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Green Flash American ESB
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Putting an American spin on a traditional beer style is the Green Flash way. The American influences on this otherwise British-style ESB (Extra Special Bitter) comes in the form of US grown Golding and Cascade hops and the use of our California Ale yeast. The result is a more refreshing and tastier beer than one from its traditional roots. Celebrate “American Craft Beer” with Green Flash American ESB. Cheers!


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2151) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
On tap at the new Mira Mesa plant. Poured a yellow-amber color with a pronounced off-white head. The aroma was relatively indistinct as this was served way too cold, but I did get a trace of spicy citrus. The flavor was hops forward in a way that screamed hoppy APA to me, the Cascade really showed thru and was backed up by sweet biscuit malts. The palate is light but effective with lively carbonation. Finishes short and moderately biter. Overall: Very tasty, I’ll be looking for this again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
On tap@the new Green Flash brewery in Mira Mesa: Dark reddish amber color with a medium off-white head. Nose is malty with a hint of citrus. Flavor starts caramel sweet followed by a light grapefruit bitterness.The finish is light and dry. Medium body is smooth with moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
On tap at Stone Bistro. Pours clear medium amber with an off white head. The nose is bitters and citrus. The taste is malt and tart grapefruit. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Cask at PB Tap Room. Dark amber color, brown/beige head. Nutty aroma and flavor, slight soapiness in the taste. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3563) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Draft @ BT. Amber orange pour with little to no head. Light grassy hops with some toasted and fruity malt aroma and flavor notes. Crisp and clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Tap at RnH: Pours a rusty deep copper with an off white head. Toasted biscuity aroma with some fruity notes. Simple. Light body. Clean flavor with a toasted malt character. Simple but clean and balanced. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Tap at. Rattle n Hum. Poured a dark golden amber. Nose is malty with A hint of light hops. Nutty and malty with a hint of hops and a light metallic kick. But overall a nice session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Draft. Pours an amber toned body with an off white head. Dry hazy grass tones and citrus notes. Very fruit punch like body and somewhat dry. Citrus and grassy with a dry nice body.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
This will not blow you away with brand new flavors but this is a nice solid beer with a good balance to it. Pours a reddish brown with a nice amount of head to it, the aroma is muted but the taste packs a punch but is still sessionable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4395) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Draft at Stone. Reddish pour, off-white head. Malt, nice hop profile, bread, light citrus and fruit. Nothing out of the ordinary, but well made. Fits well with Green Flash’s not experimental, but quality beers.


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