Green Flash 7th Anniversary Belgian Red Rye Ale
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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Pours cloudy red/amber with a medium sized white head and some lace. Smells sweet and malty. Rye I’m sure as well, slight red fruit, slight caramel. Tastes very grainy and malty. Definitely can taste the rye, sweet, light caramel. Ok. Medium body, vibrant carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
On tap at bottleworks jan 21 during their green flash tasting event. creamy palate with a touch of bitter and a noticeable rye element. Pleasing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Draught at Blind Tiger. Dark amber red with very lacy egg white head. Aroma is floral sweet and not much else, notes of faint Belgian spice/yeast. Taste is awesome - floral hoppiness mixes beautifully with fainter Belgian yeast/spice. More hops than spice, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2009
On tap at Stone. Hazy amber with a light head. Long lasting lace. Nose is sweet malt, yeasty and hoppy. Taste has a hidden Belgian style sweetness way at the end, that wasn’t obvious at first. Nice bitterness throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1045) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Draft at Blind Lady Ale House where it was shown on the board as an "imperial red" which is not a very accurate description. Pours a murky honey-amber-orange with small white head. Mildly hoppy aroma of soap, citrus, and flowers. The flavor has much of the same subdued hop tones along with some light spice. Readily drinkable but I was not particularly impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Draft at Brouwer’s, sometime late January ’10. Brownish red pour with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is a little crackery rye and sweet maltiness. Not a lot of yeast character for a Belgian, but it does have a nice rye malt presence on the flavor along with sweet caramel. Finishes fairly bitter with herbal, earthy hops, and is a bit too harsh on the alcohol bite for my tastes. Overall, this is a nice rye beer, but it’s not very Belgian tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 13, 2010
Green flash 7th anniversary poured a light copper. Sweet and malty nose. Some light hops mix with what taste like Belgian yeast. Finish is mild.pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Draft at GF 7th anny festival. Dark orange to amber hue with mostly dissipating head. Nose is complex; Belgian yeast and Candi with rye bread, caramel, and light fruits. Flavor is fruity syrup and Belgian yeast up front, transitions to rye bread and bitter grassy and citrus hop flavors, caramel malt backbone, finishes on the dry and bitter side. Medium body, high and biting carbonation, smooth texture. Complex, flavorful, and easy drinking Belgian hybrid, plenty of depth without being overwhelming, great anniversary ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
On draft at the brewery. amber color with a thin off white head. Citrus, belgian yeast on the nose. Medium bodied. Solid hoppy bitter backbone with some flavor of sweet malt, rye, caramel. Fairly dry on the finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2010
On tap at Brouwer’s. Pours orange-red with a foamy beige head that leaves plenty of lace. Aromas of vinegar, candy sugar and apple. Taste is both bitter and bubble gum along with grassy hop. Interesting.

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