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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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GF Saison, barrel-aged with Brett inoculation


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1243) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2014
GABF 2014. Cloudy light orange brown. Brett dominates the nose with light funk, lots of pineapple. Don’t get much of the belgian esters I recall from Le Freak but it’s been a while. Round mouthfeel, nice carbonation, lively with some spice and tropical fruit as well as balanced sourness. Crushable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
similar to but different than Le freak, even outside being a smaller beer. Maybe because it is thinner the brett is immediately dominant. There is also far less hops and more fruit in this brew. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
alliance100 (796) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
12.7 oz bottle - thx to Mario at GF - pours a vibrant cloudy gold , thin bright white head . Tons of barnyard sour aromas with bright citrus . Taste is pink grapefruit , moderately sour , very refreshing . Excellent brew . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarrettB (1091) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
September 8th, 2012 - Saison? Brett? Barrels? All available in a beer served in the unseasonably hot sunshine outside of Green Flash? Yes please. The Little Freak is a typically light, cheery yellow with a mild haze that blocks even San Diego’s eye piercingly bright weather. The head is your average crescent of aspen white foam, and the smell is characteristic of sour brett - barnyard and science! There’s even a little glimmer of peach sparkling in there, and a glob of mashed banana for good measure. Given the aroma, the taste is a little milder than expected. It too has a lovely brettanomyces flavor going about it, but it glides on a very light and responsive mouthfeel. I also catch those soft, sexy fruit flavors again, with peach constituting most of the fruit plate, and most of that appearing in a short but toothsome aftertaste. Maybe this should have come last as a dessert beer, but whatever the order, this made for great sipping out on Green Flash’s tarmac.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
"2 oz" bottle pour at SAVOR’s Friday night session. Poured a pretty bright orange color, with a medium/small white head. Aroma was light malts, Belgian yeast character, with some notes of vinegar tartness. Flavor was nice light tartness, very light, quite an enjoyable saison. Crisp, tart and refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pras (489) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle at Savor. Green Flash shows up at Savor! Bringing two beers which are not available--anywhere, unless you went to a dinner there and were allowed to buy a 4 pack of each. At last Savor, I had Rayon Vert which was a seminal moment for me. This beer was similar, but more refined. Straw yellow brett really comes through in the nose. Bret dominates the taste, but in a good way. At the end of the night on my way home, I could still taste the bret in the back of my mouth. A nice memory to the evening. Green Flash--make more and distribute this!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2006) - California, USA - APR 23, 2014
Aroma of vanilla, oak, Chardonnay grapes, butter.... Color is hazy yellow orange with foamy white head... Flavor is lightly tart citrus, earthy grains, grapes, oak... Effervescent mouthfeel... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koskela (300) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 21, 2014
A citrusy floral hope come from this clear amber colored brew with an off white head of medium bubbles. The hoppieness is bold atfirst combined with the abbey flavor then the imperial ipa flavor comes in and stays thru the aftertaste. Hop and sweetness from the yeast is a good combo. Its a medium bodied brew and has ,good carb. The only things i see off is the claitity, good for an imperial but to clear for abbey...tough call and the body i believe should be greater. Worth a buy a good beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11429) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Draught at the Tasting Room in San Diego. Hazy yellow/apricot color, with a small white head. Fruity vinous aroma, hay, grapes, sourish, woody notes. Sourish citrus and grapes flavor, woody, white wine, grapes, red apples, tart, yeasty, some peach. Very nice sourish beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
Coriander and spice in the nose. Lemon and tart green apple. Good. This one is really tart and then kind of disappears.


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