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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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Green Flash Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but nothing too exciting.

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of oline73
2.36/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear amber color with two fingers of thick off white head. Decent retention.

Smell: A lot funkier than I thought it would be. A strong sour/funky note from the yeast dominates. There are some citrus and herbal qualities, but mostly funk.

Taste: Very funky and hoppy at the same time. This creates a very medicinal/band aid type taste that I can't say I am a fan of. Some sweetness and hop bitterness, but I can't get past the off flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, aggressively tingly carbonation, slightly dry finish.

Overall: Didn't really enjoy the smell of this beer, and the taste was worse. I wouldn't have another.

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Photo of brentk56
2.77/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Just like the label, this beer is a real looker, with a massive head sitting atop the pale amber liquid, just as pleased with herself as she could be; nice lace, too

Smell: The chick on the label looks a bit skanky, however, and the aroma here reinforces that impression, with a phenolic, rubbery edge as well as a sweaty character

Taste: Up front, the taste is not so bad, with a Belgian malt character, but by mid-palate, the hops and the phenols start to battle it out; after the swallow, the band-aid flavor that others have noted asserts itself

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: How could Green Flash have done so well with Rayon Vert yet messed it up so badly with this one, particularly in support of such a worthy cause?

Thanks, jodan, for the opportunity

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of largadeer
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks alex for this rare brewery only tick it was amazingly rare amber dark good retention nice lace smells like flowers manure strawberries tastes boring bitter pale ale Belgian yeast subtle faint spiciness weak finish thin body decent beer at least it's a good cause (boobs)

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Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Brian for picking up a case of this and splitting part of it with me.

A: The pour is amber in color with a rather large white head.

S: I like the smell on this one. Floral and spicy with quite a lot of yeast. There's a mild bread note and not much sweetness. Not a super pronounced Brettanomyces character, but there is a bit of leather to it.

T: The flavor isn't quite as good. Spicy and yeasty, with some light floral notes. The Brettanomyces character is once again subdued in terms of the flavors. Bready malt is about all the sweetness this one has. A light bitterness and maybe just a hint of fruit.

M: The body is somewhat light with a crisp, dry feel and high carbonation.

O: This seems to be a somewhat polarizing beer. I thought it was nice, but others didn't like it so much. To each his own.

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Photo of Lare453
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MasterSki
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to jodan for this brewery exclusive extra. Apparently I'm supporting boobs with this one. Served in a Darkness snifter.

A - Pours with a finger-plus of white foam that has good retention and leaves behind solid glass-coating lace. Hazy orange-apricot body.

S - Floral hops, Belgian yeast, a sharp tangy phenolic note, and plenty of fruity esters, particularly strawberry. A bit of medicinal funk as well.

T - Taste is sort of dull. Grain and peppery Belgian yeast. There's some mild hop bitterness in the finish. Very bready, and not particularly sweet.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, lightly grainy texture, and a touch of warming alcohol in the finish.

D - It's a pretty average Belgian Pale Ale, with a bit more on the aromatic hop side of things. Love the cause but wish Green Flash had put as much effort into this as Russian River did.

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Photo of drabmuh
2.81/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this tick with me at my place the other day. The label is the best part about this beer unfortunately.

Beer is yellow, mostly clear, huge head, decent retention, white, medium and large bubbles, minimal lacing, lots of carbonation. Looks OK I guess.

Aroma is like a cheaper version of Orvall but not in a good way, bandaids all the way. Smells like a Brett c beer.

Apparently a Brett c contamination, beer is thin, airy on the palate but dry and medicinal. Harsh, strong, difficult to drink, didn't drink much of it anyway, not a repeat.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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 HopHead84
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

8/10/2011

Bottle opened at home and poured into a snifter. I've had three of four of these since the release, but never properly reviewed one.

A: Dark orange with a slight haze (chill haze, perhaps) and a mountain of white froth that lingers for a few minutes before receding into a thin white layer. Lacing forms sheets on the glass.

S: Apple, pineapple, and a dash of breadiness. Floral notes abound. There's evident clove and a touch of band aid, the strength of which has waned since the beer's release.

T: A peppery spiciness accompanies floral notes and a light earthy, piney bitterness. Fruit reminds me of apple and pear. There's a little band aid midpalate, but it's mild and seems to be fading each time I try this. Malt is light and bready. The finish is dry and spicy.

M: Lower medium body with a lower high level of carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry and crisp.

Overall: This gets better each time I try it, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. Refreshing, light, and easy to drink.

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Photo of cbutova
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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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a cloudy orange with a huge cream colored head. Good retention, mild lacing left on the glass.

S - Yeast, bannana, nuts, and floral.

T - Just like the smells, but with a hop bite.

D - Loads of carbonation.

O - Good, and you can feel the Belgium presence.

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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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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