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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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very good

1,299 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,299
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 44
Gots: 91 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

I_heart_beer, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

KohlbeckM, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Kmat10, Aug 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Burt, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

dcloeren, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Lemke10
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a semi-cloudy amber, orange color with a giant foamy head. The aroma is filled with yeast, citrus, banana, and other floral scents. The taste is quite citrusy with lots of sweet fruits with a yeasty finish. I will agree with a lot of people and say this is way too carbonated. Still quite smooth but there is room for improvement.

Lemke10, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

YieldToNothing, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

HumanParaquat, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

corysmith01, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

ahommell, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Lungman, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Mantooth, Jul 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

greg4579, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

tabascosigned, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

dvmky, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of Ri0
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip

A - Dirty, hazy apricot hue. I poured it so gently and slowly, still took 2 pours as the massive foamy head erupted above the top of my tulip. Head retention is lasting a very long time.

S - Belgian yeast, rotten banana and other fruits (not as bad as you think). Sugar and spice, with a bit of floral hops and wet hay.

T - Belgian yeast and spice up front. Wet hay and some ripe fruit (no banana). A bit of floral hop and sugar round it out. Interesting.

M - Heavy carbonation, light bodied. Finish is slightly dry.

O - I typically like this style, but this one left me scratching my head. It is an odd combination of wet hay, fruit, spice and hop. I'll stick with a more traditional style, but this was good to try.

Ri0, Jul 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

MonkeyStain, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Great Divide tulip. Pours a cloudy medium golden amber with massive overproduction of foam; a careful pour was 80% foam and it took a long time to get enough in the glass for a taste; the massive head dissipated completely to a thin film, ring around the glass and pillowy lacing. Aroma of light bready malt, both Belgian and wild yeast, Belgian spicing and a hint of citrus. Flavor is very light bready malt with a strong dose of Bretty wild yeast and hints of apple and stone fruit juice. Finishes with lingering wild yeast and light hops. Light bodied. I'm not a huge fan of wild yeasts, but enjoy a touch of Brett or wild yeast to a sufficiently complex ale; this one did not support the level of wild yeast to my taste. It is light and overall pleasant, but too single note to hold my interest.

LiquidAmber, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

scottDC, Jul 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

dgherm, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of goochpunch
4.66/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Slightly hazy apricot with a huge, rocky head. Head settles down but maintains a definite presence. Clean, crackery malts with brett all up in the nose. Flavor: pale malts, BRETT, heavy bitterness in the finish. This is awesome. Mouthfeel is very carbonated and feels so light for 7%. Overall holy shit this is less than 10 bucks for a 4 pack??? Lollin at these low reviews. Have these people never tasted brett? This is fucking awesome.

goochpunch, Jul 21, 2013
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3.24/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours golden with a huge head that leaves plenty of lacing.

The smell is of bubblegum and cotton candy. A bit of citrus is underneath.

The taste is of sweet bubblegum and cotton candy. It does have a tart touch in the finish.

It is light to medium bodied. Fairly creamy. A bit of a late fizzy tingle to it as it goes down.

It has stereotypical "Belgian" characteristics with the bubblegum/cotton candy. It is not a Duvel. I thought it would be considered a Strong Belgian Pale because of the alcohol content and noticeable character. It is "okay", but missing a Saaz character to balance it.

jwc215, Jul 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

tom10101, Jul 20, 2013
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,299 ratings.