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Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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596 Ratings
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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 119
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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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-28-2013 16:19:55 | More by GraduatedCashew
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creez

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-14-2012 03:24:26 | More by creez
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jucifer1818

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-07-2014 01:23:16 | More by jucifer1818
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-31-2013 22:16:37 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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jmjwolfman

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-27-2014 17:04:32 | More by jmjwolfman
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Johnny_Duck

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-07-2013 21:22:49 | More by Johnny_Duck
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-12-2013 18:37:12 | More by GrindFatherBob
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username

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-18-2013 22:38:03 | More by username
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rhhjr

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-16-2012 01:58:06 | More by rhhjr
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-11-2013 00:39:23 | More by ummswimmin
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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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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%

Pours golden color with white head in TEKU glass.

Smell is belgian yeast, funk, lemon, coriander.

Taste follows smell. Lemon, spice with a light bitter finish.

Feel is light and refreshing. Nice effervecent carbonation.

Overall this is a nice saison. Worth a try.

11-11-2012 01:00:40 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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FitnessForBeer

California

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%

A: pours a dark orangish yellow, little head, cloudy
S: funk, spice, fruits tropical, love the barnhouse funk
T: light, little sweetness, spice possibly light pepper, funky, orange, flavor fades really fast
M: highly carbonated, fine bubbles
O: not bad saison, wish the flavor didn't fade off the tongue so fast, very refreshing though

04-12-2014 04:08:00 | More by FitnessForBeer
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

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
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%

On tap at Gainesville HOB. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with small fluffy head. Aroma of straw, citrus, banana, ginger. Flavor is very refreshing banana straw citrus. Lingering bite on the palate. Light bodied and perfect for a sunny 93 degree day. High carbonation. A nice summer beer and loads of flavor for the ABV.

10-12-2013 23:55:16 | More by BMMillsy
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +8.8%

Pours a hazy golden yellow. A simple head sits on top, off white and lingers for a bit for good rentention though not much lacing.
The aroma is lighter in this saison. It has a pale malt smell with hints of yeast, cloves and spices, all of which are lean and sutle.
In the taste I get some biscuit maltiness, tart lemon juice, pepper, yeast and spices.
It drinks clean dry and crisp on the palate.
A good saison. It's light and very drinkable.

06-09-2013 10:45:46 | More by micromaniac129
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keithmurray

New York

3.94/5  rDev +8.8%

Bomber bottled on 3/2013

Appearance - clear golden color with white head

Smell - lemon, ginger, coriander

Taste - lemon, ginger, coriander

Mouthfeel - medium body, high amount of carbonation, citrus upfront, slight bit of sourness/tartness in the finish

Overall - pleasantly surprised by this one. Saison fans won't be disappointed by this

Price Point - $1.99/22 oz bottle

06-14-2014 23:09:06 | More by keithmurray
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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev +8.8%

A - Massive 4 finger head with lacing, white soap suds, shining clear gold.

S - a little banana, white pepper, not strong smells

T - pretty dry, complex but no flavors are really intense, earthy/barnyard yeast

M - nice carbonation

O - fantastic for the style.

02-10-2014 22:15:31 | More by TastyAdventure
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StoneTSR

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%

APPEARANCE: Very pale, yellowish-orange with another monster, foamy head from Green Flash. The beer below is very lively looking and a bit hazy. The head retention is almost too strong given that it is so big. Five minutes after the pour I am still waiting for it to drop a bit before I taste it. The lacing, however, is exceptional.

SMELL: The smell is not as strong as some other Green Flash beers are, but it is very nice. The nose is fairly typical of a saison with lemony citrus and a little funk. It adds a twist, however, with a peppery, ginger aroma as well.

TASTE: Peppery spice with plenty of lemon and orange get this thing started. In the middle the ginger from the nose makes a brief appearance, along with a hint of banana and clove, while the beer dries out as it reaches the finish. That finish also comes along with a slight funk. Actually the mild funk seems to be more a part of the aftertaste. I also think there may be some candi sugar in here, which makes me wonder just what the ABV is. It could be a lot higher than some have guessed.

MOUTHFEEL: Very light bodied and playful. The carbonation provides more of a tickling tease than it does a genuine sparkle. Slightly sweet up front, the finish is very dry.

OVERALL: The Saison Diego is a solid example of the style. Unlike many of Green Flash’s other brews, this one is not pushing the envelope in terms of the definition of the style. It is quite tasty and I will reach for this one again when I’m in the mood for a Saison.

09-20-2012 09:19:50 | More by StoneTSR
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.88/5  rDev +7.2%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, spices, light caramelized malts, Belgian yeast, bananas, citrus and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of bananas, citrus and a complex but not over-powering spice combination. The hops presence is mild but creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

07-02-2012 02:18:36 | More by TheManiacalOne
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +7.2%

a hazy straw yellow pour with an initial finger of head which quickly disappeared. smells of lemongrass, orange peel, coriander, celery, bready. spicy, bready bitter, citrus, zesty flavors all blend very nicely together for a traditional saison flavor. light body with lots of constant carbonation (almost seltzer like) - the citrus/spicy combination leaves a nice sensation on the cheeks. spicyness is more noticeable in the finish and lingers for a bit.

overall this is a very refreshing summer saison. i was actually expecting a little bit more after having green flash's le freak, but i appreciate the subtle mixture of smells and flavors in this fine blend of a light saison. i wish this was easy to acquire around here - but from the amount of reviews on here (14 total, counting mine), i won't hold my breath.

06-17-2012 05:24:37 | More by facundoCNB
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +7.2%

Bottle from BrewDog Edinburgh. Pours a light hazy gold colour, unfiltered with suspended particulate, with light whispy film and lacing.

Smell is full of apple and yeasty lemon, some of the ginger definitely comes through. Quite a fresh grassy floral nature to it, with a slight spice prickle.

Taste is full of lemon, hay, barnyard yeast, slightly funky apple pear fruits with some good yeasty earthy bite to it. Very nicely balanced and tasty.

Mouthfeel is light, easily drinkable with a good firm yeastiness to it and citrus character.

A very nice light saison, lot of citrus fruit character with the american hops, and the spices mostly work and dont throw it off kilter. Some earthy and yeasty character comes through, nicely balanced and drinks quite well though it doesn't have the same depth of complexity one would expect from a top class beer of this style. More about refreshment and that is what it provides rather well.

06-02-2013 09:12:57 | More by mick303
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.86/5  rDev +6.6%

12oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a clear straw yellow with a one finger fizzy white head. Decent head retention thanks to the plentiful carbonation but very little in the way of lacing.

Very bready aroma with orange, clove, and bubblegum. Quite zesty and very appropriate for the style although it does lean quite a bit towards the yeasty/bready side.

The flavor had lots of orange and tangerine up front with yeast and bread. Some lemon and spice in the background before it all fades to a moderate and very dry finish. Seltzer-like carbonation aids in the drying in the finish.

Overall, a decent saison although a bit on the pricey side and lacking the depth of some of the better known Belgian examples. Worth picking up on occasion but would not become a regular staple of mine largely due to the price.

06-03-2013 01:25:43 | More by rangerred
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev +6.4%

Picked this up in Kentucky

Pours a bright gold with 2 fingers of ivory head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Phenols, colves & breadyness

T: Follows the nose, peppery with lemons up front. Grains of paradise, phenols & faint orange peels as this warms, plus a little bit of pineapple. Finishes with more grains of paradise, faint lemons, & white pepper

MF: Medium bodied, firm carobonation & good balance

Easy drinker, a nice saison, but nothing special

06-17-2012 04:50:22 | More by russpowell
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rdilauro

Connecticut

3.84/5  rDev +6.1%

For starters I have never been a big fan of Saison/Farmhouse Ales. I find the spices to over balance the rest of the ale.
I love Green Flash, so gave this one a try. It poured the light color like most of the Saison's I've had, same head and very similar nose. I was expecting a huge amount of spice when I first tasted it.
I was very surprised. Sure there was some spice there, a good amount, but the body of this beer was full and to me, balanced the spice. SO, together with the bigger body , the spices were pleasant and easy drinking.

I have to say, I did enjoy this one, my first Saison that I really enjoyed!

07-05-2013 13:44:51 | More by rdilauro
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.