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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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86
very good

1,337 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,337
Reviews: 422
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 46
Gots: 100 | 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:
Beer added by: ocelot2500 on 12-14-2011

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of dbochman
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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.

Photo of DelMontiac
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of KegsAndEggs
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of keithmurray
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of paulgarrison
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of sbanacho
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Tuffburg-Mississippi
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It was incredible!! Amazing and crazy flavor with a great nose. Although a little foamy head and a bit difficult to pour I absolutely loved it. There was something I couldn't pinpoint in the taste and that made it very interesting to say the least. Green flash has a phenomenal product in the Rayon Vert.

Photo of puboflyons
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 07-03-12. Sampled more than a year later on August 13, 2013.

The pour is pale yellow to golden with a tremendous white and light puffy head. Some haze and busy carbonation.

The aroma is quite nice with an inviting Belgian pale malts, yeast, and Belgian sugar ester with a little clove and nutmeg out back.

The body is in the medium range with a bit of acidity. That could be due to the age of the bottle.

The taste has an upfront toasted biscuit malt character at first which is superseded by a powerful peppery and mildly dry finish.

Photo of Okisailor
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,337 ratings.