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Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
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591 Ratings
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Ratings: 591
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)
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Geuzedad

Arizona

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-02-2012 22:58:27 | More by Geuzedad
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jeffjeff1

California

3.48/5  rDev -3.9%

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.

07-30-2012 23:50:25 | More by jeffjeff1
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JayQue

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

07-29-2012 23:36:01 | More by JayQue
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TicoCali

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-29-2012 21:32:12 | More by TicoCali
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lovindahops

New York

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%

Finally this hit shelves in syracuse!

A- a hazy golden yellow body with white foam all over the edges of the glass.

S- big bready notes with slighty musty notes of barnyard funk that is always exhibited in the style. I definitely get the citrus and Ginger from the brew. Good scent profile that I would like to be amped up more

T- spicy and crisp with yeasty flavor. Not explosive, but crisp and very refreshing. Actually, saison Diego is very light and drinkable with these flavors

M- coating flavor on the brew that is very enticing

O- what a refreshing saison! The drinkability is out of this world with the crisp flavor. This will be a brew I always seek out for a warm weather day

07-27-2012 23:58:15 | More by lovindahops
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-27-2012 00:21:44 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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falloutsnow

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -18.5%

From: Beertopia in Omaha, NE
Date: No obvious date, but "15/22/299/11/1816/8" stamped on bottom
Glass: Tulip

Saison Diego has a fairly singleminded approach to the style with yeast, malt, and some grains of paradise being the most obvious flavors and scents. In general, the recipe was fairly one-dimensional and for the price, many other saisons of more complexity are available. I enjoy many of Green Flash's beers, but this was just not as spectacular a saison as I was expecting from the brewery. Relative to something from Fantome, Ommegang, or Dupont, this is rather lacking.

Pours a voluminous white head of very dense bubbles, with retention well above average. Foam eventually settles to a thick ring around the glass with a thinner film atop the rest of the body. Lacing is fairly minimal along the sides of the glass. Body is an opaque, hazy golden yellow color, with some carbonation visible along the sides of the glass and primarily streaming from the center.

Aroma is very mild, picking up subtle maltiness and saison yeast, with little else. For a bottle that mentions orange peel, ginger, and grains of paradise, there's surprisingly little going on here.

Opening flavor is somewhat tomato-like, which fades into a fairly generic saison yeast flavor, along with its secondary byproducts and a bit of the peppery grains of paradise. Mid-palate picks up some light malt sweetness with continued grains of paradise and saison yeast. Closes out with a pleasant grainy and biscuit-like malt influence. Not really picking up anything distinctly orange peel or ginger-like in the beer, though the label states that such ingredients were used. In general, this tastes like a fairly generic saison.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body with strongly effervescent carbonation that manages not to produce sharp prickles upon the tongue, but instead foams up with large bubbles and creates a pillowy, soft effect. Closes dryly, as expected.

07-25-2012 03:19:00 | More by falloutsnow
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lauries444

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-25-2012 01:36:45 | More by lauries444
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bomber with me.

A - pours a bright yellow with a nice cap of white head that has good retention that fades to a thin lacing

S - white grapes, faint coriander, Belgian yeast

T - white grapes, apples, faint spice

M - crisp, medium bodied

This is a decent saison. It's very drinkable, but not impressively flavored. It was nice to try once, but I'll probably pass in the future.

07-20-2012 15:10:29 | More by tdm168
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours straw yellow with a touch of haze, clean bright white three finger head. Farmhouse yeast greets the nose accompanied by a bit of spice and citrus. Opens slightly fruity, added spice joins in with yeasty esters. Finishes on the drier side. Slick mouthfeel with a very faint touch of creaminess. An enjoyable brew and a solid saison.

07-20-2012 01:54:28 | More by chanokokoro
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djaeon

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-19-2012 01:02:57 | More by djaeon
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ErrandWolfe

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-18-2012 05:35:11 | More by ErrandWolfe
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-16-2012 03:54:20 | More by TastyIsBeer
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hansenme

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-15-2012 05:33:39 | More by hansenme
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-15-2012 00:43:04 | More by fehrminator
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LovesMustard

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

A - Hazy, pale orange colour. Light but reasonably long lasting head leaving some lace as it dissipates.

S - Light, peppery phenols. Some light sour orange, lemon. Very pleasant, but light, sourness .

T - Understated for a Saison but very nice. Moderate lemon and ginger flavours but not trying to prove anything. Not a ton of malt. Any spice from the yeast or other ingredients is well balanced with the malts. Hop profile seems balanced with the flavours from the yeast - I can't tell if the light spicyness is purely from the yeast or in influenced by the hops.

M - Crisp, well carbonated. Nice dry finish that suits this light Saison very well. Pleasant tartness.

O - Very approachable, drinkable summer Saison. Perhaps an excellent introduction for someone who hasn't tried this style (or doesn't normally like it). Lots of subtleties to explore with this excellent, well made beer.

07-15-2012 00:22:59 | More by LovesMustard
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.05/5  rDev -15.7%

Pours a clear, golden, effervescent color with a bright white head. The aroma was yeasty, peppery, with a bit of hay and mild funk. The taste was much sweeter than the aroma implied. Big breadiness, yeast, some pepper and bright fruitiness. The feel was creamy, and kinda lacking in carbonation for the style.

Overall, I'm not really impressed at all with this. It's not bad, but there's a lot more, better examples out there.

07-14-2012 22:23:50 | More by EgadBananas
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NPiet0709

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-13-2012 02:17:45 | More by NPiet0709
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chriooos


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-12-2012 18:04:42 | More by chriooos
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

07-10-2012 12:29:44 | More by Nutwood
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litheum94

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

22 oz bottle. No dates. Reviewed 7/6/12.

Hazed, golden-yellow body that shimmers in the light. Thick, rocky, bone white head. Settles to a compact covering.

Funky yeast, hay, pepper, lemon peel, ginger and some wheat aromas. very earthy smelling.

Dry flavors of hay and grass, with some citric tones. Earthy and musty, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Moderate spicing, with flavors of ginger and white pepper (from the Grains of Paradise). Moderate carbonation. Fairly full bodied for the style.

Good flavors with some nice spicing. A pretty good saison that I'd definitely come back to.

07-09-2012 21:36:57 | More by litheum94
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-08-2012 22:36:56 | More by nh2032
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ChulaVistaBarista

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

07-08-2012 02:55:57 | More by ChulaVistaBarista
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GTB

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

07-05-2012 11:44:07 | More by GTB
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Florida9

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%

A: Clear, light golden yellow. Forms a moderate sized fluffy white head that reduces down to a thin surface coating. Some light lacing.

S: Light lemon scent with some coriander and a bit of spice. There is a slight funkiness.

T: Flavor is bright and slightly acidic with notes of green apple, ginger, and some light malts. A bit of spice and just a hint of mustiness. Finishes with more apple and some citrus peel. Unfortunately, there is also a light metallic twang on the finish as well.

M: Light bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Dry, crisp, and slighty tart.

O: A nice, light, easy drinking summer Saison.

07-04-2012 22:09:29 | More by Florida9
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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