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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,304 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,304
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 44
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%

Jmick28, Jul 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

FreshHawk, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Rudy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Rudy, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of 312HopBomb
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew was poured into a pilsner flute glass which was a poor choice due to the explosion of effervescence. It took three separate pours to empty the bottle. Even when sippinng the foam it spilled over. The color is a rich deep golden. After a few minutes the head falls to tasty looking peaks with huge rings of lace stuck all the way up the top of the flute glass.

The smell is a super funky phenolic belgian yeasty aroma of top quality with a somewhat sour apple and lemon character.

The taste follows with phenolic yeast funk and subtle malt with a sour tang that is appropriate to the style. Reminds me of Half Acre Ambrosia with the Hibiscus and Orange flavors but with extreme Brettanomyces yeast flavors.

Mouthfeel is not as fizzy as the initial pour would indicate. I like the moderate carbonation, light to medium body and crisp finish.

Overall this is a great surprise from a producer of fine west coast hop nectar beverages. My wife enjoyed this one too. Very refreshing as the 12 ounces disappeared fast. I would recommend Rayon Vert to anyone who appreciates funky belgian beer. Kudos to Green Flash!

312HopBomb, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of H0rnedFr0gs
4/5  rDev +4.2%

H0rnedFr0gs, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Duff27
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a huge three inch head, not normal I don't think. Have to wait a few minutes for it to subside. Fluffy white head on a dull amber colored body. Head stays thick the whole pint through with clumpy lacing.

S- Definite funk, floral, and fruity. Digging the aromas, different...Orval-esque.

T- Yeast strain is the star or the show here. Hints at citrus hops at the tail end of each sip.Drinks closer to 6% rather than 7%. Belgian Pale Ale fits this perfectly, as opposed to Belgian IPA.

M- Above average carbonation but nicely done. Medium mouthfeel.

D/O- Was looking forward to this one but still very pleasantly surprised. Well integrated Belgian yeast funkiness with just enough American hop presence to know which country it was brewed in. Wouldn't hesitate to have again.

Duff27, Jul 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

timwardjr, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of dumptruck81
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

dumptruck81, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of Lagerhouserules
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Lagerhouserules, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of HopBrain
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

jheezee, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

gpawned, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of yeastinfection
2/5  rDev -47.9%

yeastinfection, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Momar42
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Duvel artist tulip

A - clear, light to medium amber color. HUGE head. I mean, huge. Smooth pour yielded a dense, tight white fluffy head that had to be consumed before I could get the whole bottle in the glass. Lacing is great too.

S - Bretty, soapy, Belgian yeast in your face aroma. If you dont like that, steer VERY clear of this beast. Luckily I do, so great nose.

T - After I got through the foam, and trust me, when you drink this you will understand, there was a great Belgian IPA to be found. Nice level of Brett and great yeast taste throughout. Just a delicious beer.

M - full. high carbonation but it works. thick and chewy almost at times, but like I said, it works here.

O - I have to freely admit that I have been under selling Green Flash. Everytime I revisit one of their beers, I am impressed. Now that they have found their way to the East Coast I'm going to seek them out. Rayon Vert is truly great Belgian IPA. If you dont like those qualities, dont drink it. But if you do, find it and see for yourself. This is a damn fine beer.

Momar42, Jul 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

jlogan7, Jul 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

jonphilipp, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of HopToIt420
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rayon Vert is what I drink when I am not in the mood for something as "in your face" as a west coast IPA. Another good beer from Green Flash. Golden color with a nice head (had this in a pilsner glass). Smooth mouthfeel with a little bit of lemon curd, grapefruit, and honeysuckle on the palate which is highlighted by a much more citrus driven hop characteristic than the West Coast IPA. Good solid beer for hop lovers that aren't looking to take a nap after putting down a big IPA.

HopToIt420, Jul 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

fatbatcat, Jul 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Jul 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Joshgonzales79, Jul 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ryanpj, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured with a ridiculous amount of head. I mean honestly, I had to suck down foam twice just to get this thing into the glass! The foam sticks around for awhile too; the beer itself is a light coppery haze that when held up to the light becomes golden.

S- Very sweet and citrusy in the nose.

Taste - Very balanced, not nearly as sweet as I would have believed from the nose alone. There is still a lot of sweet malt flavor here but it plays fairly nicely with some peppery hop bits. Quite a flavorful gulp!

Mouthfeel - Solid presence here, not watery and not anything you will choke on.

Overall - I am very impressed with this beer. It is quite a bit hoppier than I would expect from a belgian pale ale but quite tasty. Color me a big fan of this beer.

Bowdoinbeerboy, Jul 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BeerHunter76, Jul 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Bonis, Jul 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

swaghawk, Jul 03, 2012
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,304 ratings.