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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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86
very good

1,343 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,343
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 45
Gots: 104 | 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

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Beer added by: ocelot2500 on 12-14-2011

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Photo of soju6
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a huge head that fades very slowly with lots of lacing.

S: Aroma of yeast, fruity, with some banana, spice.

T: Taste of banana, vanilla spice with a mild fruity sweetness and spice. has sort of a tart bitterness and an unexpected dry finish.

F: Medium body, smooth and creamy. No hint of the 7% ABV. This beer is quite complex with a lot going on.

O: Very enjoyable beer, better than I expected. worth checking out.

Photo of jacewg
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bcsbeer
2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of Photekut
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of brewcrew76
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 6/19/12

A - Fairly clear amber with an enormous head. Only fit about half the bottle into the glass even with an extremely slow pour.

S - Yeasty phenolics, light brett, spice, citrus hops, some fruit with wheat malt.

T - Citrus hops, very fruity, apple, pear, pepper spice, musty, yeast phenolics and a light brett touch.

M - Extremely carbonated, maybe a tad too much. Very dry.

D - Almost a bolder Orval without the sweet candi sugar. A tasty version of the pale with a touch of funk.

Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bennetj17
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mmmm Brettanomyces. Good thing I poured very slow because the head is 3 fingers thick and doesn't dissipate very quickly. Still couldn't fit the entire bottle into the tulip. The color of the beer is a deep coppery/orange. Lightly hazed, with lively carbonation. Wonderful Brett aroma, tart, floral, soapy, with a strong hop balance. I get notes of sour apple, lemon, and bubblegum. I could smell this for awhile.

Lemony tang with plenty of yeasty Brett in the taste and semi-sweet malt. The finish has a sharp cheddary bitterness. As expected, the carbonation is almost violent, and seemingly stings the tongue with each sip. Not a problem though, I kinda like that. The body feels pretty clean, and not too heavy.

This beer has an intense flavor profile, and if you like Brettanomyces I would highly recommend it. With the strong hoppiness I would label it more of a Belgian IPA really. I like the aging potential here, so I think I might buy a couple more bottles. Too bad I waited so long to try this. I guess I've been down on Green Flash lately, but this is a step in the right direction.

Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of pmarlowe
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of sgttibbs
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of bsp77
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Golden orange with ridiculously massive, clingy head that keeps climbing despite my best efforts to stop it. Patience required.

Smell: Definitely Brett aroma with loads of barnyard funk. Some spicy hops as well.

Taste: Strong Brett taste as well - funky and earthy. The malts are rich but soft. Strong spicy hop presence.

Feel: Highly carbonated body that is extremely light. Very dry, tart finish.

Overall: Awesome Brett beer at less than $2.50 a bottle. Great stuff.

Photo of CelticAleMan
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

Photo of funkel81
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Spider889
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love the Green Flash bottle design and given the style it just seemed appropriate to pour into a Lost Abbey tulip.

I did see some sediment at the bottom of the bottle so I decanted carefully. Also, after popping the cap this threatened to be a slow gusher. Luckily I was ready to pour without delay.

The beer is wonderfully clear and is a nice brightly shined copper color - though in the right light it looks almost red. The head rises very high despite a pour that would make any Duvel drinker proud. Thick lace smears across the glass intermittently.

The aroma immediately foretells of something unique. Dry, dusty brett is the biggest characteristic, though it doesn't go overboard the way it is so easy to do with brett. Additional aromas of cobweb, spicy hops, a bit of grass, and a more typical Belgian yeast.

Crisp malt, dusty brett, assertive hop bitterness, and yeasty Belgian esters all come at you at once after each sip. There are hints of fruit dangling on the edge of each sip - largely hidden by bitterness, but they're there. I am reminded of melon here.

Carbonation is vigorous, though the beer drinks smoothly enough. There's a ton of lingering bitterness on a dry finish.

Overall Rayon Vert is a tough beer to describe - I want to compare it to both Russian River Temptation and Duvel. At times the bitterness is unwelcome, but I do enjoy Rayon Vert considerably.

Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of sneaks2210
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of MacStinson
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of StaveHooks
4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a St. Bernardus chalice
Bottle on 7/4/2012

A - Burnt orange color with a massive 3 fingers of off-white head. This terminator head takes for ever to sink but gives you ample time to smell the awesome aroma.

S - Spicy yeast, full on brett, big aroma of musty tropical fruit, sweettart candy, bubblegum, bright funkiness, orange sherbert, lemons, old church basement, grassy hops.

T - Follows the nose with lots of spice upfront, lemons, orange, pineapple, mango skin, dried papaya, white grapes, pears, hints of banana. Pale malts in the background with plenty of grassy hops. Finishes with a spicy and dry bitterness.

M - Aggressive carbonation adds a prickly bite and lightens up the body quite a bit. Creamy, dry feel.

Sublime aroma on this beer. It's like funky Belgian tropical nirvana. Hoppier than i thought it would be. The flavors seem to effortlessly marry together. This is my kind of beer.

Photo of Cresant
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of Kirk
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,343 ratings.