Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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