Free State Walloon Gold

Brewed by Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
- Belgian Ale | 1 Rating |
This Belgian Golden Ale is medium bodied and deep gold in color. Despite its relative heft, a high carbonation level achieved via a secondary fermentation leaves a lighter impression on the palette. Flaked wheat was used in the mash to soften the mouthfeel, while subtle spicing from Coriander Seed and Black Pepper complement the spicy elements contributed by the Belgian yeast. The overall spicy character of this brew is characteristic of the Belgian Ales of Wallonia, the generally French speaking region of Belgium, from which this yeast originates. (Some residents of Wallonia use Walloon as a second language, hence the name.) Hops really are here mainly to contribute bitterness, with a modest addition of spicy Czech Saaz hops to complement the malt and yeast characters. The Bottom Line: A medium bodied, deep gold, spicy Belgian Ale of medium strength. Unfiltered. 13.95P/1.056, 24 IBUs

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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