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Treasure Chest - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Treasure ChestTreasure Chest

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BA SCORE
81
good

76 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dmsohyea on 06-13-2011)
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Reviews by badboyrsl84:
Photo of badboyrsl84
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours golden brown with a white head.

Smell - that funky belgian bananas and some__ malt present

Taste- hops and carbonation up front with a beautiful belgian taste in the finish. Hops presence in the aftertaste.

Overall- a little more carbonation than I like but overall its good.

badboyrsl84, Jul 16, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of jbeatty
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted 8/14/2011

A: Pours translucent copper, fluffy white head with great retention and lacing.

S: Fresh, soft yeasty nose with herbal hops, a nice West Coast twist of some brighter citrus hops as well, and lighter, biscuity malts.

T: Follows the nose, with more of the citrus hop flavor coming though. Light malt backbone, herbal bitterness and finally a hint of brett.

M: Thin in the mouth, but sharp and crisp, with some creamy carbonation helping to fill things out a bit as it goes down. I could easily drink a few of these.

O: Really nice, as I prefer hoppier pale ales. Flavorful, smooth, and easy to drink- can't ask for much more here.

jbeatty, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of warnerry
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

warnerry, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of JupiterJesus
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

JupiterJesus, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
2.48/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bottle (2011)

Green Flash Brewing Co.
Mira Mesa, CA

Somewhat murky orange and amber with a thick, white head. Very little lacing down the glass.

Belgian (Brett?) yeast, some citrus and banana, bread, and lots of Band-Aid/rubber in the aroma. It's not all that appealing because the strong rubber and Band-Aid aroma is dominant, unfortunately. Perhaps that will mellow over time, but right now, it's a real hindrance.

Fortunately, the beer is a bit more tasty than the aroma would indicate, though not by much. The Band-Aid flavor is still largely present, followed by Belgian yeast, some clove? and banana, along with a mild bitterness.

Thin to medium bodied. Ample carbonation.

A below average Belgian pale done in by unfortunate rubbery Band-Aid flavors.

ehammond1, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of iSrALE
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of MrVonzipper
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a real nice rich caramel color with a solid dense frothy eggshell colored head with excellent retention and light lacing.

Here's where it goes downhill. The semi bretty Belgian yeast along with the hop character just really work against each other to create a band-aid smell.

The same thing with nose is going on with the flavor x5. The conflicting yeast and hops create a huge funky band-aidy flavor that is very off-putting.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with pretty high carbonation.

Overall this beer is unfortunately a hot mess. I was told this by Ehammond1 who gave me this beer and I didn't want to believe him. But it is actually just like he described. Very disappointing.

MrVonzipper, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had On-tap @ Capitol Beer and Taproom in Sacramento, CA

Appearance - Served in a pint, the brew has a reddish copper tint with a half finger of head. Fair retention leads to a broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is mall and spotty, and leaves little stick.

Smell - Belgian yeast is apparent, as the sourness is prominent; also green banana and clove notes. Brown sugar. Caramel.

Taste - Follows the nose; strong belgian yeast character with some funky tartness, green banana and clove spice. Moderate sugary sweetness, teetering on caramel character. No real hop presence, outside a very faint, distant citrus note in the finish, but the finish is all about the emergence of caramel.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with a sticky feel. Low to medium carbonation. Goes down easy enough.

Overall - A good, near spectacular belgian brown. Reminiscent of a dunkelweizen in flavor, but with more tartness. Portions of the proceeds from this brew go toward breast cancer research, so it's a win-win all around.

TheSixthRing, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Griffith, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

jheezee, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of NoSignsOfPain
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into Duvel tulip

This BPA poured a nice, deep golden color with a good three-finger high head along with great head retention and lacing along the edges of the glass. The smell is a tad on the funkier side with herbal, resinous notes. The taste does not entirely reflect the smell however-- this BPA is hop forward with citrus/herbal/resinous notes that fades rather quickly. This one is well carbonated with a good mouthfeel. Overall, it's a solid beer that's quite refreshing in this warm, California weather!

NoSignsOfPain, Jun 23, 2011
Photo of Nage37
4/5  rDev +13%

Nage37, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of oso
3/5  rDev -15.3%

oso, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of largadeer
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks alex for this rare brewery only tick it was amazingly rare amber dark good retention nice lace smells like flowers manure strawberries tastes boring bitter pale ale Belgian yeast subtle faint spiciness weak finish thin body decent beer at least it's a good cause (boobs)

largadeer, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of BColton1
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

BColton1, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of bca115
4/5  rDev +13%

bca115, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of dmsohyea
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle on the release day. Taster glass.

A: Pours a dark yellow with one finger head. Some lacing and good head retention.

S: Smells pretty hoppy for a Belgian. Good piny and citrusy notes, and some clearly funky brett bubbling up underneath. Quite a complex aroma, not bad at all.

T: Taste follows the nose quite closely. Tastes like a nice, hoppy American pale ale with a good amount of brett. Some lemony flavors and some other various citrus fruit round out the finish. However, this one is nice and hoppy all the way through with some pleasant funk and a touch of sour. Some people had mentioned some band aid flavors, but I wasn't catching too much of that.

M: Medium carbonation and medium body. Nice, but nothing to write home about.

O: Overall an interesting beer that I think will change drastically as the brett has a chance to do it's thing. I love the hopped up attitude it had fresh, but will probably age gracefully.

dmsohyea, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of jtingue
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to johndoe8 for this one. Poured into a tulip.

Appearance. hazy rose tinted amber in color. Pours with 4 fingers of head which slowly dissipates leaving a huge amount of sticky lace.

Smell. Split between floral and slightly herbaceous aromas and sour cherry. Joining this is a tangerine like citrus aroma. You can really just smell this one forever and inhabit it.

Taste. Starts out with a bitter citrus hop presence, with the tangerine noted in the aroma. The bitterness builds to take over for a bit. Huge floral flavors take over after a bit, and are accompanied by a slightly piney, resinous bitterness that is cloying at points. The finish is filled with the floral notes again, but more towards the yeast side than the hop side.

Mouthfeel. Huge amount of carbonation. This really allows those floral notes to dance on the palate.

I am really baffled that this one is not rated higher. This may be one of the better efforts I have had in the belgian IPA category. I absolutely love the aroma on this one. I can just smell it forever.

jtingue, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of oline73
2.28/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear amber color with two fingers of thick off white head. Decent retention.

Smell: A lot funkier than I thought it would be. A strong sour/funky note from the yeast dominates. There are some citrus and herbal qualities, but mostly funk.

Taste: Very funky and hoppy at the same time. This creates a very medicinal/band aid type taste that I can't say I am a fan of. Some sweetness and hop bitterness, but I can't get past the off flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, aggressively tingly carbonation, slightly dry finish.

Overall: Didn't really enjoy the smell of this beer, and the taste was worse. I wouldn't have another.

oline73, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of FutureJack
5/5  rDev +41.2%

FutureJack, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of JMUbrewz
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

JMUbrewz, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of SDDanC
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Pours a really light color with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Lots of bready, yeasty, funk, on the nose. On the tongue, there is a good amount of breadyness, which wasnt particularly delightful. a small bit of citrus, maybe grapefruit? Had a lot of yeast in the taste too, which masked a lot of the other flavors. Mouthfeel was strong, carbonation was very pronounce. Overall...well, i agree with the cause, not necessarily the beer.

SDDanC, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of cocoapuph
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a refrigerator chilled bottle poured into a tulip.

The color was a nice bronze-orange/peach with a good looking head that slowly dissipated over time.

Aromas hinted at candied grapefruit and pepper. Also smelled a bit like a medicine cabinet and funky glue.

The taste consisted of a spicy peppery kick. Was about a medium on a hoppiness scale. Aftertaste was that of potpourri and first-aid kit... or what I would imagine those to taste like. Definitely funky.

This was refreshing for sure. The bitter flavors hang around a bit with the light body of the beer.

Wasn't a bad drink, wasn't the best. Will definitely try another in the next week or so to see if brett will transform the complexity of the flavors.

cocoapuph, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of cbutova
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes taken at the source last week in SD. Said Treasure Chest Belgian Brown but here it says Pale Ale...

A- Dark red and brown bodied with an off white head. Creamy foamy texture to the cap and decent retention. Legs and spotty lace from a nice ring atop the brew.

S- Reminds me of an English brown here in ways, nutty and caramelized sugar malts, brown sugar, raisin, toasted toffee but some fruity Belgian yeast to distinguish.

T- Belgian yeast comes to life with a toasted malty caramel grain base. Has Trappist hints with raisin, dark fruits, cloves, phenols and some pepper, citrus zest. Candi sugar comes to mind.

MF- Foamy moderate carbonation and a creamy texture on the palate. Finishes somewhat spicy with a moderate body that works well with the flavors.

English brown malty feel and good Belgian yeast base. Flavors work well together in a style that I wouldn't mind seeing more of.

cbutova, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of bigfnjoe
2.85/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip

A- pours a very cloudy shade of orange with an extremely huge white head that fades quickly. Nice carb, beer is hideous though

S- light citrus, mild funk. Can't get a good grip on this

T- brett is loaded up in this one, not much else going on there

M- paper thin. Bleh

O- not a huge fan. Really boring

bigfnjoe, Jun 27, 2012
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Treasure Chest from Green Flash Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.