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Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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611 Ratings
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Ratings: 611
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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4/5  rDev +10.5%

jbertsch, Sep 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

WiscoBrewsco, Sep 01, 2013
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

JMS1512, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

schnarr84, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

birchstick, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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

logicerror, Aug 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Rekrule, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Troville1990, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

grumblebee, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

SadMachine, Aug 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

JTomczak, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

SeanInDC, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, straw-gold coloring with a ton of tiny carbonation bubbles throughout the body and a sparse, filmy, bright white head. Nose of toast, clove, coriander, floral highlights, and a hint of nutmeg. Flavors are tangy sweet, with a buttery biscuit backbone and a flourish of spices, including clove and coriander. Very effervescent in the body, keeping the flavor profiles light and slightly frothed. The aftertaste is toasty and grainy, leading to a clean, effervesced finish that is crisp and slightly drying. Refreshing beer with a profile that is easy to drink, but a body that makes it a slow sipper.

GarthDanielson, Aug 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

beernads, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of rdickey
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Straw colored, with a nice swirl of bubbles from the bottom forming a one-finger off-white head, which lingers and leaves scattered lacing.

Smell: Tartness, some mild citrus hops, along with a slight funk. Not terribly complex, and not at all big, but overall it’s pretty appealing.

Taste: More of the same in the mouth. What is there is tasty and nicely balanced – the lemony citrus keeps it bright, and there is a grassiness that joins the very mild funk – but there’s just not a lot there. There are hints, for example, of traditional Belgian yeast spices, but they’re almost nonexistent.

Mouthfeel: Very, very light. The carbonation feels punched up, and although it keeps it very light in the mouth I’m not sure if it actually helps this brew. Letting it settle down a bit might actually help.

Drinkability: I should say that I fully support creating lower ABV versions of great styles, particularly great quaffable styles like saisons. This one doesn’t quite do it for me for the reasons outlined above, but I recognize the challenge facing brewers and have confidence that a happy medium can be realized.

rdickey, Aug 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

PGVG, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jmmy3, Aug 19, 2013
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3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into shaker pint.

It pours a cloudy gold with a substantial head. Good head retention about half inch with some lacing on the glass sides. A nice aroma of malt, lemon, coriander and a little herby hops. The flavor is pleasant - doughy malt, the lemon, coriander, a herb hop flavor. The carbonation adds a slight tingle to a very light body.

This is a pleasant beer to drink, but not a really memorable one.

ericj63, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

username, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

OregonGrown7, Aug 18, 2013
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.