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

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

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

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.

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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap: Poured a deep black color ale with a small brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with some rustic malt notes. Taste is also dominated by rustic malt with light roasted malt notes and some light funky notes. Body is about average with medium carbonation. Interesting experiment but not necessarily something I would seek on a regular basis.

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2/5  rDev -39%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ShanePB
1.75/5  rDev -46.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of puboflyons
4.13/5  rDev +25.9%
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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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Brenden
3.76/5  rDev +14.6%
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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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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Green Flash / St. Feuillien Black Saison (Friendship Brew) from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 26.7% out of 100 with 90 ratings
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