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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ocelot2500 on 12-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 1,366 |  Reviews: 428
Photo of beldin96
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of voidrunner
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ElGallo
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JohnLynch
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Shaw
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely red-orange with a monster white head. The head is so big it takes several minutes of careful pouring to get the bottle into my 0.4 L tulip.

Nice earthy aroma, which I'm guessing comes from the Brett, mixing with yeasty and sour fruit notes.

The flavor is dry and crisp with sour fruit notes. This beer is all about the wild yeast. Reminds me of a basement.

Body is light and fizzy, but not watery.

If you don't like funk, you won't like this beer. Wild ale fans, seek it out.

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Photo of mlhenson
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of KELPAK
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Allagash tulip glass.

Poured a beautiful light gold and had a thick two finger head.

My first taste of this beer was a few months back when it was originally released and wasn't impressed. However, over time this beer grew into a very nice Belgian Style Pale Ale with great flavor.

Had a very subtle taste of hops and a nice citrus appeal to it. Once again Green Flash impressed me.

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Photo of Brushkanna
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of BoRaeCho
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Jamcrae16
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of olympicgatorade
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Jammer42
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Translucent tarnished orange shows a strong display of effervesce. The head builds nicely on this, evident of a Belgian yeast strain that dominates the vessel. Soft cream coloring with a porous foamy content is a good 3 fingers high with a good rate of stay and a very good coverage.

S: Barnyard funk, hay and some horse blanket are first to get noticed from the strong brettanomyces presence. Wet aging barn wood. The yeast is dominant, the hops not so much, musky greenery.

T: Barnyard funk again, strong and musky tones of hay and horse blanket from the yeast. Musky grains, sour citrus and lemon with an earthy musky greenery. Touches of malt sweetness interlude.

M: fairly crisp upfront, frothy on the hold with a slippery texture and mid-range body. Sour musky fade. The brettanomyces yeast truly stands out and may not be for the faint of heart but overshadows what little hoppiness it has. Lots of barnyard funk and love the strong Belgian yeast, an aspect many American breweries tend to shy away from, this embraces it and doesn’t hold back. Youll either love it because of the yeast or be turned off.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a New Haven Craft Beer Week tumbler pint glass.

A: Murky, golden orange in color beneath a massive, three-finger head that fiercely bubbles over. The rocky head clings to the glass leaving chunks of sticky, off-white lace.

S: Sweet, funky, herbal, spicy and hoppy with a little bit of lemony tartness thrown in and a pinch of elephant.... yep.

T: Spicy, malty and effervescent up front with loads of herbal and citrus sweetness. Peppery and grassy flavors meld with funky, tart wheat and yeasty fruit esters. A little bit of acidic booziness creeps onto the palate before washing down bright, bubbly and ramped up with Belgian yeast flavors.

M: Very tart, bubbly effervescent mouthfeel, packed with carbonation and a chewy yeast feeling.

O: A fine BPA and one that has just the right amount of Green Flash flair with a hopped out profile and 7% ABV. Drinkable and flavorful, but not crazy about the "horse-blanket" aroma that I can't quite identify outside of the circus. Smell for yourself, but I'll breathe before I sip for now.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: Tan to copper color, huge white head, medium lacing.

S: Sweet fruity pear aroma, some hops/pine.

T: A little surprising. It's like a funky IPA - grapefruit/citrus/pine, funky, earthy, sour, barnyard. I like it.

M: Smooth, sour, mild hop bite with tingly finish, fairly highly carbonated.

O: I really like this, but could see it's not for everybody. Very enjoyable, but probably not all night drinker. I'm curious to see how this ages.

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Photo of JMad
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky golden copper color with a lofty, foamy off white head that kept growing, The aroma consists of some lemon, vinegar, nice and funky with some grassy notes. It tastes of bitter lemon peels with just a slight sourness, lots of citrus peel, grass a,d belgian yeast. The beer is pretty light bodied with a ton of carbonation and a dry metallic finish. I think this beer will really develop with some age, seemed quite 'raw' at this point. Still good though, dont get me wrong.

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Photo of Mississippi
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of andrewborstein
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of idontskinnydip
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was suggested to me because I was asked if I like sour beers. I said yes and they said to pick this one. I picked up a 4 pack for 10.99 and I am not disappointed. I can see why the sour beer affinity is important. The sour essence is there in the nose and in the taste. It's not that sour-tart that most might expect, rather the sour fermentation aroma and complexity.

This beer has a fair amount of minerals in the smell and taste. The sour background is like a ripening cheese. It's a beautiful beer with a fluffy crackling head.

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Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bluckbeyes
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of NardiByNature
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Sediment at the bottom of the bottle; a careful pour yields a massive head: fluffy, cratered, and eggshell white, it really takes its time settling down into a nice pancake; leaves behind plenty of lacing. The beer is sort of a burnt gold with streams of carbonation.

S: Lemon meringue pie or key lime pie. Go figure. Sort of a baby powder smell too. Overall the aroma of this brew is mild. Gets a little funky as the beer warms which I liked.

T: Fruit snacks and a little fresh grass. Some bitter hops in the aftertaste.

M: Soft like most BPAs, but wetter even though it’s a litte more hopped. Fizzy. Alcohol is basically undetectable.

O: It’s appearance (right down to the stylin’ bottle) was its strongpoint for me, followed by the aroma. I found the taste a little bland, and the aftertaste phenol-ically clawing. If you like Green-Flash and you’re curious about their take on a BPA, give it a shot.

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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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