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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

426 Ratings
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 14
Gots: 26 | 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:
Beer added by: kleffman on 03-03-2008

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Ratings: 426 | Reviews: 173
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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.

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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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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.

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Green Flash Grand Cru from Green Flash Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.