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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

335 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 21.91%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +8%

kjkinsey, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

Vanz, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Griffith, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of FLima
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
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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

nh2032, Jan 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

rrski198, Jan 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

michaelpauling, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

rturn2, Dec 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Yanka, Dec 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

archero, Dec 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

BrandonOakes, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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

AngusOg, Nov 14, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -61.4%

timoteo833, Nov 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

ste5venla, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Travis1221, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

zestar, Oct 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Danobold, Oct 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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

dvmky, Oct 02, 2013
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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
Green Flash / St. Feuillien Friendship Brew from Green Flash Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.