badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light copper with a fizzy head. Sweet molasses and brown sugar aroma and taste with a perfumy earthy finish.
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Bangin’! Pours a dark brown with a nice, firm off-white head. Nose is rife with sweet fruit and candies. Flavor is ruch and malty. Some nice, super ripe dark fruit character, along with toffee and caramel. Sweet, in the flavor and again in the finish. If you like the Ommegang Abbey you’ll love this. The GF is just a little lighter, I would say, but the overall impression is quite similar. Excellent.
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at green flash. Pours a brownish amber with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of chocolate, Belgian spicy yeast notes and tobacco. Flavor of the same.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Beachwood BBQ, Seal Beach. A very enjoyable beer. Aroma is of citrus, sugar, and tart. Color is brown/light brown with tan head, light carbonation. Flavors of belgian yeast, nice subtle tartness, and malts. I think my friend stated it best when he said it just has that "warm fuzzy feeling." It’s a very solid belgian-style brown and we all enjoyed it quite a bit on tap. A lovely selection - highly recommended.
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours amber brown with a thin beige head. The aroma has dark fruits, caramel, and a light roast. The flavor has dark fruit, molasses, toffee, some roasty notes, and light hops. Nice.
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is fairly standard for a brown ale as it is (shockingly) brown in color with a mild tan colored head.
S: The nose is quite "Belgian" with plenty of fruity esters giving off aromas of banana and pear. There’s a nice bready/malty note to it, along with some brown sugar.
T: The flavor is slightly nutty and bready with plenty of yeast and fruit qualities. The bananas are in full effect, along with a touch of pear, and a slightly spiced note.
M: The body is medium with a full and tingly carbonation to it like a Belgian beer should have.
D: I am beginning to like these Belgian beers from Green Flash more and more. I liked the flavors this one had to offer and look forward to more of these beers.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone. Cola brown/orange. Tiny head and no lace. Nose is malty and fruity sweet. Taste is the same as the nose, with nutmeg and cinnamon. Banana at the bottom. Good brew.
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Stone Bistro. Deep chestnut brown in color with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is caramel, nuts, and yeast, along with some mild fruity notes. Flavor is caramel malt, toffee, nuts, Belgian yeast, and maybe some fig or other dark fruits. Good but not too remarkable. Body and carbonation medium. Drinkable, but not very memorable.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at GF festival. Dark amber hue, thin ring of tan head. Nose is Belgian Candi, pears and light fruits, brown sugar- molasses, apples. Flavor is dominated by Belgian yeast and apple- pears, transitions to some pale- bready malts and light hop character, finishes sweet and Belgiany. Medium-full body, thick texture, medium carbonation. A fruity Belgian with good supporting ingredients, the base brown ale gets mostly lost in the strong Belgian yeast and flavors though.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at OBrien’s. Brown. Small head. Decent carbonation in liquid. Hint of roasted grain. Well made brown for sure, but the roastiness of browns aren’t my favorite. Didn’t the belgian yeast characters. Easy to drink.