Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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2.78/5 rDev -27.6%
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.
01-24-2012 00:16:26 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev +4.2%
Pours a murky honey orange with a 3 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a thin cap. Thick chunks of lace stick to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of herbal and grassy hops with some funky Brett aromas. Taste is of herbal hops, some grains, and earthy flavors on the finish from the Brett. A quick band aid flavor comes and goes quickly. There is a mild bitterness and slightly funky aftertaste with each sip. This beer has a crisp carbonation level with a bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is an interesting beer for sure. I read they might have been going for an American Orval but this one just isn't as good.
01-25-2012 05:38:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.5/5 rDev +17.2%
Bottle from Rick's in Alexandria. Served in a Green Flash Rayon Vert chalice.
Pours a nice, fairly-clear amber color with a nice off-white head. Good retention of the foamy white head. Some lacing on the way down and a good cap and collar throughout.
The nose carries some moderate hopping as well as a nice fruitiness and light earthy character. Great presence in the nose, really serving to complement the hops.
Flavor brings a nice bit of fruity hops along with some earth, light malt, and some Brett through the background. Body is light-to-medium with a good bitterness and a nice bit of Brett and earth to really round things out. Quite dry through the finish.
This is a really fantastic beer and I'm beyond excited that it's year round. This is finally an off-the-shelf year-round beer that is worthy of sitting beside sixers of Two Hearted in my fridge. Bravo, Green Flash.
04-03-2012 03:05:44 | More by Thorpe429
4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high white head that reached all the way to the top of the snifter glass. The head slowly died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface along with lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of Belgian yeast in the nose along with notes of sourness.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of Belgian yeast, pale malts and a light amount of bitterness. A light to moderate amount of sourness is also present and persists through the finish.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and relatively dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a really pleasant beer to sip and savor and the addition of brett really makes the taste very interesting. No traces of alcohol are noticeable in the taste. I would definitely have this beer again and would even consider getting a large bomber or two to age.
06-06-2012 02:22:47 | More by metter98
4.5/5 rDev +17.2%
Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenrod, with a fluffy head that leaves plenty of lace
Smell: Spicy light fruit tones, with citrus, grassy hops, leather and yeast funk
Taste: Opens with a touch of sugary malt, with a move toward spicy, peppery fruit and grassy hop flavors that dominate the mid-palate; nicely balanced, after the swallow, with the sugary malt, the grassy hops and the leathery Brett each adding an element
Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation that refreshes the palate
Overall: A tremendous achievement for Green Flash; although I enjoy a lot of their hoppy beers, I had no expectation that this brewery could produce a beer like this one
01-19-2012 02:26:35 | More by brentk56
4/5 rDev +4.2%
First off, I don't have a clue as to what "Rayon" or "Vert" mean. But if it means that they are attempting to recreate an Orval type of beer, then they have named the beer very well!
Rayon Vert opens with a hazy golden and copper blend that has an intriguing heavy look. A creamy, slightly yellowish head receeds to a heavy sheet across the beer and leaves behind rings of foam that denote each sip.
Aromas of zesty oranges, lemon, crabapple, and red grapefruit lead the nose with a bright and citrusy hop/ester fusion. Spicy with a white pepper note that creates both soft and sassy spring to the nose. Nearly musty and doughy- the yeast impact to the aromas are bold and rich.
Malty flavors of dry caramel, light breads and dough allow for a rich initial taste that accompanies elements of brine, metal, and bitterness. Hoppy with flavors of citrusy orange peel and ruby red grapefruit pulp- all backed by a soft sandalwood note and the slightly funk-notes of Brettanomyaces. Deeply compelex in taste yet zesty and bright: a tough combination that works effortlessly here.
Creamy textures early on are attributed to malty richness and soft carbonation. The semi-rich body reduces to semi-dryness at mid palate, which ushers in a smooth citrusy dryness and acidity that allows for a dry and warm finish and an aftertaste of lime bitterness and musty shaddows.
Of course this beer is not the classy Orval, but is a classy diatribe of the original in its own right. Though it's not as complex or as dry as its mentor, it's a great substitute especially when considering the difference in cost.
02-03-2012 05:39:40 | More by BEERchitect
4.48/5 rDev +16.7%
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.
04-24-2012 20:27:58 | More by Phyl21ca
4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
Pours a light amber color with a huge white head. A really nice Brett character. Heavy on the fruit (especially apple), a bit of pear, lots of straw and grass, and a mild spice. Some bread and cracker and a light citric quality on the finish. The flavor is slightly tart and citrusy with lemon and lime notes. Light tropical fruit character as well as some pear and apple. Good bread and a mild spice note to it as well. Really nice.
07-16-2012 20:52:06 | More by womencantsail
4.13/5 rDev +7.6%
A: three finger thick frothy head on a murky golden amber body.
S: strong aroma of clove, yeast, banana, herbs and pineapple.
T: this one is very sharp and spicey off the back with a strong herbal and clove presence. The yeast is nicely represented through out. There is mild citrus sweetness but its very tart in the finish with orange and pineapple.
M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation. semi dry finish as expected.
Overall: this one is pretty tart and yeasty with strong herbal notes that dont get easier to drink as its consumed hurting drinkability.
09-13-2012 21:39:45 | More by kylehay2004
4.23/5 rDev +10.2%
Poured into a large tulip glass a hazed peach infused light golden with a sticky one and a half finger white head atop.Alot of citrus fruit in the nose with lighter yeasty spice and funk notes,the citrus fruit really jumps out.Fresh orange lemony citric flavors domante the flavor profile,refreshing and sharp,light phenols and funky brett are kept in check pretty well,the alcohol provides a little sweet punch as it warms.This is top notch and dangerous with its refreshing citrusy flavors,it's too easy to drink.
07-25-2012 20:33:10 | More by oberon
4.2/5 rDev +9.4%
Bright and deeply saturated orange color, compact and creamy head of foam. Some rising carb trails visible, flecks of spotty lace inside the tulip glass. Bright clarity without pouring the yeast dregs.
Brett aroma right off the bat, fruity dried pineapple, fresh herbs, and the appropriate mustiness of old books.
Tangy, dry, and effervescent. Lingering bitter root earthiness and dry herbal bitterness. Smooth with some wet hay and dried wildflower notes. Brett complexity is big, but the wildness is reigned in. Orval-esque. Everything is pretty nicely balanced here. Cellaring this would likely bring out the funkier side of the wild yeast. A nice introductory Brett beer that i'll definitely drink more of.
01-18-2012 01:58:40 | More by emerge077
4.54/5 rDev +18.2%
A - Poured out a hazy, bronze color with a three finger, tan head of long-lasting, bubbly foam. It left sticky patches of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled funky with phenolic notes. It had some yeasty notes with caramel sweetness.
T - Very phenolic flavor with funkiness and spicy hop bitterness. Good sweet caramel backbone.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.
O - This is fantastic. It's my favorite beer of the year so far.
01-16-2012 00:57:53 | More by zeff80
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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