Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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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
3.69/5 rDev +1.9%
A - Pours with two fingers of white head on top of a clear, dark golden body. The head settles down fairly quickly and leaves decent lace on the glass.
S - Herbal hops, clove, and a touch of pear.
T - Sweet, thick malt up front with some clove and lemon notes. Spicy wheat notes in the middle and a finish of clove, pear, and lightly herbal hops.
M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.
D - Not bad, a bit too malty for my taste. The yeast character does little to lift the thick malt off the palate and only provides some generic notes of clove and pear. The aroma promises some hop character to balanced things out, but there is little actual hop character in the flavor profile. A decent, drinkable saison, but lacking compared to some of the better examples of the style.
02-11-2013 05:59:53 | More by nickfl
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
3.55/5 rDev -1.9%
a very very light saison. it pours a washed out yellow color with a decent white head about an inch tall. its got an interesting nose, fruity like oranges and lemons, and also sort of smells like a sam adams summer ale, because of the grains of paradise. very similar. the yeast is more apparent in the flavor, which is quite delicate. there isnt much funk or wildness to this, but the fruit complexion makes it very drinkable. mouthfeel is nice i think, a real change of pace from some of the bigger saisons. this is super light in body, and brightly carbonated. a definite session beer. its also the first green flash beer ive had that isnt just a hop bomb wearing different clothes. i liked it for that reason as well.
10-07-2012 17:39:41 | More by StonedTrippin
3.43/5 rDev -5.2%
Big foam-up in pouring, but leaves a nice whipped cream head in the narrow Crooked Line tulip. Cloudy amber golden color in the glass and spritzy on the tongue. Just a little lemony with a slight Belgian dryness.
Light bodied but with some marshmallowy foamy sensation that is quite a treat. The aroma is musty and yeasty. Maybe the lightest Saison I've had byt also one of the most drinkable. Another flavorful lower-alcohol brew and with 0.2 less ABV would be in the winner's circle in my Utah Supermarket Beer Sweepstakes. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's in Ocean Beach.
03-05-2013 06:54:09 | More by mactrail
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
3.63/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
08-22-2012 01:58:20 | More by Georgiabeer
3.68/5 rDev +1.7%
A: Pours a medium straw to light golden yellow in color. The beer has a finger tall soft bright white head that reduces to a medium sized thick patch, a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: A pretty mild smell overall for this beer with light notes of lemon citrus, peppery spice, yeast, and just a hint of funkiness.
T: Light to moderate amounts of peppery spice, contributed from both the yeast and the ginger. Also there is light amount of citrus - lemon and orange - and hints of funkiness.
M: Light bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Quite dry in the finish.
O: Easy to drink and enjoyable - I find the introduction of the ginger to be quite complementary to the flavor profile of this style. Not sure how strong this beer is but it certainly seems like it could be sessionable.
09-23-2012 17:54:35 | More by dbrauneis
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
3.5/5 rDev -3.3%
Green Flash Saison Diego
LOOK: Clear straw yellow, bone white crackling head, some lace.
SMELL: Aroma of horseblanket, white pepper, citrus hops, mild fruit notes.
TASTE: Bitter, with a light funk. Citrus hops, peppery Belgian yeast, did I say bitter? Small earthy dirty funk, pale malt backing, grapefruit rind. A light peppery spice can be attributed to the use of Grains of Paradise in the brewing process.
FEEL: Light to medium bodied, well carbonated. Semi dry with a hop bite.
OVERALL: A very nice earthy saison from Green Flash. I really like how the brewers are branching out into Belgian styles. A beer brewed with Brettynomces is in the lineup (Rayon Vert) and there is also a Belgian IPA Tripel (Le Freak).
05-06-2012 16:46:19 | More by Stinkypuss
3.68/5 rDev +1.7%
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/4/2013. Pours lightly cloudy golden straw color with a 2-3 finger foamy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, ginger, clove, pepper, cracker, wheat, grass, floral, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity and balance of spice and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, cracker, grass, floral, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, cracker, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and complexity of yeast and spice flavors; with light malt presence and no cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and light bodied; with a very crisp, smooth, and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected for being under 5%. Overall this is a nice session saison style. Good balance and complexity of yeast and spice flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
09-20-2013 03:25:16 | More by superspak
3.51/5 rDev -3%
On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY.
Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.
The smell featured light esters and a grassy hop.
The taste was lightly grainy with biting esters and a grassy hop.
The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style with a vigorous carbonation.
Overall a serviceable saison.
10-08-2013 22:59:47 | More by plaid75
3.68/5 rDev +1.7%
Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bomber with me.
A - pours a bright yellow with a nice cap of white head that has good retention that fades to a thin lacing
S - white grapes, faint coriander, Belgian yeast
T - white grapes, apples, faint spice
M - crisp, medium bodied
This is a decent saison. It's very drinkable, but not impressively flavored. It was nice to try once, but I'll probably pass in the future.
07-20-2012 15:10:29 | More by tdm168
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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