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Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
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579 Ratings
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Ratings: 579
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 15
Gots: 38 | 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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ShaunNewman

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a 24 oz bulge glass

A- light straw with white head and low retention. No lacing.

S- light tartness followed with orchard fruits. Light graininess in the background.

T- nearly identical as the smell

M- medium high carbonation. Light body. Very refreshing.

O- a very good sessionable saison.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 21:41:59 | More by ShaunNewman
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getbehindthemule

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-24-2013 23:57:16 | More by getbehindthemule
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itlnstallion11

California

3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

S- smells of Bavarian hops, citrus, lemon, orange and maybe some coriander

A- pours a hef colored unfiltered golden color. Super carbonated with a 2 finger foamy white head that disappears in minutes. It turns into a non-carbonated apple juice like drink in the matter of minutes/ pseudo cider if u will.

T- tastes reminiscent of a Bavarian hef with a light bodied finish. Orange is definitely there. Bavarian hops, some lime, ginger, with some mango notes.

O- I'm not the biggest fan of this beer. The carbonation and body is just not for me which I imagine is appropriate for the style. It reminds me a a mediocre hef, with good flavor but flat finish. A decent summer light beer for around the pool.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 22:26:38 | More by itlnstallion11
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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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pants678

California

3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Body is yellow with a big Belgian head.

Hops and spices, fruity.

Lemon hits first and stays throughout. I'm not getting any soapiness, nor the orange that it's advertised for. A little peppery, ginger sticks out, or clove; I can't think of the difference right now. Delightfully complex, a definite for summer.

Not so bitter but plenty bright. Crisp. I like saisons that stain, though.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 04:02:10 | More by pants678
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vfgccp

New York

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice, towering white head which is what I'm looking for from the style. Ok retention and lace. Hazy wheat colored body.

S - Sweat wheat, lemon pound cake, honey, ginger. Surprisingly wit like.

T - Orange, light tartness, wheat, honey, coriander. Again, more wit like than saison, but not bad.

M - Bright, medium-light frame. Nice carbonation.

O - On whole the beer isn't bad, but it's way too sweet and wheaty for the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 05:06:51 | More by vfgccp
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a lightly hazed lemon yellow with two fingers of rocky white head. Some wet lacing left behind.

The aroma was lemon zest, light Belgian yeast, and sweet grainy notes.

The taste was more subtle than the aroma. A bit of green apple, light coriander and a touch of yeast were present. Flavor faded quickly.

Medium bodied and dry with a decent carbonation.

A decent Saison from Green Flash but nothing memorable this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 21:59:34 | More by Monkeyknife
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mactrail

Washington

3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big foam-up in pouring, but leaves a nice whipped cream head in the narrow Crooked Line tulip. Cloudy amber golden color in the glass and spritzy on the tongue. Just a little lemony with a slight Belgian dryness.

Light bodied but with some marshmallowy foamy sensation that is quite a treat. The aroma is musty and yeasty. Maybe the lightest Saison I've had byt also one of the most drinkable. Another flavorful lower-alcohol brew and with 0.2 less ABV would be in the winner's circle in my Utah Supermarket Beer Sweepstakes. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's in Ocean Beach.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 06:54:09 | More by mactrail
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dbone_has_biers

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-05-2013 05:05:43 | More by dbone_has_biers
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dgilks

Australia

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear straw colour. Small white head. Okay.

Light pilsner malt. Some tartness. Touches of coriander and lemon. Almost a little soapy. Very nice.

A lightly malt base that just supports the citrus and spice on the palate. This is so light that the yeast and spices are everything. Nice.

Light body with moderate carbonation. Crisp and lovely.

A refreshing beer. Crisp, tart, spicy and easy drinking. I like my Saisons a little stronger and intense but this isn't bad.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 04:33:38 | More by dgilks
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Alek

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

02-17-2013 00:06:44 | More by Alek
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-12-2013 04:49:13 | More by BugTownPub
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sbanacho

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-12-2013 03:48:07 | More by sbanacho
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nickfl

Florida

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

A - Pours with two fingers of white head on top of a clear, dark golden body. The head settles down fairly quickly and leaves decent lace on the glass.

S - Herbal hops, clove, and a touch of pear.

T - Sweet, thick malt up front with some clove and lemon notes. Spicy wheat notes in the middle and a finish of clove, pear, and lightly herbal hops.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Not bad, a bit too malty for my taste. The yeast character does little to lift the thick malt off the palate and only provides some generic notes of clove and pear. The aroma promises some hop character to balanced things out, but there is little actual hop character in the flavor profile. A decent, drinkable saison, but lacking compared to some of the better examples of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 05:59:53 | More by nickfl
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Gus_13

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-07-2013 19:44:34 | More by Gus_13
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-30-2013 16:41:28 | More by drummermattie02
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.16/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 22 oz bomber and didn't happen to notice if it had a best by date. Poured into Belgian-style tulip glass.

Appearance - Bright golden, sunny afternoon yellow with thick bushy head that slowly dissipates down to a cm line of head that lingers through the rest of the beer. Lacing is faint.

Aroma - Wow. It smells sweet, almost like fresh-baked glazed donuts--but it's a good thing. It's wonderful, not overpowering or cloying. Hints of vanilla waft through and some oakiness as well. One of the more distinct and pleasant-smelling beers I've had in a bit. Let's hope the flavor delivers.

Taste - Thought not quite as enchanting as the aroma, the taste is quite good. Orange, lemon, and fresh nectar dance through up front and ride on a foundation of mild barnyard funk and brettanomyces. I detect some notes of grapefruit along with the play of yeast and a faint suggestion of hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Quite pleasant, with a blend of active but not overly-intense carbonation, and a smooth, but richly complex finish.

Overall - A beer I will definitely be picking up again due to it's aroma, taste, and drinkability. I tend to like beers with a little higher ABV, but this one is a nice sub-5% beer for casual drinking.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 07:28:38 | More by LambicPentameter
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Bnoise11

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-27-2013 15:23:34 | More by Bnoise11
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-23-2013 00:49:50 | More by THECPJ
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Green Flash Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 19:25:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
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laurastradford

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-20-2013 20:10:44 | More by laurastradford
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-20-2013 02:42:49 | More by kylehay2004
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

01-19-2013 21:24:05 | More by drewone
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -24%

01-08-2013 22:27:16 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Bobheed

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-06-2013 16:17:19 | More by Bobheed
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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