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Green Flash Summer Saison - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Summer SaisonGreen Flash Summer Saison

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BA SCORE
86
very good

131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tonistruth on 09-01-2007)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

t0rin0, Oct 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Giantspace, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

zeff80, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

IPAchris, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of KMcG
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%

Straw yellow with nice large bubbles, fizzy head that builds nicely then diminishes to a slight lace

Lemon, belgian yeasty funk, grass and a touch of honey and coriander. 

Slightly funked, clove and ginger are present, but there is a nice lemon overtone. 

Light and refreshing- great summer ale. There is great carbonation fuzz that keeps your mouth happy. 

KMcG, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of SFC21
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

SFC21, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of magine
3.78/5  rDev -1%

On tap at Terasas.

Pours a cloudy straw yellow, nice creamy white head, little lace.

Grassy lemon zest nose, with yeasty malts.

Creamy sweet malts up front, spicy middle and slight dry finish. Good clean yeasts, clove and lemon and maybe a touch of banana

Good saison lighter and more refreshing and sessions better than most saisons.

magine, Jun 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

sammo, Jun 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

msarver16, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of Chaney
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

Served in a DFH pint glass.

A: Poured an almost clear moderate yellow color, with a slight chill haze. The head was frothy and definitely had that inviting, foamy, frothy, summery look to it.

S: Spicy.... OMG! Farmhouse funk for sure, with a huge ginger component. Still, I could tell this was meant to be a highly gulpable, clean, saison.

T: Crisp, spicy, and flavorful. This was not the standard, unfiltered, "brace yourself the a spice bomb" fare that I'm used to siphoning. This was like a souped up Lager or Kolsch with farmhouse characteristics.

M: Just enough bitterness to add character and the spice component was still somewhat aggressive, yet not overbearing. Nice carbonation.

O: My only gripe is that this one really needs to be sold for about $9.99 in sixers. The whole 4.5% ABV, summer style, bomber thing just doesn't sit right with me....

Chaney, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of goldendenizen
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%

Pretty true to the style (Saison). This is the first US brewed Saison I've had. As I've been told, French farmers would serve their workers this style; hence the low alcohol level. I love the unfiltered nature of Saison. Rustic and damn good! Wish they sold 6 packs of their Farmhouse Ale. Hope to see this all summer in SF!

goldendenizen, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

brutalist, Jun 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28%

zonker17, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of Nay
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%

Saison Diego 4.20% ABV textbook saison, dry phenolic tiny bit tart, tiny bit funky, low ABV, thirt quenching. Lacks head and pils flavor and could be fruitier, but much more accurate saison than most. Nice haze for a mersh beer. A bit more wheat too might have been good to smooth out hop flavor and Brett pepperiness. or is that seeds of paradise?

Nay, May 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

bambam2517, May 28, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%

Slightly hazed beautiful golden billowing white head, right off the bat as the lacing settles I get citrus, spicy yeast, and a slight peppery hint. Diving right into flavor, spiced mild citric notes with a mild Belgian yeast chalky/spiced character. More citrus comes out with each sip, a bit of mellow West Coast hops in the back end help it out, very drinkable more fruit esters super enjoyable Summer Saison. Mouthfeel is smooth sturdy carbonation carries the body well, nothing becomes rough or stagnant on the palate between sips other than a touch of lingering Belgian yeast spiciness. Overall a solid summer beer that I will reach for especially when it's only 4.5% abv and available in the summer heat prior to a ball game.

WVbeergeek, May 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

hardcor33, May 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

theempire, May 08, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.6%

JustinMatthew, May 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Mikeymcglynnigan, May 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

rprinz22, Apr 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Fattsmagee, Apr 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

MarkyMOD, Apr 12, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -5%

I am going to assume that 'Saison Diego' is another name for the Summer Saison. If not, let me know.

A - Murky wheat, stark white large head. Lots of cascading bubbles. Some foamy lace.

S - Barny, small malt profile, spicy citrus.

T - Ginger and orange peel is definitely apparent in layers of this straw like, lightly funked beer.

M - Light, medium body, good carb, good balance.

D - Easy drinker for sure!

srandycarter, Mar 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

pirmannt1, Mar 15, 2012
Green Flash Summer Saison from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.