Beach House Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Beach House AleBeach House Ale
BA SCORE
69.1%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 149 ratings
Beach House AleBeach House Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Green Flash Summer Saison

Added by tonistruth on 09-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,197
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
149
Liked:
103
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
11.02%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of sammo
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of msarver16
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Chaney
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a DFH pint glass.

A: Poured an almost clear moderate yellow color, with a slight chill haze. The head was frothy and definitely had that inviting, foamy, frothy, summery look to it.

S: Spicy.... OMG! Farmhouse funk for sure, with a huge ginger component. Still, I could tell this was meant to be a highly gulpable, clean, saison.

T: Crisp, spicy, and flavorful. This was not the standard, unfiltered, "brace yourself the a spice bomb" fare that I'm used to siphoning. This was like a souped up Lager or Kolsch with farmhouse characteristics.

M: Just enough bitterness to add character and the spice component was still somewhat aggressive, yet not overbearing. Nice carbonation.

O: My only gripe is that this one really needs to be sold for about $9.99 in sixers. The whole 4.5% ABV, summer style, bomber thing just doesn't sit right with me....

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Photo of goldendenizen
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty true to the style (Saison). This is the first US brewed Saison I've had. As I've been told, French farmers would serve their workers this style; hence the low alcohol level. I love the unfiltered nature of Saison. Rustic and damn good! Wish they sold 6 packs of their Farmhouse Ale. Hope to see this all summer in SF!

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Photo of brutalist
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of zonker17
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of Nay
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saison Diego 4.20% ABV textbook saison, dry phenolic tiny bit tart, tiny bit funky, low ABV, thirt quenching. Lacks head and pils flavor and could be fruitier, but much more accurate saison than most. Nice haze for a mersh beer. A bit more wheat too might have been good to smooth out hop flavor and Brett pepperiness. or is that seeds of paradise?

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Photo of bambam2517
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed beautiful golden billowing white head, right off the bat as the lacing settles I get citrus, spicy yeast, and a slight peppery hint. Diving right into flavor, spiced mild citric notes with a mild Belgian yeast chalky/spiced character. More citrus comes out with each sip, a bit of mellow West Coast hops in the back end help it out, very drinkable more fruit esters super enjoyable Summer Saison. Mouthfeel is smooth sturdy carbonation carries the body well, nothing becomes rough or stagnant on the palate between sips other than a touch of lingering Belgian yeast spiciness. Overall a solid summer beer that I will reach for especially when it's only 4.5% abv and available in the summer heat prior to a ball game.

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Photo of hardcor33
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of theempire
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of JustinMatthew
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of Mikeymcglynnigan
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of rprinz22
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Fattsmagee
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of srandycarter
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am going to assume that 'Saison Diego' is another name for the Summer Saison. If not, let me know.

A - Murky wheat, stark white large head. Lots of cascading bubbles. Some foamy lace.

S - Barny, small malt profile, spicy citrus.

T - Ginger and orange peel is definitely apparent in layers of this straw like, lightly funked beer.

M - Light, medium body, good carb, good balance.

D - Easy drinker for sure!

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Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Slightly hazy golden color with a beast of a fluffy bone white head. Leaves some spotty lacing down the glass.

S: Has a really pleasant and light smell. Ginger, coriander, cinnamon, candied orange and a light bit of barnyard funk and phenols.

T: Unfortunately, not quite as good as the smell. Grains. And ginger, bready malt and some lighter hints of lemon and faint grassy hops. A pretty nice saison.

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Photo of PatrickSwayze
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Saison Diego

A: Extremely pale in color resembling a golden clear lager.

S: Ginger and fruit spices caress the nose and dominate the senses

T:Tthis one is a very delicious farmhouse ale with unique complexity  of gingerbread, grassy flavors with a mix of light citrus.

M: This one is uniquely dry which i love. The carbonation is high, flavor is bold and the tongue craves more.

O: A delicious saison that i would love to pair with a food combo. Not my favorite style but a great beer overall.

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Photo of abrethanson
2.76/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this on tap at the Green Flash Brewery.

Look - light copper and clear. Looks more like a Pilsner than a saison.

Smell - yeasty, airy, and a little like PBR.

Taste - Light breadiness with some vanilla. A hint of straw and funk. Pretty flat and watered down as well. Honestly the beer tasted pretty bland and there was not a lot of positives to go on unfortunately. The (2) of us tasting it agreed the best take was PBR without the sharpness of an aluminum can.

Overall - The Rayon Vert (comparable to a Saison) is one of my favorite beers so with their actual Saison I was expecting something very dry & complex with bready funk. I was very disappointed with this beer because Green Flash is one of my favorite breweries and Saison is my favorite style. I only had it this once as a taster so maybe it was bottom of the keg and had gone flat. Or maybe this was supposed to be more of a 'starter' Saison marketed to the blue collar man's man. I will try this again in hopes that this time was an aberration and I was sorely mistaken.

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Photo of brandonasplundh
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of JosiahS
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

glass: Tulip

a: Hazy orange/melon color with a foamy 3+ finger head, lots, LOTS of small bubbles rushing to the top.

s: Lots of soft, bright fruit on the nose, apricot, peach, lemon. Soft cracker aroma underneath. Overtones of lemon peal, peppercorn and floral hops.

t: A lot of those characteristics translate to the taste, soft fruit but a noticeable banana and clove flavor is present along with the signature "funk" which comes off to me like some malt liquors would taste like. Finishes a bit bitter, with lemon peel and some dryness and floral hops.

m: medium-bodied with high carbonation

o: A bit to carbonated but overall nice.

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Photo of PintOHops
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Glass - Tulip

A - A pretty clear straw color with lots of visible carbonation, and a 2-finger white head. The head retention seems to be decent, and I got some splotches left on my glass at the end.

S - Upfront is very noticeable grassy, lemon citrus and floral characteristics that almost comes off skunky. I also pick up soft cracker with banana and a touch of clove. Overall it smells citrusy and bright.

T - It's pretty astringent throughout. The first thing I get is lemon citrus and zests. Quickly following is soft cracker with banana and clove towards the finish. It finishes very dry and very astringent, with lite-moderate bitterness.

M - Highly carbonated with a tight champagne like crispness. Medium bodied.

O - I think the smell and the appearance are very inviting. I also liked the flavors of the beer, but I didn't like the high level of astringency and dryness of it. I felt that the carbonation was a bit to champagne like as well, and very filling. Overall I liked it but I wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of cdugan
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Beach House Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 69.1% out of 100 with 149 ratings
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