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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Rayon VertRayon Vert

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,289 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,289
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 44
Gots: 90 | 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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Ratings: 1,289 | Reviews: 418 | Display Reviews Only:
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mortoniusxxiv


3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-21-2013 14:39:06 | More by mortoniusxxiv
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johntfox

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-21-2013 00:48:43 | More by johntfox
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Geno206

Washington

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-20-2013 04:19:45 | More by Geno206
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crwrunner

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

05-20-2013 01:34:57 | More by crwrunner
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-19-2013 13:17:55 | More by Photekut
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.23/5  rDev -15.9%

Picked up at the COOP a couple nights ago.. off white head blooms up to an easy 3"... too much!! The brew is fairly clear light orange... the head takes FOREVER to die back.. great lacing.

The nose is definitely bretty... more than I was expecting.. dusty green apple skins.. something that I associate with lemon zest.. or even Lemon Pledge.. lite fusel alcohols... minor peppery notes and a bit more apricot with warmth.

Ridiculously dry... light plastic/vinyl phenols with warmth.. light lemon.. the RIGID drying almost tannic quality of this beer is not gonna be for everybody including me...

Carbonation is almost abrasive.. the body is light magnified by the huge CO2.

I respect this beer and appreciate the brett character, but it is just over the top.

Not my cup of beer.

3.25/3.5/3.25/3/3

05-18-2013 05:38:03 | More by JohnGalt1
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logicerror

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-18-2013 04:43:44 | More by logicerror
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rc51sport

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-17-2013 23:54:36 | More by rc51sport
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SDG1070

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-17-2013 22:14:55 | More by SDG1070
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matjack85

Illinois

2.45/5  rDev -36.2%

I tried this at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago. $5 for a 12oz bottle served in a small brandy snifter.

It took awhile to see what color it was because the entire glass filled up with frothy white foam from top to bottom. After a 10 minute wait (I'm not exaggerating) about half the foam dissipated showing a honey/orange liquid. Lacing was good but the retention bordered on being ridiculous.

The beer had a hoppy citrus smell.

Complex mix of flavors that just don't work well together. It's both bitter and sweet, fruity and funky, but the resulting taste is like a bitter medicinal band-aid dipped in fruity alcohol. I didn't care for it at all.

Between light and medium bodied with very high carbonation.

One reviewer thought it tasted like a dirty sock. I won't go that far, but I didn't much care for it either.

05-17-2013 21:32:29 | More by matjack85
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-15-2013 14:10:30 | More by touchmeimsac
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-14-2013 15:51:02 | More by KevinGordon
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JohnG190

New York

4.24/5  rDev +10.4%

Appearance - cloudy amber with huge, creamy white head that never seemed to dissipate.

Smell - fruity esters and biscuity malt dominate the aroma with a slight floral note and some yeast funkiness.

Taste - closely follows aroma with a hint of spice and some funky brett tartness. Finishes dry.

Mouthfeel - medium body with prominent carbonation.

Overall - tasty Belgian pale with just enough funkiness to make it interesting.

05-13-2013 22:45:59 | More by JohnG190
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DavidBart

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-13-2013 18:55:56 | More by DavidBart
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-12-2013 20:49:58 | More by twenty5
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Bung

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-12-2013 18:51:02 | More by Bung
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-12-2013 16:38:08 | More by JamesStreet
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TheBadger0289

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-11-2013 01:41:41 | More by TheBadger0289
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RichD

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-10-2013 23:16:11 | More by RichD
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-07-2013 22:50:56 | More by blknikon
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artoolemomo

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-05-2013 03:35:16 | More by artoolemomo
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-02-2013 03:15:07 | More by firstlighthiker
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -1%

It foamed up quickly in the pour with lots of head. The body is cloudy medium straw colored.
The aroma is a spicy lemon and pine candy smell, pretty nice though.
It has a bold pine bitterness up front, followed by mild citrus sweetness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Besides the super-foamy head, it's a really great drink.

05-01-2013 00:38:05 | More by Fatehunter
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brewblues82

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-29-2013 04:08:05 | More by brewblues82
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cjw333

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-28-2013 08:05:59 | More by cjw333
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,289 ratings.