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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

407 Ratings
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 14
Gots: 23 | 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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Ratings: 407 | Reviews: 171 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ddedhed, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of jgraciti
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jgraciti, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of SCbrewpubfan
3.19/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours the color of brown sugar with a small head that dissipates quickly. Keeps a light body of bubbles on top, but little to no lacing.
S - Super sweet up front with a lot of Belgian rock candy present. Hints of white raisin and Fuji apples in the background.
T - Sugary sweetness is balanced with piney hops, but the overall beer is lacking complexity. Apple and pineapple flavors up front are finished with resiny bitterness. Alcohol is present in the aftertaste.
M - Medium to light body, with little carbonation. A fuller body would help with the abv.
O - Green Flash seems to be at the top of their game when producing west coast IPA's and PA's. This beer is fairly well balanced, but just forgettable.

SCbrewpubfan, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of mltobin
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

mltobin, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jzlyo, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

BrazilianAussie, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of xJMFCx
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

xJMFCx, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Latarnik, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

GRG1313, May 25, 2014
Photo of CraigTravor
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

CraigTravor, May 17, 2014
Photo of Ken_P
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Ken_P, May 12, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

JamieDuncan, May 10, 2014
Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

afsdan, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

FLima, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Fettpopps, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of 2Cents
4/5  rDev +5.5%

2Cents, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BeerForMuscle, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

threedaggers, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

vidisad, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

mdagnew, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

illeagle05, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Niners49
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Niners49, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of 57md
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

57md, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

KYGunner, Feb 08, 2014
Green Flash Grand Cru from Green Flash Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.