Treasure Chest - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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34 Reviews
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Reviews: 34
Hads: 87
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: dmsohyea on 06-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 34 | Hads: 87
Photo of womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Brian for picking up a case of this and splitting part of it with me.

A: The pour is amber in color with a rather large white head.

S: I like the smell on this one. Floral and spicy with quite a lot of yeast. There's a mild bread note and not much sweetness. Not a super pronounced Brettanomyces character, but there is a bit of leather to it.

T: The flavor isn't quite as good. Spicy and yeasty, with some light floral notes. The Brettanomyces character is once again subdued in terms of the flavors. Bready malt is about all the sweetness this one has. A light bitterness and maybe just a hint of fruit.

M: The body is somewhat light with a crisp, dry feel and high carbonation.

O: This seems to be a somewhat polarizing beer. I thought it was nice, but others didn't like it so much. To each his own. (818 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
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. (861 characters)

Photo of Halcyondays
4.17/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz. bottle, thanks Andrew,

A: Pours a deep gold to orange with a firm white head leaving solid lace.

S: Very flowery, honeysuckle and daises, with some leathery Brett.

T: Strong direct citrus hop character which is matched well by the Brett. Hint of funk, leather, earth, reminds me a bit of Wild Devil.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth with some biting carbonation.

O: Green Flash makes another impressive Belgian-style brew, I'm glad I got to try this. (461 characters)

Photo of largadeer
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
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) (277 characters)

Photo of FARGO619
4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not my kind of beer, but have been looking forward to trying this. I knew from the beginning I wouldn't be knocking it down even if I didn't like it. If I didn't like it I would not have given it a review.
Poured a dark golden brown with a white head that lingered for a bit. Sweet sugar, maple, orange peel, and slight citrus danced in the glass. Floral aroma hit the nose from the get-go. Sweetened up a bit-slightly hoppy. Very little note of hop, but it was there. I enjoyed it. Worth the case. When in San Diego visit Green Flash. (536 characters)

Photo of NoSignsOfPain
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
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! (526 characters)

Photo of cocoapuph
3.58/5  rDev +5%
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. (726 characters)

Photo of cb462
3.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Spiegelau snifter.

A: Golden amber with a 3/4" fluffy white head. Nice lacing.

S: Brett/bready yeast, light strawberry, lemon rind, light band-aid, light stone fruit hop aroma, lightly floral. Very nice.

T: Citrus hops, bready yeast, light band-aid, a tad of brett funk, flower petal (floral) ass end. Not too bad, but the nose is the key player for this right now.

M: Medium/light body, nice crisp carbonation. Clean and refreshing.

D: Not my favorite BPA, but a nice offering. I am looking forward to drinking this every couple of weeks over the next couple of months or so to see how the brett evolves this. (638 characters)

Photo of dmsohyea
4.04/5  rDev +18.5%
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. (960 characters)

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Treasure Chest from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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