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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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86
very good

1,279 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,279
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 43
Gots: 86 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ocelot2500 on 12-14-2011)
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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Review taken from notes: Late Spring 2013

12 oz brown bottle Green Flash style. Freaking love their bottle shape!! Label is typical Green Flash design with the designated color for Rayon Vert. Beautiful bottle and label as usual. Poured into a stemmed Belgian style tulip. This glass has had some work of late! But still as stunning as ever. Libbey crafts excellent glassware.

A - golden orange sunset in color with a bit of haze to it. Creamy and massive off white colored head is described in one word: Huge. It just keeps rising and carries an excellent thick texture and creaminess to it. One of the clumpiest rings of lace I've ever seen. It just floats there leaving a unworldly amount of stick. A real treat to look at. Some thin yeast sediment floating about the semi hazy body.

S - citrus hops up front with juicy grapefruit whiffs and softer orange notes. A bit of candied fruit, green apple, and the faintest hint of candied apricot. The Brett yeast shows no weakness and seers right through the citrusy hops up front adding a slap of belgian funk. Hops quickly turn to classic west coast pine like hops midway. Fresh hay like malt lays way to the overall complexity of the nose, balancing the aroma in a near perfect manner.

T - doesn't quick backup the almost amazing nose, but still provides a nice flavor. Just not quite as complex. Fruit and Brett yeast funk up front with the Brett notes never really falling out of the spotlight. Yeast has some funk and twang about it which goes well with the style. Malts a bit subdued compared to the nose but the hay and semi sweet candied malt do show up for a brief moment. Green apple, citrus inspired hops also give it a west coast feel but just not as pronounced.

M - medium bodied and drinks like a typical ale that uses Brett. Texture and thickness is there from Green Flash though not quite as good as some of their other stuff. Fairly refreshing and almost dry mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.

O - I enjoyed Rayon Vert and have multiple since my review. It's a consistent brew that push the Bretty yeast across the palate in fashion. I'm not usually big on Brett, but for those who are this is a tremendous ale that does quite nicely at what its called for. You always get well crafted ales from Green Flash and Ragon Vert doesn't disappoint. A solid Belgian style pale. I can see why so many people enjoy this. Ill be running back to this one in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 04:33:22 | More by BradtheGreat7
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stevoj

Germany

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I almost gave this a 5 for appearance, except the towering fluffy head would be mare at home on a tripel than on a Belgian ale. Nice yeasty aroma some floral notes, a hazy copper orange body, taste is yeast and some mellow hoppiness. Overall a great attempt at the Belgian style.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 01:06:01 | More by stevoj
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Rarely can I find a beer that successfully marries sourness with hops. As someone who dislikes hops in general, anytime a beer has a powerful hops flavor it tends to be overpowering. Rayon Vert, however, finds a way to balance a powerful sourness with a powerful hops flavor and does so with both finesse and strength. Well done!

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Appearance: Cloudy orange.

Smell: Spices, yeast, citrus and floral notes.

Taste: Grapefruit is what I got. Along with yeast, fizziness and brett, apparently. (had to look it up to see what it was that I couldn't pin point. Being my second brett beer, I'm not yet familiar with the style.) But I enjoyed it and find the brett to add a unique dynamic.

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Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,279 ratings.