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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This brew was inspired by the Green Flash Nut Brown Ale recipe with a higher original gravity and brewed with Trappist yeast.

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3.8
Leighton (21301) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2010
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.

3.6
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
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.

3.3
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Cloudy to hazy mahogany with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and yeasty hints. Flavour came out sweet with roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and yeast. Finished semi dry.

2.8
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2010
Deep brown pour with a thick sticky tan head. The nose has a sort of soft, Belgiany spiciness. A little bit of nice chewy sweetness, but like a lot of American-brewed “Belgian” ales, the yeast comes across as very dirty. Oddly chewy palate with a lot of clove and light cocoa. Has a sort of indistinct earthy/spicy quality. Meh – I’m not a huge fan of this one.

3.6
blipp (9306) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
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.

3.3
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
On tap at Beachwood. Pours with a brown body and an off-white head. Aroma of banana, baking chocolate and brownies. Taste is banana popsicle, brown sugar and caramel. Watery with medium bubbles.

3.3
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Draft @ BT. Brown pour with tan head. Yeast throws banana and light fruit notes. Some light malt notes. Kind of boring.

3.9
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Clear light copper with a fizzy head. Sweet molasses and brown sugar aroma and taste with a perfumy earthy finish.

3.4
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Draft. Pours a bruin body with an off white head and good head retention. Fruity and bland mineral tones, a nice yeast sediment and fruity banana notes. Spicy yeast with a dry finish and a light pear prickle. Good brew.

3.4
nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
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.


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