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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Rayon VertRayon Vert

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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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SmashPants

Australia

3.01/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: solid brown 650mL longneck, with an acceptable non-macro label.

Appearance: even though I poured gently, this erupted into a veritable fountain of head. Once it had settled, it had a good, hazy mid-straw colouring with a thick and creamy head.

Aroma: there is a definite funky yeast up front, with remnants of fruity hops in the background, and some earthen flavours. Quite muted for the style, probably due to the explosion of head.

Taste: this beer takes a serious dive in this department - there are some pleasant Belgian ale qualities here - Belgian yeasts, earthen and spiced flavours - but they are overpowered by a truly unpleasant and pungent off-yeasty dirty flavour coming from the head.

Aftertaste: once the head had dissipated to almost nothingness and took away that dreadful taste carried through it, this is quite a decent Belgian pale. Those flavours that came across on the nose carry through here, with Belgian yeasts taking the main stage. Much better.

Mouth feel: no complaints here - with a medium body and fine but steady carbonation.

Overall: for AU$13 (2013) a bottle, I was getting ready for a quality Belgian ale. What I got was an exploding head that tastes like off yeast and dirt, and the distinct impression that I would have been far better off with a better and far cheaper alternative such as Leffe, Grimbergen, Kwak or Gouden Carolus. A truly unimpressive beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 09:24:49 | More by SmashPants
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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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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-27-2014 14:17:11 | More by wrightst
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-27-2014 01:43:54 | More by DrBier
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-26-2014 00:11:42 | More by razorsdescent
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Brettanomaestro


4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 18:50:31 | More by Brettanomaestro
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thufflife

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-24-2014 14:06:07 | More by thufflife
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Deaner1308

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-23-2014 17:15:43 | More by Deaner1308
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-22-2014 21:06:55 | More by gory4d
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-22-2014 20:02:49 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-19-2014 17:40:55 | More by Pens1967
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-16-2014 19:28:28 | More by Canada_Dan
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Florida

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-16-2014 15:04:41 | More by velcrogrip
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cdog707yo

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-14-2014 22:21:11 | More by cdog707yo
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-14-2014 19:06:14 | More by jbriggs7
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-13-2014 01:16:48 | More by KAF
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TheGenesisOfElegance

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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.

Mouthfeel: Light body and high carbonation. Also pretty dry.

Overall: Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 22:24:37 | More by TheGenesisOfElegance
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Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-08-2014 02:24:05 | More by GClarkage
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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david18

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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patlabor44


5/5  rDev +30.2%

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RRC03

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

We have a winner of the beauty pageant right here. Voluptuous off-white head that stays full and bouncy. Golden orange in color. Smells spicy with the yeast shining through the middle, accompanied by light fruits (apple, orange). Tastes of fruit juice backed with notes of grain and faint brett funk. Dry all the way through and just plain easy drinking. Session this, session that, blah, blah, blah, blah...session this!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 20:10:53 | More by stephens101
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Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,279 ratings.