Green Flash Grand Cru | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kleffman on 03-03-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
450
Reviews:
176
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
34
For Trade:
1
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Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of descobar
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

vintage 2012
Smell: figs and plums and dark candy sugar that spells lots of sweetness up front. some bold vinous notes and yeast derived spicy notes.
Look: pours brown with a 1/2 " thick tan head with minimal retention. the ale is hazy, almost muddy. no lacing was observed in my snifter.
Taste: toffee, dark fruits and candy sugar is all over this giving it more than medium sweetness. the attempt at balance comes from significant bitterness that produces very assertive astringency. I begin to detect some stale malt notes to show a bit of negative aging.
Feel: this is a full bodied ale, with rich, sticky, almost chewy texture. the carbonation is moderate to high and the astringency that blasts the palate could almost be called intense.
Overall: starting to show signs that its had its better days (maybe a year or year and a half ago). although, I could see lots of people still enjoying this if they are craving for a high abv, complex and full flavored Belgian styled ale that is on the intense side.

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Photo of teraflx
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imonhiatus
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

vintage bottle, 2013? watery purple, fairly oxidized. not a great brew. not bad, just not great. lacks the body and vibe of the authentic Belgian classics. didn't age that gracefully.

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Photo of glass_house
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardAbbey
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Techichi
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
2.66/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Cylinsier
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz from 2013

Pours a cloudy reddish brown, light tan head retains as a film.

Smells of apple, pecan, walnut, fig, cherry, and brown sugar malt.

Tastes of bready malts, apples, toffee, pecan and brown sugar.

Full body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Fantastic brew, lots of flavor and aroma. Very rich and chewy. Definitely worth a try, lots to like here.

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Photo of MNBeer1017
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LouZ
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eawolff99
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evan
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sdeese21
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burkbom23
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2Bstout
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tekstr1der
4.36/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark reddish-brown pour with thin tan head. Smells of raisins, toast, and alcohol. Heavy fruit flavor with some alcohol, but finishes pretty clean. What’s left is a nice malty lingering aftertaste.

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Green Flash Grand Cru from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.79 out of 5 based on 450 ratings.
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