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Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Gatordaddy, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of prototypic
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saison Diego pours a very light straw color. It’s nice and clear. Unusual for the style. Backlighting brightens it a little and gives it a little more of a gold look. It’s topped with a modest head. It’s white and stands about a finger in height. The bubbles are quite active though, and it holds firm there for quite a while. Lacing was rather thick and sticky. Looks good.

The nose is okay. It’s a little weak in the aromatics department. It does have a prominent earthy, grainy scent that resonates throughout. There are some light fruity notes. Smells like lemon and perhaps a little orange. It is a tad spicy smelling. Belgian yeast might be the contributor. Light clove and pepper are noted. I was expecting some hops, but I’m not getting much. Maybe some grassy variety. Alcohol is very light. Not getting much at all there. Smells alright.

The flavor is about on par with the nose. It’s very earthy and grainy initially and throughout. Belgian yeast does add a spicy note or two. Pepper and light clove mostly. It is a little fruity with a twist from grassy hops. Lemon and light orange fruit flavors are noted. Grassy hops are a nice addition. They’re light, but add a bit of a bitter bite. I honestly expected more in the hops department, but what’s here isn’t bad. Alcohol is buried. Finishes grainy, a little spicy, and grainy.

The body is definitely light. It’s not bad, but feels a bit too thin. Carbonation is active. It’s crisp and refreshing. Certainly easy drinking.

Saison Diego a little surprising. I expected a hopped-up Saison. It’s not that at all. It’s a light, mild mannered Saison that’s not bad. It’s nowhere near competing with the world’s best Saisons, but if you’re looking for a sessionable, pretty tasty Saison – this is a good option.

prototypic, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

crobinso, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow color with a serious fluff of head and crags of lace and stagnant bubbles. 4.0

Light white pepper, lemon, whisps of Euro hops, and crackery malts. 3.5

Yeasty and tangy. Light lemony zing and a lot of dusty spices. Peppery and semi-dry with a polishing finish of alcohol. Actually ends very dry. Nice flavor. 4.0

Thinner body and even thinner carbonation. However, remarkably drinkable and refreshing. 3.5

Nice American craft saison. Would prefer this to others. 3.5

thecheapies, Aug 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

birchstick, Aug 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

IdrinkGas, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

WDJersey, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
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.

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

aztraz, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of KevMo84
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

KevMo84, May 31, 2014
Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -17.1%

ncstateplaya, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of barczar
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.

barczar, Jul 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

VeganUndead, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
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.

BMMillsy, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

2dogbrew, Jun 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

oldp0rt, May 23, 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%

buckyp, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Sparky44, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

whatname, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Stinger80OH, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

schopenhauerale, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -17.1%

dfhhead25, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jsh420, Oct 04, 2014
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.