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Green Flash Grand Cru - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Grand CruGreen Flash Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
85
very good

398 Ratings
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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 14
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-25-2014 03:33:27 | More by GRG1313
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-17-2014 06:18:29 | More by CraigTravor
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Ken_P

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-12-2014 12:42:05 | More by Ken_P
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +9.3%

My brother in law brought this one over and I decided to give it a go, I had no idea what to expect as I did not really know what it was, but the two Green Flash beer I have had I enjoyed so I figured here we go. I was very pleasantly surprised, the look and smell of this beer had me very optimistic. Definitely rocking the Belgian which had me look closer and realized that it was 9.1%. The flavor was also outstanding and it hides the ABV very well. Overall a very good beer that I hope to have again.

05-10-2014 02:25:45 | More by JamieDuncan
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-23-2014 22:28:13 | More by afsdan
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FLima

Brazil

3.66/5  rDev -3.2%

Hazy dark brown copper color with a one finger head with low retention, but keeping a constant plate.
Initially nice aroma of hop citrusy, American yeast, pine, licorice, candied sugar and molasses.
Bold flavor of peppery yeast, earthy, herbal and citrus hops, pine, caramels, ashes, dark and dry fruits, tobacco, mild cocoa and roasted nuts. Dry and bitter aftertaste. This is definitely over 40 IBUs.
Bordering medium body with appropriate carbonation and lightly astringent. Alcohol of 9.1% abv is well hidden.
Malty and spiced yeasty Dark Strong Ale. Interesting that it feels like it I poured a Belgian and American brew to the same glass. A bit cloying though, given its sweetness, this is in theory appropriate to the style.

04-21-2014 01:53:44 | More by FLima
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-21-2014 00:39:19 | More by Fettpopps
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2Cents

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-15-2014 04:50:00 | More by 2Cents
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-13-2014 15:03:14 | More by BeerForMuscle
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-22-2014 14:45:00 | More by threedaggers
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vidisad

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-20-2014 04:41:52 | More by vidisad
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-07-2014 10:16:49 | More by mdagnew
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illeagle05

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-01-2014 02:35:02 | More by illeagle05
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Niners49

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-22-2014 21:13:06 | More by Niners49
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%

Pours a reddish brown with more than two fingers of beige head that dissipated at a slow but steady pace. The nose is bready with the hint of dark fruits. The flavor profile is malty, but the entire offering is on the thin side. The finish is pleasantly dry.

02-17-2014 00:02:02 | More by 57md
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%

Deep ruby and brown this had a luscious rich hue. The head was thick and creamy but had little retention.

Soft dried fruits with some candied sweetness on the nose. Dried cherry, date and raisin mix with an anise and malt.

The flavors are sweet and sprite with cherry fruitiness, crabapple, fig and plum. Chocolate malt flavor ends with alcohol tang.

The feel is full but carbonated, tangy and lightly astringent.

This is very good and my opinion is that each bottle is vastly different, especially with age.

02-08-2014 23:20:19 | More by KYGunner
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

02-08-2014 22:37:58 | More by LarryMyers
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-31-2014 02:11:31 | More by ricecracker420
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-23-2014 06:05:53 | More by derkfromwi
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19%

01-19-2014 23:29:26 | More by Lehighace06
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micropale

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

01-06-2014 16:57:43 | More by micropale
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-05-2014 05:39:35 | More by Kahlerbock
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JAFoley

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%

A - Dark clear amber body with thin white head. Not much retention but good lacing.

S - Smokey, sugary, caramel, and cherries

T - Nice citrus and piney hops upfront, followed by the sugary, malt, then finishes with cherry and that orange and banana Belgian yeast flavor. Also, the alcohol is fairly strong and obvious and leaves a lot of heat in the aftertaste.

M - Full body with medium/high carbonation but slightly fine bubbles so it drinks smooth. Sticky and resinous.

O - Another reason Green Flash has become a regular for me. This has a lot of great flavors that I find well balanced. To some it might be cloyingly sweet, but for me, the hops were enough to cut it.

01-04-2014 02:48:51 | More by JAFoley
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%

drank bottles of 2010 and 2012 side by side. I preferred the fresher bottle, mostly because the 2010 was almost flat. So that's what the score is based on.

appears dark chocolate brown in color, cream colored head. aroma is dark fruit, raisins, Belgian spicy yeast, pipe tobacco. taste is earthy, nutty, herbal. malt forward as expected. low carbonation, medium body, slick.

overall - even though this style typically benefits from aging, I'd advise to drink yours fresh.

12-30-2013 03:55:17 | More by jmdrpi
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-28-2013 01:15:50 | More by iatethecloudsfor
Green Flash Grand Cru from Green Flash Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.