1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Green Flash Saison DiegoGreen Flash Saison Diego

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

590 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 590
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 16
Gots: 43 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 590 | Reviews: 118 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JoEBoBpr


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow. There is a huge 2 inch head that forms that is pretty dense and has some bigger chunkier bubbles mixed in. There is some nice sticky lacing felt behind after the head slowly recedes.

Grainy notes start things off with some nice lemony zest and slight citrus fruit notes. Some spice and some clove notes are perceived as well. The aroma is fresh and slightly fruity with a bit of dry funk.

Taste starts off with same grain notes as the nose. Refreshing spice and lemony notes. Light and refreshing with some slight sweet fruit notes. A bit of pear juice and apple juice with some nice grain and slightly dry funk notes. Mouthfeel is crisp and light.

Ok saison. Light and refreshing with solid flavors.

09-02-2012 17:50:21 | More by JoEBoBpr
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +5.8%

Competent saison, tasty, zesty orange, and good looking. Slightly spicy aroma, fresh rather than barnyard. Grains of paradise over the white pepper, saison yeast. Good drinkability, particularly in the summer. Average mouthfeel. Good amount of head on medium yellow.

09-02-2012 04:09:44 | More by Sammy
Photo of BeerDawgs


3.95/5  rDev +9.1%

A 22oz bomber picked up at Green's on Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA

A - A bright yellow, straw color. 2 fingers of head, and nice creamy head left on top of the beer. Lots of bubbles rising to the top

S - Musty funky yeast strain is up front and prevalent. Definitely a farmhouse ale. Spices, lemon, orange.

T - Earthy flavors, belgian saison yeast. Light fruits, orange. Spices. Alochol is light. It does not have an ABV on the bottle, but I am guessing it is under 6%

M - Medium bodied, huge carbonation. Crisp

O - A very good rendention of the style. Its good, but not great. I would definitely buy a 4 or 6 pack of it again, but probably overpriced for a bomber.

08-31-2012 00:39:17 | More by BeerDawgs
Photo of aztraz


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-28-2012 23:01:10 | More by aztraz
Photo of mjaggers


3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-28-2012 00:26:47 | More by mjaggers
Photo of likeemdark


2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

08-25-2012 22:26:10 | More by likeemdark
Photo of Yallnumbskulls


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-24-2012 01:59:28 | More by Yallnumbskulls
Photo of Stizz19

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-22-2012 02:27:00 | More by Stizz19
Photo of Georgiabeer


3.63/5  rDev +0.3%

A very creamy take on a Saison, and definitely on the soft side. I'd prefer some more crispness here, and a bit deeper flavors. Pours a hazy golden with a small beaded pure white head. A bit sweet in the nose, and fairly spicy, with lots of clove, some white pepper, and a nice bit of citrus. The taste is where it falls apart a bit- too soft and muted with some light citrus and spice, mostly orange and lemon and some white pepper in the finish. Definitely no funk either. Just decent.

08-22-2012 01:58:20 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of mattafett


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-22-2012 00:36:32 | More by mattafett
Photo of KCM


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-21-2012 02:59:09 | More by KCM
Photo of jmbraxton


1/5  rDev -72.4%

08-19-2012 01:40:07 | More by jmbraxton
Photo of thecheapies


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

08-19-2012 01:16:31 | More by thecheapies
Photo of jbuddle

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-17-2012 14:47:55 | More by jbuddle
Photo of rhhjr

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-16-2012 01:58:06 | More by rhhjr
Photo of M27

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-15-2012 00:29:36 | More by M27
Photo of ale207


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-14-2012 17:55:41 | More by ale207
Photo of cvm4


3.33/5  rDev -8%

A - Pours a pretty clear hay yellow. Lively, huge white head.

S - A little bland in this dept. Some sweet honey & a bit of funk along with mild hops.

T - Just an average saison flavor. Nothing really mind blowing.

M - Medium body & high carbonation. Slightly syrupy.

O - just am average saison here. Be a. good introduction to the style.

08-11-2012 18:03:13 | More by cvm4
Photo of HopToIt420

New York

3.33/5  rDev -8%

Saison Diego was a solid beer. It has a slightly cloudy light amber look and the nose has some banana and lemon curd notes. The beer tastes very good just not your prototyical Green Flash. Starts slightly sweet and that continues through the finish and lacks a strong hoppy balance. Overall worth giving a shot. Just not my cup of Saison.

08-11-2012 14:30:53 | More by HopToIt420
Photo of bigflatsbeerman

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Appearance - This is what a Saison should look like, golden and unfiltered. Poured into my Duvel glass a four finger billowy head which quickly dissipated.
Smell - I get a soewhat sweet smell. I do not pick up a funky yeast smell typical with Saisons.

Taste - Not sassertive enough taste for me. The first Saison I ever tasted was Ommegang's Hennepin which for me is still the benchmark Saison.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium.
Overall - I can't recommed this one, I kept wishing for a more assertive taste.

08-11-2012 01:27:45 | More by bigflatsbeerman
Photo of Irrationalist


3/5  rDev -17.1%

08-10-2012 06:07:25 | More by Irrationalist
Photo of mbs11


4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-08-2012 14:32:54 | More by mbs11
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured into a large tulip glass a hazed lighter golden with a fluffy one and a half finger bone white head atop.alot of yeasty phenolic spice in the nose along with light funk,a light smattering of lemony citric hops as well.Quite dry one the palate with yeasty phenols and light bready malts being predominant,there is some leafy citric hop notes in a lingering finish but they don't play a huge role in the beer.Iam trying to get into farmhouse ales more but the Belgian yeast still does not do it for me,this wasn't bad but not overly complex.

08-06-2012 18:24:42 | More by oberon
Photo of Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-03-2012 00:02:04 | More by Axnjxn
Photo of Geuzedad


4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-02-2012 22:58:27 | More by Geuzedad
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.