Green Flash / St. Feuillien Black Saison (Friendship Brew) | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash / St. Feuillien Black Saison (Friendship Brew)Green Flash / St. Feuillien Black Saison (Friendship Brew)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by thierrynantes on 01-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
18.94%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of ChicagoShakeAndBake26
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Oakenator
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark black with a decent head and good lacing. Aroma has spices coming through. This black Saison achieves what several others have struggled - the malts and spices complement each other. Sips seem to stack somewhat with a mint flavor coming through a bit later. Quality brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had at the Jamison pourhouse.
Came out a rich cola color. A beige head sits on top. Nicely carb'd.
Aroma finds sutle roasted malts and hints of possibly minted hops.
Taste is similar to the nose with a nice roasted malt component and somthing minty or herbal. perhaps they're the hops.
Drinks alittle bitter and dry yet sweet too.
A nice beer thats well balanced between malts spices and hops.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on January 25, 2014

It has a gorgeous dark brown pour with hints of red up to the light and a humongous lingering fluffy, tan head.

This is an aroma like nothing else. Spices explode on my nose including clove, ginger, nutmeg, coriander, juniper, allspice, and peppers. There is also a vibrant dark fruit character.

Medium body.

The flavor is more toned down than the nose but those unique spices do break out on my palate along with something like turmeric. Mildly bitter at the en but the spices hold vigil over everything else.

Only Okay by previous raters? I feel it is better than OK.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of thierrynantes
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from La Cervoiserie, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : dark brown color with tan creamy head.
Smell : spiced aroma and roasted malts.
Taste & mouthfeel : locorice nd roasted malty flavors, leading to dry bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Saison (near Stout)

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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked his one up at Sun Devil Liqours in Mesa, poured from a 12 oz bottle to a Ruination pint glass. I love Green Flash! This one was bottles 8/12/2012 so it's been sitting for just a little over a year.

A - 3.75 - Black beer with a ton of tan head that never goes away, leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Bottle has some kind of shield on a light blue label.

S - 3.75 - Some roasty malts, coffee, with a nice spicy and strong black pepper smell to it.

T - 4.00 - Black pepper, smoke, roasted malts, some coffee. Probably some other spices in there that I'm missing. It's actually a little spicy if you let it sit in your mouth. Hop bitterness definitely present. What an interesting beer! I don't think I've ever had anything like this before.

M - 3.75 - Medium mouth feel, spicy. Leaves a roasted black pepper aftertaste. Alc is covered.

O - 3.75 - Weird beer, but good. I think it may have gotten better sitting on the shelf for a year. I would definitely drink it again, especially to show my friends. It's so much different from anything else.

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3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A thick, fat tan head rests on top of a heavy black brew. It's between a finger and a half and two fingers high and sturdy. It leaves strong, creamy lacing in some pretty heavy patching.
This beer is one of the more interesting ones I've ever smelled or tasted. It's got an extremely distinct note of mint basil with piney hops and a touch of herb. The malt shows a touch of roast underneath. The basil being part of it, there's a hint of something like kitchen spicing mingling with a certain earthy nature as well.
Friendship has a medium body, and it's creamy with a crisp nip. It fills the mouth a bit, with an even creamier feel developing with the strong carbonation, which also makes it crisper even as it flows very cleanly and softly.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of amano_h
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Doc_Hops
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours black as night with a nice, frothy tan head.

S- Definitely a bit of roasted malt, but the citrus and yeasty notes typical of a saison really dominate the nose.

T- Very interesting. Quite bitter actually from the malt. Suggestions of bitter chocolate or coffee. A little bit of hop bitterness as well. Rounds out with some mild sweetness on the back end.

M- Medium to heavy bodied. Hardly any carbonation after it was poured.

O- Not bad. Very different and frankly a little over hyped. I was expecting great and got good. Would I drink it again? Probably if its aged a little longer to mellow out some of this bitterness.

Serving type- 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks for reading.

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Green Flash / St. Feuillien Black Saison (Friendship Brew) from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.59 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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