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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
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324 Ratings
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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 21.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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homebrew311

Illinois

3.26/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 06:17:46 | More by homebrew311
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rseigel18

California

1.7/5  rDev -47.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 05:55:44 | More by rseigel18
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

07-16-2013 02:07:20 | More by pathman
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briandaube

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +15%

07-14-2013 16:35:11 | More by briandaube
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +15%

07-08-2013 11:58:44 | More by Sammy
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hipboy221

California

3.75/5  rDev +15%

07-06-2013 08:53:13 | More by hipboy221
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

07-01-2013 23:40:03 | More by skaboom420
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itchytasty

Connecticut

1.75/5  rDev -46.3%

07-01-2013 21:52:19 | More by itchytasty
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ThinkRedEsq

California

1.46/5  rDev -55.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 04:26:07 | More by ThinkRedEsq
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jaxon53

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

06-13-2013 00:06:38 | More by jaxon53
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Bnoise11

California

4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

06-07-2013 01:18:27 | More by Bnoise11
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a nice deep amber (almost black) colour to it. It has a thick beige head that dies down slowly and leaves lovely lacing.

Aroma: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, spices, citrus and roasty malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet roasty malts, some yeast, spices and faint citrus.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Overall: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavours and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 01:33:58 | More by SebD
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Tncapehart

Wisconsin

2.78/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A - opaque, dark brown with good head and retention
S - lots of spice, peppery, a bit medicinal and floral
T - unbalanced. Too much spice with a pretty poor after taste. Different.
M - taste aside it's got an okay mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied with average carbonation
O - dumping it. I can't drink this.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 03:29:00 | More by Tncapehart
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Martinecu

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +38%

05-31-2013 21:01:22 | More by Martinecu
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eulerthegrape

California

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-31-2013 19:45:37 | More by eulerthegrape
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johntfox

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +15%

05-21-2013 17:38:32 | More by johntfox
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kbrown

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8%

05-17-2013 23:12:12 | More by kbrown
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3SH33TS

California

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

05-13-2013 02:12:43 | More by 3SH33TS
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.41/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

P: Black slightly transparent body with mahogany tint. A massive mountain if rocky brown ice cream float head. Great retention that settles to a creamy crown. 3 rings of lacing cling to the sides.

S: Roasted malt, cocoa nibs, dark fruits, cumin, cardamom, black pepper, clove and faint licorice. Earthy farmhouse yeast and roasted grains. Aroma is similar to the spring time gain laundry detergent.

T/M: Lots of char in the taste with a bouquet of floral hops, dark cocoa, chalky yeast and a bite of cayenne pepper midway through the swish. Sweetness from burnt molasses, brown sugar and dark fruits. Medium-full body boasting zesty carbonation. Finish is semi dry with lingering spice, wild onions and leaves a dirty grainy feel behind.

O: Super complex nose with a great a roasted earthy spiced profile that delivers sugary sweetness to bring balance. The aroma is the main attraction. Im not a huge fan of dark saisons but this one is pretty decent.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 18:09:33 | More by Hopswagger
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-11-2013 06:29:36 | More by YobroitsJoe
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cguidry44

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-08-2013 00:00:43 | More by cguidry44
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ChanChan

California

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-07-2013 19:38:04 | More by ChanChan
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Sure, they call themselves friends, but do they go bowling together? Anyway, this stuff pours a midnight russet-garnet topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises pumpernickel, light perfume, black pepper, clove, light ginger, brown sugar, cardamom, light candied orange peel, light toast, and a bit of licorice. Man, there's all sorts o' things goin' on here, I almost don't know what to do with it all. The taste generally brings in more of the same, though the toast is stronger and there pervades a strange bitterness and spiciness throughout, one that puts me off more than it intrigues me. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a dry-ish finish. Overall, this is an odd duck, indeed. It's aroma is more than complex and intriguing, but the corresponding flavors just don't meld well together at all, leaving me wondering why they lied to me in the first place. Not the basis of a strong and prosperous friendship, if you ask me...

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 07:17:04 | More by TMoney2591
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.9/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Quite black with a cocoa-colored, bubbly, froth head; lacing is really nice

S: Spicy and fruity: bananas, cloves, apples, pepper, rosemary, anise; also bready and a touch of chocolatey; a strange but strangely appetizing blend of aromas

T: Grassy herbal flavors mingle with spicy fruity flavors: subtle anise, mint, grass, banana, cloves; this is weird but unlike most of the review, I like this

F: Sticky, medium body; good mouth feel

O: Strange. But a really interesting beer nonetheless: roasty, spicy, grassy, herbaly; frankly, though, I like it

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 13:08:23 | More by dbossman
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-01-2013 20:05:54 | More by ShemRahBoo
Green Flash / St. Feuillien Friendship Brew from Green Flash Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.