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

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Green Flash / St. Feuillien Friendship BrewGreen Flash / St. Feuillien Friendship Brew

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BA SCORE
75
okay

340 Ratings
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Ratings: 340
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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CDCNAM, Oct 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

dvmky, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Black pour with a towering, rocky white head. Retention is good. A network of spidery lacing clings stubbornly to the glass.

S: Funky and sour. Big whiff of black licorice. Clove, black pepper, and vague yeasty spice. Subtle hints of soot. Mandarin orange, tropical ester.

T: Lots of soot and charcoal all over the palate at the start. Big hit of black licorice follows shortly and stays throughout. Rose petal. Maybe ginger? Light funk and slightly sour/tart. Burnt crust. Clove and pepper. Pineapple and mandarin orange esters peek out toward the back end. Rustic yeasty funk again. Finishes with soot and burnt crust.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy. Moderate carbonation.

O: There's a lot of black licorice in this one, and that tends to be very polarizing (have we learned nothing from Stone Belgo Anise IRS?). And it's just a really odd mashup of flavors otherwise. This was a ballsy move, but it looks like the market has spoken. This has been a serious shelf dud.

ryan1788a5, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

WVbeergeek, Sep 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

ekalb31, Sep 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

millerbuffoon, Sep 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

civicm87, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

xnicknj, Aug 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

kell50, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of CookstLiquor
3.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a big tan head. The nose is a crazy mix of sour funk, herbal botanicals (anise/licorice) and saison yeast notes. On the palate it's very dry with notes of dry cocoa powder, Jaegermeister, funk and spice. The finish has lots of palate drying tannins and bitterness. Medium bodied. A very unique brew.

CookstLiquor, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

tbryan5, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

bluntedboywonder, Jul 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

smellandsip37, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Texasfan549, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

CWhite, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
3.26/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance is dark brown, looks just like a stout. Cocoa colored head starts with generous amounts and dissipates to a thin coating. Heavy lacing present. The nose is spice forward with heavy notes of clove, anise, and lemon zest. A bit of funk is present as well. Not getting anything from the dark malts... guessing there is some debittered black malt in the malt bill purely for the purpose of changing the color, can't say that I'm a fan of this technique. Taste is spicy, similar to nose. Clove and lemon are the predominant flavors with some funky yeast in there as well. Flavors don't really come together as the spice profile seems to leave a bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Overall, this is a mediocre saison that I would not recommend going out of the way for.

homebrew311, Jul 18, 2013
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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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pathman, Jul 16, 2013
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briandaube, Jul 14, 2013
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Sammy, Jul 08, 2013
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hipboy221, Jul 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

skaboom420, Jul 02, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -46%

itchytasty, Jul 01, 2013
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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
Green Flash / St. Feuillien Friendship Brew from Green Flash Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.