Little Green Dry Hop Saison | Flat Tail Brewing

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Little Green Dry Hop SaisonLittle Green Dry Hop Saison

Brewed by:
Flat Tail Brewing
Oregon, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by artoolemomo on 07-29-2013

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 42
Photo of goldendenizen
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A great farmhouse ale. Theres a slight dry hope nose but imo it wasnt needed. This brew is so damn tasty. If u like saisons, chk this local west coast beer out!

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Photo of dmquinn
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours into the glass a light yellow color. The head disappears quickly. Smells slightly sour and citrusy. Tastes more hoppy than traditional saison's, but I can't discern any unique flavors other than a slight spiciness. Maintains carbonation which makes it taste and feel like a mineral or seltzer water.

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Photo of EdTheEdge
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy pale gold with a nice foamy head that diminishes fast. Lots of lacing.
Not much of a nose, maybe some hops, yeast and a bit of wheat
Lots of hops for a saison and a bit of citrus giving it a nice tartness. No fruit , no spice that I can detect. Tastes more like a pale ale.
Nicely carbonated with a clean crispness. At 4.2% it is highly drinkable and refreshing session beer. I'd recommend it but I like their Kölsch better. Cheers!

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light golden color, great hop aroma. Taste is great! Very hop forward, with a pleasant saison finish. I could drink this all day every day. My only negative is that it feels a little over carbonated for my liking. Cheers!

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky light gold with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, Belgian yeast, spice, chalk, and slight tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, spice, and Belgian yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is light, tasty, and very easy to drink.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of beermeplz
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If I could get this beer, which is marketed as a session saison, for a session price, it would be a go-to. It is actually very tasty, with a piney hop profile very similar to Oskar Blues Pinner. Fans of hop-forward session IPAs should give this a try. It's a bit more funky/yeasty, but the hops still dominate. I could drink this all day.

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Photo of Hopinion
2.73/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A co-worker picked me up a few Oregon varieties for the holidays and this was one of the six he purchased for me. Saisons are really finnicky creatures. I feel like there is such a fine line between success and failure that it is really hard to tell what went wrong, especially considering this beer won a third place medal at the GABF.

The appearance of this beer is really pale and straw colored. In the Christmas lights it glows a very pale yellow with minimal carbonation. The nose is pretty weird. My brother-in-law suggested dirty feet and I have to say that is pretty spot-on. I could not smell anything after that.

I taste yeasty grapefruit and a very prominent mustiness with very little carbonation.

I would drink more from this brewery, but there is nothing here after reviewing my notes that would suggest I come back.

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pours up absolutely no head excepting a few bubbles which appear as if they would have formed a pure cotton white head. The body is hazy, pale straw/weak lemon which glows a sunny but muddy lemon color when held up to the light.

Nose- Not getting any saison notes yet but there is faint hop profile that has nice mustiness (think armpit or dirty feet). The bottle seems to suggest some citrus- maybe orange, maybe lemon. Pretty subdued but still enjoyable. Fades considerably after a few minutes.

Taste- Some citrus around the edges (orange, lemon) with some grapefruit bordering on orange peel. Hints of spice on the finish from the yeast. The mustiness of the nose is the most dominant aspect of the flavor profile but is rather mild. The spice (mostly clove, some coriander, some cinnamon) starts to fade as I drink more of this beer. At the moment, this beer is slightly above average as it lacks complexity and presence. It also seems somewhat thin. Some fruity esters- a splash of white grape. All around this is a fairly mediocre beer.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with practically no carbonation. This seems to be a real problem for this brewery. Some styles can sustain this but certainly not a saison. Somewhat of a dry finish.

Drinkability- Very sessionable and pretty cheap for a saison. Unfortunately, it's also pretty boring for a saison as well.

Overall- There's a reason these styles cost money. While this is not a bad beer, I'm on the fence as whether I should suggest trying it. At 5 bucks for a bomber, it won't hurt your wallet but it won't wow your taste buds either.

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Little Green Dry Hop Saison from Flat Tail Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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