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Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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602 Ratings
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Ratings: 602
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 16
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 03-26-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

sd123, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

RHB33, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of ShaunNewman
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a 24 oz bulge glass

A- light straw with white head and low retention. No lacing.

S- light tartness followed with orchard fruits. Light graininess in the background.

T- nearly identical as the smell

M- medium high carbonation. Light body. Very refreshing.

O- a very good sessionable saison.

ShaunNewman, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

zeff80, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

alostplot, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Lebzilla, Dec 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

cletusdog, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Bubbalito, Oct 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

CampusCrew, Jun 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

JSkone09, Jun 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

DougFresh, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

hpthebull, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

dbarny76, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Alek, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

jjcote, Apr 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

leeswagerty, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

GTB, Jul 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

MarvinSnyder, May 26, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, with one of the weaker beer pun names that I've come across recently. How about "Where in the world is <insert beer name here>"?

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow hue, with two fingers of tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves some pleasantly abstract wave splash lace around the glass as it lazily sinks away.

It smells of grainy, kind of bready pale malt, mild lemon pith, earthy yeast, and laid back leafy, citrusy hops. The taste is more of the same - rather plain grainy, semi-sweet pale malt, gritty, dirty yeast, a soft lemon-lime fruitiness, a touch of airborne black pepper, and earthy, slightly weedy hops.

The carbonation is very light, and mildly frothy at best, the body a near medium weight, and actually pretty unadulterated in its smoothness, and even a tad creamy. It finishes off-dry, the malt picking up on its inherent sweetness, while the yeast and fruit esters bandy about, and the hops just noticeable enough to deftly balance things out.

Wow. I've always given Green Flash mad props for not equivocating on the extreme west coast IPA bitter, hoppy front, so I shouldn't be surprised that they take a much more refined, easygoing style, and go with what works, with what was originally intended. Here that means a drinkable, enjoyable replacement for water after a long day of toil, and today, on the sultry ides of August, that actually makes a whole lot of sense.

biboergosum, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Gatch
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy, golden-yellow with a fluffy, white head. No lace or retention.

S: One of the better smelling Saisons I've experienced from an American brewer. Very tart and bit barny and earthy.

T: Great Belgian yeast character. Barny. Grassy. Slightly fruity. Delicious!

M: Crisp and clean. Great flavor. Seriously way too easy to drink.

O: One of the best American versions of the style that I've had to date. Would love to drink this again.

Gatch, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of LambicPentameter
4.16/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

LambicPentameter, Jan 28, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clearish golden yellow with a massive 2" white rocky head which fades to a cap and rim leaving puzzle lace.

N: Big funk blast up front, followed by mellow lemon citrus zest and hay/grass from the barnyard. Peppery spice with biscuit yeast. Cloves, and faint banana. Beautiful springtime floral notes.

T: Yeasty, spicy, orange/lemon/citrus combine well with earthy and floral elements. Faint ginger spice is present, but most contribution from the grains of paradise.

M: Solid carbonation, light body. Very bright throughout and somewhat dry on the lingering finish.

O: Nice and refreshing. Well done Chuck.

wethorseblanket, Apr 06, 2012
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 602 ratings.