Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.16/5 rDev +14.9%
Poured out of a 22 oz bomber and didn't happen to notice if it had a best by date. Poured into Belgian-style tulip glass.
Appearance - Bright golden, sunny afternoon yellow with thick bushy head that slowly dissipates down to a cm line of head that lingers through the rest of the beer. Lacing is faint.
Aroma - Wow. It smells sweet, almost like fresh-baked glazed donuts--but it's a good thing. It's wonderful, not overpowering or cloying. Hints of vanilla waft through and some oakiness as well. One of the more distinct and pleasant-smelling beers I've had in a bit. Let's hope the flavor delivers.
Taste - Thought not quite as enchanting as the aroma, the taste is quite good. Orange, lemon, and fresh nectar dance through up front and ride on a foundation of mild barnyard funk and brettanomyces. I detect some notes of grapefruit along with the play of yeast and a faint suggestion of hoppy bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Quite pleasant, with a blend of active but not overly-intense carbonation, and a smooth, but richly complex finish.
Overall - A beer I will definitely be picking up again due to it's aroma, taste, and drinkability. I tend to like beers with a little higher ABV, but this one is a nice sub-5% beer for casual drinking.
01-28-2013 07:28:38 | More by LambicPentameter
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3.58/5 rDev -1.1%
Poured into a large tulip glass a hazed lighter golden with a fluffy one and a half finger bone white head atop.alot of yeasty phenolic spice in the nose along with light funk,a light smattering of lemony citric hops as well.Quite dry one the palate with yeasty phenols and light bready malts being predominant,there is some leafy citric hop notes in a lingering finish but they don't play a huge role in the beer.Iam trying to get into farmhouse ales more but the Belgian yeast still does not do it for me,this wasn't bad but not overly complex.
08-06-2012 18:24:42 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +10.5%
In a pint glass the beer was a pale gold color. The white head retained well and left a good deal of lace.
Funky, yeasty aroma. A little spice, a little citrus.
First sip, some lemon and tartness. Then a little bit of spice. Later, the funky yeast taste took over.
A crisp, refreshing beer.
Very nicely done.
05-23-2012 20:14:09 | More by lordofthewiens
4.11/5 rDev +13.5%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge four finger white head that quickly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.
Smell: A nicely spicy and funky Belgian style aroma with some fruity hints. Upfront Belgian yeast with hints of farmhouse funk and some clove, pepper, coriander, and ginger spicing. Pale malt with hints of grains, wheat, straw, cracker, and biscuit. Fruit hints of banana, apple, and white grapes along with citrus hints of orange peel, lemon zest, and pineapple. Hints of bubblegum and candied sugar as well. Subtle scent of earthy hops. Pretty good spicy aroma.
Taste: Like it smells, a spicy, funky, and zesty Belgian style taste with some nice citrus notes. Belgian yeast upfront with some farmhouse funk. Spice notes of peppers, clove, coriander, and ginger. Bready pale malt with notes of grains, straw, wheat, cracker, and biscuit. Fruity taste of banana, apple, and white grapes. Citrus fruit notes of orange peel, pineapple, and lemon zest. Candied sugar notes as well as a little bubblegum. Subtle presence of hops. A pretty nice zesty taste.
Mouthfeel: Body is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is fairly high. Spicy, juicy, and fairly drying on the finish.
Overall: A pretty nice take on the style. Good taste of spice and citrus. A lighter version of a Saison but good tasting.
11-08-2013 08:14:34 | More by MattyG85
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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