Sour Opal | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 09-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
228
Reviews:
22
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
35
For Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.89/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shoegueuze
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd34
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cosmicevan
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

not sure if this one came via trade or if this made it to my local distro as these seem to be doing here and there. batch 1.

you really can't miss with these barrel works brews...don't think I've had a bad one and this is no exception. delicate egginess in a golden sour. very approachable sour. very tasty

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Photo of Treyliff
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml cork and cage bottle poured into a tulip
Bottles 2016

A- pours a clear golden color with a one-finger creamy white head that has great retention

S- woody and funky with notes of apricot, nutty oak, vanilla and citrus peel

T- citrus and tropical fruit up front, lemon peel, citrus, apricot. Nutty oak with a bit of funk at the mid-palate, the finish gives vanilla and coconut, with linger of lemon

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a dry finish

O- just enough tartness with great citrus/tropical notes throughout

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Photo of McAndrew
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at ABV.

A mildly hazy orange with a dense off white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is bright, lemony, grainy, grist like, faintly acetic, mildly lactic and yogurt like. Mildly grassy, mild white wine character. Faint tannins. The palate opens tart, lemony and yogurt like. Very bright and refreshing, lightly grassy. Snappy and tart, though lightly watery, this beer finishes dry, mildly vinous and mineraly. Yummy.

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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of szmnnl99
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Sour Opal from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 228 ratings.
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