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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 bca115
4/5  rDev +13%

bca115, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

xnicknj, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of BColton1
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

BColton1, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of hpthebull
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

hpthebull, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%

On tap at Green Flash Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but nothing too exciting.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of JupiterJesus
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

JupiterJesus, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

drewone, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -15.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Pecan
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Pecan, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of warnerry
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

warnerry, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +13%

sd123, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of tbone1384
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

tbone1384, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of CelticAleMan
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

CelticAleMan, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

t0rin0, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of funkel81
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

funkel81, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of bigfnjoe
2.85/5  rDev -19.5%

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
Photo of craytonic
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%

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.

craytonic, May 15, 2012
Photo of jtingue
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%

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 djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

djrn2, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of brentk56
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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

brentk56, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -15.3%

whartontallboy, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of FutureJack
5/5  rDev +41.2%

FutureJack, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Chaney
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Thank you Cocoapuph for sending this one to me. I salute you sir...

I poured this into my Stone Brewing Co. pint glass.

A: I got a mild haze on an otherwise golden brew. The slight reddish tint only added to the experience. The head was about 4+ fingers... but who's counting?

S: Quite a bit of grass and hay on this one... along with a good bit of CO2. I also got a bit of sourness, along with some stomach acid.

T: A bit thin and watery actually, but not nearly as bad as some have mentioned here on BA. This taste like a very, very watered down stellar Belgian IPA.

M: Enough carbonation I guess.... dunno. Bitter in a lawn clipping sort of way, but somewhat rotten in a rotten fruit sort of way. the frothy lacing was somewhat ridiculous.

O: While it was quite a treat to get to try this one (thank you Cocoapuph!), I'm not sure I would order it if I were in a bar in San Diego.

Chaney, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
2.78/5  rDev -21.5%

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.

drabmuh, Nov 21, 2011
Treasure Chest from Green Flash Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.