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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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86
very good

1,344 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,344
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 46
Gots: 105 | 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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Ratings: 1,344 | Reviews: 423
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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.

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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.

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Pours a mostly clear amber with dense rocky white head that settles slowly to a thick cap and leaves big clumps down the glass. Smell: semi-sweet, lemon, pepper, green apple, Brett funk. Taste: spicy, slightly acetic and medicinal, mildly sweet then into a peppery finish. Medium bodied with active carbonation and a creamy feel. Nice, fairly easy drinking, use of Brett.

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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.

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This came highly recommended, but it disappoints. Wait a minute, maybe some cheese to clear the palate. That helps, I can taste it better, but it's way to much like a strong, hoppy wheat ale that doesn't work.

It is obviously a high quality beverage. It is stunningly beautiful in the glass. It is very fragrant, but the smell is the same as the taste, and I don't really like it. It was very expensive too. I do not intend to buy this again.

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Little bit of gushing after taking the cap off, quickly poured into my Unibroue tulip and avoided any spillage. Color is a slightly hazy orange with a huge white head that won't quit + good lacing, lots of carbonation evident.

Belgian yeast, candi sugar, lemony hops, a bit of farm/straw and light brett in the scent. Quite nice with good strength as well.

Not quite as good as the scent but similar. Big Belgian yeast, straw, grassiness, light brett, some light hoppage - grapefruit/lemon/citrus? Kind of a saison vibe.

Good full mouthfeel, carbonation is about medium, good balance of flavors.

Coming from Green Flash I expected this to be much hoppier, not a complaint though. It goes easy on the brettiness and hops while still remaining interesting and tasty.

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Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,344 ratings.