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

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345 Ratings
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Ratings: 345
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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1/5  rDev -69.1%

javlin624, Feb 28, 2014
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1/5  rDev -69.1%

AleHunter805, Jul 25, 2014
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1/5  rDev -69.1%

felixljr, Sep 20, 2012
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1/5  rDev -69.1%

wertschy, Mar 02, 2013
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1/5  rDev -69.1%

wanders0, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of BDMao88
1.25/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A -It's very dark with a VERY thick head that is easily 3-4 fingers.

S - A very flat cola smell with a tiny bit of spice.

T - Horrible, this is the first beer I had to pour out it was that bad! I'm really surprised since this brewery makes amazing beer. It has a strange minty/super flat cola taste...it's a bit strange to describe.

M - has a light feel to it

O - I bought this beer twice to make sure I didn't pour it wrong to get the insane head on it or the horrible taste. I do not like this beer at all!

BDMao88, Jan 27, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -61.4%

SquidVicious, Jan 18, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -61.4%

timoteo833, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of ThinkRedEsq
1.46/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

My first BA review. Sorry to say it was for this. I had high expectations for this when I picked up a bomber. All I can really say is that it was like drinking a menthol cigarette. Disappointing. Good appearance and an enticing description, but I just did not enjoy this at all.

ThinkRedEsq, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of nmann08
1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

nmann08, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of Fettpopps
1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

redblacks75, Wednesday at 07:26 PM
Photo of rseigel18
1.7/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This beer was all around awful. has the look of a stout and a little essence of a red ale but this beer was not friendly to the palate. Green flash is innovative and usually doesnt disappoint but a complete whif on this one. i usually like stronger beer such as ipa and dipa but this was so far away from anything that tasted like beer

rseigel18, Jul 17, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -46%

drewone, Nov 25, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -46%

pintofparadise, Jan 19, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -46%

itchytasty, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Lawl3ss
1.95/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Chilled 22 oz. bomber into a 12-oz tulip. Bottled 7.31.12.

Look- Deep ruby brown, started with a glass full of foam, needed four pours to get it into the two tulips. Head is loose, pearlescent off-white, falls quickly. Sparse lacing.

Smell- Funky, lighter than expected. Spicy, minty, floral. No trace of darker malts. Dominated by the yeast.

Taste- Similar to the nose, light citrus, mint, funky, touches of roast and black malt here and there, but pretty vague- more like cola than anything. There are a number of things going on here but they don't add up to anything good- spices come across as medicinal. Finishes ashy and metallic, borderline unpleasant.

Mouthfeel- Prickly, dry-ish, medium heft. Coating, lingering listerine feel. 5.7%? I would have guessed at least 8% with how harsh it is.

Overall- It's got a feel that I generally associate with an infected homebrew- slick, overcarbonated, harsh, metallic finish. Vaguely reminiscent of a few of Jester King's wild yeast-spiked offerings, but theirs are actually good, whereas this one was pretty difficult to choke down. Feels sort of half-done, like they were shooting for something and fell short. I wouldn't buy it again and would probably pass if it was offered for free. A pity, as I generally like Green Flash.

I'm going to knock another half-point off of my overall score because the brewers chose to A) bottle the stuff and B) charge so much for it.

Lawl3ss, Mar 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.3%

Sudsy_Malone, Feb 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.3%

banger7, Nov 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -38.3%

Brotton, Feb 02, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.3%

PsychoMantis, Oct 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -38.3%

Hermthegerm, Jan 12, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.3%

KiMiRaiK, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Tombomb
2/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Started out looking like a winner. Nice color and an interesting aroma. The nose was almost medicinal? Then the taste...had a hard time even getting it down. The face I made had the whole group laughing. So much so that they had to "see how bad it was" we all had the same reaction. I think it may have been infected or something. It had a distinct band-aid taste that was very unpleasent. One guy at the bar who was sipping his Sam Adams Winter lager had to ask what was so funny and decided to see how bad it was. We protested that the bartender should warn people before pouring that it was not for everyone. Very disapointed since I usually enjoy the offerings from Green Flash and normally like a saison...

Tombomb, Dec 24, 2012
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2/5  rDev -38.3%

03/15/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. What were they thinking? This is way out of my zone.

seedyone, Sep 06, 2014
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Green Flash / St. Feuillien Friendship Brew from Green Flash Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.