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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Rayon VertRayon Vert

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very good

1,300 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,300
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 44
Gots: 92 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

jcomp21, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of bobhits
2.63/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Brett, yeast, apples, pears, spices, and well....this is a pretty good example of American's doing a Belgian pale ale. The carbonation and body are both wonderful. Sadly I'm not a huge fan of these flavors. There's an almost scotch like element mixed in with fruity and sour notes. I don't like how this all blends as far as flavors go.

bobhits, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of Beaver13
2.68/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle. Pours a hazy copper amber with a big rocky off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bready malts with spicy earthy yeasty notes and a touch of brett as it warms.

The flavor is subdued - watery earthy malts and a little fruit with spicy floral hops that linger in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and watery with lots of sharp carbonation.

Overall, I haven't really liked the Belgian IPAs, and this is not a great rendition of one (watery, subdued). I didn't pick up much brett - a little came out as it warmed.

Beaver13, May 25, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

crwrunner, May 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

GoGators, Jul 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

VeganUndead, Apr 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Niners49, Feb 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

EigenBeer, Apr 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

sansho, Nov 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Kerne, Nov 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

braican, Dec 06, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Gatordaddy, Mar 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

MNBeer1017, Mar 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

jimelee108, Mar 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

paulgarrison, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Sammy
2.78/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I didn't like this bottle, fresh from Pizza Port Carlsblad store. So if you disagree you needn't read any further. A light golden body with a white foamy 3/8" head, lacy. Funky aroma - armpit sweat, menthol, my socks wt and used. The taste is comparable to floor wax, foot liniment, and pepper. Lots of menthol build up as I drink further into it, but it is not all that drinkable and I am forcing myself. Crazy stuff.

Sammy, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
2.78/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a De Molen beer stemflute in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Expectations are above average; this brewery has impressed me in the past. Served refrigerator cold.

A: Pours a two finger head of decent cream, good thickness, and great retention - especially considering the above average ABV. Colour is a nontransparent murky copper. Not unique nor special, but generally appealing.

Sm: A moderately strong aroma of unexpected brett funkiness, sourness, wild yeast, and vague light hints of citrus esters. Very unexpected and interesting for a pale ale. I really didn't see that coming at all. I'm intrigued.

T: The funkiness is tonal and light, but unmistakably present, reaching its naked apex in the finish. It's yeasty without feeling sedimentary. In fact, yeast may be its main note alongside the vague malts and buried hints of citrus. Atypical and interesting for the style, but also simple and boring - even a bit bland. Bring out the funkiness or the malts. The flavours are muted rather than subtle - to its detriment (and my chagrin). No alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some cream on the finish. Not too thick or too thin per se, but it never feels quite right. It should be a bit lighter on the palate.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable. This boring pale ale from Green Flash intrigues with its funkiness, but quickly grows tired when it offers little else.


kojevergas, Jan 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

rwilde, May 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

pumptrick, Jul 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

leinie13, Mar 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

JeffreyJDavis, Apr 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

billymoe, Aug 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

foxyaardvark27, Jul 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

adamwn, May 30, 2013
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,300 ratings.