Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.13/5 rDev +14.1%
From the Green Flash website:
Ale Brewed with Spices
Unfiltered golden farmhouse ale, brewed with Seville orange peels, Chinese ginger and grains of paradise. Light, bright, spicy aromas, lively carbonation and earthy flavors co-mingle with musty notes that add funky complexity."
No ABV on bottle or website IBUs 20.
Very slightly chill haze in a clear golden beer with a tall fluffy white head. The Brewer did nail the looks.
Smell is slight honeysuckle malt and wild flowers on hay with a slight coriander scent. Pretty much a Hennepin clone.
Starts out dry with the taste of hay and a little bee pollen with a coriander aftertaste. Gets a little sweeter as you drink it. Mild flavor with a very mild noble hop taste at the end. Very clean taste with a slight wheat malt flavor at the end. Didn't detect the ginger, I'm slightly allergic to it and this didn't make my nose itch either. Grains of Paradise, never tasted one so I have no idea if it made a difference in the taste.
Mouthfeel is light.
Overall this is a good beer. Something of a Hennepin clone.
03-26-2012 00:25:33 | More by Zorro
4.13/5 rDev +14.1%
Purchased from BevMo in Sunnyvale, CA.
Pours a really light yellow colour, with a very faint haze to it and really light weight. Head is an enormous frothy mound of pure white. It certainly looks lively and vibrant.
Nose is round, slightly funky and slightly sweet, with some plasticky notes, a hint of appleskin and a rubbed sweet citrus tone. It has some fragrant sweet herbs like asian mint or Thai basil as well. It's pretty fresh, lively and pleasant.
Taste is similarly light and pleasant, with a really pleasant cleanness, no phenolics and no excess of yeast on the back. Hints of funk, minimal acidity, but a pleasant roundness and more of that fragrant herbal crispness. Really, it's quite tasty, and stylistically pretty good.
Very drinkable, and almost excruciatingly refreshing. Really, you just want to drink this down. Moreover, it's a pretty well-made Saison—a style that I feel is rarely done well outside Belgium.
06-17-2012 23:48:55 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.11/5 rDev +13.5%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge four finger white head that quickly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.
Smell: A nicely spicy and funky Belgian style aroma with some fruity hints. Upfront Belgian yeast with hints of farmhouse funk and some clove, pepper, coriander, and ginger spicing. Pale malt with hints of grains, wheat, straw, cracker, and biscuit. Fruit hints of banana, apple, and white grapes along with citrus hints of orange peel, lemon zest, and pineapple. Hints of bubblegum and candied sugar as well. Subtle scent of earthy hops. Pretty good spicy aroma.
Taste: Like it smells, a spicy, funky, and zesty Belgian style taste with some nice citrus notes. Belgian yeast upfront with some farmhouse funk. Spice notes of peppers, clove, coriander, and ginger. Bready pale malt with notes of grains, straw, wheat, cracker, and biscuit. Fruity taste of banana, apple, and white grapes. Citrus fruit notes of orange peel, pineapple, and lemon zest. Candied sugar notes as well as a little bubblegum. Subtle presence of hops. A pretty nice zesty taste.
Mouthfeel: Body is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is fairly high. Spicy, juicy, and fairly drying on the finish.
Overall: A pretty nice take on the style. Good taste of spice and citrus. A lighter version of a Saison but good tasting.
11-08-2013 08:14:34 | More by MattyG85
4.1/5 rDev +13.3%
Poured from a bomber into 2 pint glasses. Split while eating some homemade black bean chili.
A: 2.5 finger hear, crystal clear with tons of activity and carbonation.
S: Citrus with a bunch of funk. One of the best smelling Saison's to date. The orange peel comes in first with the funky barnyard second.
T: Clean, crisp and refreshing. Really light with some yeast and ginger flavor. Great pairing for black bean chili IMO.
M: Light with some carbonation activity. Not as dry of a finish of most saison's I've had recently.
O: Like everything Green Flash does, was excellent. I used to be a big fan of Saison's but lately its been fading. This reminded me of everything I used to enjoy about a saison. Light, refreshing with a great crisp taste. Perfect with a hearty meal to wind down the day.
10-15-2012 04:27:40 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
4.06/5 rDev +12.2%
Pours a semi-cloudy yellow-golden, with a fine head of dense white carbonation. Spotty lace.
Nose is spicy and fruity -- hints of tropical fruit and citrus with plenty of spice.
Taste is rich and complex -- I get fruitiness melding with spice all over the place. There are also some floral notes and some barnyard funkiness. This is a very well-done and solid saison. Bravo Green Flash!
08-17-2013 14:20:26 | More by secondtooth
4/5 rDev +10.5%
In a pint glass the beer was a pale gold color. The white head retained well and left a good deal of lace.
Funky, yeasty aroma. A little spice, a little citrus.
First sip, some lemon and tartness. Then a little bit of spice. Later, the funky yeast taste took over.
A crisp, refreshing beer.
Very nicely done.
05-23-2012 20:14:09 | More by lordofthewiens
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
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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