BrewTom (353) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is herbal to the point of being medicinal with the Belgium yeast coming through. Lots spiciness & tongue tingling followed by the dark malts that gives a stouty finish.
Rated by BrewTom
DialSquare (3035) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Giant Eagle Market in UA. Black pour with a huge tan head that take forever to recede and leaves a loose web of lacing. Aroma is spicy - clove and cardamom maybe? also yeast and floral. Tastes are caramel, light anise, roasty, ash, fruity, dark bread. Strange mix. Little menthol - mint vibe. Dry in the finish. Hmm...
BeerXp (11) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sensacional black saison da americana Green Flash com a belga St Feuillien!
Betanomiceas do aroma ao retrogosto, com amargor torrado sem exagero e toque de especiarias.
phaleslu (6951) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Pours an opaque dark chocolate brown with a massive, frothy tan head that laces the glass heavily and settles unevenly. Aroma of florals, perfume, dark chocolate, roast, dust, earth, plum, dried berries, and spice. Flavor of roasted and toasted malts, earth, chocolate, subtle fruits, florals, and mild peppery spice. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Funkier in the nose than the flavor. Pretty nice beer; interesting dark saison.
olsvammel (3637) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at a pub in Linköping. Lovely smell, spicy and yeasty. Very odd taste feels like it is all over the place.
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes from 9/2013
Picked his one up at Sun Devil Liqours in Mesa, poured from a 12 oz bottle. I love Green Flash! This one was bottled 8/12/2012 so it’s been sitting for just a little over a year.
A - 4 - Black beer with a ton of tan head that never goes away, leaves a nice lacing on the glass.
Ar - 7 - Some roasty malts, coffee, with a nice spicy and strong black pepper smell to it.
T - 8 - 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. Interesting beer!
M - 4 - Medium mouth feel, spicy. Leaves a roasted black pepper aftertaste. Alc is covered.
O - 15 - Weird beer, but good, not sure if aging this more would make it better. I’d pick it up again just for how unique it is.
Stuedmaster (270) - Vista, California, USA - APR 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is like an overly spiced, overly hopped homebrew. Whatever weird medicinal spice they use completely dominates the aroma and flavor. It reminds me of sweet calamus, dark roasted grain, licorice, ginger, earthy, kind of smells a bit like vomit. Just doesn’t sit well with me, too hoppy with an astringent finish, clashing with the aggressive spicy flavors. Doesn’t taste like a saison, more like a black bitter with spices. Two thumbs down.
dwmiller16 (110) - Delaware, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with an off tan almost grey foam. Nose is sour, with subtle sweetness, instantly turned on the floodgates in my mouth! Sourness on the front of the tongue, but quickly changes to smokiness with a dry finish. Complex but enjoyable.
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troyc (2585) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Pours an opaque black color with a large beige colored head. Roasted malty nose includes light wood, anise and light mint. Taste is of grainy malts, caramel, licorice, fennel and grass. Light mint comes out in the finish. Interesting for sure, but I would have liked to see a better balance overall. Tasting notes from 2012.
beer_est_deus (774) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
En svart(!) saison med brunt skum, första svarta för mig. Doft: Kinesisk ingefärs godis, jenka, rosmarin, koncentrerat urin, (polskt) rengöringsmedel, torkade rosenblad, lite vintage rodenbach, tjära. Otroligt komplex doft. Smak: Kinesiskt ingefärs godis, rök, rosmarin, konstgjord citrus smak, rengöringsmedel, tjära, funk.