Green Flash Genius Lab: Saison Tart

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 3   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
The first beer in the Genius Lab Series: sour mash saison with lactobacillus.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Tap at Beachwood; aroma was funky, tart and slightly bready. Flavor was surprisingly light, with bread and yeast, with some tartness at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9478) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pour on tap at Choice City, clear yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, tart lemon, some slight yeast into some floral, grassy notes, touch of citrus and white fruit notes in there as well. Taste was tart lacto, some oak into some earth, spice, touch of citrus, white fruit, finishing slightly tart, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1537) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
June 19th, 2013 - I have to agree with other Ratebeerians - this is less of a saison and more of a berlinerweisse, on the consumer end of things at least. In the cruel, harsh light of my iPhones flash bulb this beer looks almost milky, with a thick, corn flake colored opacity and a relatively thin off-white head, and smells curiously of lime. Its not a key lime pie kind of lime, or even a freshly squeezed lime kind of smell - just like, a distressed lime. The tartness comes in the flavor, where a thin palate somehow floats an incredibly tart brew that squeezes the tongue high and dry until a crispy, dry finish of tortilla chips. The whole of the experience is like downing a tart, tangy, lime based salsa or chutney. Its a fun brew, and one of the more interesting beers coming out of Green Flash in recent months, and would pair extremely well with food and beach settings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11050) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"Not very saison like...more like a berliner weisse in color, feel, aroma and flavor. Tart, not quite sour, with light hay and spices coming through just a bit. Very refreshing."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18837) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Draught at the Tasting Room in San Diego. Clear pale golden beer with a small but lasting white head. Fruity tart aroma, grassy, perfume, hay, citrus, grapes, some biscuits. Sourish fruity flavor, grassy, perfume notes, floral, hay, citrus, grape fruit, tart, salty notes. Very drinkable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dodgrblu (741) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom during beer week, mild dankness, effervescent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
On tap at Dexters, pours a clear light gold and a thin head, the aroma is a ton of barnyard and wet blanket, the flavor has a lot of must and dirt like notes on the front end with a tart dry finish with slight fruit touches, really kind of one note and not a great one, didnt really enjoy this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2690) - Rros, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2014
Golden with an off white head - Light sour and malt aroma - Light refreshing sourness with some malts as well - Short sour finish - This was good and very refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (19883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Draft at Plan 9 Alehouse - Escondido. Pours clear yellow with a light, white cream head. Light acidic lemon in the nose with hints of dry wheat. Light sweet flavor with quick lemony tang, some lemon juice, mellow acidity, light pale malt sugars and straw bitterness. Light bodied with spritzy carbonation. Very clean to finish with more restrained lemony tartness. Lovely and highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5832) - Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2013
on draft, tastes like a berliner, lightly tart, thin body, wheat flavors, nothing really says saison, but its a great base berliner

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pretty decent saison on tap at the brewery in SD, fresh, tart, overall really enjoyed it

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