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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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86
very good

1,344 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,344
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 45
Gots: 104 | 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

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Beer added by: ocelot2500 on 12-14-2011

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Ratings: 1,344 | Reviews: 423
Photo of illidurit
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ISmith87
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - 3.5 - Waaay too much carbonation on this one. The head is like 20 fingers deep, of loose white bubbles, but leaving a nice lacing on the glass ;) . The beer itself is a nice clear golden color.
S - 3.75 - Very peppery, spicy, belgian yeast scent. Reminds me a ton of Friendship Brew. Definitely some wheat, maybe some bread smells in there too.
T - 4.00 - This is a unique Belgian Pale Ale. Very spicy, peppery, the taste follows the nose. What's impressive about it is the taste comes really close to Orval. There's a breadiness to it that I like too.
M - 4.00 - light-medium, alc covered. Aftertaste is belgian yeasty/peppery notes.
O - 3.75 - This is a good belgian pale ale. I'm surprised at how similar it tastes to Orval. I wonder if maybe they're using the same yeast strain or something? It has a nice off flavor (yea, I know it's contradictory) that reminds me of the beer my grandpa drinks.

Photo of Kerne
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Carl_R
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Betajeff
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of zbkai189
2.21/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured an ounce or two into a pint... ended up with 1/2 inch of beer and about a 5 inch head. Far too much carbonation, IMO. Very spicy. Tingly. The first thing that came to mind about the taste was "dish soap." Really, not good. Big letdown from GF... I'm a big fan of their other stuff. I'll try it again... maybe it was a bad batch?

Photo of DMACH
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of ClippersSD
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the most truly underrated beers out there. A very unique belgain pale ale. The closest beer it tastes like is Goose Island Matilda. Zesty and tart yet spliced with fruitiness. The only issue I run across with this beer is the carbonation. The poor resulted in an extra layer of foam. If you run across this, give it a try, a great beer.

Photo of BodiesLexus
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of DAS30
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of Mattyb79
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Glennlawless
2.45/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint.

A - hazy orange.thick froth like head that has huge retention.

S - Burnt plastic....maybe a little spicy and sour...

T - Super carbonated...spicey,peppery....getting some cardamom....but overall this plastic like smell is drowning the rest out...ugh. Compared to the ommegang farmhouse saison, this is pretty bad...im disappointed :\

M- creamy...too carbonated for me though, wow.

Overall, this beer wasn't for me...the plastic like smell and taste drowned everything out to me...

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 2 oz. into my 12 ounce tulip and head overflowed. Kind of ridiculous. Took 15 min just to get the whole bottle intoy glass. Nice yeasty hop aroma with fruity floral notes. Clear golden orange once the fluff disappears off the top. A lot of funk on the flavor in a good way. I was expecting something very hop forward but this was closer to an effervescent farmhouse belgian. Very nice fruit, spice and yeast flavor with just a but of nice hop bite. A refreshing and well done brew.

Photo of drew74
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Bernoulli
1.92/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

Pours a pale yellow with a head that's at least 40% of the glass when poured by a pro... have napkins ready if you're less practiced or if any of your guests aren't forewarned.

The odor is strong and medicinal -- the closest we could come up with was somewhere between a lemon dish soap and, as noted by the server, vaguely reminiscent of a freshly opened plastic Band-aid.

The taste was much better than the smell ... but there was enough taste that matched the odor to make it hard to pull out the details a more refined palate might notice.

Mouthfeel was light and pleasant.

Photo of oceanpeak
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of MattyG85
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Huge gushing head that takes up the whole glass and takes a while to settle. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A yeasty, sour, and funky Belgian style aroma with a lots of tart fruit hints. Belgian yeast upfront with lots of hints of funk and Brett. Big hints of sour green apples and tart cherries. Spice hints of clove, white peppers, and coriander. Wheat and pale malt with hints of grains, straw, and crackers. Citrus hints of orange peel, lemon zest, mango, lime, grapefruit, and pineapple. Also some candied sugar sweetness and hints of grassy and piney hops. A very nice zesty aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a very yeasty, funky, and sour Belgian pale ale taste with big notes of tart and zesty fruits and a nice backing of hops. Belgian yeast with some upfront funky notes of Brett. Mix of spices including some clove, white pepper, and coriander. Big taste of tart green apples and cherries. Bready pale malt and wheat with notes of grains, cracker, and straw. Citrus fruit notes of orange peel, mango, grapefruit, pineapple, lime, and lots of lemon zest. Some sweet candied sugar. Solid backing presence of hops with some grassy and piney notes. Pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a very high amount of carbonation. Tart and fairly prickly and smooth.

Overall: A pretty nice spin on a Belgian style pale ale. Good zesty fruit flavors with a good dose of Brett tartness. Carbonation could of been tamed a bit.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of aszatk01
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of thegodfather1076
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Simple label in the Green Flash style with simple yet nice graphics and color scheme that is very eye-catching. Label gives web info, a bit of brewery info, ABV info, states “Continuously everlasting”. No bottled on date. Bottle is embossed with Green Flash logo. Green Flash logo on cap.

Appearance: A slow pour from its 12oz brown bottle into a 13oz tulip glass led to a 3 finger tightly packed white head that turns airy and rocky atop a semi hazy deep golden orange color. Head explodes in the glass so much so that I had to make multiple pours to empty bottle. Amazing retention that was still going strong at 7 min leading to a thick coating and ring with extremely excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of a tart fruity estery aroma with a deep brett belgium yeast aroma. Has a bit of a green apple and spice in the smell as well as being slightly floral. Kinda Funky.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is very spicy and heavy on brett belgium yeast on the front end with a floral hop bitterness that come through midpoint along with a slight tart fruitiness that gives way to a floral brett finish and aftertaste. Funky and intersting.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Heavily carbonated leading to a mouthfeel that is on the full side of medium bodied. Drinkable but funky!

Overall/Comments: This is a very unique and enjoyable beer that allows that drinker to sample some obscure flavors in a beer. Very interesting and complex. Classified as a Saison/Farmhouse Ale @ 6.8% ABV. Consumed 8/8/2013.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,344 ratings.