Firestone Walker Lil' Opal

Firestone Walker Lil' Opal

Rated 3.350 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Paso Robles, CA, United States

Style:  Saison

5.6% Alcohol by Volume

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Our first 2013 blend from masterblender Jim Crooks! Lil' Opal is a cunning blend of two-year-old American oak and eight-month-old French oak saisons. Both go through a secondary fermentation and maturation in barrels. This traditional Belgian farmhouse saison has notes of citrus and tropical fruit, a smooth mouthfeel, and tangy crisp finish. Round this all out with a little earthy funk and we have one refreshingly complex offering.

ID: 56178 Last updated 7 years ago Added to database 7 years ago

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Overall Rank7405
Overall Percentile84.4
Style Rank196 of 1112
Style Percentile82.4
Lowest Score4.4
Highest Score4.4
Average Score4.400
Weighted Score3.350
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.4 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Stunned at how much was going on in this low abv beer. The barrel character alone was so complex (think Cigar City White Oak, chardonnay and a splash of bourbon). tropical fruit and rustic funk/twang on the nose and flavor. Deeeelicious. Velvety smooth feel. Seems like past incarnations were 3.8-4.3%, but man, this was just about perfect. Glad I got to try it.

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