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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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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint. It's all I had on hand at the time.

A: Hazy mahogany color. Creamy tan head retains well. Thin veil of lacing coats the glass.

S: Crust and cocoa. Very fruity. Aromas of blackberry jam, concord grape, and black currant. Dark candi sugar. Black pepper. Earthy and dusty yeast undertones.

T: Earthy and dusty yeast. Black pepper and spices. Dark candi sugar. Concord grape and blackberry, and a hint of tart raspberry. Malty tastes of toasted crust, roasted nuts, and cocoa. More black pepper. Subtle grassy hops. Peppery and yeast finish.

M: Medium thick body. Creamy. Stiff scrubbing carbonation gives a lot of lift and lightens the feel.

O: Yeast character is pleasant. Candi sugar comes through a lot. Not a bad offering, bit the flavors are very distinct and separate. It really doesn't come together as I'd like it to.

12-25-2013 18:49:10 | More by ryan1788a5
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Franziskaner

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%

Mahogany brown in color with a light head that does not cover the whole top of the beer. I get some raisins and figs in the aroma along with some caramel tones. It's a bit thick in the mouth and you can tell there's alcohol. You get some serious sweetness in the flavor with hints of raisins,caramel,and molasses.

12-25-2013 00:36:05 | More by Franziskaner
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

12-16-2013 22:33:07 | More by Molson2000
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

12-15-2013 21:43:51 | More by mikepcarney
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-15-2013 04:20:48 | More by Mikecap
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -6.3%

this comes in four packs now, a rich malty brown ale type, with maybe a little more malt complexity, but rather straightforward for a grand cru, a meaningless word in beer. chocolate brown on the pour with a rising tide of tan foam with little volcanic geothermal sort of bubbling on the surface of the head. the nose is alcoholic and sweet, with just a hint of Belgian yeast in there. immediately I notice its not as hoppy as all green flash beers usually are, but it is indeed well hopped. the yeast does a good job limiting the sweetness in the flavor, but the grains themselves don't provide a ton of flavor. its rather muted, and the roast and chocolate malt flavors are barely there. instead I get yeast and booze, two things I really like, but this beer is kind of missing its middle. the finish is bitter from the hops, and it cleans up the palate well. nice feel though, well carbonated and smooth and rich medium body. its simple as they go, maybe not as enjoyable as some other green flash beers, but not a bad beer. overpriced at 12 or 13 bucks a four pack though.

12-12-2013 15:56:07 | More by StonedTrippin
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humulusphile

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

12-12-2013 08:51:49 | More by humulusphile
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trytoketchup

Arizona

1/5  rDev -73.5%

12-07-2013 00:15:52 | More by trytoketchup
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-04-2013 01:50:06 | More by RochefortChris
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superspak

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev 0%

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/30/2012. Pours lightly cloudy dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of raisin, fig, plum, pear, caramel, toast, chocolate, clove, pepper, dark candi sugar, dark bread, light roast, light banana, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, fig, plum, pear, caramel, chocolate, clove, pepper, toast, dark candi sugar, dark bread, light roast, light banana, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, caramel, toast, chocolate, clove, pepper, dark bread, dark candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity/balance and solid robustness of dark malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian dark ale. Good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

12-02-2013 04:07:47 | More by superspak
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h4ger

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-28-2013 02:30:56 | More by h4ger
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-24-2013 16:37:38 | More by jaydoc
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rcjennings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-23-2013 04:45:45 | More by rcjennings
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

11-20-2013 04:49:11 | More by morebeergood
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-17-2013 03:35:33 | More by buckyp
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JoeLacy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-03-2013 22:50:09 | More by JoeLacy
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-03-2013 12:56:41 | More by jaxon53
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-26-2013 06:32:26 | More by vermilcj
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snaotheus

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

22oz bottle split between two big snifters. No bottle code that I can find. Little cake of yeast left in the bottom of the bottle.

Pours brown, small head, slightly cloudy, nearly opaque, lots of slow ongoing carbonation. Smell is sweet, Belgian yeasty, chocolate and nuts, something spicy like maybe cloves.

Taste is...odd. Nutty, chocolatey, lacking in sweetness with having much bitterness. Something darkly sweet about it, maybe a little date flavor.

Mouthfeel is thickish and slightly sticky. Overall, this is a pretty good beer.

10-26-2013 00:52:20 | More by snaotheus
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-24-2013 07:29:10 | More by zestar
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morrowd3

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-15-2013 02:19:02 | More by morrowd3
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westyrun

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-13-2013 00:41:17 | More by westyrun
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socalbrewlvr

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-11-2013 16:44:13 | More by socalbrewlvr
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Apellonious

North Carolina

3.11/5  rDev -17.7%

1 pt 6 fl oz bomber from Lil Roberts Place. The bottled made a "pop" when I opened it.

A - Cloudy, deep brown. Pours with little head, the lacing hangs around the side and in the middle of the glass.

S - Plums , dark fruit, heavy malt, nougat

T - I cant believe I just used the word nougat in a review. First sip was awe inspiring, but not in a good way. Like drinking a fruity ash tray. So, yes, smokey. You get some of plum and malts at first and then overpowering smoke and ash tray, into the finish.

M - Mouthfeel seems ok. Carbonation is medium.

O - Having a hard time with this. Perhaps a bad bottle. Even for a whiskey the ash tray taste and finish would be barely tolerable.

10-07-2013 01:01:21 | More by Apellonious
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-05-2013 01:14:27 | More by rjp217
Green Flash Grand Cru from Green Flash Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.