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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Saison aged for 14 months in French (75%) and American (25%) oak barrels with Brettanomyces lambicus and Lactobacillus brevis.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1708) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Hazy orange amber pour at Good Dog during a FW event. Much brighter and sharper than the original "Opal" and more thirst-quenching. Dark amber fruits. Yellow plums. Tangerines. Heart of palm. Key lime pie. Mango skin. Passionfruit. Bamboo. Nice tinge of sour. Lots of drying oak tannins. Like a lot!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15840) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3rd May 2014
CBC Session 4. Lightly hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and airy. Light fine carbonation. Little vanilla oak, nice generic dried fruits. Light dry finish. Hangs together well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11333) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
Tap @ CBC, 14. Hazy dark yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, brett, lemon, yeast and spices. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeats, wood, brett, lemon, little dry and a little bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma fresh, citrus, hoppy with yeast and barrel notes. Taste is yeasty, malt, grain, grain dust, citrus and wood

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bpasquini (10) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Aroma: Immediately youre hit with barnyard funk and earthiness, then hay, light vanilla, and american oak follow, and lastly you get a nice tart, vinegary smell from the french oak mixed with very light white grape notes, the grape notes come and go. Great complexion in the smell, and it smells very good! Appearance: I love the appearance of this beer, saisons are normally this bright cloudy yellow color but this beer is clear, and the color is very golden with a slight yellow hue to it, on the pour there is a tiny appearance of a head but it bubbles franticly and disappears very quickly, nice nucleation as well. Excellent appearance to this beer. Taste: The beginning you get funk, hay, earthiness, and a calm sour/tartness, the middle you get a hint of vanilla, and american oak, and the ending you get a slight vinegary flavor, french oak becomes apparent, slight white grape winey flavor, a hint of vanilla again, and the sourness lingers all the way to the finish but it constantly reduces from the beginning to the end. This is a superb tasting Saison! Palate: Very light, crisp, and refreshing, perfect for a hot day(it was 104 today and this hit the spot!), slightly oily, leaves your mouth a little dry, but that only leaves you begging for more and its a great thing it does! O: This is an incredible saison, the best Ive had so far and its going to take a lot to dethrone that status, I highly recommend this beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1636) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Rate #500! 4 ounce draft pour at ChurchKey poured into a snifter, kicked the keg. Pours a hazy golden yellow with light off-white bubbly head. Aromas of wine, Brett, funk. Tasting notes of citrus, oak, Brett, funk. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4951) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
Sample at CBC 2014. Clear golden/yellow with a small white head. Aroma and taste of light funk, citrus, mango, hay and light honey. Soft and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1573) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
Sample @CBC. Pours golden with a white head, Aroma is citrus, floral, funk pepper, peach and oak. Taste is medium sweet fruity with a funky note, light bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2251) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Turbid peach-straw colored pour. Nose and flavor bring big, prevalent oaken tannins and lactic tang, accentuated by lacto and earthen bretty funk. Nectarine, vanilla, a bit lacking on the palate. Still tasty, and a privilege to try it!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4320) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Very good and quite different from the other opal. Huge on initial bretta aroma. Pours amber with good head and lacing. Lighter follow through and palate than the other Opal. Still, comes together well. Light sour finish. Tap takeover at Churchkey.


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