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Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

574 Ratings
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Ratings: 574
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 15
Gots: 37 | 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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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-17-2013 02:39:00 | More by aasher
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-04-2013 01:56:54 | More by pathman
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Lare453

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-25-2014 23:48:47 | More by Lare453
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

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

New York

3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy straw color with some honey highlights. It has that whitish haze that witbiers have. The head is white and soapy settles into a sparse cap.

The aroma is of hay and light clove. Some floral notes as well. Slight funk. Not overly complex but bright.

The taste is of a dry pils malt. Some light hay and clove fairly simple. A general floral flavor with a musty farmhouse funk. Again quite light.

The feel is light with airy carbonation. Sweet on the palate with a decent yeast spice. Drinks well and the abv is appreciated. Good summer brew.

A sessionable saison. A bit too light on flavor but enjoyable. Green flash kept it true to its Belgian origins.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 03:41:33 | More by Gmann
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-21-2013 00:25:14 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 22:23:50 | More by EgadBananas
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-27-2014 23:38:57 | More by Boone757
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-03-2012 00:02:04 | More by Axnjxn
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a pint glass the beer was a pale gold color. The white head retained well and left a good deal of lace.

Funky, yeasty aroma. A little spice, a little citrus.

First sip, some lemon and tartness. Then a little bit of spice. Later, the funky yeast taste took over.

A crisp, refreshing beer.

Very nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 20:14:09 | More by lordofthewiens
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

05-14-2013 15:51:14 | More by KevinGordon
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-16-2013 21:18:24 | More by AngusOg
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-29-2014 15:12:01 | More by atrocity
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-17-2013 00:06:33 | More by deapokid
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AgentMunky

California

3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Server in a taster glass at the brewery.

Smells spicy, herbal. Saison yeast for sure. Unsurprisingly, it tastes like a saison too! Very typical. Lightly tart. Vaguely fruity (peaches? Very light). Mouthfeel is light and dry. I like it.

Recommended for people who like saisons.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2013 22:16:34 | More by AgentMunky
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-08-2013 06:04:50 | More by twelveinches
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on pint in a tulip glass

Appearance – The beer is served a light golden yellow color with one finger of foamy white head. The head fades slowly over time leaving a wonderful level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer Is mainly of a citrus lemon and light bready smell mixed with aromas of yeast and a bit of spice of clove and coriander. Along with these aromas are some smells of hay and a bit of a grassy smell mixing with a little bit of a pear and apple sweetness to round out the aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a light biscuit flavor mixed with some flavors of lemon citrus upfront. As the flavor advances, some light yeast tastes greet the tongue. The yeast brings some spice along with it, bringing to the tongue some flavors of clove and coriander. The taste takes on some wheat and light fruit flavors along with a light grassy and earthy flavor at the end of the taste to leave a rather light and crisp flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is very light and thin with a carbonation level that is slightly above average. The body is actually a little too thin for the brew even at its low abv., never really allowing any of the flavors time to linger on the tongue.

Overall – While it was quite light and rather crisp it was a little weak in flavor and a little too watery for a saison for my taste. Just OK.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2013 00:04:15 | More by Darkmagus82
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-14-2013 20:15:22 | More by smartassboiler
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-06-2012 21:03:55 | More by ShemRahBoo
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prototypic

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 02:49:51 | More by prototypic
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

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

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 01:16:31 | More by thecheapies
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Florida9

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear, light golden yellow. Forms a moderate sized fluffy white head that reduces down to a thin surface coating. Some light lacing.

S: Light lemon scent with some coriander and a bit of spice. There is a slight funkiness.

T: Flavor is bright and slightly acidic with notes of green apple, ginger, and some light malts. A bit of spice and just a hint of mustiness. Finishes with more apple and some citrus peel. Unfortunately, there is also a light metallic twang on the finish as well.

M: Light bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Dry, crisp, and slighty tart.

O: A nice, light, easy drinking summer Saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 22:09:29 | More by Florida9
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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -24%

04-23-2013 23:24:41 | More by AlexFields
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

01-14-2014 04:41:02 | More by mattmarka1
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-13-2014 01:12:57 | More by KAF
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.