0o9i (437) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Deep, garnet body topped with a moderate, tan head--firm and foamy. Good retention, coats the glass. Malty aroma of yeasty musk, honey, caramel, lots of esters, banana, dark fruits. Medium body with generous, coarse carbonation and a wet, sticky finish. Taste of caramel malts, dark fruits, clove, some woody-sourness, and a touch of roastiness on the finish. Thereís a flair of hops in there; grapefruit rind carries through to the mildly bitter end. Fruity and a bit bitter. Noticeable alcohol as it "breathes." Needs to age.
GMCC2181 (1490) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SL. Poured into a snifter. Dark red in color, almost black. Small head that faded quickly. Aroma of raison, dark fruits and candy sugar. Taste is a touch of chocolate, dark fruits, raisons, plums, and sugar. Maybe some roasted malts. Smooth beer, really easy to drink. Overall a really good grand cru.
Ratman197 (8836) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, banana, burnt carmel, cherry, spice and pepper. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of burnt carmel, toffee, light banana, pepper, light cherry and light spice with a smooth lightly warming bittersweet finish. If this beer tasted as good as it smells it would score a lot higher.
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
first off: great label, it whisks me away to the islands... . Pours a dark brown with decent foam .. . slightly sweet, needs aesthetic help .. decent stuff but weak for green flash madness!
djaeon (15) - Chula Vista, California, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a three finger fizzy head. Medium retention. Good lacing.
Not a strong smell. Some hints of alcohol. It has some subtle aromas that I canít quite pick up.
This isnít going to be very descriptive, but it tastes like a dark ale with high, but not overpowering, alcohol. It has a bit of a bitter aftertaste.
Pretty smooth, with medium carbonation.
Itís more drinkable than the AleSmith Grand Cru. Definitely not one youíd want to have more than 1 bomber of in a night, but pretty drinkable while youíre on that one.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep garnet color with a huge tan head. Big raisony caramel , spicy yeasty aromas. Smooth medium body. Rich dark raison malty sweet flavors with earthy yeasts. By far this is the best Green Flash Belgian to date.
DYCSoccer17 (3205) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle purchased from the Co-Op in Davis. This immediately has a bit of a tart, vinous aroma with hints of cherries, strawberries, and raisins. This yields to a sweeter, chocolate maltiness and a little ethanol retronasally. The aroma gets and holds my attention. Moderately transparent cola-colored boy with a smallish yellow-brown head that has some ok legging and lacing. Starts sweet with some chocolate notes before it becomes massively nutty with some moderate roastiness. Finishes with a bit of a burnt flavor and a bit of grassy hoppiness. Coats the mouth well, and this is a pleasure to drink. I certainly donít think this is very Belgian like at all, and it is definitely not "to style", but I enjoy a bit of a sweeter beer. This one strikes my fancy.
southamptonsam (114) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a surprisingly good beer. I had to lower some of the numbers to not seem out of line. The last beer I had last night was a Rochefort 10 and figured this would be an unfair comparison. The nose doesnít have the same lasting jolt but is pleasant, fruity and complex. The taste is smooth, malty and fruity. Very drinkable. Love it.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/11/2009: Green Flash Grand Cru is brown with a beige head. It has a mild maltiness and spiciness with hints of cinammon in the aroma. The flavor is yeasty and Belgian-like. It contains lots of fruit flavors as well as a hint of bubblegum. This beer is medium-bodied with an average palate. Decent overall.
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. by Vol. 9.1%) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks again Tom! Rating #96 for this beer.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with 1-finger off-tan head. Nose is rock syrupy malt, figgy fruit, perfumy florals, blackberry, slight funk, peaty earthy. Tastes of candi sugary caramelly malt, with peaty earthy notes, molasses, dark fruit, maple syrup, hops, and brown sugar, Very smooth, with a complexity that rivals most Fantome offerings, and a real cohesiveness for a brew that throws this many aroma and flavor variables at one. At 7-9 bucks a bottle, Iíd gladly buy this by the case if I could. Do yourself a favor and procure yourself one of these (or 6) today. Yeah Man!