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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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very good

1,312 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 45
Gots: 94 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

KAF, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of TheGenesisOfElegance
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Cloudy orange.

Smell: Spices, yeast, citrus and floral notes.

Taste: Grapefruit is what I got. Along with yeast, fizziness and brett, apparently. (had to look it up to see what it was that I couldn't pin point. Being my second brett beer, I'm not yet familiar with the style.) But I enjoyed it and find the brett to add a unique dynamic.

Mouthfeel: Light body and high carbonation. Also pretty dry.

Overall: Excellent.

TheGenesisOfElegance, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Spike-likes-beer
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Spike-likes-beer, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

fosters9, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

david18, Jul 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

patlabor44, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

RRC03, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of stephens101
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

We have a winner of the beauty pageant right here. Voluptuous off-white head that stays full and bouncy. Golden orange in color. Smells spicy with the yeast shining through the middle, accompanied by light fruits (apple, orange). Tastes of fruit juice backed with notes of grain and faint brett funk. Dry all the way through and just plain easy drinking. Session this, session that, blah, blah, blah, blah...session this!

stephens101, Jul 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

Flash09, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

PTEdelman, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

hurshybear, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of MartzMimic
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

What a bretty beast... Pours a murky orange with a huge bubbly head. Brett barnyard funk dominates the nose, with some spice and a hint of fruit. Those same things are fully present in the taste, along with coriander and even a bit of a cardamom. A bit astringent. Crisp medium mouth without a lot of carbonation. It's not as refined and balanced as Orval, but nonetheless good if you're a brett head.

MartzMimic, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Phigg1102, Jun 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

imfatsowhat, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ackeeper, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

MartinCalvino, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

T_Hass, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Evan, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

LightnerLiquorKS, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
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.

JudgeRoughneck, Jun 05, 2014
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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.

Powderhornphil, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Nathanbolin, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

hoppytobehere, May 30, 2014
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.