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Green Flash 7th Anniversary Belgian Red Rye Ale
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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Green Flash 7th Anniversary Belgian Red Rye Ale Here’s an adventurous brew for the adventurous craft beer drinker. Our 7th Anniversary brew brings you further American brewing innovation by using rye malt, German specialty malts, fresh American hops and Belgian yeast. This very unique beer is scrumptious with fruity yeast and spicy qualities from the rye and hops. Floral, spicy and citrusy hops lead you to a finish that is nice and clean considering how much flavor is packed into each glass. 5.7% ABV, 35 IBU


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2013
I had this on tap at Flying Saucer with several samples. I drank this one towards the end after some IPAs so take that into consideration. Poured a golden color with a sweet aroma: floral, citrus, fruitiness. Certainly a fruity taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Aromas of citrus fruit, floral fragrance, peach, fruity esters, cherries, and light caramel. Clear ruby, off-white head, light retention. Fruity, bitter, and peppery. Full bodied, with moderate carbonation, and a long spicy and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy rust color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of floral notes, caramel, rye, and banana. The taste is strong spicy rye, banana, pale malts and a mild vegetal note. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Pretty interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3299) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Well, they either did this one again, or it has been held on to for a few years and then put out again, since I just picked up a growler from Whole Foods. Pours a medium amber, a bit reddish, slight head. Aroma is peppery. Flavor is an interesting mix of peppery notes, with the pepper from the rye mingling with a peppery, earthy hop bitterness, and then finishing with strong black pepper phenols from the Belgian yeast. Lasting, aspirin like bitterness. Maybe they were hoping the phenols would fall back with some aging. Instead, apparently the fruit and citric notes fell out, but everything else stayed strong. Too bad, an interesting concept worthy of some experimentation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5149) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Is this really retired? ’Cause I had it on tap last night. It was tasty. Smells like tobacco, coffee, rye, and yeast. Flavor is tobacco, rye toast, and some yeast. Off beat, but tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2012 On tap. Nearly opaque cranberry-rust color with a lasting ring of cream. Nose of bubble gum, banana, caramel, resin and earthy spices. Taste is banana bubblegum, earthy spice, lemon, toast, resin. Medium body is tingly with medium carbonation and a dry resinous finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at Hamilton’s. Clear medium auburn with a small off - white head, down to a film within a few mins. Lots of fruity belgian yeast and banana in the nose, though not too sweet, just a little rye and toasted malt behind. Flavor is a little toastier, still plenty yeasty, clean ripe banana. Never sweet, dry finish, little rye. Bitterness at a 3. Soft light to moderate carbonation with a medium body. Quite tasty. Good job at a Belgian style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3489) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Draft @ BT. Brown amber pour with some tan head. Rye and slight fruity malt notes and some light herbal hop flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Draft. Pours an amber toned body with an off white head. Hazy earth y and herbal toned body with a mild rye bread character. Swed y dry with some light herbal bitterness. A mild fruit toned warming. Nice ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2010
On tap at Downtown Johnny Browns, 8/13/10. When I hear "Belgian" "Rye" and "Red", that gets me going. Add Green Flash as the maker, and now I am positively dying for a tasting. Sadly this had little in flavor at all. About what you would expect from a Red ale from a vanilla producer. Who knows, the batch may have been old.


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