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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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very good

402 Ratings
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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 14
Gots: 22 | 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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2.4/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. poured into chalice.

A: Pours a coca-cola brown with a small brown head that quickly dissipates into nothingness and leaves behind very little lacing.

S: Heavy dark fruits. Belgian yeast.

T: This one is quite mysterious. Starts with with a bit of dark fruit and yeast, then a wallop of smoked malts enveloped in dark chocolate. There's a tinge of hops underneath and it ends on a coffee and smoked malt note. Not as sweet as it should be.

M: Not as good as an actual Belgian would be, but not horrible. Heavy/medium and smooth. Feels similar to an RIS.

O: This is a bastard child of a BSDA and an RIS, with a bit of rauschbier with the smokey malt notes. The smoke is too much for this type of beer. Don't get me wrong, the smoke isn't bad in general, but not in a beer like this. A similar thing is the smoke flavor in the Aventinus Eisbock, but that was just a hint of smoke. An overabundance of smoke doesn't belong in a yeasty, BSDA, in my opinion.

Other beers have pulled off a BSDA/Stout better (Thirteenth Hour, Avery 14th immediately come to mind.) The latter is a tad more difficult to find, but go for the Thirteenth Hour if you want a good BSDA and RIS blend.

It's a shame. Green Flash brews some of my all time favorites, but this one is a miss.

TTAmod, Dec 16, 2011
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Green Flash Grand Cru from Green Flash Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.