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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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1,312 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 45
Gots: 94 | 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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Photo of jmerloni
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.

jmerloni, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of TheRealDBCooper
5/5  rDev +30.2%

TheRealDBCooper, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +30.2%

CEDAMA, May 29, 2012
Photo of ChrisTHE
5/5  rDev +30.2%

ChrisTHE, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Bethie
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Bethie, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of DChecko
5/5  rDev +30.2%

DChecko, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of patlabor44
5/5  rDev +30.2%

patlabor44, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of u2shawn
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!

u2shawn, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of GennyCreamAle
5/5  rDev +30.2%

GennyCreamAle, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of RochefortChris
5/5  rDev +30.2%

RochefortChris, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Luisfcarrizo
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Luisfcarrizo, May 03, 2014
Photo of EagleRare
5/5  rDev +30.2%

EagleRare, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Flash09
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Flash09, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of RyanGoodman
5/5  rDev +30.2%

RyanGoodman, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Sinewave
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Sinewave, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of haggadah
5/5  rDev +30.2%

haggadah, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of smithmd4
5/5  rDev +30.2%

smithmd4, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of RonaldTheriot
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!


RonaldTheriot, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Auraan
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.

Auraan, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of aorloski
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.

aorloski, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of 94Sip
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.

94Sip, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of patburke36
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

patburke36, Sep 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

StarRaptor, Mar 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

miked234, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of SlowWideTurns
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

SlowWideTurns, Jun 17, 2012
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Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.