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

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

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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 18.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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Photo of buckyp
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

buckyp, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
3/5  rDev -8.3%

jaxon53, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of JGlitz87
3.39/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

JGlitz87, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.76/5  rDev +15%
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.

Brenden, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +30%

Molson2000, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of ROGUE16
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

ROGUE16, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Geert
3.09/5  rDev -5.5%
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).

Geert, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of jp312
3.5/5  rDev +7%

jp312, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of EFR94
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

EFR94, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of schaffer9252
3.5/5  rDev +7%

schaffer9252, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of ISmith87
3.86/5  rDev +18%
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.

ISmith87, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of ChicagoShakeAndBake26
4.75/5  rDev +45.3%

ChicagoShakeAndBake26, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of braedon_peluso
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

braedon_peluso, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of IronTom
3.5/5  rDev +7%

IronTom, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of The_Blodge
3.31/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

The_Blodge, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

kell50, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.5/5  rDev +7%

TheFightfan1, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Whiskeydeez, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of jjf3792
3/5  rDev -8.3%

jjf3792, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of BeerShoup
3/5  rDev -8.3%

BeerShoup, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap: Poured a deep black color ale with a small brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with some rustic malt notes. Taste is also dominated by rustic malt with light roasted malt notes and some light funky notes. Body is about average with medium carbonation. Interesting experiment but not necessarily something I would seek on a regular basis.

Phyl21ca, Jul 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Rihup, Jun 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Geuzedad, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of fuzzcherry
4/5  rDev +22.3%

fuzzcherry, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of brokentee
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

brokentee, Jun 14, 2013
Green Flash / St. Feuillien Black Saison (Friendship Brew) from Green Flash Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.