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Green Flash Grand Cru - Green Flash Brewing Co.

Green Flash Grand CruGreen Flash Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
85
very good

366 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%


Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kleffman on 03-03-2008)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bier Academy in Canyon Country, CA.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, spices, and dark fruits. Taste is much the same with a hoppy flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty but has a better smell in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2013 23:55:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Green Flash Grand Cru from Green Flash Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.