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Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

590 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 590
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 16
Gots: 43 | 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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erlenmeyer

Maine

3/5  rDev -17.1%

04-21-2012 00:08:46 | More by erlenmeyer
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Paige

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

10-06-2012 20:03:54 | More by Paige
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ZombieJester

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

06-30-2013 21:34:37 | More by ZombieJester
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

05-16-2012 03:55:16 | More by mhaugo
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Bushwood

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-06-2013 00:15:08 | More by Bushwood
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.1%

08-25-2013 21:04:43 | More by Kaveman
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bwarren82

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.1%

05-04-2013 23:35:36 | More by bwarren82
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.1%

08-31-2013 13:46:22 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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sonnydeezy

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-03-2014 12:54:11 | More by sonnydeezy
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Theogre83

Kansas

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-25-2014 19:22:46 | More by Theogre83
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

08-27-2013 19:11:02 | More by dfhhead25
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ColterKoch22

New York

3/5  rDev -17.1%

12-17-2013 15:11:30 | More by ColterKoch22
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Irrationalist

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

08-10-2012 06:07:25 | More by Irrationalist
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rah1734bones


3/5  rDev -17.1%

05-17-2012 04:51:14 | More by rah1734bones
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laurastradford

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-20-2013 20:10:44 | More by laurastradford
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jjwisenheimer

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.1%

10-12-2013 04:05:26 | More by jjwisenheimer
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haggadah

Missouri

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-05-2014 04:25:52 | More by haggadah
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mattknueven

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-15-2013 20:53:44 | More by mattknueven
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SoCaliC8

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-16-2014 05:12:25 | More by SoCaliC8
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ObiBeerCanobi

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-15-2014 20:19:29 | More by ObiBeerCanobi
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.05/5  rDev -15.7%

Pours a clear, golden, effervescent color with a bright white head. The aroma was yeasty, peppery, with a bit of hay and mild funk. The taste was much sweeter than the aroma implied. Big breadiness, yeast, some pepper and bright fruitiness. The feel was creamy, and kinda lacking in carbonation for the style.

Overall, I'm not really impressed at all with this. It's not bad, but there's a lot more, better examples out there.

07-14-2012 22:23:50 | More by EgadBananas
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RaulMondesi

California

3.06/5  rDev -15.5%

While chilling out over a vegan dog, Raulsky decided that a saison was in order to wash down his cruelty-free protein.

Now, it's not as if Raul had much of an expectation, but Raul has drank gutter water that had more flavor and mouthfeel than this Fresno rain water. Thin, flavorless and more boring than a Ann Hathaway nudie scene.

Next!

05-18-2013 02:04:49 | More by RaulMondesi
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flayedandskinned

California

3.09/5  rDev -14.6%

Bottled on 3/04/13
Poured into a standard tulip glass

Appearance: (3.25)
Pours a bright and pale, milky yellow with a pure white, 2 and half fingers tall pure white head. The head has decent retention and leaves a little bit of lacing down the sides of the glass.

Aroma: (3)
Spicy, clove forward Belgian yeast streams off the glass with some accompanying notes of ginger, grain-y herbs and banana. Underneath the spice, there is a moderate orange-y hop character. There is a sweet, bready malt tone that punches through the waves of spice. The sweet smelling malts embellish the banana notes in the yeast esters a bit too much, in my opinion.

Taste: (3)
Spicy, banana ester laden yeast, ginger and generic herbal impressions strike your palate first with a grassy, citrus-y hop character soon to follow. Middle of the mouth, before the dry, slightly bitter finish, your palate is kissed by cracker like malt. In the finish there are long, lingering notes of sweet Belgian yeast; more banana, clove and some herbal tones.

Mouthfeel: (3.25)
Light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: (3.25)
A very herbal and sweet Saison; definitely not my favorite interpretation of the style. The yeast is definitely a bit too cloying for my taste. I prefer my Saisons very dry, complex and a little funky with Brettanomyces. This Saison certainly is not that. I'm not sure what Green Flash was thinking when they thought a sweet Saison would be a good summer seasonal.

06-06-2012 02:22:51 | More by flayedandskinned
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itsscience

Florida

3.16/5  rDev -12.7%

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

The color is a cloudy pale straw, almost like a lemonade, and it has a two finger head that dissipates quickly. The nose is big on yeast spices and also has straw, biscuit malts, wine-like smells, and a mildly sweet fruit smell like a banana. At the front of the tongue I get a bit of lemon, clove, and coriander that immediately fades, leaving a big bready assault on the palate. There's also an herbal earthiness to the beer. The body is light and watery, with a prickly mouthfeel from excessive carbonation. It's highly drinkable but not very flavorful, nor memorable.

11-01-2013 03:50:39 | More by itsscience
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Jmamay22

New York

3.18/5  rDev -12.2%

The beer is a golden straw yellow with light foamy white head. Nice webbed lacing and slightly hazy. Beer smells faintly spiced with clove and grains of paradise. A bready scent mixes in with some dank yeast.

Upon sipping the spices are far more evident and a little overpowering in my opinion. Too much grains of paradise. The interesting yeast scent doesn't appear much once sipping, which would have been more interesting. Mouthfeel is light, very drinkable and carbonation comes off being fizzy.

Nt my favorite from a brewery I often enjoy. Reminiscent of Sam Adam's summer ale.

08-04-2013 20:22:32 | More by Jmamay22
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.