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Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 603
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 16
Gots: 44 | 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%

Joshpu, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Geno206, May 31, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: yellow-golden hue with a bit of haze and a very light effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy white foam. A decent-looking brew!

Smell: lightly sweet malt with a good funk. I can't really tell what the intended spicing is, but it's kind of materializing as the corn-pops character that you get in beers brewed with adjunct maize. It's a sense that doesn't really work.

Taste: a bit of sweetness, a light tartness, a hint of funk and bitterness -- and that little jolt of corn pops. I really can't figure out the spicing, but I doubt this beer has corn in the recipe. It's not bad, but it is a little bit messy and unfocused.

Mouthfeel: light body with a surprising carbonation, given its low level of apparent effervescence. There's actually a good creaminess here.

Overall: this beer is decent, but it just has a little something I don't quite like.

flagmantho, May 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

ObeMaltKinobee, May 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

ZethOfTheNorth, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

KevT, May 27, 2013
Photo of alaimoa
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into belgian tulip. Pours with big white head and smells of sweet citrus fruit and peel. Tastes fairly thin and doesn't have much of a flavor profile. Even the citrus doesn't really show through. Kind of bummed with this one because I love the green flash barleywine. Might have to pick up another bottle and try it again

alaimoa, May 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

claspada, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

MarvinSnyder, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

agreenman19, May 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

oldp0rt, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Weas, May 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

VirginiaJeff1, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

MacStinson, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

johntfox, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

zeff80, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

tviz33, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

xacidx, May 19, 2013
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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4/5  rDev +10.5%

briandaube, May 19, 2013
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3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

While chilling out over a vegan dog, Raulsky decided that a saison was in order to wash down his cruelty-free protein.

Now, it's not as if Raul had much of an expectation, but Raul has drank gutter water that had more flavor and mouthfeel than this Fresno rain water. Thin, flavorless and more boring than a Ann Hathaway nudie scene.


RaulMondesi, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

-ronin-, May 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

GinDC, May 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

KevinGordon, May 14, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle served in a Tripel Karmeliet
Bottles: 3/04/13

A - Pours a hazy yellow with a fluffy white head.

S - Earthy wet hay, lemons, white pepper, wheat, coriander, clove

T - Follows the nose with dense and creamy wheat malts, white peppercorns, coriander, clove, hints of lemon, earthy hay, grassy hops, tart pear fruit, finishes semi-dry with coriander and clove on the aftertaste.

M - Moderate foamy carbonation but has a soft texture to it.

Kinda of a catch all style-wise. The malt is dense but the carbonation helps lighten it up. Peppery phenols and light hints of fruit. I would drink this again but wouldn't seek it out.

StaveHooks, May 14, 2013
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 603 ratings.