Saturday, June 7, 2014
Firestone Walker Brewing Company Opal Dry Hopped Saison - Farmhouse Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Firestone Walker Brewing Company Opal Dry Hopped Saison - Farmhouse Ale.
From the Firestone Walker Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a beautiful golden yellow color with a nice white head and leaves a ring of lace.
Aroma: Citrus, sweet grains, earthy and floral hops and a faint yeasty scent.
Taste: Citrus, stone fruit, Belgian yeast spice, sweet and crisp grains and a touch of white wine. Nice dry finish.
Overall: Refreshing and balanced, Firestone Walker Brewing Company Opal Dry Hopped Saison - Farmhouse Ale is extremely drinkable and I enjoyed it a lot. At 7.5% ABV this flavorful Saison is a must try for fans of the style. Firestone Walker Brewing Company continues to brew beers I desire.
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