Green Flash Grand Cru - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Green Flash Grand Cru from Green Flash Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.