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Green Flash / St. Feuillien Black Saison (Friendship Brew) - Green Flash Brewing Co.

Green Flash / St. Feuillien Black Saison (Friendship Brew)Green Flash / St. Feuillien Black Saison (Friendship Brew)

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 19.82%


Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thierrynantes on 01-04-2013)
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Reviews by thierrynantes:
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thierrynantes

France

3.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from La Cervoiserie, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : dark brown color with tan creamy head.
Smell : spiced aroma and roasted malts.
Taste & mouthfeel : locorice nd roasted malty flavors, leading to dry bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Saison (near Stout)

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2013 18:13:59 | More by thierrynantes
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

04-07-2014 17:55:02 | More by OregonGrown7
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

1.75/5  rDev -46.6%

03-14-2014 03:48:23 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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thkrb99

California

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

03-12-2014 18:24:59 | More by thkrb99
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -46.6%

03-10-2014 17:23:59 | More by ShanePB
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on January 25, 2014

It has a gorgeous dark brown pour with hints of red up to the light and a humongous lingering fluffy, tan head.

This is an aroma like nothing else. Spices explode on my nose including clove, ginger, nutmeg, coriander, juniper, allspice, and peppers. There is also a vibrant dark fruit character.

Medium body.

The flavor is more toned down than the nose but those unique spices do break out on my palate along with something like turmeric. Mildly bitter at the en but the spices hold vigil over everything else.

Only Okay by previous raters? I feel it is better than OK.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 22:59:11 | More by puboflyons
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

01-24-2014 11:24:20 | More by jmsedgwick
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crowbar540

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -8.5%

01-06-2014 04:35:51 | More by crowbar540
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

12-03-2013 18:27:05 | More by Bjlps
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

11-24-2013 22:34:13 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-17-2013 03:35:01 | More by buckyp
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -8.5%

11-02-2013 15:10:09 | More by jaxon53
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JGlitz87

Texas

3.39/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Huge thick tan head. Hold well and leaves alot of lacing down the side. Almost black in color. Unfortunately this is the best part about the beer.

S: Lots of yeast. Slight funk.

T: Typical saison with a bit of currant, which is slightly strange. Large head at times give a bit of an off putting taste to sips.

F: Highly carbonated and a thin bodied.

O: Disappointing considering what these two breweries typically produce. OK, but far from special.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 04:43:16 | More by JGlitz87
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Brenden

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A thick, fat tan head rests on top of a heavy black brew. It's between a finger and a half and two fingers high and sturdy. It leaves strong, creamy lacing in some pretty heavy patching.
This beer is one of the more interesting ones I've ever smelled or tasted. It's got an extremely distinct note of mint basil with piney hops and a touch of herb. The malt shows a touch of roast underneath. The basil being part of it, there's a hint of something like kitchen spicing mingling with a certain earthy nature as well.
Friendship has a medium body, and it's creamy with a crisp nip. It fills the mouth a bit, with an even creamier feel developing with the strong carbonation, which also makes it crisper even as it flows very cleanly and softly.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2013 17:04:38 | More by Brenden
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

10-04-2013 19:20:52 | More by Molson2000
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-01-2013 14:23:35 | More by ROGUE16
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Geert

Netherlands

3.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Very dark (black), but clear. Very nice thick dense head.
S: Dark roasted malt, some fresh/green hoparoma and yeasty phenolics. Doesn't have the typical saison-aroma though.
T: Mainly dark-roast, nice maltiness. Has more of a stout-taste than saison.
M: Very dry, highly carbonated.
O: More a hoppy belgian stout, than a (black) saison. Doesn't have the yeast character/finesses of a great Saison (like the St. Feuillien).

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 19:04:38 | More by Geert
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

09-22-2013 21:47:50 | More by jp312
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-22-2013 01:23:03 | More by EFR94
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schaffer9252

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

09-09-2013 00:33:04 | More by schaffer9252
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ISmith87

Arizona

3.86/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked his one up at Sun Devil Liqours in Mesa, poured from a 12 oz bottle to a Ruination pint glass. I love Green Flash! This one was bottles 8/12/2012 so it's been sitting for just a little over a year.

A - 3.75 - Black beer with a ton of tan head that never goes away, leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Bottle has some kind of shield on a light blue label.

S - 3.75 - Some roasty malts, coffee, with a nice spicy and strong black pepper smell to it.

T - 4.00 - Black pepper, smoke, roasted malts, some coffee. Probably some other spices in there that I'm missing. It's actually a little spicy if you let it sit in your mouth. Hop bitterness definitely present. What an interesting beer! I don't think I've ever had anything like this before.

M - 3.75 - Medium mouth feel, spicy. Leaves a roasted black pepper aftertaste. Alc is covered.

O - 3.75 - Weird beer, but good. I think it may have gotten better sitting on the shelf for a year. I would definitely drink it again, especially to show my friends. It's so much different from anything else.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 19:52:03 | More by ISmith87
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +44.8%

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braedon_peluso

New York

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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IronTom

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

08-18-2013 19:14:47 | More by IronTom
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The_Blodge

Ohio

3.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Served in a tulip glass from a bottle. Inky black with a tremendous tan head. Head slow to dissipate.

S: Some barn-yardy smells. Spicy on the nose as would be typical for a saison. Lemon grass.

T: Up front there is a subtle citrus that slowly washes over the tounge. Finishes dry with a slight tobacco/roast character that lingers.

M: Light body and dry finish. Highly carbonated as one would expect.

O: Not a bad beer. I would consider this more of a novelty than a stellar example of a saison.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 20:50:19 | More by The_Blodge
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Green Flash / St. Feuillien Black Saison (Friendship Brew) from Green Flash Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.