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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

Rayon VertRayon Vert

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,224 Ratings
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Ratings: 1224
Reviews: 410
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.58%


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:
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(Beer added by: ocelot2500 on 12-14-2011)
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows passion fruit and gooseberries. Also very noticeable are funky, horse-blanket notes. A great mix of hops and brett.
Very similar flavours with more fruity hops and slightly tart brett notes, creating a very refreshing start. The fruit and acidity quickly fades however, leaving plain cardboard and bready notes.
Carbonation is a little full on for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 08:58:23 | More by CrazyDavros
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Auracom

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to John for this one! 12 oz. bottle poured on March 9th, 2012 into a Bruery tulip.

A - Cloudy, dark golden coloring. Large, three-finger light yellow head. Okay retention and absurdly thick lacing.

S - Definitely get the Belgian influence here. Bretty must, hay, and wet grass. Light cherry tartness. Acidic light fruits. A light undertone of malt grains.

T - Underwhelming. Bready yeast, light hops, further citrus. Faint residual sugars. Not a whole lot of depth here.

M - Light-medium body, average carbonation, semi-dry finish.

D - The brett yeast is a bit soft compared to what I expected, though I still enjoyed the aroma. Taste really didn't bring anything new to the table.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 03:07:24 | More by Auracom
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle compliments of Thorpe429 aka Thorpe<3sRayon.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a massive white head. Steadily fades to a thin layer of foam with nice lace. Aroma has a soft funky brett presence with light fruit, Belgian yeast and spice. Enjoyed this after it warmed up and carbonation died down a little bit. Sweet fruit and malt blend with earthy and funky saison like notes for a refreshing, balanced BPA. Very exciting to see this year round.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 19:35:55 | More by yourefragile
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a gorgeous golden orange, huge tight white head

Smell - Wow, one of the best smelling beers I've ever smelled in this category. Bretty, spice, lemon, funk, barnyard. Just buy this damn thing NOW and find out for yourself.

Taste - KNOCKOUT. Peppery lemons, funky brett, zesty sweet citrusy oranges. i am in awe

Mouthfeel - great carbonation to allow all these delicate flavors to develop over the tongue.

Overall - I think this one tastes a lot like boulevards saison-brett, which was one of my favorite beers this year and the fact that this is so available and you can lay some down to let the brett develop more is amazing. pair this one with some whole milk bleu cheese or gorgonzola and you are in heaven. This is fantastic. Top 5 of the year so far.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 01:20:08 | More by aorloski
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy gold with a big, 3+ fingers of off white had.

Smell. Sour funk, some sweet red apples and sweet citrus fruits.

Taste. Funky yeast and brett, some bitter citrus rind and spoiled fruit, old running shoes comes to mind.

Mouthfeel. Below medium body and strong carbonation.

Overall. Nice bold experiment here. The tastes don't work especially well togethe but I still enjoyed it as something different.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 21:18:46 | More by Rutager
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a duvel glass

A- pours a hazy copper/amber with a rocky 3 finger slightly off white head, which dissapates nicley and leaves a ton of lacing, a very nice looking brew

S- some serious Brett funk, nice and tart, citrus, a hint off clove, but mostly lemony sour funk, touch of pepperyness

T- much like nose, very funky and tart, the clove is there but it takes a back seat and blends in nicley with the rest of the taste profile, a few light grassy notes in there too, this is an awesome tasting beer.

M- lush and refreshing high/medium carbonation gives this brew a touch of effervescence, very drinkable, I guess I would say medium bodied, creamy.

O- this beer is awesome!! And I could see it being really awesome on a nice hot summer day, nice tart citrus funk, very well done.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 04:24:12 | More by PeterIngemi
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billab914

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into my Mad Fox glass. It pouted a hazy, orange amber color with a thick, rocky white head to it.

The aroma shows a lot of the earthy Brett to it with some peppery and clove spice and a little bit of a funk to it. I get a good amount of zesty citrus as well with some notes of orange and lemon.

The Brett is also pretty evident in the taste. I get more of the earthy spice with a little bit more of a funk to it in the finish. A citrusy orange and lemon zest is present as well. It's dry and crisp in the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with carbonation being above average. Overall it was a pretty solid beer. It had a nice balance between the Brett and the citrusy hops. It was crisp and clean with some really nice flavors. The Brett was well done as well. Very good beer overall and a very impressive American version of a classic style.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 23:20:58 | More by billab914
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DrFayhee


3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful golden-orange color with a nice thick head.
Smell is reminiscent of dry Breton or Norman cider with some apricot, straw, and hops.
Flavor was more straightforward than the complex smell had lead me to expect. Rather basic, though not unsatisfying. Good hoppy bitterness with a slightly fruity apricot finish.
Very refreshing. Definitely a great beer for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 04:19:09 | More by DrFayhee
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flagmantho

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: nice golden hue with a body free of haze. Moderate effervescence, but an inconveniently large head consisting of 3+ fingers of frothy ivory foam. I like it.

Smell: rich malt with a biting, spicy character; it almost walks the line between a saison and a Belgian-style IPA. Lightly funky and interestingly spicy; I like it.

Taste: much more like a Saison than a BPA, in my opinion. Dryish malt combines with a horse-blanket funkiness to create an interesting and drinkable brew.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a huge carbonation and bodacious creaminess. Right up my alley; I love it.

Overall: a tasty, interesting, and fulfilling beer. I'd have this again and again.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 17:47:56 | More by flagmantho
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phichifiji00

California

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden amber in color. Pours 1/2 finger of white head that fades fairly quickly. Moderate lacing.

Smell: pine resin, hoppy, grassy, earthy, a bit funky.

Taste: earthy, caramel, hoppy, slightly medicinal finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp on the tongue.

Overall: A decent beer. Not terribly complex. Drinkability is high.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 05:39:05 | More by phichifiji00
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Whole Foods in Omaha, NE
No bottled on date
Poured into a standard US pint glass

Pours a massive head, close to overflowing the glass, composed of large and medium bubbles, the head looking something like an off-white sponge. Head just lasts and lasts, persistently about 1cm high, leaves huge gobs of lacing on sides of glass. Body is an opaque copper-orange color, with lighter orange-yellow highlights around the perimeter. Still, strong carbonation is visible throughout the entire body.

Aroma dominated by some serious phenolic plastic funk, which over time, becomes an animal farmhouse type of scent (Brettanomyces influence). Some sweetness and apple scent lie behind this, but you have to dig at first - aroma opens up much more when this has had a bit of time to breathe.

Taste is very complex, featuring an open of tartness mixed with Brettanomyces plastic phenols and barnhouse funk. Some sweetness blends into this, and mid-palate opens some additional fruity esters. Back of palate reintroduces Brettanomyces plastic phenols and barnhouse funk, but also cheese, malt sweetnes, and slight toasted malt component. Let it be said that behind this is always a noticeable Brettanomyces complex. Aftertaste is slightly band-aid like or medicinal/disinfected hospital quality with a bit of toasted malt flavor as well.

Medium-bodied with medium carbonation allows this to be pleasantly fizzy, but generally smooth and clean. Finish is quite dry with slight stickiness from, perhaps, malt.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 08:03:37 | More by falloutsnow
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ahq514

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into St Bernardus chalice.

Pours a hazy golden color with a massive, foamy white head. Appears to have decent carbonation. Gobs of lacing.

Aroma is complex. Consists mostly of a farmhouse funk with a noticeable Brett presence. Gives off typical Belgian yeast aromas, including fruit (lemon, etc.) and spices. Can tell there is a lot going on in here.

This beer is great. Crisp, dry, and refreshing. Malt forward in the beginning which evolves to great yeast characteristics. Citrusy, with mostly lemon. A little bit of peppercorn and a generous dose of farmhouse funk gives it a light, dry, tartness.

Medium body and moderate carbonation. Extremely drinkable.

Probably my favorite Green Flash beer. Layers of complexity, extremely drinkable, and super refreshing. This could be a regular in my fridge. Reminds me of Orval.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 02:53:01 | More by ahq514
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a bright orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was an absolutely massive, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A good aroma of light fruit, malt, and some yeast.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast, fruit (apples, something citrus), spices (pepper), and malt. This is a well balanced flavor that's light, complex and easy to drink.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth, clean finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A thoroughly enjoyable beer that's well made and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 12:39:15 | More by avalon07
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shand

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

This beer pours a slightly hazy orange-yellow color with a comically big head, even when paired carefully. This, combined with the very high level of carbonation creates a fantastic looking beer, easily as good looking as a Duvel. The aroma is a solid amount of spice and Belgian yeast, with a bit of hoppy American backbone. The taste is solid, with the funky Brett contributing quite a bit to the flavor. It interacts nicely with the citrus hop profile often associated with an American IPA, without quite becoming the flavor mishmash often referred to on this site as a Belgian IPA. It's quite complex, with peppery and yeasty flavors contributing to the overall effect. The mouthfeel is extremely carbonated and goes down easily, and the drinkability is good. Overall, one of the better Belgian Pales I've had. I'm really not fond of the style in general, but I wouldn't turn this one down.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 01:49:19 | More by shand
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, cinnamon and a fruity yeast. In the taste, green apples, and a cinnamon like spice. A spice bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry green apple skin and cinnamon in the aftertaste. Quite apple like, big cinnamon spice, yet very nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 20:22:44 | More by OWSLEY069
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PDXtoSoCal

California

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle in a Tulip Glass

A: golden yellow with a great pillow of head
S: Very nice nose; the Belgian part of the influence is very apparent
T: Funk right up front. Earthy/Floral notes on the back end
M: Tight carbonation with medium body
O: A Great American interpretation of the Belgian Pale Ale

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 05:27:01 | More by PDXtoSoCal
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a chalice.

A: Pours a clear golden color with hints of orange. A pour of moderate strength saw foam cascading over the top of the glass. It seems highly effervescent. Rocky white head stays forever. Sticky, clumpy lacing affixes itself firmly to the glass.

S: Lots of phenol and black pepper on the nose. Very spicy. Banana, walnuts, sweet bread. Musty funk becomes more apparent as it warms. Touch of green, oily hops. Nice complexity on the nose.

T: Pear and green apple up front with a light tartness. Slight clovey/metallic phenol taste and a hint of pepper. A light rustic, funky taste is the center of this beer; all other flavors seem to play off it. Oily and herbal hop flavors with a hint of citrus wield a modest bitterness, considering the style. Biscuity and grainy malt tastes. Nutty and chalky yeast toward the end, with black pepper emerging again. Finishes dry with yeasty tastes, pepper, and faint banana.

M: Medium bodied. High level of carbonation. Seems very slightly astringent. Creamy and foamy.

O: This is a very solid beer, but a ballsy move for Green Flash. A funky Belgian Pale released year-round in four packs? That is a swift departure from the hoppy west coast stuff that dominates the rest of their year-round portfolio. It takes most people a little while to warm up to funk. I love the idea of a readily-available and wallet-friendly funky Belgian, but it remains to be seen how the average American craft beer drinker will receive it.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 01:52:57 | More by ryan1788a5
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ThirstyInAustin

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First ever review. Poured from a bottle into a new belgium globe glass.

A - Nice dark golden almost copper in color. Thick cream color head that really seemed to last for a couple of minutes.

S - Sweeter smell with a stronger alcohol smell on the end of it. lots of fruit on it as well.

T - Pretty smooth tasting. A bit of a bite and it seems like the alcohol taste is more in the middle than the end although it it isnt that high of an alcohol content.
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M - Seems pretty balanced. Has a nice solid taste that doesn't linger to long. Taste good and not to overly hoppier or complex.

O - Decent beer, Would probably drink again. Not overly impressive but good enough to drink if i needed something differnt.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 09:17:54 | More by ThirstyInAustin
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vgarneth

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew from Green Flash lives up to their standards. Nice pour with a beautiful head that smells of citronella and lemon. The taste also has notes of citronella and citrus fruits with a pleasant body/mouthfeel. This beer was perfect for an 80 degree day on the 1st of March 2012. (Good finish)

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 05:17:12 | More by vgarneth
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mdfb79

New York

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received 2 bottles of this as extras from Nugganooch; thanks Dane! 12 oz. bottle poured into my Gulden Draak Belga Café tulip.

a - Pours a murky yellow orange color with three fingers of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for several minutes and leaves a lot of spotty lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of pepper, spices, Belgian yeast, apples, fruity malts, brett, and some earthy notes. Pretty nice Belgian characteristics, not a lot of hops.

t - Tastes of brett, spices, Belgian yeast, fruity malts, citrus hops, pepper, floral hops and earthy notes. Again, some nice Belgian qualities going on, but more citrus and fruity in the taste, and a ton more brett. Really nice, and a step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Super smooth and creamy, and very easy to drink.

o - Overall I've never seen or heard of this beer, but liked it quite a bit. I thought the body was great and the taste was really nice, with a good mix of brett, citrus, and fruit. Glad to have another bottle of it.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 00:41:57 | More by mdfb79
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TheWhiskerReview

Tennessee

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark orange with a huge 4-finger white head that sticks all over the rim and reduces slowly, leaving lots of lace.

Reading about this, it sounded like GF was going for something very similar to Orval, and I'd say they certainly Americanized the Orval character, losing the subtleties in this nose with its notes of bread, blood orange pith, pear, honey and earthy herbs.

The medium bodied palate is bright with the slight Brett-tartness and a big carbonation- flavors of bitter orange, apples and earthy herbal tones. The middle brings a sizable bitterness while the booze makes a statement on the finish, lingering with the breadiness and herbal characters.

Overall not bad, but as I've said, it certainly tastes like an Americanized beer, with nowhere near the complexity of the brew I think its trying to mimic. That said, though, this is certainly a candidate for the cellar, and its ageability gives it a few extra points.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 20:37:10 | More by TheWhiskerReview
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crazy carbonation yields a huge 4 finger head that leaves about 1/3 of the beer in the bottle still even with careful pour, and the etch at the bottom keeps refueling it and the head billows up with a big fluffy top that grows to at least 1 finger over the top of the glass but never collapses, and the beer itself is crystal clear golden tan orange-ish color.

Nose erupts from the bottle as soon as I pop it, nice Belgian yeast strains, both a light Belgian pale like yeast and plenty of farmhouse saison or almost tripel like yeast aroma, a dry rustic estery like yeast, that almost gets wild funky. Nice light citrus fruit, lemon grass, light floral citrus and grassy hops. Then light belgian fluffy golden malts. The more I nose this the more I think there is Brett or wild yeast in it. It's quite effervescent.

Taste starts with more Belgian flavors, a nice Belgian golden malt, with a hint of sweetness, and almost creamy fluffy feel. Then hops, a nice floral hint citrusy like hop flavor, with a touch of bitterness, and nice lemongrass, orange zest, hint of tropical fruit. Then the yeast kicks in again, not quite the funk the nose had, but plenty of Belgian alright. A nice Belgian golden like yeast blended with some more saison farmhouse rustic flavors, light spices, a light estery saison like rustic funk, bits of seed like coriander spice and a slight bitter rind and earthy seed spice. Fluffy feel and tons of carb help to refresh the palate constantly and keep it drinkable as just a hint of booze and decent bitter bite want to kick in but never come. Finish gets a bit more bitter as it dries quite a bit, clean finish with all the bubbles, some more spicy and bit floral hops, citrus and orange peel, and a bit of a Belgian saison like yeast funk.

Mouth is med bodied, tooons of carb.

Overall pretty good, I'm def impressed with the special belgian funky beers I've tried from Green Flash so far. Nice combination of great hops, light golden malts, and Belgian funky yeast combinations that blend really well and don't overpower in any category. Still very drinkable despite the big heavy yeast, hops that want to get heavy and never do, and the 7% abv. I could drink plenty of this.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 23:33:44 | More by jlindros
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Nugganooch

California

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I heard things about this one...so I 4-packed it up!

12oz bottle w/ pint glass
*Tasted on 02/24/12

A: Pour is just super heady. Like 3/4's of my glass full and lively with large pocketed bubbles. Bone-white rocky foam peaks. Eventually secede to reveal a light amber-gold ale. Nice clarity. Real chunky lace.

S: Smells of big pine and citrus hops up front. Tangerine peels. Light tartness. Grapefruit juice-like with a bit of sour spice to it. Rather nice and hoppy.

T: Tastes of bright citrus fruits, pine, and a bit of peppery spice. Lots of grapefruit. Trace amounts of alcohol. Malt is just a sugary afterthought. Hops are resinous and combine with the tart yeast to give a real puckering effect. Rather tasty and well balanced. Refreshingly tart and hoppy.

M: Mouthfeel is more on the lighter side and probably my only grievance. Somewhat watery once your palate recovers from the pucker. Finish is dry with a little sleek mouthcoating.

D: This is the West Coast Belgian IPA. Probably my fav Belgian IPA thus far. Real hoppy and without that phenolic clovey spice character that I am just not a big fan of. Just the right amount of tart. Very refreshing and drinkable.
Will probably hold on to a few to see how the Brett develops over time.

Rayon Vert is Green Flash!

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 21:56:10 | More by Nugganooch
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very rich brett offering, quite a nice brew...

Presentation: 12 oz custom brown capped bottle. Radial blue designed label with rays spreading from the Green Flash seal... Repetitive and identifiable. Short bottle description with a more elaborate note on the background shown in the 4-pack cardboard. Shows 7% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Hazy pale amber pour, towering creamy head, rich retention, nice surface memory and strong touches of lacing. Great appearance and on par with the best of the style.

S - Very fresh and rich bretty nose, rather pungent notes of bretty funk… earthy, citric, musty herbal notes…

T - Taste follows nicely but it is difficult to compete with that nose. Still it holds its ground firmly with a lightly attenuated version, that rich and now fresh bretty funk, hint of leather, plenty of citric and grassy notes with an insinuation of fresh green apples, raw cider notes...

M - Medium body and carbonation holding up the flow with a rich tingle over the bitter and dry finish.

O - Very pleasing and quite remarkable.

Notes: Another stellar offering from Green Flash, a surprise maybe given the style and intensity, but not so much thinking of their average quality. A nicely hopped take on a brett Belgian ale, which sure enough draws a mental connection with Orval. This one might become a regular in the fridge selection...

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 01:29:15 | More by Daniellobo
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rayon Vert. 12oz into a Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip.

Big flowery head that's pretty bleachy white in color. Slightly hazy orange-amber body. Okay lacing.

Smells woody, funky, a little floral, and a little tart. Moldy lemon peel, straw, bar soap, and green tea; but a tad sweeter than those descriptors suggest.

Taste follows the nose. A mildy spicy yeast bite plays as an introduction to funky Bretty textures of hay, detergent, and wet blanket. Lightly tart and a bit citrusy. Crisp and a little buttery. A bit of peach skin in the finish.

Medium in body, medium in carbonation or maybe a notch higher. Good scrub with some play. Well-balanced without any intrusive alcohol strength.

This is pretty kick-ass. Glad to have landed a four-pack. Didn't mean to crack this one open at 4:30 in the afternoon, but I dropped it against another bottle and it hissed at me. Very enjoyable Belgian Pale (a style I must pay more attention/respect to). Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 22:12:20 | More by thecheapies
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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