Green Flash / St. Feuillien Friendship Brew | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash / St. Feuillien Friendship BrewGreen Flash / St. Feuillien Friendship Brew
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by notchucknorris on 08-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
356
Reviews:
105
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
21.35%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 356 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of javlin624
1/5  rDev -70.8%

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1/5  rDev -70.8%

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1/5  rDev -70.8%

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1/5  rDev -70.8%

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1/5  rDev -70.8%

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1.25/5  rDev -63.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -63.5%

Photo of BDMao88
1.3/5  rDev -62%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A -It's very dark with a VERY thick head that is easily 3-4 fingers.

S - A very flat cola smell with a tiny bit of spice.

T - Horrible, this is the first beer I had to pour out it was that bad! I'm really surprised since this brewery makes amazing beer. It has a strange minty/super flat cola taste...it's a bit strange to describe.

M - has a light feel to it

O - I bought this beer twice to make sure I didn't pour it wrong to get the insane head on it or the horrible taste. I do not like this beer at all!

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Photo of ThinkRedEsq
1.49/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

My first BA review. Sorry to say it was for this. I had high expectations for this when I picked up a bomber. All I can really say is that it was like drinking a menthol cigarette. Disappointing. Good appearance and an enticing description, but I just did not enjoy this at all.

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1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

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1.51/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of drewone
1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of rseigel18
1.8/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This beer was all around awful. has the look of a stout and a little essence of a red ale but this beer was not friendly to the palate. Green flash is innovative and usually doesnt disappoint but a complete whif on this one. i usually like stronger beer such as ipa and dipa but this was so far away from anything that tasted like beer

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of Lawl3ss
2/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Chilled 22 oz. bomber into a 12-oz tulip. Bottled 7.31.12.

Look- Deep ruby brown, started with a glass full of foam, needed four pours to get it into the two tulips. Head is loose, pearlescent off-white, falls quickly. Sparse lacing.

Smell- Funky, lighter than expected. Spicy, minty, floral. No trace of darker malts. Dominated by the yeast.

Taste- Similar to the nose, light citrus, mint, funky, touches of roast and black malt here and there, but pretty vague- more like cola than anything. There are a number of things going on here but they don't add up to anything good- spices come across as medicinal. Finishes ashy and metallic, borderline unpleasant.

Mouthfeel- Prickly, dry-ish, medium heft. Coating, lingering listerine feel. 5.7%? I would have guessed at least 8% with how harsh it is.

Overall- It's got a feel that I generally associate with an infected homebrew- slick, overcarbonated, harsh, metallic finish. Vaguely reminiscent of a few of Jester King's wild yeast-spiked offerings, but theirs are actually good, whereas this one was pretty difficult to choke down. Feels sort of half-done, like they were shooting for something and fell short. I wouldn't buy it again and would probably pass if it was offered for free. A pity, as I generally like Green Flash.

I'm going to knock another half-point off of my overall score because the brewers chose to A) bottle the stuff and B) charge so much for it.

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

03/15/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. What were they thinking? This is way out of my zone.

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Green Flash / St. Feuillien Friendship Brew from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.42 out of 5 based on 356 ratings.
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