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Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

613 Ratings
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Ratings: 613
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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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

BeerDawgs, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

aztraz, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of mjaggers
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

mjaggers, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of likeemdark
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

likeemdark, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Yallnumbskulls
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Yallnumbskulls, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Stizz19
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Stizz19, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Georgiabeer, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of mattafett
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

mattafett, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of KCM
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

KCM, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of jmbraxton
1/5  rDev -72.4%

jmbraxton, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
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

thecheapies, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of jbuddle
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jbuddle, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of rhhjr
4/5  rDev +10.5%

rhhjr, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of M27
4/5  rDev +10.5%

M27, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of ale207
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

ale207, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of cvm4
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

cvm4, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of HopToIt420
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

HopToIt420, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of bigflatsbeerman
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

bigflatsbeerman, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of Irrationalist
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Irrationalist, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of mbs11
4/5  rDev +10.5%

mbs11, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

oberon, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of Axnjxn
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Axnjxn, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Geuzedad
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Geuzedad, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of jeffjeff1
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at BevMo a while ago.

Appearance- pale yellow color, huge foamy head

Smell- bread, yeast, spices

Taste- lemon zest, spices, yeast, very refreshing

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- Pretty good, I would probably have it again.

jeffjeff1, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of JayQue
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid Saison!!!! I was expecting a light,lemon zest heavy, simple beer....maybe with hops because if its West Coast roots. This is a real Saison, maybe not the worlds best, but having all the elements of a good Saison.

Pours a straw gold color with a good sized delicate white head. Head retention is a bit weak and there is minimum lacing. Aroma is good, some lemon zest and a good funky/yeasty presence.

Good solid Saison taste. Spices, musty yeast/funk and lemon zest. Very nicely done!!!

Mouthfeel is rich, spicing and funk are just right.

If I am in the mood for a Saison, this one will do nicely.

JayQue, Jul 30, 2012
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 613 ratings.