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Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

618 Ratings
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Ratings: 618
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 Vec2267
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pale yellow, murky, big frothy head at pour, falls quickly and then disappears completely

S - lemon, ginger, fruity

T - tart, lemons, grapes, ginger, pepper - a nice mix of flavors, yeasty spice dominates

M - the tartness makes it refreshing

O - easy drinking nice beer but nothing special

Vec2267, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Gatordaddy, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of poiuytr
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

poiuytr, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

JoEBoBpr, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Sammy, Sep 02, 2012
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
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.