fruit notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very easy to drink and very refreshing.

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

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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