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Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

569 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 15
Gots: 34 | 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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richie


2.75/5  rDev -24%

05-30-2012 06:32:30 | More by richie
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swtchuck

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -24%

11-01-2013 03:20:31 | More by swtchuck
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VirginiaJeff1

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -24%

05-22-2013 00:19:10 | More by VirginiaJeff1
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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -24%

04-23-2013 23:24:41 | More by AlexFields
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beernads

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -24%

08-21-2013 01:07:00 | More by beernads
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -24%

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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -24%

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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -24%

06-17-2013 02:16:02 | More by thegerm87
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PorterLambic

Florida

2.78/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Arrives a medium yellow color with a pretty white head atop.
Smell is malt, banana, clove and hand lotion. Yes, hand lotion. Took a while to nail that one down.
Taste is malt, banana, light citrus, some hops and clove.
A medium to full body, medium effervescence leaves behind a stickyness that I found a bit off. Can honestly say I won't be having this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2012 19:33:19 | More by PorterLambic
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falloutsnow

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

From: Beertopia in Omaha, NE
Date: No obvious date, but "15/22/299/11/1816/8" stamped on bottom
Glass: Tulip

Saison Diego has a fairly singleminded approach to the style with yeast, malt, and some grains of paradise being the most obvious flavors and scents. In general, the recipe was fairly one-dimensional and for the price, many other saisons of more complexity are available. I enjoy many of Green Flash's beers, but this was just not as spectacular a saison as I was expecting from the brewery. Relative to something from Fantome, Ommegang, or Dupont, this is rather lacking.

Pours a voluminous white head of very dense bubbles, with retention well above average. Foam eventually settles to a thick ring around the glass with a thinner film atop the rest of the body. Lacing is fairly minimal along the sides of the glass. Body is an opaque, hazy golden yellow color, with some carbonation visible along the sides of the glass and primarily streaming from the center.

Aroma is very mild, picking up subtle maltiness and saison yeast, with little else. For a bottle that mentions orange peel, ginger, and grains of paradise, there's surprisingly little going on here.

Opening flavor is somewhat tomato-like, which fades into a fairly generic saison yeast flavor, along with its secondary byproducts and a bit of the peppery grains of paradise. Mid-palate picks up some light malt sweetness with continued grains of paradise and saison yeast. Closes out with a pleasant grainy and biscuit-like malt influence. Not really picking up anything distinctly orange peel or ginger-like in the beer, though the label states that such ingredients were used. In general, this tastes like a fairly generic saison.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body with strongly effervescent carbonation that manages not to produce sharp prickles upon the tongue, but instead foams up with large bubbles and creates a pillowy, soft effect. Closes dryly, as expected.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 03:19:00 | More by falloutsnow
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.1%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Louisiana

3/5  rDev -17.1%

04-30-2013 06:53:17 | More by BuddyE
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cvp684

New York

3/5  rDev -17.1%

12-01-2012 03:12:50 | More by cvp684
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Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.1%

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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-15-2012 00:43:04 | More by fehrminator
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Florida

3/5  rDev -17.1%

06-25-2013 22:11:49 | More by jkd03c
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Rick778

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-27-2013 03:45:49 | More by Rick778
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hnandez

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-16-2012 03:54:20 | More by TastyIsBeer
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Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-24-2014 15:56:33 | More by balinor
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-13-2013 15:39:50 | More by jkane101
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GratefulTech

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-14-2013 21:38:20 | More by GratefulTech
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.