Rayon Vert | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Rayon VertRayon Vert

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ocelot2500 on 12-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of kendellmarie
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of PEBKAC
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Four pack from Whole Foods. Heard good things. At around $12 for a 4-pack, I hope this slows down the flow of Joe Schmo breweries charging a premium for brett renditions of their staple beers. Probably won't. Tickers gotta tick... :/

An unsteady pour results in a murky honey orange body. Being my ignorant self, my Duvel tulip soon becomes overwhelmed with cakey off-white head. A small stack of soggy utility bills & some desk reorganizing later, I realize I should of skimmed reviews for some keywords first at least.

Soapy, sharp citrus scent. Hay & just a tiny bit of cheese in the background.

Taste upfront is bittersweet, but quickly turns briny. Coarse orange/grapefruit pith. Lingering acidity. Faintly tart. Not sour. Super dry. Moderate, but soft carbonation. Aspirin finish. So thirsty.

Me likey. :)

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Photo of Rekrule
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of DRyan
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy orange/blonde with very fluffy white head that sticks around and laces nicely
S: Heavy funk, spicy, citrusy, with a Belgian yeast undercurrent
T: Woody, earthy funk, with some citrus tang to it, aftertaste continues the funk, also has a bit of mustiness to it
M: tingly; very effervescent, dances on the tongue
D: Not one for every day, not tough to drink but wouldn’t want to drink a bunch in a row

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of UnderPressure
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Highly carbonated. Huge head. Golden orange color.

Funky aroma. Grainy and a little papery. (Hard to describe.) Lots of hops, though.

Fruity flavor from the yeast. Maybe a little bubble gum. Nice bitterness. Complex flavor.

Medium bodied. Very, very carbonated. The carbonation is appropriate for the style, I suppose. But, I don't like it so much.

An interesting beer. Makes me want to explore this style more.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of hardy008
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A gentle pour fills the glass with foam. As the foam settles down, The beer in the glass is a light amber color. As expected, the foamy white head has excellent retention, and lacing. The aroma has green apples, citrus, pepper, leather, and Brett.

Very nice flavor to this beer. There is some sweetness, bitterness, and some funk. The flavors I can pick out are oranges, citrus zest, pepper, Brett, and green apple.

Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, with a dry finish and citrus zest aftertaste. A really nice Belgian Pale Ale. I definitely need to try this again.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: three finger thick frothy head on a murky golden amber body.

S: strong aroma of clove, yeast, banana, herbs and pineapple.

T: this one is very sharp and spicey off the back with a strong herbal and clove presence. The yeast is nicely represented through out. There is mild citrus sweetness but its very tart in the finish with orange and pineapple.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation. semi dry finish as expected.

Overall: this one is pretty tart and yeasty with strong herbal notes that dont get easier to drink as its consumed hurting drinkability.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy light amber color with a big chewy pile of eggshell white head with loads of chunky lacing left behind. The aroma is a pleasant, polite herbaceous clove that fights back the hint of bubblegum sweetness. Intense grain and the herbal hop are a compelling marriage. The taste brings a similar effect with clove, bubblegum and murky rice/wheat/malt. The herbal, near mint tea, blends smoothly with the stubborn earthy grain for a somewhat unique mouthful of Belgian nuance. Medium bodied with a crisp feel, this is entirely loveable! Another nice Green Flash!

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of beerpadawan
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big foamy head even with gentle pour, settling to rocky, marshmallow bluffs some scattered lacing (would probably be prettier if I were using a more appropriate glass). A cloudy bright copper hue held to light.

Citrus zest; grapefruit juice; mint; funk. At room temperature, brut wine/slight alcohol warmth. Aroma and flavor definitely reveal brett addition. It's subtle in the aroma. As the beer comes to temperature, the dry, slightly tangy and funky brett character becomes a feature. Malt back and sugar flavor play a subtle supporting role, as do bittering hops and floral/herbal hoppiness. Peppery/spicy esters.

Light body. Dry; attenuated; slightly sticky finish.

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Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 1,367 ratings
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