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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Rayon VertRayon Vert

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very good

427 Reviews
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Reviews: 427
Hads: 1,354
Avg: 3.91
pDev: 25.32%
Wants: 47
Gots: 106 | 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

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Beer added by: ocelot2500 on 12-14-2011

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Reviews: 427 | Hads: 1,354
Photo of DovaliHops
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, golden orange color with a LARGE white head that has a slight orange-cream colored hint to it. Head takes a little time to go down. Scent immediately reminds me of fresh Orval. Brett funk with nice hoppiness. Some citrus and floral notes nicely meshed with barnyard. Taste is ALSO very much like fresh Orval, wow, this can only mean one thing...I LOVE THIS BEER! Disclaimer, I'm drinking this one at room temp, and it's tasting awesome. Immediate floral hoppiness with some slight Belgian yeast flavors. Then you get tasty Brett flavors and barnyard funk. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. Mouthfeel is crisp and somewhat velvety...dry finish. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this beer is just great IMO. I need to go buy more of this.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ranks up there with ones from Belgium! Wow. Vigorous pour, loads of carbonation, creamy long lasting head. Nose is incredibly assertive with wild bready notes, Brett, and spices. Very carbonated and tickly on the palate with abundance of wild, bretty flavors. Incredibly silky smooth.

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Photo of Philousa
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Imbibed at the green Flash tasting room on 12/30/11. Review done from notes and recent bottle tasting to refresh my memory.

Pours a golden orange color with a wispy white head that clings to the glass. What's there laces well. It should be noted that the bottle version has about a 3 finger head and laces well. Funky lemon sums up the first aroma to hit your nose best. Pineapple, banana, grapefruit, orange, and cardamom followed by spicy yeast. A bit funky. No allspice or "heavy" spices to speak of. Pale Belgian malt backbone is apparent. The taste is surprisingly fruity, with most of the aforementioned aromas translating well to the tongue. Citrus esters with a solid amber malt supporting. Very orangey, which is rare in a beer (without being disgusting). Musky yeast turns bitter along with the hops. Middle to thin mouth feel make this drinkable. Well balanced with a dry finish.

Of all the beers I tried at GF, this was my favorite. I can't believe it's year round. They really melded the best of the West Coast hoppiness with the Belgian Tripel spiciness. It's good on tap or in a bottle. The yeast still shows through when on tap. Not much else to say about this beer except that you need to drink it.

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Photo of StaveHooks
4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a St. Bernardus chalice
Bottle on 7/4/2012

A - Burnt orange color with a massive 3 fingers of off-white head. This terminator head takes for ever to sink but gives you ample time to smell the awesome aroma.

S - Spicy yeast, full on brett, big aroma of musty tropical fruit, sweettart candy, bubblegum, bright funkiness, orange sherbert, lemons, old church basement, grassy hops.

T - Follows the nose with lots of spice upfront, lemons, orange, pineapple, mango skin, dried papaya, white grapes, pears, hints of banana. Pale malts in the background with plenty of grassy hops. Finishes with a spicy and dry bitterness.

M - Aggressive carbonation adds a prickly bite and lightens up the body quite a bit. Creamy, dry feel.

Sublime aroma on this beer. It's like funky Belgian tropical nirvana. Hoppier than i thought it would be. The flavors seem to effortlessly marry together. This is my kind of beer.

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Photo of 312HopBomb
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew was poured into a pilsner flute glass which was a poor choice due to the explosion of effervescence. It took three separate pours to empty the bottle. Even when sippinng the foam it spilled over. The color is a rich deep golden. After a few minutes the head falls to tasty looking peaks with huge rings of lace stuck all the way up the top of the flute glass.

The smell is a super funky phenolic belgian yeasty aroma of top quality with a somewhat sour apple and lemon character.

The taste follows with phenolic yeast funk and subtle malt with a sour tang that is appropriate to the style. Reminds me of Half Acre Ambrosia with the Hibiscus and Orange flavors but with extreme Brettanomyces yeast flavors.

Mouthfeel is not as fizzy as the initial pour would indicate. I like the moderate carbonation, light to medium body and crisp finish.

Overall this is a great surprise from a producer of fine west coast hop nectar beverages. My wife enjoyed this one too. Very refreshing as the 12 ounces disappeared fast. I would recommend Rayon Vert to anyone who appreciates funky belgian beer. Kudos to Green Flash!

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Photo of woosterbill
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to vonschplieffen for tossing one of these my way - my first CT-purchased Green Flash brew. Most welcome!

A: Clear medium amber body with tons of carbonation rising up to maintain the majestic 2 inch head of off-white froth. Huge amounts of chunky lace. Absolutely gorgeous.

S: Terrifically fresh, vibrant aroma of spicy, phenolic minerality and herbal, floral, honeyed, pollen-like notes. Awesome.

T: All the spicy, floral goodness of the nose, plus a bit of bready malt and a bitter, herbal, hop-tinged finish. Long, dry, aftertaste. Great.

M: Light-to-medium body, lots of fine, bubbly carbonation. Good.

O: I honestly didn't know this was a Brett beer until after I'd already written my review, but that helps make its unique floral characteristics make a bit more sense. It certainly didn't strike me as funky at all, just really fresh and outdoorsy. The price is a bit steep ($12.50/4-pack), but it's undoubtedly one of my favorite American-made BPAs.


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Photo of Halcyondays
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, I finally found this on the shelves in the Southland,

A: Pours a gorgeous burnt orange into an Orval chalice, with a pillowy full white head, leaving very good lacing, great head retention.

S: Great yeasty nose, tangerine and lemon peel with white pepper.

T: White pepper and citrus peel, lots of yeast character, some bitter melon hop flavour as well. On the hoppy end for its style, but very well balanced.

M: Medium-bodied, frothy carbonation, nice long aftertaste, soft feel.

O: This is fantastic beer as I've certainly come to expect from Green Flash. Really like America meets a Dupont/Orval collab, very well done. I liked this a lot. At $9/4-pack it's a true steal this day and age. I've seen a ton worse for $10+/750 mL that's for sure. This is just really good beer.

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Photo of Pahn
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Big thanks to BA KevSal for including this as an extra in a recent trade!

Appearance: Moderate pour yields a 3 inch, white, fluffy head (let the Orval comparisons begin). Head dissipates slowly, leaving several tight parallel rings around the glass along with additional clumps of lacing. Pours a clear orange before adding the yeast at the bottom of the bottle, then hazy.

Smell: Whoa, sensory overload! Hops, herbs, fresh greens, too much to keep track of.

The primary aroma is sort of a hoppy effervescence that reminds me of fresh Houblon Chouffe. Along with that is lots of berry fruitiness, with a slightly cologne-like brettanomyces tang underneath. Lots of aromas reminiscent of aromatic herbs come up, not rosemary but that kind of thing (if I was told that they put herbs in the beer, I'd be praising the tactful, seamless blending of herbs and beer).

Stays pretty consistent, with a background but growing brett funk and some lemony aroma coming out as well. Very nice.

Taste: Fruity up front, some peach and berry through the middle, then moderately bitter, dry finish (way less dry than I expected--let the Orval comparisons end). Pleasant toasted malt underneath it all.

It's clear early on what Green Flash was talking about when they said this might be their flagship beer if they were from Belgium. It's a well put together, crisp, refreshing pale ale with distinct but restrained hop and malt flavors--that happens to have some brett flavor as well.

The brett isn't dirty, nor is it really that funky or even tangy. It's more this highly recognizable, acidic, slight fruit flavor that I associate with several brett beers. This flavor blends beautifully with the fruity hops. Further into the bottle, some lemon rind and just the slightest bit of brett funk come out, mixing well with everything else.

On the subject of flagship pale ales, the alcohol here is hidden masterfully; I'd believe 4% ABV as opposed to the actual 7%.

Great tasting beer. Easily one of the more satisfying non-lambic/wild ale beers with brett that I've had.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied. Creamy. Carbonation is soft and unobtrusive at first, then prickly during the dry, bitter finish.

Overall: Really an exceptional beer. I can see why the brewers at Green Flash were excited to release it, and I hope it's successful. Will pick up more if I see it in Boston or NYC.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of funky barnyard notes with dry hoppy notes with light floral undertones. Taste is a wonderful mix between some Brett notes with its characteristics barnyard notes which are well integrated with the dry hoppy notes with a solid malt backbone that is not overly sweet. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Great balance between the different aspects of this beer while retaining some very good drinkability.

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Photo of josefnewsong
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - deep golden color, two fingers white head
S - wow...brett yeast, melon/citrus hops, funky and almost dirty smelling, very strong scent. This is the first time I've actually smelled that cat piss smell that people talk about - and oddly enough it is good albeit a bit off-putting once pinpointed
T - brett yeast spice and funk with some cantaloupe rind and fresh citrus hops. was not expecting such a unique pale - this one truly gets style points. not super clean tasting if you take my meaning, its got some balls to it. The only thing holding it back from a 5 for me is that cat piss characteristic - oddly enjoyable until you think about it. I advise not thinking.
M - crisp and bubbly, especially in the finish, medium-bodied
O - was really surprised at the quality and uniqueness of this beer. two just went down in the cellar. can't wait to see what it turns into over the years

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Photo of dgilks
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber colour with a thick, creamy and long lasting off-white head. Great lacing.

Orval. Thick and wonderful Brettanomyces aroma with some fruit notes but it is mostly Brett. I love it.

Slightly sweet malt and a little hoppy but the biggest flavour is Brettanomyces. Great imitation of Orval even if it isn't supposed to be.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very nice.

A delightful Belgian ale with hop notes and Brett. Well balanced and eminently drinkable.

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Photo of mscudder
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a globe.

A -Explosive pale head with a enough structure to keep the head firm (exterior to the glass!) from spilling when tipped 90-degrees. Absurd retention with a golden amber hue. I waited over five minutes for it settle half way, and I poured half a bottle. Damn.

S- Yeasty funk with vivid fruits. Earth, malts, citrus,pineapple and some hops. Great complexity.

T- Lots of fruit: apple, pear, fig and citrus. Bit of pepper and alcohol on the end. All this sits on a crisp malty base. A good showing.

M - Creamy medium body with lively carbonation.

O - Lots off flavor here. It is very drinkable and has a large amount of Belgian flavor. Almost wish it were a bit more simple... I must say though, I cannot see myself ever turning this one down.

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Photo of TheGenesisOfElegance
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

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Photo of dwagner003
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3 years old. The brett has developed so perfectly. It's light, effervescent, funky. Smells so dirty and wonderful. This beer was good fresh, but it's amazing aged.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a big two finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind lots of lacing.

S - Aroma is a full of Belgian yeast flavors and funk with lot of light fruity esters, with some green apple and apricot, lemon peel and other citrus, Brett, some floral hops, and a touch of grains.

T - Starts off with a mix of funk and Belgian yeast with some coriander and other spices, lemon zest, and some green apple and grains. Through the middle, some more sourness and tartness come through with some more citrus and apricot and funky farmhouse Brett. The finish is a mix of fruity yeast esters, tartness, green apple, peach, floral hops, Brett, and sweet grains.

M - Medium bodied with full carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and tart finish.

D - Very drinkable. Very nice Belgian Pale Ale. Really great yeast and Brett character and balance throughout.

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Photo of ahq514
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into St Bernardus chalice.

Pours a hazy golden color with a massive, foamy white head. Appears to have decent carbonation. Gobs of lacing.

Aroma is complex. Consists mostly of a farmhouse funk with a noticeable Brett presence. Gives off typical Belgian yeast aromas, including fruit (lemon, etc.) and spices. Can tell there is a lot going on in here.

This beer is great. Crisp, dry, and refreshing. Malt forward in the beginning which evolves to great yeast characteristics. Citrusy, with mostly lemon. A little bit of peppercorn and a generous dose of farmhouse funk gives it a light, dry, tartness.

Medium body and moderate carbonation. Extremely drinkable.

Probably my favorite Green Flash beer. Layers of complexity, extremely drinkable, and super refreshing. This could be a regular in my fridge. Reminds me of Orval.

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Photo of Greenplastic615
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not sure how I managed to miss the boat on this one for so long. 12oz bottle, poured into my St. Bernardus goblet.

A - Whoa, tons of head on this. This beer is alive. I poured a bit aggressively, but I got at least 2 inches of head and only got half the bottle into the glass on first pour. Color was nice, a deeper amber than I expected for a BPA, slightly hazy.

S - Balanced. The hops gave off a slight citrus aroma, but it wasn't over the top. The brett was detectable in the smell as well and contributed a little bit of funk, but again, not overwhelming.

T - Really, really delicious. I didn't get any alcohol at all in the taste. The brett is present while not overpowering and provides a really nice counter punch to the hop profile. Just the right balance of bitterness, funkiness, and refreshment.

M - Almost creamy. I didn't notice any over carbonation despite the gigantic head on this. Very, very drinkable.

O - Fantastic BPA, and a new staple in my fridge. For a style that I think is very easy to mess up, Green Flash nails it. While entirely different, this is every bit as good as their West Coast IPA.

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Photo of fmccormi
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to my trusty Luettich balloon style Bruery tulip. No bottle dating present, but it was bought recently and kept in good storage conditions.

Appearance (5.0): True to style, this head is aggressive as hell. 4+ fingers of just-off-white head, a nice mixture of fine and fat bubbles, falling slowly and surely to a very rocky crater, leaving some heavy-duty lacing all over the glass. The body is a gorgeous, rich orange-amber with a moderate haze going on. This is what this type of beer was meant to look like.

Smell (4.0): Very nice mix of some warm, bready malt character split with a moderate funk note—of the classic musty, barnyard variety—with surprisingly fragrant, floral hops icing that cake.

Taste (4.5): Bright lemons come across just before a mild-to-moderate musty funk character creeps in, closing out with a slightly tart edge that blends seamlessly with a bitter, grassy hop finish that lingers but at no point punishes the tongue. Very tasteful balance of hops and brett, here. The malt is a simple, bready character that almost gets lost underneath the tart-to-grassy, hops-funk-hops transition the beer makes as it passes. The funk is not as musty as it is in the nose, somewhat to my chagrin, but it’s there in the body with a fruitier, tart character like grapefruit pith. Awesome.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Very, very nice—lush, smooth, creamy carbonation mixed with just the finest pinpoints of effervescence all across the tongue. This is probably what I’d call exactly medium-bodied, and it finishes quite dry. It’s not a gulper, or necessarily a sipper—it’s in a sweet spot, in my opinion, of mouthfeels. Great for the style.

Overall (4.5): This beer is balanced, in the grand scheme of things. It’s a surprisingly well-tuned mix of flavors that makes transitions across the palate in a much more subtle way than you realize at first. Very tastefully done, though I’d love to see this be funkier in that musty, horsey way I love so much. Better compare a couple of bottles from this batch to a couple a year from now and find out what happens! Personally, I can’t wait. This beer is great.

Note: this is a beer that REALLY wants to be served at the correct temperature (45-50ºF), and personally I think the flavors come out better the warmer it is so aim for 50. It'll make a very big difference.

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Photo of jbertsch
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured slightly hazy gold in color. An apple white head, huge at first, comes to rest at a 1 inch cap that stays until the end. Beautiful.

The aroma is big on funky brett, along with lemon, lime, sour apple, herbs.

Its flavor follows with acidic citric notes. More lemon, lime, apple, but also notice apricot. Otherwise it's got funky yeast and offers essence of bread from its malt profile. Short finish, but notes of yeast and brett linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is dry, crisp, great for summer.

I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. THIS is the type of brew I love for summer. Full of flavor and character that demands your attention, yet it's refreshing and simple. If it had a bit more depth, it would be a home run, but I'm not complaining.

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Photo of bsp77
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Golden orange with ridiculously massive, clingy head that keeps climbing despite my best efforts to stop it. Patience required.

Smell: Definitely Brett aroma with loads of barnyard funk. Some spicy hops as well.

Taste: Strong Brett taste as well - funky and earthy. The malts are rich but soft. Strong spicy hop presence.

Feel: Highly carbonated body that is extremely light. Very dry, tart finish.

Overall: Awesome Brett beer at less than $2.50 a bottle. Great stuff.

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Photo of cavedave
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Live review. Reviewed as American Wild Ale though this will be displayed in category Belgian Pale Ale.

Down the center she pours into a Bruery tulip, and a big bubbled, three fings of foam cap a clear beauty that defines amber colored. That cap shrinks a bit, but it hangs for the ride.

Lemon and straw brett heaven, hints of hormone and apple, candi sweet and a rounded yeast tart make a stupidly delicious aroma. I've poured on top to get stronger scents. Damn that is fine.

That's what I'm talkin' about, let Mr. Brett in the door early and you end up with a taste this good. Nicely full of the gamut of Brett, barnyard, sweat, unripe fruit, stored straw, gritty dirt, and along with it some buggy notes too, nothing that isn't balanced, though. Delicious light vinegar notes, some herbal bitter there too, and some other fruity notes I can't portray in words. Way better than I expected, shows ya shouldn't expect. Bamm this rocks.

Nicely spritzy feel to it, some real staying power to the tart, but it does build a bit much, and even clean flavors need to cleanout. Its only fault.

Stupid good. For the price I think I have found my funky sour go to. Anchorage does it a bit better, but at this price I will be buying Rayon Vert 4 packs and passing by the $16 bottles.

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Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Damn you, Green Flash, with your cases only bottle dating! Not as big a deal with this one as some of their others, but still a pet peeve.

A - Pours a hazy orange with a huge 3-4 finger pillowy head. I let it settle for five minutes or so, and the head reaches an equilibrium around one finger. After it sits for a few minutes, I notice that at the top of the beer, there is a one finger layer that is a bit lighter in color than the rest of the body. I swirl it a bit and it disappears, then reappears again. I'm not sure what this layer is, but it looks pretty cool, even if it isn't supposed to be there. Also some noticeable tiny floaters suspended in the body.

S - Very floral with lots of coriander. As significant amount of pepper, spicy hops, and fruitiness. Also a touch of Brett-like funk.

T - The floral character follows the nose. Big flavors of peppery lemon, tartness, with a hop bite. There is a bit of a funkiness that makes this beer sort of a BPA/Saison hybrid and I think that is a very good thing. Very well done.

M - Has prickly carbonation, characteristic of the style, and a medium body. The finish is dry, yet refreshing.

O - I was very impressed by this Green Flash offering. The aroma and taste were phenomenal. It has the bite of a BPA, with a bit of saison funkiness/tartness. The flavors melded well, and it has an impressively refreshing character for a 7% beer. Great for a hot day. I will certainly get this again.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy honey gold with a massive white head. It takes forever for the foam to settle, and leaves it rocky along the top of the beer. There is also some serious lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is big on the brett, with spice and citrus coming through. What's odd is that the dominate scent in this beer is metallic. It's like it's been soaking up aluminum.

T: The beer starts out a with mild citrus and bunch of spice. The brett comes on almost right away. I get some rose hips and earth, some coriander, and even some lavender. There is also a nice underlying sweetness that I like.

M: Medium bodied beer. It carries a bit more heft than you typical BPA. It hits the palate soft and sweet, over powers it in the middle, and finishes dry. The carbonation is hard to choke down in this beer.

O: Decent beer. You have to appreciate an off-the shelf brett beer when you are in the mood for it. It's not my favorite, but I'd buy another 4-pack down the road.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real nice crystal tangerine orange body, hints at red, faint cola carbonation off the pour. Head is soapy, off white, some good retention and faint lace, clumps quite a bit while drinking. A good fast carbonation can bee seen in the middle column rising fast, more slight opaque as more is poured.

Nose seems like a brett funk, some light sour orange, hints at whispy yeast and a juicy texture to come?

Hot heat and sharp yeast, matching a wild content. Crisp palate, mixing with a little tangerine. Super prickly, matching a nice feel and light finish. Flavor lingers, giving to a nice slow and gradual citrus and mild heat. Sense of woodyness, and nicely balanced. There's also a faint sweetness lingering...

Overall this is pretty darn impressive.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Green Flash Rayon Vert glides into the glass easy like with a bright orange glaze with some golden specs and a lively frothy creamy bright white head that stays and sticks. Smell is very pungent and fresh with ripe fruit, Belgian yeast, floral notes, some flower, and fresh earthy scent. Wow, this smells inviting. The brett jumps out with some sniffs. Taste is just as fresh as the scent. This is leaps and bounds the best Americanized Belgian pale ale i've had in some time. Fresh fruity esters, bubblegum, fresh grass notes, lemon, orange, bready notes and more. Yum! A great Melange that works. Feel is at about medium with ample and sparkling carb. Flavor grabs ahold of the mouth and kicks it into gear. No sign of the alcohol, which is a tad high. This beer works, it kicks ass in feel and has alot of flavor. Im getting more.

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Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.