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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,324 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,324
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 44
Gots: 95 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

KeyWestGator, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of M_C_Hampton
2.4/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle ( bottled 7/3/13) into a pint glass, Um...a gentle pour yields 3/4 of a glass of frothy off white foam on a layer orange amber colored cloudy liquid

S: bubblegum and apple, cider-like aromas, caramel

T: Sour apple, something is wrong here

M: very high carbonation

O: Is this beer supposed to taste like this or is something wrong? I don't like the sour apple hop funk taste.

M_C_Hampton, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Sam_B
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Sam_B, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

ste5venla, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of brurevu
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Rayon Vert poured a hazy gold with a substantial off white head that speaks to the delightful effervescence. The aroma is all over the place with citrusy hops, some funky sourness, and a bit of Belgian yeast that sets you up for a dynamic flavor adventure. The taste is all over the flavor map in a good way with the citrus and bitter hops, some sweet fruitiness, along with some funk from the Brettanomyces that is all riding the wave of the Belgian yeast. Yes it’s all in there and it all tastes great. The flavors are delicately and deliciously balanced on a creamy medium body with plenty of that delightful effervescence that makes this a truly unique beer. I really dig this beer.

brurevu, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

SonOfKyuss, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Amber hue. Large cascading, frothy head. Settles slowly, and unevenly. Spotty lacing.

S: Pine resin, and lots of lemon citrus. Lavender, fermented raspberry, and freshly cut grass.

T: Bitter pine and hay, with just a slight hint of raspberry.

M: Crisp and steely. Bitter throughout, with a very dry finish.

D: The bitterness will dictate a sipping experience.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Amber hue, with a large head and some slight lacing. Nose is really piney, accentuated with citrus and other fruit notes, with a really floral character. Bitter pine and hay with a touch of fruit. Overall, this is a good quaff.

bmwats, Sep 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

ncelauro, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Mblack, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

cheefdaddy1, Sep 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

swimfire, Sep 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

acurtis, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

GratefulTech, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

AgentMunky, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

budsandsuds8, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

TKepiro, Aug 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

billymoe, Aug 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

HawkIPA, Aug 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

dbochman, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of DIM
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

DIM, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

DelMontiac, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

KegsAndEggs, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

pearljam118, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

TheDoak, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BKotch, Aug 23, 2013
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,324 ratings.