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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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1,296 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,296
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 44
Gots: 91 | 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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Photo of dwagner003
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

dwagner003, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of nrs207
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%

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
Photo of Etan
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%

12oz into a tulip.

AL Pours a darkish gold with a huge spongy white head.

S: Leathery brett, apricot, floral, minerals, mild caramel.

T: Astringent bitterness (hops?), light clove, gamey funk, sweet pale malt, a bit leafy.

M: Light-bodied with frothy carbonation.

O: The odd astringent bitterness here sort of ruined the experience. Maybe I'll revisit again and hope it's gone.

Etan, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of Jimmys
4/5  rDev +4.2%

12 oz bottle review part II. bottled on 07-03-12. consumed over 2 years later.

head forms as soon as the cap is off. this thing had some action going on inside it over the past two years. getting the barny aroma and that is about it. a little musty as well. drinks mildly tart with a little barnyness and then get bone dry. really, really, really fucking dry. i cant find anything on there except the mildest of yeast bitterness bite. carb has definitely picked up with time, might have had my first sample very close to its bottling date and had not given the conditioning enough time to kick in. held up very well over time and true to its label stating that it is continually evolving. i actually cant say for sure they are still making this brand (couldn't find anything on their website), so it perhaps would be worth it to snatch up any seen on shelves!

12oz bottle into tulip. cant seem to locate a bottled on date.

A: a very hazy, very orange looking brew. the head is quite voluminous and wont allow me to pour the entire bottle at once. head is big and fluffy and has great retention. lacing is good.

S: chalky, earthy, boatloads of yeast esters. little barny-hay, dry action going on here.

T: black pepper, tart dryness. cantaloupe. yeasty esters. dry finish. lemony.

M: mouthfeel is a little flatter than i would imagine/like. medium bodied.

D: pretty tasty shit. dry, refreshing. reminds me of Orval, but not quite on that level. worth picking up.

Jimmys, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4/5  rDev +4.2%

gratefulbeerhead, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of kew
4/5  rDev +4.2%

kew, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of masterofsparks
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +30.2%

CEDAMA, May 29, 2012
Photo of HRamz3
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

HRamz3, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of heygeebee
4/5  rDev +4.2%

heygeebee, May 31, 2013
Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev +4.2%

jwat, May 16, 2012
Photo of Soto
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Soto, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Blakaeris
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%

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.

Blakaeris, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of rawfish
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

rawfish, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of dgherm
3/5  rDev -21.9%

dgherm, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Hellpop65, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of CGMLS3
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

CGMLS3, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of csfcmitchell
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

csfcmitchell, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of artoolemomo
4/5  rDev +4.2%

artoolemomo, May 05, 2013
Photo of DelicateDelirium
4/5  rDev +4.2%

DelicateDelirium, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of phishbone23
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Janeinma, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of chugalug06
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

chugalug06, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of jbertsch
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%

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.

jbertsch, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Mattias, Jan 25, 2013
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,296 ratings.