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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Rayon VertRayon Vert

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,274 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,274
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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Ratings: 1,274 | Reviews: 415 | Display Reviews Only:
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imfatsowhat

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

06-17-2014 22:15:21 | More by imfatsowhat
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ackeeper

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-17-2014 19:30:22 | More by ackeeper
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MartinCalvino

Spain

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-10-2014 09:40:47 | More by MartinCalvino
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T_Hass

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-09-2014 15:39:07 | More by T_Hass
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Evan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-08-2014 21:37:17 | More by Evan
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-06-2014 01:25:15 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

2012 bottle sampled June 2014

APP- Massive ivory tower of head fills the glass despite coddling the pour. Billows into a tight, creamy, mesa that peaks over the rim of the glass and includes both fine and large beading. Fades fairly quickly leaving sheets of lace. When some finally turns to liquid, clarity is very good but short of brilliant and color is brassy.

AROMA- Amazingly soft and subtle complex perfumey nose. Where to begin? Citrus, white pepper, straw, green melon, hints of fermeted peach and apricot, light hits of kiwi and rhubarb. Has a big clover dimension which I find to be the mark of my favorite Cantillion offerings. Amazing. Very fresh and inviting. There is nothing even remotely dank, musty, sour, etc...in the aroma here. Medium-light floral/ spicy character that is key to the bouquet but hard to pin down. No diacetyl or harsh alcohol. Not immediately recognizable as hoppy, like when its fresh.

Flavor- Malty- sweetness pervades, surprisingly, with a strong tone of white pepper and pineapple, melon shows up again, as does a faint shadow of rhubarb, slight fusel/acetate note, a fleeting rubbery (oxidized phenol?) character. I get a medium-stong English-Goldings like character (apple, pear, spicy) in the mid-palate, tartness cows to sweentness in the balance but does show up in the backend along with some bitterness. Long finish with a distinctly resinous aftertaste.

MF- solidly medium-bodied, medium carbonation once things settle down (its amazing how quickly the fizz leaves this beer), can be a little flabby on the palate, and also lightly astringent at the same time. I do believe it shows some oxidation effects.

OVERALL- While this might be one of the best beers I've ever smelled, its flavor is a bit messy, despite having some very pleasing characteristics. If this is one to lay down, two years is either too long or some sort of awkward phase.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 06:17:36 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this one for a while. Got it as an extra prior to Green Flash entering MN. Looks like it was bottled 7/12.

Pours extremely carbonated. Several fingers of head from a small pour.

The brett seems to have developed. Aroma is mostly a tart apple skin aroma.

Taste is toasted malts with green apple and slight barnyard funk. Brett has really come out.

Qualities of a pale with lots of brett.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 01:08:08 | More by Powderhornphil
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Nathanbolin

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-31-2014 06:50:26 | More by Nathanbolin
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-30-2014 02:01:14 | More by hoppytobehere
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ggell100

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-27-2014 03:26:51 | More by ggell100
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CitizenGrain

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-26-2014 23:30:06 | More by CitizenGrain
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TBRich

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

05-24-2014 20:41:45 | More by TBRich
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-24-2014 18:29:10 | More by Latarnik
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Aje504

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-15-2014 03:23:01 | More by Aje504
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-14-2014 00:03:13 | More by TimHitchings
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-13-2014 00:51:29 | More by Haybeerman
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MattyD13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-11-2014 21:52:25 | More by MattyD13
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ant880

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-07-2014 14:00:33 | More by ant880
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Vigilante

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-07-2014 07:21:18 | More by Vigilante
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

2/5  rDev -47.9%

05-04-2014 05:29:57 | More by MonkeyBread
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Luisfcarrizo

Florida

5/5  rDev +30.2%

05-03-2014 20:20:51 | More by Luisfcarrizo
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Australia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-29-2014 15:13:58 | More by atrocity
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-29-2014 03:09:00 | More by thatoneguymike
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,274 ratings.