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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

583 Ratings
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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 15
Gots: 41 | 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%

09-28-2013 23:36:15 | More by WDJersey
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-25-2013 02:48:51 | More by mdillon86
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-28-2012 23:01:10 | More by aztraz
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-13-2012 05:43:20 | More by Gatordaddy
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-22-2014 14:44:22 | More by threedaggers
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-24-2012 16:44:45 | More by JohnK17
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

05-31-2014 06:59:14 | More by KevMo84
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 04:48:27 | More by OtherShoe2
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-29-2014 03:08:47 | More by thatoneguymike
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 01:58:09 | More by Immortale25
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

06-03-2013 00:09:37 | More by Chugs13
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-09-2013 17:27:41 | More by 2dogbrew
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-21-2013 01:20:43 | More by Sparky44
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 23:55:16 | More by BMMillsy
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-13-2012 20:59:53 | More by schopenhauerale
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JayQue

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 23:36:01 | More by JayQue
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-14-2013 02:47:30 | More by hoppymcgee
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-16-2013 23:07:14 | More by whatname
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-12-2013 18:37:12 | More by GrindFatherBob
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-23-2013 23:34:48 | More by SadMachine
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

04-05-2014 17:26:59 | More by VeganUndead
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Green Flash Saison Diego has a medium, off-white head, lots of streaming bubbles, and a relatively clear, light golden appearance, with powdery white specks suspended throughout. Lacing is minimal. The aroma is of light beer with added citrus and spices. Taste is of peppery, spicy, white bread, with citrus and mild back bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Green Flash Saison Diego finishes mostly dry, sweet, and drinkable. Overall, this is a good beer in the style, although one can find comparable ones for a lower price. It's worth checking out.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 12:46:20 | More by RonaldTheriot
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barczar

Kentucky

3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2013 00:55:30 | More by barczar
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.