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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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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Photo of nathanmiller
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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Photo of erushing
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sirhc3034
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jwilfer
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Weisseguy1
1.72/5  rDev -53.5%

Photo of Ldgrem
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Musineer
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Chilly_E
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of lostgrrl666
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Ben_Hodges
4.44/5  rDev +20%

Photo of BlackBeerDown
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of hoppy91
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of allengarvin
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%

A: 4.25 - Light orange gold color, hazy, with a thick head over a cm tall, persistent. Great lacing.
S: 4.0 - Nicely fruity, with peppery, bandaid-like clove notes, touch of tartness.
T: 4.0 - Initial bitterness (not too much hop flavor) gives way to a soft yeasty fruitiness. Phenols less present than I expected, but add a little bit of a clovey note at the end, where the malt leaves a touch of creamy sweetness.
M: 3.5 - Thin, watery. Could use more carbonation.
O: 3.75 - Decent effort from Southern Star, though there are much better saisons.

Weightings (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.99

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Photo of CopperMtnPlowboy
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ThurmondTX
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Westyn
3/5  rDev -18.9%

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