Treasure Chest 2011 | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Treasure Chest 2011Treasure Chest 2011
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dmsohyea on 06-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
15.7%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +45.3%

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5/5  rDev +45.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Halcyondays
4.17/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz. bottle, thanks Andrew,

A: Pours a deep gold to orange with a firm white head leaving solid lace.

S: Very flowery, honeysuckle and daises, with some leathery Brett.

T: Strong direct citrus hop character which is matched well by the Brett. Hint of funk, leather, earth, reminds me a bit of Wild Devil.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth with some biting carbonation.

O: Green Flash makes another impressive Belgian-style brew, I'm glad I got to try this.

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Photo of jtingue
4.12/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to johndoe8 for this one. Poured into a tulip.

Appearance. hazy rose tinted amber in color. Pours with 4 fingers of head which slowly dissipates leaving a huge amount of sticky lace.

Smell. Split between floral and slightly herbaceous aromas and sour cherry. Joining this is a tangerine like citrus aroma. You can really just smell this one forever and inhabit it.

Taste. Starts out with a bitter citrus hop presence, with the tangerine noted in the aroma. The bitterness builds to take over for a bit. Huge floral flavors take over after a bit, and are accompanied by a slightly piney, resinous bitterness that is cloying at points. The finish is filled with the floral notes again, but more towards the yeast side than the hop side.

Mouthfeel. Huge amount of carbonation. This really allows those floral notes to dance on the palate.

I am really baffled that this one is not rated higher. This may be one of the better efforts I have had in the belgian IPA category. I absolutely love the aroma on this one. I can just smell it forever.

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4.04/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle on the release day. Taster glass.

A: Pours a dark yellow with one finger head. Some lacing and good head retention.

S: Smells pretty hoppy for a Belgian. Good piny and citrusy notes, and some clearly funky brett bubbling up underneath. Quite a complex aroma, not bad at all.

T: Taste follows the nose quite closely. Tastes like a nice, hoppy American pale ale with a good amount of brett. Some lemony flavors and some other various citrus fruit round out the finish. However, this one is nice and hoppy all the way through with some pleasant funk and a touch of sour. Some people had mentioned some band aid flavors, but I wasn't catching too much of that.

M: Medium carbonation and medium body. Nice, but nothing to write home about.

O: Overall an interesting beer that I think will change drastically as the brett has a chance to do it's thing. I love the hopped up attitude it had fresh, but will probably age gracefully.

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4.03/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not my kind of beer, but have been looking forward to trying this. I knew from the beginning I wouldn't be knocking it down even if I didn't like it. If I didn't like it I would not have given it a review.
Poured a dark golden brown with a white head that lingered for a bit. Sweet sugar, maple, orange peel, and slight citrus danced in the glass. Floral aroma hit the nose from the get-go. Sweetened up a bit-slightly hoppy. Very little note of hop, but it was there. I enjoyed it. Worth the case. When in San Diego visit Green Flash.

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of NickMunford
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Arrives a dark honey/amber color with a decent light tan head. Retention isn't a strong point, dissipating to nothing in about a minute.
Smell, once warmed a bit, is quite good. Well balanced mix of lightly roasted malt, hops, some light fruits, grass.
Taste is spot on to the nasal promise. Lightly roasted malts, grass, hops, light fruits (grape, apple). Well balanced, like an English style Pale Ale.
Body seems heavier at first but is really medium-light. Effervescence is nicely restrained. Grass lingers.

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3.92/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Spiegelau snifter.

A: Golden amber with a 3/4" fluffy white head. Nice lacing.

S: Brett/bready yeast, light strawberry, lemon rind, light band-aid, light stone fruit hop aroma, lightly floral. Very nice.

T: Citrus hops, bready yeast, light band-aid, a tad of brett funk, flower petal (floral) ass end. Not too bad, but the nose is the key player for this right now.

M: Medium/light body, nice crisp carbonation. Clean and refreshing.

D: Not my favorite BPA, but a nice offering. I am looking forward to drinking this every couple of weeks over the next couple of months or so to see how the brett evolves this.

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3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had On-tap @ Capitol Beer and Taproom in Sacramento, CA

Appearance - Served in a pint, the brew has a reddish copper tint with a half finger of head. Fair retention leads to a broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is mall and spotty, and leaves little stick.

Smell - Belgian yeast is apparent, as the sourness is prominent; also green banana and clove notes. Brown sugar. Caramel.

Taste - Follows the nose; strong belgian yeast character with some funky tartness, green banana and clove spice. Moderate sugary sweetness, teetering on caramel character. No real hop presence, outside a very faint, distant citrus note in the finish, but the finish is all about the emergence of caramel.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with a sticky feel. Low to medium carbonation. Goes down easy enough.

Overall - A good, near spectacular belgian brown. Reminiscent of a dunkelweizen in flavor, but with more tartness. Portions of the proceeds from this brew go toward breast cancer research, so it's a win-win all around.

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3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes taken at the source last week in SD. Said Treasure Chest Belgian Brown but here it says Pale Ale...

A- Dark red and brown bodied with an off white head. Creamy foamy texture to the cap and decent retention. Legs and spotty lace from a nice ring atop the brew.

S- Reminds me of an English brown here in ways, nutty and caramelized sugar malts, brown sugar, raisin, toasted toffee but some fruity Belgian yeast to distinguish.

T- Belgian yeast comes to life with a toasted malty caramel grain base. Has Trappist hints with raisin, dark fruits, cloves, phenols and some pepper, citrus zest. Candi sugar comes to mind.

MF- Foamy moderate carbonation and a creamy texture on the palate. Finishes somewhat spicy with a moderate body that works well with the flavors.

English brown malty feel and good Belgian yeast base. Flavors work well together in a style that I wouldn't mind seeing more of.

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Treasure Chest 2011 from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.44 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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