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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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86
very good

1,273 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,273
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 43
Gots: 84 | 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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pmlondrigan

New York

4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my tulip. Glowing pale orange color. You can see the CO2 escaping from the base of the glass. This one is capped with a huge merangue like head leaving behind sheets of belgian lace. Bready and slightly phenolic on the nose. Lightly hoppy in the citrus department too. The first sip lets you know the Brett is here. I love how citrus and Brett play together. Horse blanket, funk, smokey and phenolic. Yup its spicy. But wait there is more, bready malts. A little prickly and slightly over-carbed.
A very good interpretation of a Belgian Pale finished with Brett. A little over-carbed. Good Brett presence. I will be purchasing this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 01:13:33 | More by pmlondrigan
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KDawg

Illinois

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

poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours a nice and rich orange/gold color with a nice frothy head

very complex with aromas of funk, oranges, florals, spice aromas and a bit of grains. Excellent depth on the aromas as well

medium/full bodied with very balanced flavors of spices, funk, oranges and a hint of various citrus flavors.

A quality belgian ale. The wild yeasts add good complexity along with a real good feel.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 04:53:28 | More by KDawg
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dfillius

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-10-2012 02:40:12 | More by dfillius
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Billolick

New York

4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, w/o freshness indication.

Pours clouded medium apricot tinged amber, nice puffy off white head, dissolves to a fine film and leaves espectable spotty lace.

Nose is full of basil, pepper and Belgian yeasty fumes.

Flavorful and full of intrigue. More fresh basil, some barnyard, more pepper, light leather, layers of Brett charged phenolics and musty/funkyness, add a hint of smoke, a slight bite of ginned up alcohol, and some near dank hoppyness...yeah complex and tasty.

Nice Belgian inspired, San Diegoacized brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 01:48:17 | More by Billolick
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Gilmango

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-09-2012 19:46:08 | More by Gilmango
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DavidST

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet, no date but fresh. This pours a nice amber color with a massive off white head which lasts for a while. The smell is pretty good, a little bubble gum, a hint of funk, lots of malts. The feel is medium lots of carbonation. The taste is good, a little funk, some barn yard, Belgian esters and a little bitterness, very good, I'm looking forward to seeing how this one changes.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 04:08:55 | More by DavidST
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dubinsky

California

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a Lost Abbey snifter.

A - The hyper carbonation of this beer yielded a very heady pour of a rocky off white head. The beer that rested underneath was a nice, slightly hazy dark orange. As the head receded it left behind some serious lacing.

S - The Aroma is definitely belgian with some nice brett characters, tropical fruits, citrus and a slight sour note and a nice hop presence. Looking forward to this.

T - The taste follows the nose rather closely with a fairly prevalent, earthy brett character and juicy tropical fruits. There is a nice hop bitterness. The finish has a slight band aid flavor to it. Fairly dry finish.

M - As mentioned, the carb levels are really high on this beer, but that also does an amazing job cutting the fairly heavy body.

O - This was a good beer that i am happy to see come on the scene from an american brewer. Its not as good as Damnation and has lots of room for growth, but its a great first atempt. I'll give this a shot after a few months again.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 23:55:51 | More by dubinsky
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-08-2012 06:50:00 | More by kiki3drt292
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Murrhey

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle. Reviewed live.

A- Fluffed up to a thick three finger whitish head that fades to spotty tufts of foam. Hazy orangish color and good carbonation.

S- Hoppy and some dark grains in the nose as well.

T- Sweet and gummy, some lighter hops but really gentle and sweet.

M- Medium bodied. Weak carbonation. No linger.

O- Not my favorite style, but drinkable and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 08:19:35 | More by Murrhey
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PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-06-2012 23:14:46 | More by PthPndr
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n2185

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with three fingers of white head that fades into a thin cap with decent lacing.

S: Nice mix of sweet and funky aromas here. Sweet candy sugar, bubblegum, and pear notes stand out. Strong, funky barnyard aromas follow with a slight mustiness and sourness as well. Very nice aroma.

T: Similar to the aroma, there are some slight Belgian sweet notes at first with hints of light fruits and bubblegum. The Brett flavors come on strong with lots of funk and barnyard flavors. The finish is lightly bitter and bready. There are some slight medicinal notes on the aftertaste.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is slightly watery and could benefit from a lighter body and higher attenuation.

O: A pretty good beer, overall. There's a nice combination of sweet and funky, and it smells wonderful. I'd like the BPA aspects to shine through a bit more in the flavor and to have a drier body, but still it's a cheap alternative to the likes of Orval.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 22:19:12 | More by n2185
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BigJK

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-06-2012 21:32:11 | More by BigJK
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movingtrain

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a straw yellow, leaning toward golden color. Huge head on this one, slowly falling to half a finger, backed by a good amount of carbonation.

Up front in the nose is grapefruit, followed by oak, peppercorn, white lilies, and tarragon. A bit of a winey aroma, and maybe a bit of those earthy Belgian-esque notes.

The flavor here is interesting. It is a pale ale, indeed, with decent hop notes and a lingering citrus taste. But, while the Belgian element isn't too prominent, it is there, making this pale a bit more dynamic. Hints of toasted bread, oranges, clove, white grapes, and green peppercorn. With each sip, the Belgian notes grow a bit stronger, as do the hoppy bitterness of the brew.

On the palate this one is a bit astringent and bitter. Though, that is not to say it is not palatable--because it is. The astringency of the beer on the tongue lingers, but the flavor of the beer does not suffer as a result here.

Overall, an interesting take on what seems to be an increasingly popular style for breweries to take on. I like it because it takes the pale ale to different level...not necessarily a better level, just a place that offers some new flavors from a classic style. Green Flash does a pretty good job with it here.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 19:19:46 | More by movingtrain
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rbrefbeerman

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-06-2012 17:54:24 | More by rbrefbeerman
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rmaste6282

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-05-2012 21:15:07 | More by rmaste6282
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

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

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden tan/brown, monster 3+ inch creamy, foamy head. Tons of lacing.

Smell - West coast ipa hop kick. Belgian yeast, plenty of herb and spices. Grapefruit, lemon and some pepper really make this interesting.

Taste - Nice belgian spices, malty and west coast sytle hops are the main flavor of this beer. Grainy aftertaste and floral, yet smooth and flavorful. Alcohol isnt really present, nor is this beer overly bitter.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, lots of flavor and easy to drink. Tounge gets alot of malts, spices, hops and sugars. Palette gets remaining malts and hops, and a little hop bitterness. Aftertaste is dry and sweet.

Overall - Really tasty and easy to enjoy. Not too sweet, not to bitter, and not too strong. Nice twist of the west coat hops to make this different from the rest. I find this really enjoyable and not as expensive as some of the other green flash brews. Will drink this oen again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 03:34:54 | More by wvsabbath
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cestlavie

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-05-2012 00:02:39 | More by cestlavie
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StoneBrewFanatic

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours rich gold in color with reddish hues in the light; has a big three finger head with moderate retention and some splotchy lace left on the glass.

S - Aroma is full of many subtle notes and not really very intense. Very herbal, hops, malt and yeast are all there with noticeable funk. As it warms more fruit comes out, grapefruit, lemon and some tropical notes.

T - Sweet malt and funk upfront and then a little burst of hops takes over the palate, as it fades your left with funky tart and bitterness. Herbal and spicy with more of a lemon rind bitterness.

M - Super smooth and balanced, great feel overall.

O - This is a really well balanced and very enjoyable offering from Green Flash. I would really like to see how this one continues to develop over time.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 22:04:26 | More by StoneBrewFanatic
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BerkeleyBeerMan

California

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright glowing hazy blend of orange and yellow amber. Bubbly copper masterpiece. I believe it is bottle fermented. The head jumps out of the beer creating a large foamy 1 finger head with great lacing.

I immediately smell tart cherries and piney hops. This smells like an American IPA brewed like a Wild Ale. This is a really unique beer. I get funky sour notes, floral potpurri and perfume. Mild esters. Secondary aromas of juicy tangerine and sugar malts cling to wild yeast.

The taste is bitter, then sweet, it gets funky and then drys out. I like the variety of phases that this beer goes through. After a long drinking session it leaves a cherry cola sour taste. It could use more hop aroma. I get lemon rind, honey dew melon. resinous and grassy hops like a SN Torpedo IPA. malts are candied but distant.

The mouthfeel is clean San Diego style. Super bright and flavorful a little heavy on the hops side. The wild flavors could be experiemented with.

I enjoyed this ale a lot. It's very well executed and a delight to sip. I would like to get a few more bottles to see how the Wild yeast vary.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 07:08:26 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
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jp7161

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-04-2012 04:36:28 | More by jp7161
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Acoke

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-03-2012 23:30:30 | More by Acoke
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Swervine44

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-03-2012 05:48:01 | More by Swervine44
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-01-2012 20:36:20 | More by whartontallboy
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DaBubs

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-01-2012 18:17:35 | More by DaBubs
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smithmd4

New York

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-31-2011 07:09:11 | More by smithmd4
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,273 ratings.