1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Green Flash Saison DiegoGreen Flash Saison Diego

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

595 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 595
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 595 | Reviews: 118 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of erlenmeyer
erlenmeyer

Maine

3/5  rDev -17.1%

04-21-2012 00:08:46 | More by erlenmeyer
Photo of Paige
Paige

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

10-06-2012 20:03:54 | More by Paige
Photo of ZombieJester
ZombieJester

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

06-30-2013 21:34:37 | More by ZombieJester
Photo of mhaugo
mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

05-16-2012 03:55:16 | More by mhaugo
Photo of Bushwood
Bushwood

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-06-2013 00:15:08 | More by Bushwood
Photo of Kaveman
Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.1%

08-25-2013 21:04:43 | More by Kaveman
Photo of bwarren82
bwarren82

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.1%

05-04-2013 23:35:36 | More by bwarren82
Photo of IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.1%

08-31-2013 13:46:22 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
Photo of sonnydeezy
sonnydeezy

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-03-2014 12:54:11 | More by sonnydeezy
Photo of Theogre83
Theogre83

Kansas

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-25-2014 19:22:46 | More by Theogre83
Photo of dfhhead25
dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

08-27-2013 19:11:02 | More by dfhhead25
Photo of ColterKoch22
ColterKoch22

New York

3/5  rDev -17.1%

12-17-2013 15:11:30 | More by ColterKoch22
Photo of Irrationalist
Irrationalist

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

08-10-2012 06:07:25 | More by Irrationalist
Photo of rah1734bones
rah1734bones


3/5  rDev -17.1%

05-17-2012 04:51:14 | More by rah1734bones
Photo of laurastradford
laurastradford

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-20-2013 20:10:44 | More by laurastradford
Photo of jjwisenheimer
jjwisenheimer

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.1%

10-12-2013 04:05:26 | More by jjwisenheimer
Photo of haggadah
haggadah

Missouri

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-05-2014 04:25:52 | More by haggadah
Photo of mattknueven
mattknueven

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-15-2013 20:53:44 | More by mattknueven
Photo of SoCaliC8
SoCaliC8

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-16-2014 05:12:25 | More by SoCaliC8
Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
ObiBeerCanobi

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-15-2014 20:19:29 | More by ObiBeerCanobi
Photo of falloutsnow
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
Photo of PorterLambic
PorterLambic

Florida

2.78/5  rDev -23.2%

Arrives a medium yellow color with a pretty white head atop.
Smell is malt, banana, clove and hand lotion. Yes, hand lotion. Took a while to nail that one down.
Taste is malt, banana, light citrus, some hops and clove.
A medium to full body, medium effervescence leaves behind a stickyness that I found a bit off. Can honestly say I won't be having this one again.

05-31-2012 19:33:19 | More by PorterLambic
Photo of mrhox1981
mrhox1981

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -24%

12-29-2012 23:54:31 | More by mrhox1981
Photo of WiscoBrewsco
WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -24%

09-01-2013 12:56:40 | More by WiscoBrewsco
Photo of TheBattousai
TheBattousai

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24%

07-18-2013 17:36:49 | More by TheBattousai
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.