Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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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
3.06/5 rDev -15.5%
While chilling out over a vegan dog, Raulsky decided that a saison was in order to wash down his cruelty-free protein.
Now, it's not as if Raul had much of an expectation, but Raul has drank gutter water that had more flavor and mouthfeel than this Fresno rain water. Thin, flavorless and more boring than a Ann Hathaway nudie scene.
05-18-2013 02:04:49 | More by RaulMondesi
3.09/5 rDev -14.6%
Bottled on 3/04/13
Poured into a standard tulip glass
Pours a bright and pale, milky yellow with a pure white, 2 and half fingers tall pure white head. The head has decent retention and leaves a little bit of lacing down the sides of the glass.
Spicy, clove forward Belgian yeast streams off the glass with some accompanying notes of ginger, grain-y herbs and banana. Underneath the spice, there is a moderate orange-y hop character. There is a sweet, bready malt tone that punches through the waves of spice. The sweet smelling malts embellish the banana notes in the yeast esters a bit too much, in my opinion.
Spicy, banana ester laden yeast, ginger and generic herbal impressions strike your palate first with a grassy, citrus-y hop character soon to follow. Middle of the mouth, before the dry, slightly bitter finish, your palate is kissed by cracker like malt. In the finish there are long, lingering notes of sweet Belgian yeast; more banana, clove and some herbal tones.
Light bodied with high carbonation
A very herbal and sweet Saison; definitely not my favorite interpretation of the style. The yeast is definitely a bit too cloying for my taste. I prefer my Saisons very dry, complex and a little funky with Brettanomyces. This Saison certainly is not that. I'm not sure what Green Flash was thinking when they thought a sweet Saison would be a good summer seasonal.
06-06-2012 02:22:51 | More by flayedandskinned
3.16/5 rDev -12.7%
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
The color is a cloudy pale straw, almost like a lemonade, and it has a two finger head that dissipates quickly. The nose is big on yeast spices and also has straw, biscuit malts, wine-like smells, and a mildly sweet fruit smell like a banana. At the front of the tongue I get a bit of lemon, clove, and coriander that immediately fades, leaving a big bready assault on the palate. There's also an herbal earthiness to the beer. The body is light and watery, with a prickly mouthfeel from excessive carbonation. It's highly drinkable but not very flavorful, nor memorable.
11-01-2013 03:50:39 | More by itsscience
3.18/5 rDev -12.2%
The beer is a golden straw yellow with light foamy white head. Nice webbed lacing and slightly hazy. Beer smells faintly spiced with clove and grains of paradise. A bready scent mixes in with some dank yeast.
Upon sipping the spices are far more evident and a little overpowering in my opinion. Too much grains of paradise. The interesting yeast scent doesn't appear much once sipping, which would have been more interesting. Mouthfeel is light, very drinkable and carbonation comes off being fizzy.
Nt my favorite from a brewery I often enjoy. Reminiscent of Sam Adam's summer ale.
08-04-2013 20:22:32 | More by Jmamay22
3.2/5 rDev -11.6%
Pours a lightly hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, lightly dry to earthy tartness. In the taste, dry earthiness all the way through. A small bite, but mainly smooth with a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry earthiness to clean aftertaste. Light, lacking flavor and aroma, kind of one dimensional.
08-30-2013 18:40:25 | More by OWSLEY069
3.25/5 rDev -10.2%
A- Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a clear golden orangish color with an off-white head with good retention and lacing.
S- The aroma is citrus, apples, and spices with fruity esters and an almost chardonnay-like character in the nose as well.
T- The taste features malt and a moderate sweetness up front with the spices coming in the dry finish.
M- The mouthfeel is light bodied and heavily carbonated.
O- Overall, I would say this is a pretty average saison. It is not out of this world but not terrible either.
11-03-2013 23:31:52 | More by cjgator3
3.25/5 rDev -10.2%
Pours two fingers of head on a hazy light golden colored body. Looks great.
The aroma is bright lemon and banana.
The taste is watery, mild lemon bitter and grainy.
The texture has a nice fizzy to it with an overall medium body.
The flavor lagged in this brew. Borderline flavorless.
11-09-2013 21:04:33 | More by Fatehunter
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.