Green Flash 7th Anniversary Belgian Red Rye Ale

Green Flash 7th Anniversary Belgian Red Rye Ale

Brewed by: Green Flash Brewing Co.

Beer Classification and Specs

  • Style: Belgian
  • Variation: Red, Rye
  • Limited: Brewery Only
  • ABV: 5.7%
  • IBU: 35

Notes: Might also be on tap at a few local San Diego bars.

Brewer’s Notes and Ingedients

Our 7th Anniversary brew brings you further American brewing innovation by using rye malt, German specialty malts, fresh American hops and Belgian yeast. This very unique beer is scrumptious with fruity yeast and spicy qualities from the rye and hops. Floral, spicy and citrusy hops lead you to a finish that is nice and clean considering how much flavor is packed into each glass.

Hops: American

Malts: Rye Malt, German Specialty

Additional: Belgian Yeast

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First Impressions

Artwork: None, had it on tap.

Color: Amber, to pale red.

Aroma: Light fruit.

The Tasting

Arrived in: Draft

Served in: Tasting glass

Belgian style beer can be hit or miss for me, so I sometimes avoid them altogether.

But I gladly gave Green Flash 7th Anniversary Belgian Red Rye Ale a try when I saw the words “red” and “rye” in the name. Rye has really caught on lately, and red ales are one of my favorite styles.

Typical to Green Flash brews, the head nicely works its way down the sides of the glass. The texture of this ale was medium bodied, which was not as heavy as I was expecting this red to be.

7th Anniversary Belgian Red Rye Ale tastes up to its Green Flash potential, but where it fell short for me was in the rye department. I was looking forward to a more bold rye presence, or at least “red ale” characteristics. Those were both missing for me.

What I picked up instead were hints of fruit, with a semi-sour style taste, more traditional to Belgian style.

Final Score: 3/5

3 Stars

7th Anniversary Belgian Red Rye Ale is another well-crafted offering from Green Flash. If I tasted this blind, without looking for “red” and/or “rye”, I probably would have scored it a tad higher. This was still a tasty beer, but it did not entirely showcase the flavors I was hoping to find.

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