Green Flash Anniversary Strong Ale

Formerly brewed at Green Flash Brewing Company
San Diego, California USA
8.9% American Strong Ale | 47 Ratings | 45 IBU | Special Release |
Editor’s Note: Brewed for 1st & 10th Anniversary

Green Flash 1st Anniversary – American Strong Ale The original Brewmaster at Green Flash, John Stewart, created this brew in 2003 to celebrate one year of brewing in Vista, CA. The recipe starts with pale malt, medium crystal, aromatic malt, and highly kilned roasted malt. Additions of specialty brown sugar and high-grade maple sugar contribute a kiss of sweetness. Medium hopping from both the US and EU give balance to the almost chewy richness of this decadent, malty ale. John has been asked to come back as a guest brewer for a re-brew of this commemorative ale to help celebrate 10 years of Anniversary Ales at Green Flash Brewing Co. 8.9% ABV, 45 IBU

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
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Other
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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