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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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86
very good

1,278 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,278
Reviews: 416
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 43
Gots: 86 | 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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Blakaeris

Iowa

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

Pours clear bronze with a massive, rocky head that hangs around.

Aroma is musty basement yeasty funk and herbal hop.

Taste is more of the unrelenting herbal funk from the nose and subtle bready malt. surprisingly peppery, with lemon zest and light tropical fruit sweetness.

Mouthfeel is a very creamy medium body.

Overall an interesting beer. The herbal musty funk reminds me of Orval, however I like this much more than Orval. Definitely off the beaten path. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 20:28:22 | More by Blakaeris
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-22-2014 02:42:00 | More by kvgomps
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-15-2012 02:56:20 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-21-2013 14:02:31 | More by dgherm
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-23-2013 03:06:42 | More by csfcmitchell
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phishbone23

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-23-2013 15:30:24 | More by phishbone23
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heygeebee

Australia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-31-2013 07:47:44 | More by heygeebee
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-16-2012 21:40:02 | More by jwat
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artoolemomo

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-05-2013 03:35:16 | More by artoolemomo
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-18-2013 01:45:26 | More by jzlyo
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-16-2014 19:28:28 | More by Canada_Dan
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-22-2012 21:51:47 | More by kew
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-22-2013 01:08:41 | More by Janeinma
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avaldivia

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-15-2012 05:14:59 | More by avaldivia
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chugalug06

Colorado

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

A - HUGE aggressive thick foamy white head. Brew is slight fogged orange color. No heavy lacing...

S - Huge Brett notes. Heavy orange and lemon too. Smells "wild".

T/M - Not quite a "sour", but definitely a wild! A great flavor. Citrus notes and earthy notes abound! Very bread-y, and smooth. No heat and perfect smooth bitterness.

O - A delightful surprise! Very well rounded! Delicious! Well done Green Flash Brewers. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 04:31:52 | More by chugalug06
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a Rock island snifter.

A: Crystal clear orange until the yeast is poured. Epic off-white head is soapy and sticks around; minimal lace though.

S: Big fruity notes, citrus pith, lemon, hints of banana. Peppery spices, flowery, clean grain, Belgian yeast. Juniper? Hints of herbs, evergreen. Brett sweetness with a decent amount of tartness.

T: Lots of mandarin orange, lemon peel, grapefruit, banana, peppery spice, almost to the point of being herbal. Lemon, fresh flowers, juniper berries and cardamom. Brett, clean grain, light sweetness with underlying tartness.

MF: Creamy medium body, dryer tart finish.

O: Really decent brew, this suits me more than Orval did. There is a nice peppery, tart, fruity component.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 14:48:20 | More by Scotchboy
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Seanibus

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A decent entry in the hot Belgian IPA genre, but not up to the usual astonishing standards of Green Flash.

Pours a slightly dark golden with a fluffy white head and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and phenolic, with apricot and a wheaty edge. The flavor is clean and phenolic with apricot and raising and a light rye-toast feeling. There is a deep gasoline-like bitterness, like a good sprig of fresh epazote. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean.

Good, but not quite as good some others such as Flying Dog's Raging Bitch or New Belgium's Belgio.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 00:56:27 | More by Seanibus
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mjtiernan

New York

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a goblet. No bottle date info (boo hiss Green Flash!) but there was dust on them so not likely fresh (which is fine for this style).

A: A slow pour resulted in a tight two-finger head. Head retention is good and lacing pretty heavy. Body is copper color and very clear. No haziness to be seen.

S: Light, fruity nose with some floral characteristics down deep. Quite a bit of lemon, tangarine and orange peel. A touch of spiciness..light clove I guess. With some agitation, the barnyard funk starts cutting through.

T: Nice, but a somewhat of a letdown after all the good stuff I just smelled. Tart and funky. A little bit of spice. The lemon is there. Quite a bit of diaper/band-aid...basically plastic. Finish is fairly dry.

M: Mouthfeel is prickly and dry. Body is medium-light. Carb is high.

O: The plastic flavor and inability to live up to its nose disappoints me. The aroma really pulled me in, but the taste let me down. I’ll try this again in the near future to double-check my palate.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 06:29:32 | More by mjtiernan
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pirmannt1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-10-2012 04:34:40 | More by pirmannt1
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured slightly hazy gold in color. An apple white head, huge at first, comes to rest at a 1 inch cap that stays until the end. Beautiful.

The aroma is big on funky brett, along with lemon, lime, sour apple, herbs.

Its flavor follows with acidic citric notes. More lemon, lime, apple, but also notice apricot. Otherwise it's got funky yeast and offers essence of bread from its malt profile. Short finish, but notes of yeast and brett linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is dry, crisp, great for summer.

I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. THIS is the type of brew I love for summer. Full of flavor and character that demands your attention, yet it's refreshing and simple. If it had a bit more depth, it would be a home run, but I'm not complaining.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 02:36:27 | More by jbertsch
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BeerManDan

California

2.29/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

When poured the color was a deep yellow with orange hue and a load of white foam. Pour very slowly because of the foam.

The smell was of spices and bitter type of hops

The flavor of this pale ale was the worst I've had from Green Flash. It was to bitter for this bitter ale and the flavor was over bitter with a vinal taste. The aftertaste on the palate was way to bitter with that vinal flavor. What happen to the aroma? The flavor does not match aroma!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 19:16:22 | More by BeerManDan
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

We have a winner of the beauty pageant right here. Voluptuous off-white head that stays full and bouncy. Golden orange in color. Smells spicy with the yeast shining through the middle, accompanied by light fruits (apple, orange). Tastes of fruit juice backed with notes of grain and faint brett funk. Dry all the way through and just plain easy drinking. Session this, session that, blah, blah, blah, blah...session this!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 20:10:53 | More by stephens101
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rawfish

California

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Rusty orange hue, very hazy with a massive cream colored head, makes 4 fingers if you pour too quickly and ridiculous retention. I'm generally under the impression that retention is a good thing but I'm not waiting 15 minutes just for the head on this one to level off.

Mostly Brett on the nose with overripe fruit, pineapple, barnyard must, mild clove, coriander and powder from the yeast. Pleasant and uplifting, just very tempered.

Light malt, grainy with hints of toast. Musty type of funk, more like mildew and rotting fruit than barnyard, citrus and pineapple with a acidic tartness emerge towards the end of the drink. Some Belgian coriander and clove spice.

Prickly high carbonation works well for this beer, feels very light across the palate with a bit of alcohol on the back end mixing with the tartness in the finish. Dries well.

On the fence a bit with this beer, I like it and think it's well crafted but was expecting more complexity and a different Brett profile. The Brett funk shows some massive character, without it this would be very uninteresting Belgian Pale. Good summer beer, worth trying if for no other reason than to get acquainted with Brettanomyces.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 02:41:41 | More by rawfish
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-27-2013 16:14:34 | More by Jason1337
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dfillius

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-10-2012 02:40:12 | More by dfillius
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,278 ratings.