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Rayon Vert | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3.84/5
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1,366 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ocelot2500 on 12-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
428
Ratings:
1,366
pDev:
14.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
102
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Ratings: 1,366 |  Reviews: 428
Photo of T_Hass
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

12 oz bottle served cold into a goblet.

Rayon Vert has a hazy copper appearance with thick white head. Great retention and good lacing left behind.

Aroma is really unique and very pleasant. It's loaded with fresh tropical fruit and citrusy, floral hops.

Flavor is intense but balanced. There is a light malt base that really lets the abundant hops and Belgian yeast shine. The hops have lemon, grapefruit, and spice notes. The yeast adds a kick of black pepper.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and well carbonated. Balanced but lots of good hoppy bitterness.

Overall a really nice Belgian IPA if you ask me.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a chalice.

A: Pours a clear golden color with hints of orange. A pour of moderate strength saw foam cascading over the top of the glass. It seems highly effervescent. Rocky white head stays forever. Sticky, clumpy lacing affixes itself firmly to the glass.

S: Lots of phenol and black pepper on the nose. Very spicy. Banana, walnuts, sweet bread. Musty funk becomes more apparent as it warms. Touch of green, oily hops. Nice complexity on the nose.

T: Pear and green apple up front with a light tartness. Slight clovey/metallic phenol taste and a hint of pepper. A light rustic, funky taste is the center of this beer; all other flavors seem to play off it. Oily and herbal hop flavors with a hint of citrus wield a modest bitterness, considering the style. Biscuity and grainy malt tastes. Nutty and chalky yeast toward the end, with black pepper emerging again. Finishes dry with yeasty tastes, pepper, and faint banana.

M: Medium bodied. High level of carbonation. Seems very slightly astringent. Creamy and foamy.

O: This is a very solid beer, but a ballsy move for Green Flash. A funky Belgian Pale released year-round in four packs? That is a swift departure from the hoppy west coast stuff that dominates the rest of their year-round portfolio. It takes most people a little while to warm up to funk. I love the idea of a readily-available and wallet-friendly funky Belgian, but it remains to be seen how the average American craft beer drinker will receive it.

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Photo of larryi86
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- A very hazy orange with a massive white head.

S- Brett, funk, tart lemons, earthy spices, touch of grapefruit.

T- Great funk, nice sour lemon taste from the Brett, touch of pepper, some hop bitterness in the finish, earthy spices.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A really good beer, and worth trying if you like Brett. I would like to how this ages, definitely will buy this again!

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Pours a mostly clear amber with dense rocky white head that settles slowly to a thick cap and leaves big clumps down the glass. Smell: semi-sweet, lemon, pepper, green apple, Brett funk. Taste: spicy, slightly acetic and medicinal, mildly sweet then into a peppery finish. Medium bodied with active carbonation and a creamy feel. Nice, fairly easy drinking, use of Brett.

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Photo of charlzm
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed February 17th, 2013 at the Green Flash tasting room.

Slightly hazy medium-to-dark golden. A nice two-finger white head leaves plenty of lacing in the glass.

Aroma is a very tart affair: like tart cherries.

Flavor : floral yeast character, some tart cherries, a little funk. Slightly powdery. Delicately sweet up front, bitter on the back.

Good carbonation tingle and finishes a little dry.

Oh yes, I will drink this again.

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Photo of MacStinson
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of polloenfuego
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A: straw gold and hazy. A massive three finger head that sticks around for a while. Eventually it breaks down and leaves a thin film with a small foamy iceberg in the center of the glass.

S: sour apples and funkyness.

T: follows the nose...seems a bit like some saisons I have had, but this seems a little off.

M: high carbonation and dry finish.

O: honestly, I am a little befuddled by this beer. It would seem that everyone I know who has had it has had a different reaction. I can't say I didn't enjoy this beer, but I can't say I did either. It continues to be an enigma to me.

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of thierrynantes
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Le Souffleur de Bières, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : orange amber color, with white foamy head.
Smell : hoppy and herbal aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malty, spicy and caramel flavors, leading to a dry yeasty finish.
Drinkability : a nice beer in the style Belgian Ale, close to Orval archetype.

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Photo of seeswo
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of stephens101
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
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!

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Photo of oglmcdgl
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of twenty5
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of duff247
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Chico1985
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Little bit of gushing after taking the cap off, quickly poured into my Unibroue tulip and avoided any spillage. Color is a slightly hazy orange with a huge white head that won't quit + good lacing, lots of carbonation evident.

Belgian yeast, candi sugar, lemony hops, a bit of farm/straw and light brett in the scent. Quite nice with good strength as well.

Not quite as good as the scent but similar. Big Belgian yeast, straw, grassiness, light brett, some light hoppage - grapefruit/lemon/citrus? Kind of a saison vibe.

Good full mouthfeel, carbonation is about medium, good balance of flavors.

Coming from Green Flash I expected this to be much hoppier, not a complaint though. It goes easy on the brettiness and hops while still remaining interesting and tasty.

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Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Ri0
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip

A - Dirty, hazy apricot hue. I poured it so gently and slowly, still took 2 pours as the massive foamy head erupted above the top of my tulip. Head retention is lasting a very long time.

S - Belgian yeast, rotten banana and other fruits (not as bad as you think). Sugar and spice, with a bit of floral hops and wet hay.

T - Belgian yeast and spice up front. Wet hay and some ripe fruit (no banana). A bit of floral hop and sugar round it out. Interesting.

M - Heavy carbonation, light bodied. Finish is slightly dry.

O - I typically like this style, but this one left me scratching my head. It is an odd combination of wet hay, fruit, spice and hop. I'll stick with a more traditional style, but this was good to try.

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Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 1,366 ratings
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