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Treasure Chest - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Treasure ChestTreasure Chest

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
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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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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 06:39:12 | More by MrVonzipper
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 01:24:00 | More by oline73
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 01:06:14 | More by ehammond1
Photo of AgentZero


2.73/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Alex for sharing this and the purchaser for helping support the conservation of one of my favorite body parts.

A - Amber colored beer with a nice sized head that had pretty solid retention. Nice lacing.

S - Phenol, yeast, floral and grass notes, some honey. It's fitting for the style, but it's not a good take on it, and there are some strange chemical notes in there as well. A little alcohol comes up too, which is too much considering the ABV.

T - Too much yeast, somewhat bready, not a ton going on. A little bit of floral and hay taste, but this is not a good tasting beer.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - Framboise for a Cure was a fantastic beer that raised money for this cause. Drinking this makes me think the brewers hate boobs. I'll pass.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 14:55:30 | More by AgentZero
Photo of brentk56

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Just like the label, this beer is a real looker, with a massive head sitting atop the pale amber liquid, just as pleased with herself as she could be; nice lace, too

Smell: The chick on the label looks a bit skanky, however, and the aroma here reinforces that impression, with a phenolic, rubbery edge as well as a sweaty character

Taste: Up front, the taste is not so bad, with a Belgian malt character, but by mid-palate, the hops and the phenols start to battle it out; after the swallow, the band-aid flavor that others have noted asserts itself

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: How could Green Flash have done so well with Rayon Vert yet messed it up so badly with this one, particularly in support of such a worthy cause?

Thanks, jodan, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 23:20:10 | More by brentk56
Photo of seeswo


2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very nice, overcarbonated orangey color that looks very nice. The nose has light citrus flavors, breadiness and a pretty agressive vinegar. Comes together so/so, but it is unclear if that is intentional. The taste is extremely funky and a bit sour. Like a cherry sweetness, with a bready, light hop flavor. I can't tell if it is intentional or not, but it does not work for me. Really, not a big fan.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 03:20:31 | More by seeswo
Photo of drabmuh


2.78/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this tick with me at my place the other day. The label is the best part about this beer unfortunately.

Beer is yellow, mostly clear, huge head, decent retention, white, medium and large bubbles, minimal lacing, lots of carbonation. Looks OK I guess.

Aroma is like a cheaper version of Orvall but not in a good way, bandaids all the way. Smells like a Brett c beer.

Apparently a Brett c contamination, beer is thin, airy on the palate but dry and medicinal. Harsh, strong, difficult to drink, didn't drink much of it anyway, not a repeat.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 01:19:41 | More by drabmuh
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

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 17:08:07 | More by bigfnjoe
Photo of oso


3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-18-2014 03:36:15 | More by oso
Photo of whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -15.3%

12-29-2011 03:03:00 | More by whartontallboy
Photo of bsuedekum


3/5  rDev -15.3%

10-19-2013 23:50:30 | More by bsuedekum
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr


3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-09-2013 16:28:04 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 17:46:07 | More by SDDanC
Photo of MasterSki


3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to jodan for this brewery exclusive extra. Apparently I'm supporting boobs with this one. Served in a Darkness snifter.

A - Pours with a finger-plus of white foam that has good retention and leaves behind solid glass-coating lace. Hazy orange-apricot body.

S - Floral hops, Belgian yeast, a sharp tangy phenolic note, and plenty of fruity esters, particularly strawberry. A bit of medicinal funk as well.

T - Taste is sort of dull. Grain and peppery Belgian yeast. There's some mild hop bitterness in the finish. Very bready, and not particularly sweet.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, lightly grainy texture, and a touch of warming alcohol in the finish.

D - It's a pretty average Belgian Pale Ale, with a bit more on the aromatic hop side of things. Love the cause but wish Green Flash had put as much effort into this as Russian River did.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 16:15:53 | More by MasterSki
Photo of craytonic

District of Columbia

3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Amber pour, big white head that leaves some lacing
Smell: Lots of yeast and bread
Taste: Not good, some off notes, lots of yeast and bread, brett also
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, high carbonation
Overall: A bit off, would not purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 19:05:33 | More by craytonic
Photo of warnerry


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-17-2012 01:25:32 | More by warnerry
Photo of JMUbrewz


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-27-2014 13:50:34 | More by JMUbrewz
Photo of jkd03c


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

10-14-2013 21:16:59 | More by jkd03c
Photo of drewone


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-19-2013 21:28:59 | More by drewone
Photo of CelticAleMan


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

10-23-2012 03:21:06 | More by CelticAleMan
Photo of hpthebull


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

02-04-2013 08:30:32 | More by hpthebull
Photo of GraduatedCashew


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-04-2013 16:47:26 | More by GraduatedCashew
Photo of amphion1065


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle into an oversized tulip. Thanks for this extra Alan. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a deep orange, almost gold, with lively carbonation. The head is huge on this one: there's easily two fingers' worth of yellow-tinted white foam in my glass. After my second pour, the head began to form stiff peaks. Big, soapy bubbles abound.

A surprising amount of tart funk in the nose. There's a strong, almost pungent sourness to the smell. Citrus sweetness, oranges and lemon peel underlie the funkiness. There's also a very prominent Belgian yeast aroma.

Wow, this tastes very funky. Other than Orval, this is the most sour-forward Belgian pale ale I've ever had. The yeast doesn't come through very strongly in the taste, and there are definitely some qualities of a Berliner weisse here. Though initially I detected just a little bit of bitterness in the finish, as this beer warmed it took on a bitter astringency.

The mouthfeel is very nice - light, crisp, and refreshing.

An interesting take on the style, diminished by the one-note character of the taste. Though the funky sourness was well done, a varied flavor profile would have made it more interesting and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 03:27:12 | More by amphion1065
Photo of xnicknj


3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle poured into tulip - thanks alex

Hazed, almost cloudy golden orange pour with a thicker crop of white head. Slight retention with some webbed lacing on the glass.

Floral hops with touches of fresh cut grass and a dash of citrus. Spice and biscuit bready notes with straw and yeast.

Quick snap of floral hops with a pang of spiciness. Yeasty and bready with biscuit and straw. Fairly refreshing on the palate, soft sweetness and a hint of citrus. Finishes a touch bitter and dry.

Lighter medium body, well carbonated, bubbly and a bit thin on the palate. A decent, slightly hoppy Belgian blonde, but probably not something I'd seek out.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 18:05:23 | More by xnicknj
Photo of biglobo8971


3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thank you Jodan for this bottle.
poured from bottle into a pub glass
faint orange with a reddish hue. Very fizzy head with lacing present the whole glass.
taste is very bready, with a faint hint of hops. The yeast is the most present taste. The resoning taste is bitter hops.
The mouthfeel takes a hit because this beer is very carbonated. Almost seltzer like, very fizzy. Almost to the annoying stage.
Overall not a bad beer, not my favorite Green Flash, would drink again, but not actively search for it.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 01:40:47 | More by biglobo8971
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Treasure Chest from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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