Beach House Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
147
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.29%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 75 | Ratings: 147
Photo of BretSikkink
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden, murky, with a shortish white head. Retention is superb, lacing is okay.

Orange blossom and apple come out in the nose, along with the sweetness of a pale malt. Hops are present but out of the way. Lightness is the only knock.

Lots more citrics in the flavor along with the complexity of some additional spices. Somewhat dry but not too much, somewhat thin, but not too much. Actually this is quite full for a saison.

Tons of flavor for the size; it's very fruity and quaffing. Perhaps some people don't take it very seriously as a result, but I'm impressed.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.86/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at the Beachwood BBQ, in Seal Beach, CA, had 2 servings because it was so good,

A: Pours a bright golden colour, with a somewhat fizzy white head which has surprisingly good retention and leaves some nice Belgian lacing.

S: Great nose, one of the best smelling beers I have had in a long time, fruit, flowers, orange, smells a lot like a summer meadow.

T: Taste is fantastic, lemon zest, sweet orange, mixes with mild coriander spice and pepper, malty, dry, but has enough residual sugar to bring it to the forefront at times, yeast brings some Granny Smith apple character adding tart acidity to the already complex flavour, absolutely delicious, the best Saison I have ever had.

M: Mouthfeel is superb for this style of beer, dry, smooth, very easy to drink.

D: This beer is real good, could have drunk this all day if it weren't $5.50 a pop, would drink this wherever it's on-tap, haven't been this excited about a new brew since PtE and Firestone 11, how do they get that much flavour into a 4.5% beer? Great job Green Flash.

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

On-tap at the brewery so why the hell not? Golden color , slight spicy smell.The taste was clean with a little spiciness but very refreshing. This would be an awesome summer beer for barbecues and sitting outside. Nice stuff but that is not surprising for Green Flash.

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Photo of Floydster
2.67/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 ounce goblet at Liar's Club in Mission Beach, San Diego

First taste was good, but then gets too sweet

Golden color with a 1/4 inch white head

Far too fruity with oranges taking over any other tastes

Tasted like Tropicana juice had been thrown into the mix with beer

People made a big deal out of this summer seasonal at the bar, but I could have done without it

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Photo of tonistruth
2.83/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on tap @ Hamilton's in San Diego, CA

A- hazy gold, elegant 1 1/2" white head, good retent, spotty and thin white lacing

S- floral, grainy, wheat

T- wet grain, strong wheat character, malt sweetness, simple, grassy

M- medium body, crisp, coarse from carbonation

D- does summer mean boring? decent at best. a good brewery shouldn't dumb down a good style for "summer"

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Beach House Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.81 out of 5 based on 147 ratings.
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