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Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

600 Ratings
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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 119
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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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

birchstick, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

WDJersey, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

threedaggers, Mar 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

ncstateplaya, Sep 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

KevMo84, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

aztraz, Aug 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

oldp0rt, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

SadMachine, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

buckyp, Apr 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

JohnK17, Oct 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

mdillon86, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a partially hazy dark gold color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that putters away pretty quickly to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and light surface foam. Average lacing.

S- Smells more like a witbier than a saison with more rich, full banana tones from the yeast. There's a trace of that sharp saison aroma on the back end but the bulk of the nose is spice-driven.

T- Same goes for the flavor. Fruity esters from the yeast, spice and wheat. With no ABV printed on the bottle and also none in the BA description, I'd guesstimate it's around 5% since there's barely any alcohol twang. Yep, tastes like your standard witbier.

M- Some prickle from the spice and a dryness from the yeast. Medium-low carbonation leaves a little to be desired especially since the body's on the lighter side.

O- Although very enjoyable, it's not a true Saison IMO. I'm missing a lot of the tang and funk I'm used to experiencing with the style. Would have given a higher score if it was more honest, style-wise. Pretty disappointing since Green Flash usually excels at Belgians.

Immortale25, Oct 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

2dogbrew, Jun 09, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +9.1%

On tap at Gainesville HOB. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with small fluffy head. Aroma of straw, citrus, banana, ginger. Flavor is very refreshing banana straw citrus. Lingering bite on the palate. Light bodied and perfect for a sunny 93 degree day. High carbonation. A nice summer beer and loads of flavor for the ABV.

BMMillsy, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

schopenhauerale, Jun 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Sparky44, Jun 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

VeganUndead, Apr 05, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +6.1%

Pours hazy yellow with a good head that does not last. The skim creates some sticky lace.

Some nice yeasty funk in the nose, some spice and grain, a touch of fruit.

Nice yeast and grain husk up front, some spice notes and a mild tart bite. The beer turns moderately bitter, with a dry grassiness that works well with the malt. Bitter and yeasty in the finish.

Lighter bodied with a good carbonated fizz.

Decent brew here. Needs some more complexity, but solid in all ways overall.

OtherShoe2, Sep 15, 2013
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Kurmaraja, Jan 30, 2014
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Stinger80OH, Nov 12, 2013
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Chugs13, Jun 03, 2013
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whatname, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%

Clear golden straw with a frothy white head that lingers. Effervescent bubbles surface constantly.

Confectioners sugar sweetness, wet hay, white pepper, and what form the initial aroma, with hints of pear adding complexity.

Fairly dry throughout, with pear and apple esters at the base, on a bed of grainy malt. The finish is peppery and a touch bready. Lacks a bit in substance. Minerally qualities surface late.

Body is fairly light, with high carbonation and a slightly tannic finish.

A bit weak in character. Has the dryness and spiciness of a saison, but it's missing the intangibles.

barczar, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of JayQue
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%

A very solid Saison!!!! I was expecting a light,lemon zest heavy, simple beer....maybe with hops because if its West Coast roots. This is a real Saison, maybe not the worlds best, but having all the elements of a good Saison.

Pours a straw gold color with a good sized delicate white head. Head retention is a bit weak and there is minimum lacing. Aroma is good, some lemon zest and a good funky/yeasty presence.

Good solid Saison taste. Spices, musty yeast/funk and lemon zest. Very nicely done!!!

Mouthfeel is rich, spicing and funk are just right.

If I am in the mood for a Saison, this one will do nicely.

JayQue, Jul 29, 2012
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.