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Opal | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bringing down the Farmhouse! Our interpretation of the rustic Wallonian Saison style is a harmonious blend of rustic grains, spicy yeast and unique sauvignon blanc tones. Inviting lemon grass and gooseberry meet peppery spice and fresh grain aromas. Spicy Belgian yeast create a complex yet dry and refreshing canvas with splashes of citrus and stone fruit with a bright tropical white wine finish. Hop bitterness is assertive yet harmonious rounding out slightly tart and refreshing.

Added by TheEremite on 06-29-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,446
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
1,464
pDev:
9.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
298
Trade:
6
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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1.75/5  rDev -55.6%

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1.76/5  rDev -55.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

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2.26/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bomber bottled on 6/6/14 purchased 3/31/16. Like an ass i didn't check the date. Color was a very pale yellow. There was a touch of lemon, some yeast and it poured with a lot of foam. Will remember to CHECK DATES and seek out a fresh one.

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2.4/5  rDev -39.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.84/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.9/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

04/05/14 From bottle at home. Not a fav.

Flavors got better & filled out as it warmed to room temp, but never got where I needed it to go.

Grassiness superseded any hints of the claimed Belgian Yeast, which is what attracted me in the first place. It wasn't terrible, by any means, but I've been spoiled by all the other super brews from Firestone Walker I've tried. Simply put, it just not to my taste.

I'm finding that of all the types of brew I've tried, I'm fickle about Saison/ Farmhouse/ Sours, but I remain curious.

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2.93/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I just didn't find this appealing. There are much better entries in this category. Lacking the depth and spice of most farmhouse ales.

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2.99/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this back in October. Pale, crystal-clear gold color. More of a yeasty aroma and taste. Smooth, but not a favorite.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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Opal from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,464 ratings
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