Opus | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.89/5
Very Good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Opus is a saison brewed with tea and fruit. The perfect accompaniment to the warmer months, this farmhouse style has a bright, citrusy aroma with notes of tea and spice. Opus pours golden in color with a firm white head.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
52
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
1
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very effervescent straw color with a 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Stays effervescent, great head retention & good lacing

S: A little pear & white grape, pear gets stronger as this warms & Golden Delicious apple skin as this warms, slight honey notes

T: Follows the nose, a bit of honey malt, a bit of mustiness, a little green tea & chai up front. A little grasssyness mixes with dryness, over-ripe pear & white grape as this warms, then a touch of Chai, plus honey-crisp apple. Finishes with over-ripe orchard fruit, dry, with a little honey sweetness

MF: Light body, delicate carbonation, very champagne like. Body thins out once warm

A pretty decent Saison that works in the Summer, not life changing, but very refreshing

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More User Reviews:
Photo of snansel
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnny_Blackhands
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Doublechar0517
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leiermann
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a really great take on a Saison. Sort of blurs the lines between beer, wine, and cider. It is fairly dry with a hint of sweet. The tea is the first flavor to jump out with layers of orange, lemon, grapes, and apple following as it moves across your tongue. It finishes with a crisp, dry fruity note and begs for another drink.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of Brandonvlansdown
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benh777
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Different, but as a saison, it's pretty good and interesting.

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Photo of 30helens
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of foundersfan1
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gibgink
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerginner45
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zomdust
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crow
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
4.74/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of whynot44
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden color with a modest but persistent white head that does produce a decent lacing.

The aroma is pear, apple, white grape with a hint of black tea and pepper.

The taste is almost exactly parallel to the aroma, with a bit more of the pepper note, very slightly sweet, almost dry in the finish.

Fairly light body, easily drinkable. Overall a decent, somewhat summery version of a saison.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Golden colored with an oddly high amount of clarity for a saison. A fingernail of bright white rests on top. The aroma is peppery and earthy with a hint of black tea. The flavor is as advertised in the nose with earthy,peppery notes and faint black tea. The mouth is moderately carbonated and those zesty bubbles prick the tongue.

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Photo of sphmiel
4.55/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright citrus notes, golden color, disappearing head. Balanced light malts with mild Belgian yeast. Crisp, refreshing take on the style.

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Photo of zeff80
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Poured out a hazy, straw yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled yeasty and spicy with some nice clove notes. Tasted fruity with some grains and caramel and a good sharp spice/yeasty bite.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Opus from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 52 ratings