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Green Flash / St. Feuillien Friendship Brew - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 21.91%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: notchucknorris on 08-29-2012)
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ninaturner, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

ajsuper1221, Dec 03, 2012
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AngusOg, Nov 14, 2013
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GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

Brinks, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Kendo
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bomber into aDuvel tulip glass. Body is black with a 2-finger milkshake-colored, fairly dense head - looks more like a stout or American porter than anything. Good rings of lace.

S: Florally, perfumey hops over a touch of coffee beans and chocolate. Hint of spice.

T: Spice shows up more prominently in the taste. Malty stuff is there too: slightly burnt toast and char, a touch of dark chocolate or bakers chocolate and molasses. Finishes dry, with a lingering taste of char and bitter, roasted coffee beans. Also some spice towards the back end that I'm having a hard time pinning down - maybe ginger? For some reason "wood" comes to mind. . . . Overall this one drinks like a cross between a porter and a saison.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is active but non-obtrusive .

O: Good stuff. An interesting collaboration beer that actually seems like a collaboration - i.e., a blending of different styles into something new and unique, marrying elements from both brewers. Here, I get San Diego and Belgium. Neat.

Kendo, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

sloelco, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

kendellmarie, Oct 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

rturn2, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

cfinch2, Oct 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A dark brown/black with zero clarity. Lots of tan head and sticky lace left all over the glass all the way down

S - Mild barnyard funk, dried fruit and berries

T - Wow, all sorts of things going on in the taste. Nutmeg, berries, cocoa, smokiness, belgian funk, with

M - Well carbonated and somehow, with all thats going on in it, well balanced.

O - Never had one like this before. Lots of flavors and funkiness, but somehow it works. Well done!

BeerDawgs, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

rm9679, Nov 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

hpthebull, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

brandonld23, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

Gagnonsux, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

carrollmel7, Oct 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

JonnyG, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

MarkyMOD, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

fdig23, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

wceaton, Oct 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured an opaque black with fluffy tan head.
S: It smelled like allspice and clove, with some pumpkin bread and grassy hops and horse blanket.
T: It tasted like grassy hops and allspice and pumpkin bread, with some clove and copper and horse blanket. It had a clean and funky and earthy aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with lots of carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a nice spicy beer, perfect for the holidays. The scent and taste were complex and enjoyable, and the body was fitting. The finish was smooth too, so it was easy to drink. Nice unique brew (surprisingly better than the black saison collaboration with Stone, Evil Twin, and Stillwater).

Pencible, Mar 02, 2013
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BoRaeCho, Sep 19, 2012
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JimmyFlatRock, Dec 03, 2012
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Giantspace, Sep 23, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +21.9%
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.

FLima, Jan 13, 2014
Green Flash / St. Feuillien Friendship Brew from Green Flash Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.