RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We’ve patiently waited for two years to offer you this exquisite ale! Sour Opal retraces its roots to the lambic cellars of the town of Brussels and the Senne River valley, in Belgium. This American “Gueuze” represents a spectrum of flavors from a traditional barrel aged sour ale, complete with aromas of aged cheese and a distinct earthy mustiness that can only be found in a well cellared barrel aged sour. The complexity and balanced flavors of Sour Opal can be attributed first to the crisp assertive tannic acidity of the Viognier barrels. Oak-derived flavors and aromas mingle with guava, passion fruit, pineapple and tart cherry notes. This beer rounds out with a crisp clean and quenching acidity as well as a mild grape fruitiness that is intensified by a higher carbonation level.

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3.7
neongolden (1666) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017
(On tap @ CBC 2016 Red Session, Copenhagen) Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is quite tart, a mix of pale malts, a fair amount of oak, some sour citrus, tart white grapes, unripe pit fruit, musty funk. Flavour is a balance of acidity and some sweetness from pale malt, citrus, tart white wine, vague pale fruity notes, quite oaky, tannic, a bit of dry earthy funk. Pretty dry in the finish with lots of tannic woody notes, slightly dusty, lingering acidity. Light to medium bodied, average carb. Doesn’t quite feel like a gueuze, being rather sour and balancing that with oak. Pleasant though.

4.2
GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2017
Draft pour at Hazel, thanks solidfunk! Clear golden yellow with off-whit ehead. Aromas of wine, stone fruit, grapes. Tastes of tart acidic notes, wine, grapes. Light body with a dry finish. Nice stuff.

3.6
solidfunk (9018) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2017
Much superior in aroma to the lil version like original Eazy E. Some white wine and a little bretta. Tangy finish. Good balance and potent. Tap at Hazel.

3.4
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2017
[email protected] Red Session. Golden colour, small head. Aroma is tart wood, some sourness, mild lactic and malty notes with some earth and yeast. Flavour is fruity, floral, dry wooden notes with some lactic and sour notes. Pleasant flavour.

3.7
hallinghansen (3331) - Odense SV, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2017
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2016. Clear yellow body with a small white head. Light yeast, barnyard, funky tart.

3.2
Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. CBC #134 I znów rozczarowanie. Dziwny, mydlany finisz...

4
Christian (13680) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle, thanks to Torben. Hazy golden with a small white head. Fruity and funky aroma with hints of spice and oak. Dry and very tart flavour with grapes, citrus and oak

4
madsberg (11773) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2016
Draught. Yellow/golden coloured. Unclear. Small fuzzy off white head. Aroma. Sourness, funk, berries, earth, oak and frut. Flavour. Sourness, funk, berries, citrus, earht, vague leather. Medium to full bodied. Ends sour and acidic.

3.6
fonefan (49554) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2016

Draught @ CBC 2016 [ Red Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Oksnehallen Vesterbro, Halmtorvet 11, 1700 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Firestone Walker Sour Opal ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, tart, pale malt, moderate hoppy, fruity hops, wood, funky, grapes - wineous. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to light moderate acidic with a average to long duration, tart, pale malt, sour, wodd, grapes - wineous. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160514]

3.8
IrishBoy (4211) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Draft at the Firestone XX Release. Nose is musty, funky, tartness with hints of light fruit. Clear yellow with a small white head. Flavor is vinegary, woody, and funky


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