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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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325 Ratings
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 21.85%
Wants: 2
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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ste5venla

California

3/5  rDev -7.7%

11-03-2013 20:53:17 | More by ste5venla
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.26/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-28-2012 02:26:55 | More by Hanzo
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bigred89

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

03-31-2013 04:07:17 | More by bigred89
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buckyp

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

10-12-2012 23:29:48 | More by buckyp
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +23.1%

11-01-2012 04:31:59 | More by mdillon86
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev 0%

09-09-2013 01:23:23 | More by millerbuffoon
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-21-2013 19:08:05 | More by Ciocanelu
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david18

New York

3.25/5  rDev 0%

03-12-2014 20:24:44 | More by david18
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-30-2012 18:31:04 | More by st9647v3
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-14-2012 23:56:34 | More by Chugs13
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arizcards

Arizona

2.28/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Picked up a single from Total Wine in mid-November for $2.49.

Beer poured black as night with a nice tan head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is something out of a medicine cabinet with a bit of barnyard funk. The combo is terrible.

Taste is a muddled mess, the barnyard medicine cabinet ruins the beer. In the end the roasted malty hoppy backbone attempts to salvage this brew but cannot pull it off.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and kind of smooth.

Overall this is a bad of beer that i have had in a long time. I don't think i can finish it which says a lot as this rarely happens.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 00:07:36 | More by arizcards
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is black with a moderately-sized tan head. Head fades fairly quickly. Some lace.

Smell contains spices, along with roasted malt and ginger. Fairly weak smell.

Lots of spice in the taste. Cardamom sticks out for me, also white pepper and ginger. A malty base, somewhat roasted, with some Belgian yeast.

Medium bodied, strongly carbonated. Irritating.

Overall, meh. Pretty average.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2012 20:46:56 | More by jrenihan
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FLima

Brazil

3.95/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 23:11:19 | More by FLima
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jsh420

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

12-29-2012 05:25:52 | More by jsh420
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notchucknorris

California

3.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Green Flash

A: Pours black with a gorgeous fluffy khaki colored head. Really great retention.

S: A gpod amount of spiciniess in here. Cracked black pepper, cayenne, some roasted malt and some faint dark fruit.

T: A lot lighter than I expected. Roasted malt, some peppery hops and a lot of black pepper on the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2012 22:53:43 | More by notchucknorris
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass at Little Pub in Ridgefield, CT.

Pours very dark brown, good thick lasting head of foam. Lacing abound. Roasted smell, some pine. A touch funky. Taste is all at once an oaty fruity coffee. Fascinating blend. Some bitterness holds. Like a porter with an alter ego. Firm mouthfeel. Really good.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2012 11:28:39 | More by KTCamm
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.7%

11-07-2012 15:11:23 | More by JohneHoodlum
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beergorrilla

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

02-01-2013 23:20:09 | More by beergorrilla
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-03-2012 01:18:42 | More by whatname
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -53.8%

03-16-2014 10:55:47 | More by Fettpopps
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

11-23-2012 20:49:12 | More by hollywood_15063
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bashiba

Iowa

4.04/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a deep dark brown with a huge thick and creamy head, long lasting and tons of lacing.

The smell is loaded with spices I especially get a nice blast of ginger.

The flavor is very nice, with dry cocoa and ginger along with a light smokey roasted malt and a long lasting earthy bitterness.

The mouthfeel is both oily and dry. It has a thick resiny hop quality to it along with a long dry finish.

This beer is very easy to drink, nice and flavorful, like a well done spiced porter.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 03:43:26 | More by bashiba
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

11-13-2012 00:57:45 | More by zonker17
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Green Flash Friendship Brew has an enormous, soapy, light brown head and a very dark brown (essentially black) appearance, with brown highlights in evidence on the edges as light hits the glass. Lots of lacing is left behind. The aroma is of spices (white pepper?) and dark bread crust, with an underlying sweetness. Taste is of white pepper, other odd spices of some sort, black bread, and there is a wall of bitterness at the back end of the sip. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Green Flash Friendship Brew finishes dry, mellow, peculiar, and easy drinking. Overall, even though it’s a strange beer, it’s still quite nice.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 18:43:29 | More by RonaldTheriot
Green Flash / St. Feuillien Friendship Brew from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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