Green Flash Summer Saison - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beagle75:
4.1/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.
A: Slightly hazy, pale golden color with two fingers of diminishing white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.
S: Clean bready yeast, bright lemon citrus, and vinous/fermented chiles form the bulk of this beer's smell. A whiff of bacon-like umami is detected at times.
T: Begins dry, with lightly toasted pilsner malt, bright citrus fruit, and fennel seed. Understated grassy hops emerge in the middle as yeast becomes more assertive, but never funky. Finishes very clean, with a hint of sweetness, leaving the palate refreshed.
M: Thin viscosity, very wet on the palate, with heavy carbonation that prickles the palate.
D: A light saison with bright, clean character that features a few small mis-steps. The hints of smoky umami are out of place stylistically, even though they are fleeting and appealing. The abundance of carbonation is slightly fatiguing due to the filling effect it creates in the stomach. This beer is stylistically similar to, although a step below, the Bruery's Saison de Lente, suggesting the birth of a wonderful West-Coast tradition in saison brewing.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2010 19:15:44 | More by beagle75
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3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a bomber at Total Wine in mid-November for $8.99. Given the "Summer" moniker i am not sure how well this beer has held up over time.
Beer poured golden with a massive white head that is leaving lacing behind in my Duvel tulip.
Nose is grainy with some hints of citrus.
Taste is grainy and musty with orange peel and pepper.
Mouthfeel is lively on the palate yet smooth.
Overall this is an outstanding session beer, full of flavor and life! Green Flash has done quite well with this brew!
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2013 22:41:56 | More by arizcards
3.88/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Sycamore, Columbia, MO.
A - Poured a cloudy, golden yellow color with a one-finger, white head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled yeasty and spicy with some grain-like aromas.
T - It had a nice spicy bite with some floral notes. Good grain and caramel flavors.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.
O - This is a nice sessionable saison.
Serving type: on-tap
07-20-2012 03:18:56 | More by zeff80
Green Flash Summer Saison from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.