RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Weve 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11497) - Sborg, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (45021) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4137) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (12413) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
From tap at CBC 2016. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, acidic, citrus, brettanomyces and sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guruhso (443) - Grindsted, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2016
Tap at CBC 16, red session. Aroma of citrus and lactic with earthy brett wooden notes. The taste is mainly zesty sourness. light and juicy,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (4179) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
2016 Red session. Hazy golden body with a fine white head. Aroma is tart and fruity, mild funky. Taste is sour lemons, wine grain, berries, tart dry finish, very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (9158) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2016
[email protected] Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - pours golden amber with white head. Sour fruity aroma and taste, acidic, grapes, funky, light floral, tart on the palate, dry tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15776) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
CBC. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, baking yeast, fruit and a little lemon. Flavour is malt, baking yeast, fruit, little lemon, sour, little dry and apple.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (11027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2016
Draught @ CBC 2016, Red session, Kbenhavn
Pours slightly hazy white head. Aroma has notes of malt, tart, fruity, funky, berry, white wine and oak. Taste is light sweet and heavy sour with a long dry, tart, funky, vinous, berry and oak finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2797) - ngelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2016
Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016 Red session 20160514. Fruity and woody, citric and acidic. The finish is dry and fruity with woody notes.


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