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 hpthebull
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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 JupiterJesus
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Pecan
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of warnerry
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of tbone1384
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of funkel81
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of bigfnjoe
2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip

A- pours a very cloudy shade of orange with an extremely huge white head that fades quickly. Nice carb, beer is hideous though

S- light citrus, mild funk. Can't get a good grip on this

T- brett is loaded up in this one, not much else going on there

M- paper thin. Bleh

O- not a huge fan. Really boring

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

Appearance: Amber pour, big white head that leaves some lacing
Smell: Lots of yeast and bread
Taste: Not good, some off notes, lots of yeast and bread, brett also
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, high carbonation
Overall: A bit off, would not purchase again.

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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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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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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Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of iSrALE
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of FutureJack
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of Chaney
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thank you Cocoapuph for sending this one to me. I salute you sir...

I poured this into my Stone Brewing Co. pint glass.

A: I got a mild haze on an otherwise golden brew. The slight reddish tint only added to the experience. The head was about 4+ fingers... but who's counting?

S: Quite a bit of grass and hay on this one... along with a good bit of CO2. I also got a bit of sourness, along with some stomach acid.

T: A bit thin and watery actually, but not nearly as bad as some have mentioned here on BA. This taste like a very, very watered down stellar Belgian IPA.

M: Enough carbonation I guess.... dunno. Bitter in a lawn clipping sort of way, but somewhat rotten in a rotten fruit sort of way. the frothy lacing was somewhat ridiculous.

O: While it was quite a treat to get to try this one (thank you Cocoapuph!), I'm not sure I would order it if I were in a bar in San Diego.

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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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Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of nanobrew
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of biglobo8971
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thank you Jodan for this bottle.
poured from bottle into a pub glass
faint orange with a reddish hue. Very fizzy head with lacing present the whole glass.
taste is very bready, with a faint hint of hops. The yeast is the most present taste. The resoning taste is bitter hops.
The mouthfeel takes a hit because this beer is very carbonated. Almost seltzer like, very fizzy. Almost to the annoying stage.
Overall not a bad beer, not my favorite Green Flash, would drink again, but not actively search for it.

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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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