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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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very good

1,272 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,272
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 43
Gots: 84 | 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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jmerloni

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - WOW!!! An electrifying hazy, light orange with the most unbelievable head I've ever seen on a beer in my lifetime. It took me three perfect pours to get this whole beer in the glass and I had to suck the overflowing head off the top each time. Huge, sea-foamy, wildly bubbly bright-osteowhite head.

S - Belgian yeast, spices, floral, pineapple, bubblegum.

T - WOW!!! Holy fucking shit. Awesome. Soooo refreshing and pure tasting. Bubblegum galore. Belgian yeast, lemon rind, thyme, rosemary, mint, a good dose of awesome watermelon savoriness. Flower honey. Perfect.

M - Unbelievably refreshing. Perfectly carbonated, medium-bodied. Awesome balance. Everything strikes at the right time.

D - This gets a perfect 5 from me. This beer tastes like it's existed for millennia and comes from a waterfall. I couldn't ask for more. I know no better way to describe it than that.

Edit: had it three times since and I can say this is the greatest beer I've ever had. Genius conception and expert execution in this one. A beer to drop your jaw at.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 03:51:57 | More by jmerloni
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

5/5  rDev +30.2%

01-23-2012 02:06:36 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

05-29-2012 14:48:51 | More by CEDAMA
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ChrisTHE


5/5  rDev +30.2%

03-23-2012 15:25:08 | More by ChrisTHE
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Bethie


5/5  rDev +30.2%

10-09-2012 04:37:36 | More by Bethie
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DChecko

Arizona

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-27-2013 22:11:02 | More by DChecko
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patlabor44


5/5  rDev +30.2%

07-06-2014 02:49:44 | More by patlabor44
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u2shawn

Oregon

5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is outstanding! Balanced with citrus, funk and malt with a lasting white head and a smell of floral, funky bliss. The body is crisp but still full for a brett beer. This is the perfect spring/summer/any time beer! In my opinion this is Green Flash's best effort! Well done!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 23:42:51 | More by u2shawn
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GennyCreamAle

New York

5/5  rDev +30.2%

02-26-2012 03:13:54 | More by GennyCreamAle
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +30.2%

03-31-2013 02:36:57 | More by RochefortChris
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Luisfcarrizo

Florida

5/5  rDev +30.2%

05-03-2014 20:20:51 | More by Luisfcarrizo
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EagleRare

Maine

5/5  rDev +30.2%

02-10-2012 03:07:46 | More by EagleRare
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Flash09

Florida

5/5  rDev +30.2%

07-02-2014 22:09:37 | More by Flash09
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

5/5  rDev +30.2%

02-11-2012 12:58:16 | More by RyanGoodman
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Sinewave

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%

01-14-2012 23:03:48 | More by Sinewave
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haggadah

Missouri

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-22-2013 03:55:39 | More by haggadah
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smithmd4

New York

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-31-2011 07:09:11 | More by smithmd4
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.96/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Green Flash Rayon Vert has an extremely thick, whipped cream-type off-white head (actually it exploded everywhere when I popped the cap) and a brilliant, reddish-orange appearance, with some streaming bubbles and about the thickest lacing imaginable present on the glass. The aroma is fruit forward, with orange peel, orange juice, sugar, and possibly even Orange Julius in the smell. Taste is of the highest order- fruit, Mandarin orange, marmalade, orange peel, orange rind, white bread, white bread crust, sugar, yeast, a mild hop bitterness, and white pepper. Mouthfeel is light to medium and slick, and Green Flash Rayon Vert (Green Flash, in English) finishes mostly dry, smooth, mellow, and supremely drinkable. Overall, this is world class to the hilt. Incredible!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 15:37:24 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Auraan

Arizona

4.89/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a beautiful golden hue with plenty of bubbles rising through the glass with a large, fluffy white head that had to be left to settle. Gorgeous to look at. The scent was mostly the Brettanomyces funk, barnyard/horse scent, but also a very slight hint of Belgian yeast and pine. The flavor again, is dominated by Brettanomyces, a sour funk, there are also slight hints of lemon and tastes of piney hops on the finish and aftertaste. It's odd, but quite pleasant to the taste. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated, but I don't feel that it detracts from the beer in any way, and rather, seems to help it. While I could due with a slight hint more malt flavors, it's still quite good and is a nice showcase of Brettanomyces and Belgian yeast which I enjoy the flavors of greatly. It's an excellent beer and I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 06:25:14 | More by Auraan
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a gorgeous golden orange, huge tight white head

Smell - Wow, one of the best smelling beers I've ever smelled in this category. Bretty, spice, lemon, funk, barnyard. Just buy this damn thing NOW and find out for yourself.

Taste - KNOCKOUT. Peppery lemons, funky brett, zesty sweet citrusy oranges. i am in awe

Mouthfeel - great carbonation to allow all these delicate flavors to develop over the tongue.

Overall - I think this one tastes a lot like boulevards saison-brett, which was one of my favorite beers this year and the fact that this is so available and you can lay some down to let the brett develop more is amazing. pair this one with some whole milk bleu cheese or gorgonzola and you are in heaven. This is fantastic. Top 5 of the year so far.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 01:20:08 | More by aorloski
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94Sip

Texas

4.79/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Let me start by saying this is a really great beer. Not too bitter, very fragrant and just a really great tasting beer.

A: pours a nice orange color with a great white/cream colored head. Not necessarily opaque but not transparent either.

S: smells of some citrus and floral, but not too strong. Maybe a bit of banana. Can't really identify what it smells like but it reminds me other American brewed tripels.

T: this is really great. Not too bitter like some of the west coast PAs and IPAs. There is some creamy flavors as well, a bit of vanilla. Can't taste any alcohol.

M: not too thick and not too thin. Good amount of carbonation.

O: as spring and summer comes on I start to move to the Belgian Pale Ales, Tripels and farmhouse ales. I just found this one here in Texas and thought I would give it a try. As long as I can get this one it will be a staple in these warm months. Every bit as enjoyable as some of the Belgian ales I enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 00:58:34 | More by 94Sip
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patburke36


4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

09-15-2012 01:21:38 | More by patburke36
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StarRaptor

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

03-28-2012 02:13:27 | More by StarRaptor
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miked234

New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

02-19-2012 03:44:11 | More by miked234
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

06-17-2012 00:33:32 | More by SlowWideTurns
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Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,272 ratings.