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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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86
very good

1,263 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,263
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 43
Gots: 82 | 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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farrago

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big head that initially fills a quarter of the glass, very fine and delicate foam of eggshell white, much better retention than expected albeit with minimal stickiness to the lacing. Cloudy liquid with a strong orange rust metallic coloration, perhaps a light brown tint while more yellow at the rims, loosely assembled but large bubbles rise swiftly throughout. Yeast, flowers, orange peel, wheat germ, apples and pears comprise most of the nose, some earthiness but not really as funky as one might expect, good density but lacks staying power. Full-bodied, here in the mouth it’s creamy and bottom heavy, sinks deeply into the palate. Develops a peppery kick as well as added grassiness, supports the tartness of the orange, lemon citrus and clove. Vague minerally aspect but, again, clean on the whole. Dry, the pear, peach, apple fruit feels cellar dried, most of the sweet juiciness gone. Manages to not appear overtly hoppy nor malty, minimal breadiness or doughiness. The citrus outlasts the rest. More interesting than pleasurable, little is casual about it.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 04:03:26 | More by farrago
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-28-2012 20:57:04 | More by szmnnl99
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-17-2014 23:54:10 | More by SkinniePost
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brandon911

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-25-2012 00:42:13 | More by brandon911
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 20:38:38 | More by StaveHooks
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beagle75

Iowa

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with over one finger of off-white foam head that diminishes to a large and lofty pad. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Goat pasture is featured in the smell, standing out rather boldly but not detracting. Spicy hops are also present, as is mild aromatic malt.

T: Begins bone-dry, with tangy citric acidity and yeast phenolics that suggest baking spices. Green herbaceous hop aromatics gain momentum into the middle, where a whiff of biscuit malt adds to the overall layered effect. Bitterness is striking for the style and of long duration, with some herbaceous spice and lively citrus acidity, yet also clean.

M: Thin viscosity, wet and acidic on the palate, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: This beer stands out among high-volume, American-brewed Belgian-style ales in that it pulls no punches in its handling of brettanomyces yeast. While the standout brett notes are not unique to this beer, it does as good a job carrying the distinctive rustic notes as any American-brewed beer yet encountered. While not quite truly tart, it does come equipped with a driving acidity that strips the palate, ushering renewal with every well-carbonated sip. A telling move for Green Flash to add this beer to its year-round core lineup; it elevates the brewery above the middle ground of operations that make a decent IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 00:59:20 | More by beagle75
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sd123

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-30-2012 02:19:54 | More by sd123
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grittybrews

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy apricot with two fingers of fluffy white head. Fresh, dry aroma of hay, grass, and lemon.

Moderate carbonation and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Wheat, honey, and lemon up front followed by brett notes and a dry finish with lingering tartness and lots of pepper.

Very refreshing, balanced, and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 14:38:28 | More by grittybrews
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

12-25-2012 23:12:48 | More by MacStinson
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-09-2013 00:12:09 | More by Danobold
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DovaliHops

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 06:21:36 | More by DovaliHops
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-22-2011 23:20:56 | More by bump8628
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-21-2012 03:07:08 | More by chickenm
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tulip glass.

Pours a clear, light copper color with about three fingers of white, whispy foam which slowly deflate. Good retention and lots of lacing. Quite a bit of brett, vanilla, tart citrus fruit. Taste is not quite as impressive, and a little muddled: brett, moderate citrus and piney hops, finishing bone dry with moderate bitterness. More integration would go a long way. Or maybe the hops have just faded some and that's what I'm picking up; can't tell. Medium-light body and carbonation. Overall, interesting and quite drinkable. Pairs perfectly with spicy Indian or Asian food.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 03:49:42 | More by pmarlowe
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-27-2013 05:53:59 | More by Mantooth
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-21-2013 13:49:16 | More by bismarksays
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.9%

02-22-2012 01:07:47 | More by jaidenjb
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-07-2013 02:23:18 | More by BeerOps
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-coudy gold with a nice white head

S-i'm getting a hint of old funk and a mustyness. definitely getting the pale belgian malts. has a touch of dogbreath. has a lot going on, decent strength

T-comes in as it smells along with a certain earthyness to it. its a quality taste with a very earthy after-taste. not bad, not extremely belgian tasting but good in its own respect.

M-medium to high carbonation with a dry finish

O-this isn't quite what i was hoping for, but i enjoyed it and would maybe get it again at some point. if you want a good pale belgian, just get one from belgium

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 20:34:24 | More by AdamBear
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-30-2012 02:09:35 | More by GeoffreyM
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-08-2012 00:59:45 | More by TheFightfan1
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-28-2013 03:04:30 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-18-2013 19:51:43 | More by DIPAFAN
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campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-24-2013 03:11:44 | More by campfirebrew
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WynnO

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-16-2012 15:55:05 | More by WynnO
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,263 ratings.