Walk Ov Shame
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,969
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #44,039
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 12.32%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
48
From:
Local Option
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
82
Good
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Notes: Walk ov Shame is a crushable saison. This exquisite, unfiltered elixir pours vibrant orange with a creamy, ivory head. Moderate fruit qualities are immediately present on the nose, followed by waves of spice, slight funkiness, discrete fruit esters, and earthiness. Fermented with proprietary yeast from a world-renown Wallonian producer, Walk ov Shame finishes dry, medium bodied and crisp, leaving you alone, with only your shameful desire to over indulge.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 48 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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pat61 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours an energetic hazy orange gold crowned by a 1” cream colored foam cap that quickly drops to a thick film.
S: Initially big yeasty doughy white bread followed by over-ripe fruit, light fruit, sison yeast.
T: Caramel but fairly dry, biscuit, white bread, fruit, citrus, orange, spice, with faint pepper on the finish. Mild to moderate bitter finish.
F: Light to medium body. The beer is highly carbonated and approaches American Adjunct Lager levels of fizz.
O: An interesting beer but the malt is as big as the yeast flavors and the level of carbonation washes out some of the character.

Aug 01, 2015
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ta_hagen from Minnesota

4.8/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Flavour is a bit thin, mildly watery; bready, a bit of honey, lots of Belgian yeast esters and mineral flavour, fair amount of floral hops. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, undercarbonated, but not terrible in any one way. Overall, not a beer that I liked much due to the Belgian-like yeast flavours.

May 24, 2015
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Local Option in Chicago, IL. Served in a goblet.

Pours a lighter golden orange body, one finger white head, short retention time, not much lacing. Smells of yeasty esters, spices, a bit of earth, a moderately hoppy presence making me think of a floral, grassy aroma. Flavour is a bit thin, mildly watery; bready, a bit of honey, lots of Belgian yeast esters and mineral flavour, fair amount of floral hops. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, undercarbonated, but not terrible in any one way. Overall, not a beer that I liked much due to the Belgian-like yeast flavours.

Apr 27, 2015
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AlexFields from Tennessee

2.7/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Yeah this is really not great. A flat saison that tastes like biscuits is normally considered a mistake and not something to release, much less brew repeatedly.

Apr 04, 2015
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superspak from Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, white grape, apricot, light banana, pepper, clove, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of pear, apple, white grape, apricot, light banana, pepper, clove, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of pear, apple, white grape, apricot, light banana, pepper, clove, honey, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice saison. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. It wasn’t as complex as I hoped for, but still fit the style very well. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Jan 31, 2015
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Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 48 ratings