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Flix Brewhouse Saison de Walt

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A complex Belgian farmhouse ale brewed in honor of a lost beer legend, Walt Powell.

Saison de Walt is produced using a split fermentation with part taking place in a modern stainless steel fermenter with a Saison yeast strain, and part spending a couple of months in a wine barrel to be further conditioned by wild yeast strain Brettanomyces, lending a classic earthy, complex and sometimes almost smoky aroma and flavor. The two are then blended and Styrian Goldings hops, inspired by Walt’s favorite beer, Orval, are added. The Saison yeast produces a very dry beer with lightly fruity and peppery flavors which are enhanced by the addition of pink peppercorns in the brew kettle. This blends with the earthy Styrian Golding hops and barrel aged “wild” beer to make a subtle, yet complex ale that is light straw in color and very easy to drink. I hope every time we enjoy one we will be filled with fond memories and fun stories about the legendary inspiration behind it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Growler at Muckfest VI. Clear yellow pour with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, pepper and sweet fruit. Malty flavor with peppery yeast and sweetness before a soft fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2015
(Growler) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of grains of paradise, clove, pepper, and citrus. Flavor of yeast, clove, grass, grains of paradise, brett, and lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2015
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, malt, and lemons. The flavor is brettanomyces, lemons, spices, and malt, leading to a slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2015
cloudy yellow, small white head. aroma is wheaty, citrussy, faint wild yeasts. flavor is wheaty, citrussy, slightly yeasty herbal. fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (8293) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle at Yespr’s - golden pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sweet farmyard fruity and floral hoppy, lemon rind, grassy hoppy nuances, straw, hay with dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11652) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2015
33 cl. bottle. Clear yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops, brettanomyces, spcice and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle at yespr. Clear yellow colored with medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and barnyard with notes of hops. Fruity flavor of caramel and barnyard with notes of spices and brett. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2015
Pours pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is phenolic, wineous and mild fruity. Smooth, peachy and wineous. Lingering fruity and smooth. Lingering fruity smooth finish. Smooth bretty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Tap in Des Moines. Cloudy fold with a thin bright white head. Nose of banana and slight yeasty funk. Some light wood and grass notes along with pears. This tastes yeasty with lits if bread crust. Notes of spicy pepper and cinnamon and present along with peaches. Nicely done and lively on the tongue. Cheers Walt!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2014
I saw this was available and heading over right away and giving it several tries was a no brainer. I finally met Walt in person at the last gabf I attended 2012 (my first gabf) at Falling rock along with markwise. My first gabf and finally meeting and talking with Walt for about 20 minutes was one of the highlight of the week for me. Cheers to you Walt!

The saison pours with a pale gold body that has a slight haze and supports a nice looking bright white head. The aroma offers up plenty of saison like yeasty spices, more yeasty notes and then floral hops and fruity red apple around the edges. The taste smooth and crisp and light and punchy and pretty much everything I enjoy about a saison. It delivers modest yeasty spices and a little bit of fruitiness that’s kind of snappy and not really overly sweet. It then gets into floral hops and a bit of a flowery note as well as soft yeastiness. I love how light and crisp this is with just the right depth and richness.

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