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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

129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 5
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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zeff80

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-06-2012 21:36:42 | More by IPAchris
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KMcG

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. 

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 13:03:32 | More by KMcG
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SFC21

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-05-2012 03:30:51 | More by SFC21
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magine

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2012 23:03:46 | More by magine
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sammo

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-28-2012 19:10:37 | More by sammo
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msarver16

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

06-26-2012 01:53:07 | More by msarver16
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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....

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 23:39:42 | More by Chaney
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goldendenizen

California

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 23:48:28 | More by goldendenizen
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-08-2012 21:09:37 | More by brutalist
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zonker17

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28%

06-03-2012 19:27:10 | More by zonker17
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Nay

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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?

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2012 00:43:17 | More by Nay
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bambam2517

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-28-2012 05:35:43 | More by bambam2517
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2012 23:25:02 | More by WVbeergeek
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hardcor33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-19-2012 21:45:18 | More by hardcor33
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theempire

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-08-2012 06:31:09 | More by theempire
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.6%

05-06-2012 02:05:45 | More by JustinMatthew
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Mikeymcglynnigan

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-01-2012 19:39:30 | More by Mikeymcglynnigan
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rprinz22

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

04-28-2012 00:34:36 | More by rprinz22
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Fattsmagee

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-27-2012 17:31:11 | More by Fattsmagee
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-12-2012 22:40:57 | More by MarkyMOD
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srandycarter

California

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 05:07:30 | More by srandycarter
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-15-2012 04:27:45 | More by pirmannt1
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notchucknorris

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Slightly hazy golden color with a beast of a fluffy bone white head. Leaves some spotty lacing down the glass.

S: Has a really pleasant and light smell. Ginger, coriander, cinnamon, candied orange and a light bit of barnyard funk and phenols.

T: Unfortunately, not quite as good as the smell. Grains. And ginger, bready malt and some lighter hints of lemon and faint grassy hops. A pretty nice saison.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 21:03:47 | More by notchucknorris
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PatrickSwayze

California

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Saison Diego

A: Extremely pale in color resembling a golden clear lager.

S: Ginger and fruit spices caress the nose and dominate the senses

T:Tthis one is a very delicious farmhouse ale with unique complexity  of gingerbread, grassy flavors with a mix of light citrus.

M: This one is uniquely dry which i love. The carbonation is high, flavor is bold and the tongue craves more.

O: A delicious saison that i would love to pair with a food combo. Not my favorite style but a great beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 17:16:09 | More by PatrickSwayze
Green Flash Summer Saison from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.