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 FLima
3.94/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with an incredible caramel head with great retention and leaving lots of laces. So this is a Dark Saison.
Refreshing funky aroma with a pleasant lemon tartness, Belgian yeast, spices and just a hint of cocoa powder.
Very original flavor, notes of coffee, a good deal of earthy and herbal hops, tons of spices (ginger, pepper, cloves, cardamon, so many that is hard to really say it for sure), anise, mint, pumpkin, licorice, green apple, finishing with a lemony tartness and dark chocolate.
Medium body with good carbonation, a bit effervescent.
Love or hate beer. Surprising taste, I was expecting the same usual average Saison taste; it actually reminded me of Jägermeister liquor with its medicinal flavor with Mexican mole! I found it much more interesting than most beers of its style, but it is definitely not for everyone, which may be the reason why this brew is underrated.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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1.25/5  rDev -63.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Black pour with a towering, rocky white head. Retention is good. A network of spidery lacing clings stubbornly to the glass.

S: Funky and sour. Big whiff of black licorice. Clove, black pepper, and vague yeasty spice. Subtle hints of soot. Mandarin orange, tropical ester.

T: Lots of soot and charcoal all over the palate at the start. Big hit of black licorice follows shortly and stays throughout. Rose petal. Maybe ginger? Light funk and slightly sour/tart. Burnt crust. Clove and pepper. Pineapple and mandarin orange esters peek out toward the back end. Rustic yeasty funk again. Finishes with soot and burnt crust.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy. Moderate carbonation.

O: There's a lot of black licorice in this one, and that tends to be very polarizing (have we learned nothing from Stone Belgo Anise IRS?). And it's just a really odd mashup of flavors otherwise. This was a ballsy move, but it looks like the market has spoken. This has been a serious shelf dud.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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