Walloon | Southern Star Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
157 Ratings
WalloonWalloon
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%

Photo of bmwats
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can, into a footed tulip.

A: Orange-ish golden hue. Pours a quarter finger, bubbly, white head. Dissipates very quickly. Very sparse lacing.

S: Orange, cherry, and raspberry with a little bit of breadiness.

T: White bread and hay. Accentuated with very slight hints of fruity sweetness.

M: Light but does have something of a syrupy texture. The little bit of fruit accentuates, come out in the finish and linger momentarily on the palate.

D: Not much resistance, but does have something of a savoring quality.

Atmosphere is pretty decent. Interesting hue, slight head, and very little lacing. Nose is fruity and bready... well-balanced. Bready flavor accentuated with just a faintness of fruit. Light, crisp, and well-orchestrated. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of CarolinaKevin
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ScubaSteve00
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of drinkAK
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Pesci
1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of markmcconv
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jcloud
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

For whatever reason, "Walloon" always sounded like an insult of sorts to me. Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly hazy brass-gold topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises light Belgian yeast, very light biscuit, light banana peel, and a light twinge of lemon peel. The taste brings in more of the same, though now the flavors are a touch brighter, and there's a hint of coriander in the air (the air in my mouth, anyway). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid little farmhouse ale; nothing special by any means, but I could see enjoying this from time to time.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of MoonpieCCSD
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of sendbeer
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of vcoggins
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of dgrauwiler
1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of genitempo
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - From can to pint glass, pours with minimal violence, leaving an orange fog with a mealy, white head. Lace dissipates and descends quickly

S - Wheat and Citrus aroma, resembling a Hefe.

T - A subtle Saison, but simplified.

MF - hits a midpoint as far as weight goes, with little gas.

O - Southern Star puts out year-rounds that are more exciting. This beer, although not on par with the others in it's class, will definitely serve as a Gateway beer into the craft world for all those BMC devotees.

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Photo of ShameAndFailure
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of mseidens
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of ejfreed
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Davidmor
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of dumptruck81
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of FosterJM
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1569th Review on BA
Can to Stemmed Tulip
12oz

No canning date
Thanks to Shoky_01 for this

App- A cloudy mix of oranges, yellows, gold and a little bit of white. A bit hazy and not easily see through. A nice one finger white capped head is there and then gone. Doesnt really leave any cling either.

Smell- Its a saison but just smaller. Has some citrus, wheat, yeast and a little bit of a hay aroma. Smelled nice enough, but was just kinda there.

Taste- I really wish I wouldve had a supply of this in So.Cal when it was 100+ degrees out. This really hit the spot. All the nice flavors and layers of a Saison but just toned down, so you dont get knocked on your ass. Was a bit wet instead of dry and added a bit of citrus as well.

Mouth- A nice lighter medium body with a fairly medium to high carbonation. A bit smooth and wet on the finish. Residual yeast, hay and citrus flavors.

Drink- This was really tasty. I enjoyed it alot. I might have to search out more for the style. Good beer.

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Photo of sd123
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on 10/16/12 originally 2.75

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

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