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Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Saison DiegoGreen Flash Saison Diego

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BA SCORE
82
good

617 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 16
Gots: 45 | 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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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

bwarren82, May 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Aug 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

sonnydeezy, Mar 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Theogre83, Jan 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

dfhhead25, Aug 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

ColterKoch22, Dec 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Irrationalist, Aug 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

rah1734bones, May 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

laurastradford, Jan 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

jjwisenheimer, Oct 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

haggadah, Jan 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

mattknueven, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

SoCaliC8, Jan 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

ObiBeerCanobi, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

EgadBananas, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of RaulMondesi
3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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RaulMondesi, May 18, 2013
Photo of flayedandskinned
3.09/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

flayedandskinned, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of itsscience
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

itsscience, Nov 01, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Jmamay22, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a lightly hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, lightly dry to earthy tartness. In the taste, dry earthiness all the way through. A small bite, but mainly smooth with a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry earthiness to clean aftertaste. Light, lacking flavor and aroma, kind of one dimensional.

OWSLEY069, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of MartzMimic
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%

Poured from a bomber into a Teku glass. Clear gold in color with a substantial bubbly head. Has a fairly strong aroma of banana, cloves and a bit of barnyard funk. These are all present in the taste, but everything's fairly muddled, almost like it has been cut with water. Medium light mouth with a lot of carbonation, leaving it dry and crisp. This is the first Green Flash brew that has left me disappointed. I much prefer their Rayon Vert.

MartzMimic, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

tbryan5, Jan 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Shagator, Jan 02, 2014
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.