Green Flash Anniversary Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
Green Flash 1st Anniversary – American Strong Ale The original Brewmaster at Green Flash, John Stewart, created this brew in 2003 to celebrate one year of brewing in Vista, CA. The recipe starts with pale malt, medium crystal, aromatic malt, and highly kilned roasted malt. Additions of specialty brown sugar and high-grade maple sugar contribute a kiss of sweetness. Medium hopping from both the US and EU give balance to the almost chewy richness of this decadent, malty ale. John has been asked to come back as a guest brewer for a re-brew of this commemorative ale to help celebrate 10 years of Anniversary Ales at Green Flash Brewing Co. 8.9% ABV, 45 IBU

wchesser's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1917) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Clear dark caramel brown. No head. Smooth, caramel malt with some toffee notes, maybe some date sweetness. Ok, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1475) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
June 19th, 2013 - Green Flash’s American Strong Ale is less a burly, red, crimson ale and more of a sweet and strawberry scented sipper. The nose gets some spice with cinnamon and caramel, but the flavor is shockingly sweet, leading the charge with basketfuls of strawberries and cherries. The palate is medium weight and medium carbonated, which attenuates some of the sugar shock a little but, but this syrupy colored brew is definitely a surprisingly sweet drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10238) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Nice citrus and caramel forward hoppy American strong. Fairly barleywine like all around, and pretty stinkin tasty and warming. I’d definitely get again."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Floral hop aroma, sweet but burnt malts. Amber color, medium body and light carbonation. There is something kinda offensive in the finish, maybe a dirty tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2903) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Caramel brown in color... Light caramel malt aroma, notes of smoke, peat, scotch... Flavor is has oak notes throughout, toffee, peated malts, light bitterness on finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4099) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Pours deep hazy amber with low white head. Aroma of peach, caramel, butterscotch. Taste is sweet caramel and toffee with a light alcohol sting. Body is medium to full and creamy with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2748) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2013
Pours red amber with low white head Aromas of peach, apricots, caramel malts Taste has caramelized malts, hoppy sweet fruits, nice bitter ending ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4170) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
5 July 2013, tap at Green Flash brewery. Light amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is rather sweet, caramel malt, some bubble gum. Med body and mildly fizzy. Tastes of cotton candy. Moderate alcohol. Really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bule (1854) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a reddy brown color without much head. Malty flavors and a strong taste of alcohol that is a little harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Sample at Belmont Station. Pours a dark brownish-amber color with a medium foamy light beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, vanilla and hops. Medium to full body with flavors of dark malt, toffee, oaky vanilla and hops. The finish is sweet with a roasted malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2013
On tap at Mayor of Old Town. The aroma is strong and malty with light earthy hops and light roast. Similar flavor, fairly sweet with some bitter hops. Medium to full body with a creamy thick feel and a boozy finish. Not bad.

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