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Sour Opal | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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4.29/5
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255 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 09-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#963
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
255
pDev:
7.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
48
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 255 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Raziel313
2.48/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tastes like water with a bit of lemon. Maybe exaggerating a bit but no need to ever have this again

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Photo of HopHead84
2.88/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Heavy on acetic acid and vinegar flavor with some acetone. Pleasant brackish character throughout, but everything is brought down by the acetic notes.

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Photo of Kataco16
3/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of sweemzander
3.21/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of akang
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.52/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma- very faint, sweet malt, light citrus, light aroma of wet red clay, moss, pleasant, but very very weak
Flavor- light pilsner sweetness, floral element suggestive of nobel hops, white grape, faint vanilla (oak derived?), hint of lavender, light, quick, during finish. Hint of watermelon, no vinegar or overt funk

MF- medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, medium acidity. Pretty good, but lacks the creaminess of the best.

APP - faintly hazy dull gold with low head that dissipates quickly

OVerAll- pretty beer, artful, lacks intensity and complexity, still way better than most US Lambic

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1424IpA
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Gilmango
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of yoitsarch
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of CoolEthan
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of M_chav
3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.84/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoveStout
3.87/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xdtfx
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BMart
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
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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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Elicoleman
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sour Opal from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 255 ratings
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