Green Flash / St. Feuillien Friendship Brew - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by falloutsnow:
3.6/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From: Beertopia, Omaha, NE
Date: Bottled 8/7/2012
Glass: New Belgium globe glass
This is a good, if unexpected, seasonal from Green Flash and St. Feullien that combines a pleasing mixture of cardamom, roasted malt, and Brettanomyces characters into an easily drinkable, dark saison.
Pours a 2cm head of brown foam composed of small to medium-sized bubbles, which has better than average retention as is gradually subsides to a thin film atop the body of the beer, with clumps of foam with larger-sized bubbles scattered randomly throughout. Leaves generous clumps and streaks of lacing along the entire glass as the head declines, which are renewed with each sip. Body is an opaque dark brown to black color, carbonation not visible as such.
Strong aroma of cardamom, some Brettanomyces burnt plastic and dust, and a bit of roasted malt in the background. Interesting, a bit chai-like, slightly unidimensional, but enjoyable.
Tasting opens with cardamom and Brettanomyces character in the form of mild burnt plastic and dust. Mid-palate picks up further on cardamom, mild farmhouse-like Brettanomyces character and roasted malt; back of palate detects these along with a mild bitterness. Aftertaste is where bitterness increases substantially, along with some roasted malt, and slight sweetness.
Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with medium level carbonation. The result is a fairly smooth mouthfeel with minor fizziness. Finishes very dry, astringent, as one would probably expect from the amount of cardamom in this beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2012 05:15:09 | More by falloutsnow
More User Reviews:
3.76/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I had this super fresh when it first came out at Beer Revolution in Oakland on tap. I sorta liked it, but overall my impression is that this is too heavy on the hops and too light on the herbal and fresh Saison notes. You end up getting something more like a slightly watered down white IPA rather than a Saison. Oh well.
Serving type: on-tap
04-20-2014 02:46:41 | More by Georgiabeer
3.95/5 rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Dark brown color with an incredible caramel head with great retention and leaving lots of laces. So this is a Dark Saison.
Refreshing funky aroma with a pleasant lemon tartness, Belgian yeast, spices and just a hint of cocoa powder.
Very original flavor, notes of coffee, a good deal of earthy and herbal hops, tons of spices (ginger, pepper, cloves, cardamon, so many that is hard to really say it for sure), anise, mint, pumpkin, licorice, green apple, finishing with a lemony tartness and dark chocolate.
Medium body with good carbonation, a bit effervescent.
Love or hate beer. Surprising taste, I was expecting the same usual average Saison taste; it actually reminded me of Jägermeister liquor with its medicinal flavor with Mexican mole! I found it much more interesting than most beers of its style, but it is definitely not for everyone, which may be the reason why this brew is underrated.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2014 23:11:19 | More by FLima
Green Flash / St. Feuillien Friendship Brew from Green Flash Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.