Green Flash Grand Cru | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Grand CruGreen Flash Grand Cru
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:
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Added by kleffman on 03-03-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
450
Reviews:
176
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
34
For Trade:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budinetz
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a goblet. No bottle date, but was purchased over 18 months ago.

Pours a deep amber color with minimal head. Very poor head retention and no visible lacing detected. Smells of raisins, caramel malt, fig, candied sugar. Not the most amazing nose for a Grand Cru. Tastes of rich, sweet malts, figs, with a bitter hop finish that takes a while to present itself. Once you lick your lips you can taste the malty, figgy, raisony, flavors...it's pretty awesome. Mouthfeel is pretty decent. Slick on the palate and not overly carbonated. Good feel for the style. Overall a solid brew that represents the style. Not really my favorite though, as there are better Geand Cru beers out there, but a good American representation of the style. Worth trying once.

Cheers!

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3.6/5  rDev -5%

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4.4/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.11/5  rDev -17.9%

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Photo of KFBR392
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%

Bottled 10/30/12

Appearance: pours with a finger of khaki tan head which quickly and loudly dissipated to the edges of the glass. The color is dark brown. Low carbonation at this point.

Smell: Plums, figs, and huge waves of dark fruits wash over the front of the nose. Buttery yeast, rye bread, vanilla, toffee, and some sweet muscat grape aromas shine on the body. Spices continue to dance into the finish and really win out in the end.

Taste: Bouquet of dark fruits hits the drinker first, quickly being replaced but toffee and vanilla sweetness. Plums, spices, and oak open up on the body with accents of sweet malts really pop. A light sting of alcohol on the finish followed by lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Really easy drinking for a bigger beer. Love the lingering sweetness throughout from the fruits and malt. Carbonation being on the lower side really allows all the flavors to shine through on the palate.

Overall: This is drinking like a dream. Toffee, vanilla, dark fruits, and rye bread all come together to create a heck of a drinking experience. Well done Green Flash.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

A 12oz bottle picked up at Brusin Ales in Asheville, NC Sep, 2014. Bottled on date of October 30, 2013

A - Deep amber with no clarity, 2 fingers of full head that never recede, and lace all over the glass. Perfect appearance

A - Sticky belgian candy yeast and raisins, prunes and grapes.

T - Sweet with toffee, belgian candy, brown sugar. Tasty as hell. Nice malt backbone to balance it out. Some citrus hops towards the end pack a nice punch too. Well done!

M - Highly carbonated and full bodied. Slick and oily aftertaste and well hidden ABV.

O - An awesome Grand Cru. Green Flash always impresses. Glad to finally find this one. They don't ship it to GA for reasons unknown.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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