Green Flash Little Freak | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Green Flash Little FreakGreen Flash Little Freak
BA SCORE
80.9%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 47 ratings
Green Flash Little FreakGreen Flash Little Freak
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 06-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
47
Liked:
38
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
9.93%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Bittercreek for the GF tap takeover... Pours mostly clear golden with a sudsy white head.. Slightly sour notes come from the barrel I would guess..

The GF guys said this was an older keg from before the rebranding (probably 2 years old) and the bugs had some time to make this a bit more tart and aromatic... I guess I agree.. Pretty damn complex for a lower ABV sour.

3.75/3.75/3.5/3.5/3.5

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.34/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Way over 1" of head here on a yellow beer, it was probably even bigger than 2". Kept the carbonation though even after that big sell off. Aroma brought all kinds of fruit like pear and apple combos, then some spice rack. Very phenolic in its send off to the tongue.

This has a pungent yeast profile, they don't mince that at all. Kind of a good beer to reset your palate with because it cuts through just about anything.

I dunno, I like Green Flash's hoppy stuff and not much else, but if you like a pungent belgianesque yeast profile, this might be your saison.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of julielynndubee
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

So much flavor coaxed out of this one, the Brett readily apparent, as well as some barrel-aging (not sure if this is just straight oak or previously used wine barrel. I think the latter.) This is a fantastic beer, sort of along the lines of aged Hill Farmstead Clara or Firestone Walker's Lil Opal.

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Photo of whatsajessica
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robgage
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of fox227
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Ciego89
4.84/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of dwagner003
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Flash09
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Steve84
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of metter98
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of white wine are present in the nose along with notes of funk.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but the sourness and funkiness from the brett are a little stronger and balance against the wine barrel flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart and dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but has lots of complexities in the smell and taste that make this a beer you want to sip and savor.

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Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JohnParadee
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Boston_Steve
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i wish this would go into production and distro sooner than it is scheduled to, its so darn tasty. a blonde bretty brew aged in wine barrels, chardonnay from what my palate tells me, but i could be wrong. pale and hazy yellow hue to this, with chunks of yeast cake floating around by mid pour. lots in the bottom of the bottle. the nose is awesome, dry as they come, moderately acidic more from the wine than any bacterial activity, and smelling like new oak and wheat malt, its really nice. the flavor is all of the above, with the brett adding quite a bit of funk, and the wine flavors really taking over the finish of a beer that draws elements from both rayon vert and le freak, i think its highly successful, and sessionable as can be at a nice low abv. a flavorful blonde beer, thats where its at for warm weather. carbonation is rampant, refreshment is high, and the finish is dry and clean for how complex it is. one of the best green flash beers ive had, and i would love to have a fridge full of it. ive heard its a year or two away from colorado release, but i am already stoked for the day it arrives. awesome beer.

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Green Flash Little Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 80.9% out of 100 with 47 ratings
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