Beer Review: GREEN FLASH SUMMER SAISON

Beer Review: GREEN FLASH SUMMER SAISON

Green Flash Brewing presents their Summer Saison, a delectable golden farmhouse ale infused with orange peel, ginger, and grains of paradise. This Belgian-inspired summer ale, with an alcohol by volume of 4.2%, was recently sampled on tap at ColLAboration BIP.

Appearance:

The beer pours into the glass, revealing a cloudy gold hue crowned by a thin, bubbly head.

Aroma:

Upon lifting the glass, one is greeted by prominent fruity esters, accompanied by enticing notes of spice, musk, and a hint of lemon peel.

Taste:

The flavor profile unfolds with dry malt characteristics, yielding a notably fruity taste. Surprisingly absent are the signature Green Flash hops that one might expect.

Mouthfeel:

With a medium-bodied texture, the beer delights the palate with a lively effervescence, contributing to its overall dryness.

Overall:

This Summer Saison is a complex creation, offering a myriad of flavors that might deceive the drinker into thinking it packs more punch than its 4.2% ABV suggests. The absence of Green Flash hops may surprise enthusiasts of the brewery’s typical hop-forward brews. Despite this, the beer manages to leave a lasting impression with its intricate blend of fruity esters, spices, and dry malt, making it a noteworthy addition to the summer ale lineup.