Green Flash Trippel - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
The beer pours a dark gold color with a thick and creamy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a sweet, malty scent along with a spicey yeast aroma. It's warming to the nose and full of esters. The taste is decent as well. It has a dry, earthy taste that goes down slow and burns a bit in the finish. There is nice hop character to it as well. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with prickly carbonation. This is a pretty good beer, although there are plenty better available.
12-07-2008 22:44:04 | More by WesWes
3.1/5 rDev -17.1%
Attractive golden amber in the tall Stella glass. Plenty of foam. This has a distinctive weird taste from the first sip that is exactly like fermenting fruit. Slightly sweet. There is a taste like a dry Cherry Heering liqueur.
Tart in the aftertaste with some apricot kernel bitterness. sort of a funky Belgian yeast flavor with the usual drying effect. Otherwise this is not vey beery. It's some sort of fruit-flavored malt beverage. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Olive Tree Market in Ocean Beach.
03-26-2013 06:22:07 | More by mactrail
4/5 rDev +7%
Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a medium white head. The aroma is very fruity with some Belgian yeast. You also get a little floral component. The flavor is fruit, yeast and alcohol. You get some hop bitterness in the flavor and the floral component is also there. The alcohol is warming. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. An interesting take on a tripel that I think works nicely.
01-15-2010 17:33:55 | More by Mora2000
3.63/5 rDev -2.9%
22 oz. bottle, poured into tulip glass:
Pours hazed orange with a thite head that lasts.
The smell is of bubblegum and somewhat musty with fruit (apples, some banana and pear) and lemongrass spice.
The taste is of herbal spiciness (slightly metallic) notes with fruit (apple/pear) and some mustiness. Slightly sweet with a dry, spicy finish.
The body is light-to-medium with ample carbonation, though not quite effervescent nor particularly creamy - still the body "holds up".
Not a bad interpretation at all, though I doubt would be confused with a Belgian classic of the style. Some metallic notes through it off, as well.
09-04-2009 16:57:10 | More by jwc215
4.45/5 rDev +19%
22 oz. bottle from Mike's Liquors in Huntington Beach, CA,
A: Pours a dark yellow with a medium white head with good retention, light lacing.
S: Strong estery smell of fermented pears, pale malt and alcohol, light phenols.
T: Spice starts out the flavour - white pepper and coriander. Cidery esters and solvent alcohol combine to form a complex and tasty character, with a light grassy hop bite.
M: Full-bodied, syrupy, sweetness makes it cloying at times, but overall quite good.
D: Another kick ass beer from Green Flash, a very tasty and easy drinking tripel, a great American version of the style.
06-08-2008 02:57:34 | More by Halcyondays
3.35/5 rDev -10.4%
Appearance: cloudy orange in color with a 2" head that falls quickly. Some spotty lacing develops.
Smell: belgian yeast and fruit sweetness are most noticeable. A touch of grassiness is well hidden.
Taste: ripe fruit sweetness and yeast tones are up front, as pears, pepper, soft alcohol tones, and decent grassy bitterness.
Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start leaning towards a smoother and dry finish. Long aftertaste dominated by sweetness. Medium to heavy in body.
Drinkability: decent but not overwhelming by any means. I found this to be a touch too sweet which wore me down a bit by the bottom of the bottle.
01-19-2007 14:20:39 | More by Gavage
3.58/5 rDev -4.3%
07/27/08- Purchased at Ledger's in Berkeley, CA.
Presentation- 22oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into my Pilaarbijiter tulip.
Appearance- Deep golden in color with a clouded and yeasty texture. About a 1/2 inch head upon pour which leaves a nice frothy looking rim during consumption. Leaves sticky small streaks and patches of lace.
Smell- Lots of corriander was the first aroma that hit. Followed by confectioniers sugar, sweet caramel malt and orange peel and alcohol.
Taste- Seems like they may have overspiced this one and over sugared a bit. Corriander is about right, but the orage peel seems a bit out of control with the sugar adding to the sweetness-fest. Hops play a small role in the flavor.
Mouthfeel- Lower carbonation, but biting at the same time. Sticky mouthcoating left behind as well.
Drinkability- Overall a decent made american tripel. Definitely drinkable, but needs a bit of tweaking to become a better beer per style.
07-28-2008 15:03:19 | More by GClarkage
3.58/5 rDev -4.3%
Appears a hazy orange with a 3 finger white head that slowly fades into a 1 finger cap of silk. Lots of lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, apricots, bready dough, meyer lemons, raw sugar, biscuits, and yeast.
Taste is of caramel, light citrus, hop resin, candie sugar, mild fruit, and very light vanilla with a hint of pear.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sugary, yeasty, and mostly clean with notes of bitter yeast and orange zest biting the back of the tongue.
12-28-2007 21:12:10 | More by weeare138
United Kingdom (England)
3.88/5 rDev +3.7%
Coming in a 1 PT. 6 FL. Oz. brown bomber bottle, no freshness info. is provided on the beer label or the bottle; served lightly chilled in GuldenDraak’s branded short-stemmed tulip-shaped sniffer.
A: pours a dark orangey golden colour with very light haze, coming with a slowly retreating off-white foamy head and a very mild, sporadic carbonation.
S: the aroma upfront comes more hop-fruity than estery-fruity as in a classic, well-attenuated Belgian Tripel, also the malt sweetness comes more pronounced as well; given a good swirl, the resinous grassy (Saaz), zesty&earthy (Styrian Goldings) hoppiness develops freely on a firm platform of pear-ish lactic-sweet yeastiness, where pale-coloured malts constantly provide a decent level of sweetness. Other yeasty bi-products such as light phenol/leather as well as fennel- and clove-ish esters also spring to mind, but overall it is the hop aroma and perfumy fruit esters dominating the stage.
T: rather smooth on the carbonation, the flavour upfront comes slightly savoury-sweet and mildly lactic, backed by exotic mung-bean-paste-ish esters, gristy malt notes, and deep-but-not-bold flavours of citrus-zesty hops. The aftertaste is packed of leather-ish and chewy spicy esters, delivering only a moderate flow of hop bitterness to pair with the semi-dry palate.
M&O: smoothly carbonated but still softly refreshing, this beer is not so… effervescent as in a well-carbonated Belgian Tripel; coming with a medium-ish body against a 9.7%abv. strength, however, it drinks exceptionally well and approachable. Not terribly well-attenuated overall to me, but overall it has shown a distinctive take on the style and well-crafted all in all.
09-01-2013 07:58:10 | More by wl0307
4.1/5 rDev +9.6%
Bomber bottle, poured into a wine glass, pours cloudy dark apricot, near white tiny bubble head, film and then well developed lacing.deeply fruity nose, with some powdered sugar. Peppery spice up front, then rich fruity notes, melon and kiwi, more cutting pepper, then a zest of limes and Belgian yeastyness. I like it, love the style and especially when U.S. brewers try to kick it up a notch. More S.D. style, bold,flavorful and full throttle brewing here. NIce, I'd like to try it with some spicy BBQ.
09-13-2007 22:38:24 | More by Billolick
3.03/5 rDev -19%
A: The ale is an amber-orange color, pouring with a 1/2 finger's head that does not retain well or lace.
S: The aroma has spicy notes of coriander and an alcohol scent that lies just below the surface, hidden in the pepper.
T: The flavor is a grainy malt base with peppery coriander and alcohol built on top of it. The grains are thin and don't support the coriander well. The alcohol is also rough, very evident and rough.
M: The overloaded alcohol and thin malts detract from the spices. If those spices were a little stronger, this could work.
D: The high abv and thin malts don't cut it for me. They focus too much on the alcohol flavors. I find that Green Flash's hop-based ales (Pale and IPA) really work while this one comes up short.
12-21-2006 02:14:24 | More by akorsak
3.98/5 rDev +6.4%
Pours a two-finger white head that fades to a thin layer, leaving some lace. Pale hazy, light amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is mellow fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and tart citrus with a tart finish. High ABV is hidden. Decent American triple. $7.15 for a 22 oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
05-31-2010 22:26:24 | More by jdhilt
3.43/5 rDev -8.3%
Chill hazed apricot colored ale with a medium sized puffy white colored ale.
The smell is sweet and quite candy like this is fairly fruity with a strong trace of vanilla.
The taste begins sweet and a little spicy with a good vanilla and malt flavor. Quite a lot of Candi sugar flavor here and a lesser amount of coriander. OK basic Tripel flavor but very basic with a lack of subtle flavors.
Mouthfeel is OK.
Drinkability is OK. I can't really recommend this as anything except a VERY non-offensive beer. This could be more complex in flavor but it is absolutely free of any faults or rough edges.
06-23-2007 05:46:32 | More by Zorro
3.63/5 rDev -2.9%
I nearly forgot that I had this in the fridge. Let's drink it now before I forget again. On to the beer:
Dark glowing orange in color with a little haze in the body. The head has a creamy texture and whips up thick patches of lace which turn to thin webbings that stick around. I like the nose; while sweet like sugar, it does have some pleasant apricot which puts this tripel more on the Belgian path than the American.
The sugars are runnning around like crazy inside. Still, this tripel will be plesant enough to sip on for the night. A little bubblegum and aspirin add much needed dimensions to this sugar rush of a beer. Some cough syrup, but in a good way. A little bit of the alcohol shows itself on the palate, providing a spicy note, but then you feel its pleasant heat in the throat. This beer has tiny carbonation bubbles that gently hit the palate, and a somewhat syrupy feel.
Green Flash Trippel is a little bit better than the typical American brewed tripel, but not quite at the level of a typical Belgian one. If compared to beer in general, this is a solid drink that will loosen the tension in your body with its relatively sneaky 9.7% ABV.
05-11-2011 06:52:24 | More by DoubleJ
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured into a chalice a very nice golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger fizzy off-white head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some nice yeast notes, and some spices. The taste is malty/yeasty, slight bitterness, and some spice. Medium body. Drinkable, this Tripel is not as spicy as other's, which to me I like.
04-01-2009 00:17:27 | More by Wasatch
3.68/5 rDev -1.6%
22 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of pepper, apricot, pear, banana, clove, biscuit, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Nice aromas with good balance. Taste of big pear, pepper, apricot, banana, clove, candi sugar, biscuit, spicy yeast, and some yeast tang. Lingering notes of biscuit, pear, apricot, pepper, and spicy yeast on the finish for a while. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel. Decent balance of flavors with smooth drinking for 9.7%. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a very solid American made Tripel. Definitely some better ones out there, but this is worth a try.
02-08-2012 04:40:22 | More by superspak
3.65/5 rDev -2.4%
a. Served from a 25 oz bomber into a goblet. No head, no lacing, hazy amber in hue.
s. Some floral notes and an apple cider sweetness.
t. Sweet and wheaty, good, for sure. Nothing special for this style, but solid.
m. A bit slick on the palate, leaves a tangy aftertaste that is very enjoyable.
d. Very drinkable, and hides the 8.5 well.
05-30-2008 21:28:40 | More by Stinkypuss
4.05/5 rDev +8.3%
Poured from the bottle slowly into a tulip glass. From yesterdays notes.
A nice white head, sort of foamy, but also leaves a nice creamy top a bit, and falls quite slowly. The body is a real nice bronze orange, minimal carbonation, and slightly cloudy. Looks simple and good.
Real nice simple nose. Juicy orange, and mild heat with some yeasty character. Slightly dry and has a soft spice to it, somewhat like cardomom. Nice dry spice and fruit juice, I am digging this.
Palate hits all the right notes and juicy body. Orange and tangerine juice, maybe even some carrot! Mild sweetness and dry malt aftertaste with a slight warming. Saison almost like finish kind of peppery and slightly sharp, with some prickly playful and not taking away from the palate carbonation.
Overall really like this one, nice take on the style, and a great orange/tangerine juice taste and appeal for a tripel. Really like it.
05-28-2012 14:04:14 | More by smakawhat
3.45/5 rDev -7.8%
A: Poured a murky, dull gold with orange hues accompanied by a slight fizzy white head that was quick to go without leaving much of a lacing. Some small branflake like floaties were present suspended in the moderate visible carbonation.
S: sour fruitiness of apples, bananas, and citrus. A light muskiness creeps in along with some peppery hints.
T: The flavor starts out sweet with a sweet honey spiced zing and proceeds to tart fruit, oranges, and bananas . Theres a nice floral bitterness in the middle of the palate before yielding to a dry sour fruit finish of pears and some grassiness.
M: full bodied, thick, creamy with a decent spiciness and citric lacing on the tongue.
D: Overall was moderately good, but there are a lot better examples out there I would opt for before spending money on this. Not a lot of complexity and a tad rough at times flavorwise.
12-09-2008 23:53:29 | More by beerthulhu
Green Flash Trippel from Green Flash Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.