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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

1,288 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,288
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 44
Gots: 90 | 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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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-02-2013 12:29:05 | More by acurtis
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GratefulTech

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-02-2013 02:16:44 | More by GratefulTech
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AgentMunky

California

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%

Served in a tasting glass at the brewery.

Funky for a pale ale. Is there some Brett in here? Whatever Belgian yeast Green Flash uses in their Belgian pales I'm not crazy about. Lightly tart. Fruity. Interesting. Ultimately, I don't think it's for me.

09-01-2013 22:40:00 | More by AgentMunky
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budsandsuds8

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-30-2013 19:13:35 | More by budsandsuds8
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TKepiro

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-30-2013 19:12:58 | More by TKepiro
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billymoe

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-30-2013 18:00:11 | More by billymoe
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-30-2013 14:29:50 | More by HawkIPA
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dbochman

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-29-2013 17:33:38 | More by dbochman
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +10.9%

Bottled July 2012

a: Heavily hazed peachy golden. Towering head makes for a long pouring process.

s: Lightly funky bready grains, bright fresh lemon zest, peppery spice.

t: Comes across just as the smell suggests it would. Light Brett works great with lemony hops, apricits, and earthy grains.

m: Light and airy, not surprisingly.

o: Been too long since I've had fresh Orval to compare the two, so I'll just say I really like this beer a lot.

08-26-2013 00:42:18 | More by DIM
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-25-2013 02:19:47 | More by DelMontiac
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KegsAndEggs

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-24-2013 02:39:05 | More by KegsAndEggs
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-24-2013 01:25:22 | More by pearljam118
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TheDoak

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-23-2013 20:07:33 | More by TheDoak
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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-23-2013 06:47:39 | More by BKotch
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-23-2013 03:06:42 | More by csfcmitchell
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-22-2013 19:39:52 | More by harpus
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Travis1221

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-19-2013 19:20:22 | More by Travis1221
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Brob245

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-18-2013 18:40:34 | More by Brob245
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westyrun

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

08-18-2013 15:15:01 | More by westyrun
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keithmurray

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Appearance - murky, deep crimson color with huge white head

Smell - fruity and floral, I'm getting lemon, lime, strawberry, apple, yeast

Taste - green apple, lemon, lime, yeast

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, full carbonation, slightly sweet upfront and then the funkiness tartness and sourness kick in the aftertaste

Overall - good and enjoyable beer.

Price point - $3.19/12 oz bottle

08-17-2013 23:21:32 | More by keithmurray
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paulgarrison

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

08-17-2013 17:35:28 | More by paulgarrison
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sbanacho

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-16-2013 14:35:36 | More by sbanacho
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%

A: Hazy, medium honey color. Head is amazing, the color of a wheat field, towering over the top of my goblet without spilling over the sides; it lasts a long time, and when it fades the lacing is tenacious. Really, as good as it gets for this style.

S: Quite fruity, with pear, apple, and even faint grapefruit aromas. There's a little clove and white pepper, plus a funky earthiness from (I suspect) the Brettanomyces. Again, very good.

T: Finally, first chink in the armor -- after the great appearance and lovely smell, the taste fails to meet expectations, although it's still good. Malty grains flavors are fleeting at best, with tart fruit dominating early (under-ripe plum and granny smith apple come to mind). The fruit gives way to a little more hops bitterness than most Belgian pale ales sport, tending toward the sharp notes of evergreen needles, and lingering a long time on the palate. Some of the aforementioned funkiness ends up on the tongue as well.

M: Heavily carbonated and crisp. There's no hidden alcohol -- it's very evident throughout. The finish is dry to astringent.

O: Stronger in sight and smell than taste and feel in the mouth. Still, a strong member of the style. Green Flash definitely puts effort into their products.

08-16-2013 01:54:07 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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Tuffburg-Mississippi

Arkansas

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%

It was incredible!! Amazing and crazy flavor with a great nose. Although a little foamy head and a bit difficult to pour I absolutely loved it. There was something I couldn't pinpoint in the taste and that made it very interesting to say the least. Green flash has a phenomenal product in the Rayon Vert.

08-15-2013 02:18:10 | More by Tuffburg-Mississippi
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.61/5  rDev -6%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 07-03-12. Sampled more than a year later on August 13, 2013.

The pour is pale yellow to golden with a tremendous white and light puffy head. Some haze and busy carbonation.

The aroma is quite nice with an inviting Belgian pale malts, yeast, and Belgian sugar ester with a little clove and nutmeg out back.

The body is in the medium range with a bit of acidity. That could be due to the age of the bottle.

The taste has an upfront toasted biscuit malt character at first which is superseded by a powerful peppery and mildly dry finish.

08-14-2013 21:54:07 | More by puboflyons
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,288 ratings.