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Green Flash Saison Diego - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

595 Ratings
THE BROS
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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)
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

02-09-2014 01:13:21 | More by PEIhop
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beertunes

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -4.7%

Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a cloudy pale yellow color with about an inch of white head that quickly dissipated and left light to moderate lacing. There were a fair amount of floaties when I got to the bottom of the bottle.

The aroma featured a big, bright yeasty spice scent, and was supported by nice solid grains. The flavor profile was pretty similar, yeast and spice over a nicely solid grain base.

The body, while very pleasant, was a pretty typical medium, and had a very dry finish. Drinkability was good, I could put this into my Saison rotation. Overall, not a ground breaking example of the style, but still a good, solid one. Worth trying if you see it.

07-15-2013 02:54:38 | More by beertunes
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, straw-gold coloring with a ton of tiny carbonation bubbles throughout the body and a sparse, filmy, bright white head. Nose of toast, clove, coriander, floral highlights, and a hint of nutmeg. Flavors are tangy sweet, with a buttery biscuit backbone and a flourish of spices, including clove and coriander. Very effervescent in the body, keeping the flavor profiles light and slightly frothed. The aftertaste is toasty and grainy, leading to a clean, effervesced finish that is crisp and slightly drying. Refreshing beer with a profile that is easy to drink, but a body that makes it a slow sipper.

08-21-2013 03:36:17 | More by GarthDanielson
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.7/5  rDev +2.2%

On at EBP on 6.18.13

A - Sered a pale cloudy medium orange with a fizzy active white hea with great retention.

S - Light lemony and full spices.

T - Again light lemon, wheat, and weak spice.

D - Very light with good carbonation.

O - Light, too light to be honest. I love saisons, but this dissapoints.

06-18-2013 21:56:42 | More by HuskyinPDX
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-23-2013 00:49:50 | More by THECPJ
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-30-2013 16:41:28 | More by drummermattie02
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Sweden

3.66/5  rDev +1.1%

Bottled on 05/26/13.

The colour is pale gold with a tint of cool orange. The liquid is clear. The foam builds with a fizzing sound; it is white compact and two fingers high. It sinks slowly leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is hoppy and bitter. Orange peel and tart unripe berries. Soapy phenols and spicy flavours. Sticky sweet notes in the background. Cleaner and sweeter than expected.

The taste is fresh and bitter-tart with smooth fruity notes of orange peel, yeast, alcohol, orange juice and cloves. Medium body. The (less sweet) aftertaste got some alcohol, peppery spicy flavours and refreshing bitter hops. Cardamom and cooves in the finish.

The carbonation is strong, the many large bubbles are long-lived. The liquid is light.

Easy to drink with pleasant spices. I am surprised that the bitterness is so fresh after almost a year.

04-22-2014 19:08:32 | More by bark
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flagmantho

Washington

3.56/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: yellow-golden hue with a bit of haze and a very light effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy white foam. A decent-looking brew!

Smell: lightly sweet malt with a good funk. I can't really tell what the intended spicing is, but it's kind of materializing as the corn-pops character that you get in beers brewed with adjunct maize. It's a sense that doesn't really work.

Taste: a bit of sweetness, a light tartness, a hint of funk and bitterness -- and that little jolt of corn pops. I really can't figure out the spicing, but I doubt this beer has corn in the recipe. It's not bad, but it is a little bit messy and unfocused.

Mouthfeel: light body with a surprising carbonation, given its low level of apparent effervescence. There's actually a good creaminess here.

Overall: this beer is decent, but it just has a little something I don't quite like.

05-31-2013 02:07:02 | More by flagmantho
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%

Howler fill at Liquor Shed in Casper.

A hazy light gold pour that produced about an inch of foam but it never goes away. Lacing? Yep.

It smells some what spicy with some of that ginger, coriander, hint of pepper, and a dash of lemon or orange?

The taste matches the smell. Good gingery notes and oranges, The ginger gives me a little bit of heat when I swish the beer in my mouth. I don't really get any coriander but it's still a good tasting brew.

Light body and carbonation.

A pretty good Saison and the fact that it's only 4.2% abv is something I like aboot it. Yeah, the body does suffer but there's no problem drinking the 32oz in one sitting.

04-30-2014 19:46:51 | More by Bitterbill
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +4.7%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A decent, if somewhat underplayed, aroma of citrus, spices, and malt.

T: Tasted of citrus (a bit of lemon), malt, some spices (coriander, for one), and a hint of the barnyard funk. Not quite what you would expect from a saison - it seems a little unfocused - but a decent enough flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a prickly, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is one of those beers that's slightly unwieldy. Not bad, certainly not undrinkable, but not quite as good as other saisons.

05-11-2013 20:44:09 | More by avalon07
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-21-2012 04:41:51 | More by chippo33
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-13-2014 01:12:57 | More by KAF
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-13-2013 18:24:21 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-10-2014 11:08:27 | More by Cynic-ale
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bright yellow color with a 1 inch head, lots of carbonation. Smell is musty, spices, yeast. Taste is lots of spice, some lemons, a bit of mustiness as well, very easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but there are better saisons out there.

05-01-2014 23:10:40 | More by tone77
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

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
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-08-2013 17:34:55 | More by Evil_Pidde
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vfgccp

New York

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

A - Nice, towering white head which is what I'm looking for from the style. Ok retention and lace. Hazy wheat colored body.

S - Sweat wheat, lemon pound cake, honey, ginger. Surprisingly wit like.

T - Orange, light tartness, wheat, honey, coriander. Again, more wit like than saison, but not bad.

M - Bright, medium-light frame. Nice carbonation.

O - On whole the beer isn't bad, but it's way too sweet and wheaty for the style.

03-09-2013 05:06:51 | More by vfgccp
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.76/5  rDev +3.9%

Bottle from Whole Foods

A clear, glowing clear straw yellow with a dense, white head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this is a great saison. The nose is bright, light and refreshing. Citrus, pear esters, a little apple, some ginger and a faint note of yeast and phenols are present. The palate is bone dry and with a clean, pils malt base with crackers, a pleasant blend of citrus, light fruit and a touch of yeast. While it is lacking the phenols and yeast character that defines the style, this is enjoyable. Light in body with a crisp, zippy carbonation, this is quite excellent.

08-04-2013 19:41:32 | More by DefenCorps
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claspada

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

05-26-2013 17:03:58 | More by claspada
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dgilks

Australia

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

Clear straw colour. Small white head. Okay.

Light pilsner malt. Some tartness. Touches of coriander and lemon. Almost a little soapy. Very nice.

A lightly malt base that just supports the citrus and spice on the palate. This is so light that the yeast and spices are everything. Nice.

Light body with moderate carbonation. Crisp and lovely.

A refreshing beer. Crisp, tart, spicy and easy drinking. I like my Saisons a little stronger and intense but this isn't bad.

02-24-2013 04:33:38 | More by dgilks
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-29-2014 15:12:01 | More by atrocity
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cjgator3

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

12oz bottle

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
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-27-2014 23:38:57 | More by Boone757
Green Flash Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.