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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,312 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 45
Gots: 94 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

sd123, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Cresant
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Tripel Karmeliet glass. No date. The head was massive and the color of old paper. The beer was a semi-hazy orange color.

The smell was earthy, yeasty. Bubblegum. Juicy fruit.

The taste reflected the aroma. Additionally there was a vivid spiciness and tart apple character. A bit medicinal, band-aid like.

The mouthfeel was very zesty on the tongue. Medium bodied with plant of carbonation.

Cresant, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of wvsabbath
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden tan/brown, monster 3+ inch creamy, foamy head. Tons of lacing.

Smell - West coast ipa hop kick. Belgian yeast, plenty of herb and spices. Grapefruit, lemon and some pepper really make this interesting.

Taste - Nice belgian spices, malty and west coast sytle hops are the main flavor of this beer. Grainy aftertaste and floral, yet smooth and flavorful. Alcohol isnt really present, nor is this beer overly bitter.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, lots of flavor and easy to drink. Tounge gets alot of malts, spices, hops and sugars. Palette gets remaining malts and hops, and a little hop bitterness. Aftertaste is dry and sweet.

Overall - Really tasty and easy to enjoy. Not too sweet, not to bitter, and not too strong. Nice twist of the west coat hops to make this different from the rest. I find this really enjoyable and not as expensive as some of the other green flash brews. Will drink this oen again for sure.

wvsabbath, Jan 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bbadger, Jul 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

TrickkyGangsta, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of pmarlowe
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tulip glass.

Pours a clear, light copper color with about three fingers of white, whispy foam which slowly deflate. Good retention and lots of lacing. Quite a bit of brett, vanilla, tart citrus fruit. Taste is not quite as impressive, and a little muddled: brett, moderate citrus and piney hops, finishing bone dry with moderate bitterness. More integration would go a long way. Or maybe the hops have just faded some and that's what I'm picking up; can't tell. Medium-light body and carbonation. Overall, interesting and quite drinkable. Pairs perfectly with spicy Indian or Asian food.

pmarlowe, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

chrispoint, Jun 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

jrohrbacher, Jul 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

codynevels, Jan 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

MacStinson, Dec 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DeutschesBier, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Soto
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Soto, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

szmnnl99, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of LambicKing
4/5  rDev +4.2%

LambicKing, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of bcsbeer
2/5  rDev -47.9%

bcsbeer, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of falloutsnow
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.

falloutsnow, Mar 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

WynnO, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of pkalix
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

popped the cap and the head began rising... explosive. very low-density, billowy head. want to eat it like an ice cream cone- then you taste the hops...
fruity-, hoppy, belgium-y....
cant yet taste it- it's still too frothy.... huge remaining head. still waiting... has a lemon meringue pie-type of head still.... okay... here is the first sip- hops way up front... sharp grapefruit... still lots of head.... taste reminds me of a unibroue product- dont remember which one although it wasnt as sharply hopped as this.
2nd pour was much more densely packed. definitely lemon meringue pie, non-moving, thick head. decent brew.

pkalix, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

sgttibbs, Jan 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bismarksays, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

funkel81, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of nrs207
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy golden orange. Huge head, leaves some lacing.

S - Belgian yeast for sure. Very fruity.

T - A little hoppy bitterness, more fruitiness. Not a hoppy fruitiness, just from the yeast I'd imagine. Tastes very similar to other Belgian pales I've had, but the fruitiness really stands out. It's not a banana fruitiness like I've noticed in a lot of these, but more of a tart fruit. Maybe a green apple.

M - Pretty smooth. There's a pretty good amount of carbonation is this one. It's refreshing on the palate, and it's a light mouthfeel. No alcohol presence that I can feel.

O - It's a good beer. Not my favorite, but good for the style. Not a bad choice to try. If you like Belgians, give this a try.

nrs207, Apr 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

GTB, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Danobold, Jul 09, 2013
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.