Rayon Vert | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ocelot2500 on 12-14-2011

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3.91
pDev:
25.32%
 
 
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Photo of foles
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Green Flash now gets imported cold to Australia via Pheonix Beers here in Perth. And gee does it show in this beer. A delightful belgian ale with a heavy kiss of brett on the finish. To me this tastes like a fresh orval in Belgium.

Worth the hefty price tag.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Rick's in Alexandria. Served in a Green Flash Rayon Vert chalice.

Pours a nice, fairly-clear amber color with a nice off-white head. Good retention of the foamy white head. Some lacing on the way down and a good cap and collar throughout.

The nose carries some moderate hopping as well as a nice fruitiness and light earthy character. Great presence in the nose, really serving to complement the hops.

Flavor brings a nice bit of fruity hops along with some earth, light malt, and some Brett through the background. Body is light-to-medium with a good bitterness and a nice bit of Brett and earth to really round things out. Quite dry through the finish.

This is a really fantastic beer and I'm beyond excited that it's year round. This is finally an off-the-shelf year-round beer that is worthy of sitting beside sixers of Two Hearted in my fridge. Bravo, Green Flash.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a cloudy, burnt orange with golden highlights. Has 4+ fingers of rich, thick, creamy head that sticks around forever. Lacing is spotty by the time it finally dissipates. Has moderate carbonation with yeast laying at the bottom of the glass.

N: The yeast is very prominent. Clove, black pepper, barnyard and somewhat tart Brett characteristics similar to a Wild Ale. There's also McIntosh apple and pear along with hints of caramel and honeydew melon. Smells fantastic!

T: Perfume-like florals, slightly tart Brett, barnyard and hints of white wine upfront. Mid-palate brings in huge doses of crisp McIntosh apple, pear and honeydew along with some clove and notes of caramel. Peppercorn and a hint of wild cherry hit the back end. The finish has everything in harmony in a Brett induced symphony. Very perfume-y.

M: Light-medium bodied, chalky, crisp, semi-dry and refreshing.

O: Crisp, refreshing and yeasty. Very balanced and flavorful showing some subtle Wild Ale characteristics. An excellent value. A 4-pack was about $12 in PA. This is just excellent for the Brett lover.

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Photo of Thickfreakness
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a cloudy, murky golden orange into my DFH glass. A tremendous yellow tinted head floats and hangs on for dear life. The head is so big that it takes a while to finish the pour. Carbonated like champagne!!! The lacing is sticky as hell and really hangs in for the long haul. Damn near perfect!

S- Right off the bat, that Bretty, yeasty funk kicks you in the nose like a Mule in a barnyard. Smells like a horse stall at the Saratoga Race track on a hot day. Some nice hints of lemony citrus, notes of caramel and grapefruit peel on the backend. This is mostly all about the Manure and citrus zest.

T- WOW! Just as the nose tells you it's going to be... It's like drinking a lemonade at the back end of a horse. Manure, lemons, black pepper, hints of caramel, clove and banana. This is funk-a-licious!!! I gotta try to grab all I can of this fantastic brew before it disappears!

M- It's hard to rate something that makes you mouth literally taste like shit... but that's exactally what it's supposed to do, and it does it sooo well! Lots more going on than just that tho... brilliant lemon/grapefruit/orange zest notes, sweet wheaty caramel, delicate spices and of course that all too familar horse shit stank!!!

O- Fantastic! So full of Brett love, beautiful bright citrus, amazing carbonation and I'm finally glad I got around to trying this fantastic brew.

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Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenrod, with a fluffy head that leaves plenty of lace

Smell: Spicy light fruit tones, with citrus, grassy hops, leather and yeast funk

Taste: Opens with a touch of sugary malt, with a move toward spicy, peppery fruit and grassy hop flavors that dominate the mid-palate; nicely balanced, after the swallow, with the sugary malt, the grassy hops and the leathery Brett each adding an element

Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation that refreshes the palate

Overall: A tremendous achievement for Green Flash; although I enjoy a lot of their hoppy beers, I had no expectation that this brewery could produce a beer like this one

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Photo of DovaliHops
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, golden orange color with a LARGE white head that has a slight orange-cream colored hint to it. Head takes a little time to go down. Scent immediately reminds me of fresh Orval. Brett funk with nice hoppiness. Some citrus and floral notes nicely meshed with barnyard. Taste is ALSO very much like fresh Orval, wow, this can only mean one thing...I LOVE THIS BEER! Disclaimer, I'm drinking this one at room temp, and it's tasting awesome. Immediate floral hoppiness with some slight Belgian yeast flavors. Then you get tasty Brett flavors and barnyard funk. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. Mouthfeel is crisp and somewhat velvety...dry finish. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this beer is just great IMO. I need to go buy more of this.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ranks up there with ones from Belgium! Wow. Vigorous pour, loads of carbonation, creamy long lasting head. Nose is incredibly assertive with wild bready notes, Brett, and spices. Very carbonated and tickly on the palate with abundance of wild, bretty flavors. Incredibly silky smooth.

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Photo of Philousa
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Imbibed at the green Flash tasting room on 12/30/11. Review done from notes and recent bottle tasting to refresh my memory.

Pours a golden orange color with a wispy white head that clings to the glass. What's there laces well. It should be noted that the bottle version has about a 3 finger head and laces well. Funky lemon sums up the first aroma to hit your nose best. Pineapple, banana, grapefruit, orange, and cardamom followed by spicy yeast. A bit funky. No allspice or "heavy" spices to speak of. Pale Belgian malt backbone is apparent. The taste is surprisingly fruity, with most of the aforementioned aromas translating well to the tongue. Citrus esters with a solid amber malt supporting. Very orangey, which is rare in a beer (without being disgusting). Musky yeast turns bitter along with the hops. Middle to thin mouth feel make this drinkable. Well balanced with a dry finish.

Of all the beers I tried at GF, this was my favorite. I can't believe it's year round. They really melded the best of the West Coast hoppiness with the Belgian Tripel spiciness. It's good on tap or in a bottle. The yeast still shows through when on tap. Not much else to say about this beer except that you need to drink it.

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Photo of StaveHooks
4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
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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Photo of 312HopBomb
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew was poured into a pilsner flute glass which was a poor choice due to the explosion of effervescence. It took three separate pours to empty the bottle. Even when sippinng the foam it spilled over. The color is a rich deep golden. After a few minutes the head falls to tasty looking peaks with huge rings of lace stuck all the way up the top of the flute glass.

The smell is a super funky phenolic belgian yeasty aroma of top quality with a somewhat sour apple and lemon character.

The taste follows with phenolic yeast funk and subtle malt with a sour tang that is appropriate to the style. Reminds me of Half Acre Ambrosia with the Hibiscus and Orange flavors but with extreme Brettanomyces yeast flavors.

Mouthfeel is not as fizzy as the initial pour would indicate. I like the moderate carbonation, light to medium body and crisp finish.

Overall this is a great surprise from a producer of fine west coast hop nectar beverages. My wife enjoyed this one too. Very refreshing as the 12 ounces disappeared fast. I would recommend Rayon Vert to anyone who appreciates funky belgian beer. Kudos to Green Flash!

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Photo of woosterbill
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to vonschplieffen for tossing one of these my way - my first CT-purchased Green Flash brew. Most welcome!

A: Clear medium amber body with tons of carbonation rising up to maintain the majestic 2 inch head of off-white froth. Huge amounts of chunky lace. Absolutely gorgeous.

S: Terrifically fresh, vibrant aroma of spicy, phenolic minerality and herbal, floral, honeyed, pollen-like notes. Awesome.

T: All the spicy, floral goodness of the nose, plus a bit of bready malt and a bitter, herbal, hop-tinged finish. Long, dry, aftertaste. Great.

M: Light-to-medium body, lots of fine, bubbly carbonation. Good.

O: I honestly didn't know this was a Brett beer until after I'd already written my review, but that helps make its unique floral characteristics make a bit more sense. It certainly didn't strike me as funky at all, just really fresh and outdoorsy. The price is a bit steep ($12.50/4-pack), but it's undoubtedly one of my favorite American-made BPAs.

Cheers!

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, I finally found this on the shelves in the Southland,

A: Pours a gorgeous burnt orange into an Orval chalice, with a pillowy full white head, leaving very good lacing, great head retention.

S: Great yeasty nose, tangerine and lemon peel with white pepper.

T: White pepper and citrus peel, lots of yeast character, some bitter melon hop flavour as well. On the hoppy end for its style, but very well balanced.

M: Medium-bodied, frothy carbonation, nice long aftertaste, soft feel.

O: This is fantastic beer as I've certainly come to expect from Green Flash. Really like America meets a Dupont/Orval collab, very well done. I liked this a lot. At $9/4-pack it's a true steal this day and age. I've seen a ton worse for $10+/750 mL that's for sure. This is just really good beer.

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Photo of Pahn
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Big thanks to BA KevSal for including this as an extra in a recent trade!

Appearance: Moderate pour yields a 3 inch, white, fluffy head (let the Orval comparisons begin). Head dissipates slowly, leaving several tight parallel rings around the glass along with additional clumps of lacing. Pours a clear orange before adding the yeast at the bottom of the bottle, then hazy.

Smell: Whoa, sensory overload! Hops, herbs, fresh greens, too much to keep track of.

The primary aroma is sort of a hoppy effervescence that reminds me of fresh Houblon Chouffe. Along with that is lots of berry fruitiness, with a slightly cologne-like brettanomyces tang underneath. Lots of aromas reminiscent of aromatic herbs come up, not rosemary but that kind of thing (if I was told that they put herbs in the beer, I'd be praising the tactful, seamless blending of herbs and beer).

Stays pretty consistent, with a background but growing brett funk and some lemony aroma coming out as well. Very nice.

Taste: Fruity up front, some peach and berry through the middle, then moderately bitter, dry finish (way less dry than I expected--let the Orval comparisons end). Pleasant toasted malt underneath it all.

It's clear early on what Green Flash was talking about when they said this might be their flagship beer if they were from Belgium. It's a well put together, crisp, refreshing pale ale with distinct but restrained hop and malt flavors--that happens to have some brett flavor as well.

The brett isn't dirty, nor is it really that funky or even tangy. It's more this highly recognizable, acidic, slight fruit flavor that I associate with several brett beers. This flavor blends beautifully with the fruity hops. Further into the bottle, some lemon rind and just the slightest bit of brett funk come out, mixing well with everything else.

On the subject of flagship pale ales, the alcohol here is hidden masterfully; I'd believe 4% ABV as opposed to the actual 7%.

Great tasting beer. Easily one of the more satisfying non-lambic/wild ale beers with brett that I've had.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied. Creamy. Carbonation is soft and unobtrusive at first, then prickly during the dry, bitter finish.

Overall: Really an exceptional beer. I can see why the brewers at Green Flash were excited to release it, and I hope it's successful. Will pick up more if I see it in Boston or NYC.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of funky barnyard notes with dry hoppy notes with light floral undertones. Taste is a wonderful mix between some Brett notes with its characteristics barnyard notes which are well integrated with the dry hoppy notes with a solid malt backbone that is not overly sweet. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Great balance between the different aspects of this beer while retaining some very good drinkability.

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Photo of josefnewsong
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - deep golden color, two fingers white head
S - wow...brett yeast, melon/citrus hops, funky and almost dirty smelling, very strong scent. This is the first time I've actually smelled that cat piss smell that people talk about - and oddly enough it is good albeit a bit off-putting once pinpointed
T - brett yeast spice and funk with some cantaloupe rind and fresh citrus hops. was not expecting such a unique pale - this one truly gets style points. not super clean tasting if you take my meaning, its got some balls to it. The only thing holding it back from a 5 for me is that cat piss characteristic - oddly enjoyable until you think about it. I advise not thinking.
M - crisp and bubbly, especially in the finish, medium-bodied
O - was really surprised at the quality and uniqueness of this beer. two just went down in the cellar. can't wait to see what it turns into over the years

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Photo of dgilks
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber colour with a thick, creamy and long lasting off-white head. Great lacing.

Orval. Thick and wonderful Brettanomyces aroma with some fruit notes but it is mostly Brett. I love it.

Slightly sweet malt and a little hoppy but the biggest flavour is Brettanomyces. Great imitation of Orval even if it isn't supposed to be.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very nice.

A delightful Belgian ale with hop notes and Brett. Well balanced and eminently drinkable.

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Photo of mscudder
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a globe.

A -Explosive pale head with a enough structure to keep the head firm (exterior to the glass!) from spilling when tipped 90-degrees. Absurd retention with a golden amber hue. I waited over five minutes for it settle half way, and I poured half a bottle. Damn.

S- Yeasty funk with vivid fruits. Earth, malts, citrus,pineapple and some hops. Great complexity.

T- Lots of fruit: apple, pear, fig and citrus. Bit of pepper and alcohol on the end. All this sits on a crisp malty base. A good showing.

M - Creamy medium body with lively carbonation.

O - Lots off flavor here. It is very drinkable and has a large amount of Belgian flavor. Almost wish it were a bit more simple... I must say though, I cannot see myself ever turning this one down.

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Photo of TheGenesisOfElegance
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Cloudy orange.

Smell: Spices, yeast, citrus and floral notes.

Taste: Grapefruit is what I got. Along with yeast, fizziness and brett, apparently. (had to look it up to see what it was that I couldn't pin point. Being my second brett beer, I'm not yet familiar with the style.) But I enjoyed it and find the brett to add a unique dynamic.

Mouthfeel: Light body and high carbonation. Also pretty dry.

Overall: Excellent.

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Photo of dwagner003
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3 years old. The brett has developed so perfectly. It's light, effervescent, funky. Smells so dirty and wonderful. This beer was good fresh, but it's amazing aged.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a big two finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind lots of lacing.

S - Aroma is a full of Belgian yeast flavors and funk with lot of light fruity esters, with some green apple and apricot, lemon peel and other citrus, Brett, some floral hops, and a touch of grains.

T - Starts off with a mix of funk and Belgian yeast with some coriander and other spices, lemon zest, and some green apple and grains. Through the middle, some more sourness and tartness come through with some more citrus and apricot and funky farmhouse Brett. The finish is a mix of fruity yeast esters, tartness, green apple, peach, floral hops, Brett, and sweet grains.

M - Medium bodied with full carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and tart finish.

D - Very drinkable. Very nice Belgian Pale Ale. Really great yeast and Brett character and balance throughout.

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Photo of ahq514
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into St Bernardus chalice.

Pours a hazy golden color with a massive, foamy white head. Appears to have decent carbonation. Gobs of lacing.

Aroma is complex. Consists mostly of a farmhouse funk with a noticeable Brett presence. Gives off typical Belgian yeast aromas, including fruit (lemon, etc.) and spices. Can tell there is a lot going on in here.

This beer is great. Crisp, dry, and refreshing. Malt forward in the beginning which evolves to great yeast characteristics. Citrusy, with mostly lemon. A little bit of peppercorn and a generous dose of farmhouse funk gives it a light, dry, tartness.

Medium body and moderate carbonation. Extremely drinkable.

Probably my favorite Green Flash beer. Layers of complexity, extremely drinkable, and super refreshing. This could be a regular in my fridge. Reminds me of Orval.

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Photo of Greenplastic615
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not sure how I managed to miss the boat on this one for so long. 12oz bottle, poured into my St. Bernardus goblet.

A - Whoa, tons of head on this. This beer is alive. I poured a bit aggressively, but I got at least 2 inches of head and only got half the bottle into the glass on first pour. Color was nice, a deeper amber than I expected for a BPA, slightly hazy.

S - Balanced. The hops gave off a slight citrus aroma, but it wasn't over the top. The brett was detectable in the smell as well and contributed a little bit of funk, but again, not overwhelming.

T - Really, really delicious. I didn't get any alcohol at all in the taste. The brett is present while not overpowering and provides a really nice counter punch to the hop profile. Just the right balance of bitterness, funkiness, and refreshment.

M - Almost creamy. I didn't notice any over carbonation despite the gigantic head on this. Very, very drinkable.

O - Fantastic BPA, and a new staple in my fridge. For a style that I think is very easy to mess up, Green Flash nails it. While entirely different, this is every bit as good as their West Coast IPA.

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Photo of fmccormi
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to my trusty Luettich balloon style Bruery tulip. No bottle dating present, but it was bought recently and kept in good storage conditions.

Appearance (5.0): True to style, this head is aggressive as hell. 4+ fingers of just-off-white head, a nice mixture of fine and fat bubbles, falling slowly and surely to a very rocky crater, leaving some heavy-duty lacing all over the glass. The body is a gorgeous, rich orange-amber with a moderate haze going on. This is what this type of beer was meant to look like.

Smell (4.0): Very nice mix of some warm, bready malt character split with a moderate funk note—of the classic musty, barnyard variety—with surprisingly fragrant, floral hops icing that cake.

Taste (4.5): Bright lemons come across just before a mild-to-moderate musty funk character creeps in, closing out with a slightly tart edge that blends seamlessly with a bitter, grassy hop finish that lingers but at no point punishes the tongue. Very tasteful balance of hops and brett, here. The malt is a simple, bready character that almost gets lost underneath the tart-to-grassy, hops-funk-hops transition the beer makes as it passes. The funk is not as musty as it is in the nose, somewhat to my chagrin, but it’s there in the body with a fruitier, tart character like grapefruit pith. Awesome.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Very, very nice—lush, smooth, creamy carbonation mixed with just the finest pinpoints of effervescence all across the tongue. This is probably what I’d call exactly medium-bodied, and it finishes quite dry. It’s not a gulper, or necessarily a sipper—it’s in a sweet spot, in my opinion, of mouthfeels. Great for the style.

Overall (4.5): This beer is balanced, in the grand scheme of things. It’s a surprisingly well-tuned mix of flavors that makes transitions across the palate in a much more subtle way than you realize at first. Very tastefully done, though I’d love to see this be funkier in that musty, horsey way I love so much. Better compare a couple of bottles from this batch to a couple a year from now and find out what happens! Personally, I can’t wait. This beer is great.

Note: this is a beer that REALLY wants to be served at the correct temperature (45-50ºF), and personally I think the flavors come out better the warmer it is so aim for 50. It'll make a very big difference.

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Photo of jbertsch
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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Photo of bsp77
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 1,366 ratings.
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