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RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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If Green Flash were founded in historical Belgium, Rayon Vert would have been our flagship brew. A bold layering of hops finds balance from traditional malts. Bottle conditioning with fresh ale yeast and Brettanomyces finishes the beer, adding a delightful effervescence, dryness and continuously evolving character. Rayon Vert is Green Flash.


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ronaldtheriot (1332) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Green Flash Rayon Vert has an extremely thick, whipped cream-type off-white head (actually it exploded everywhere when I popped the cap) and a brilliant, reddish-orange appearance, with some streaming bubbles and about the thickest lacing imaginable present on the glass. The aroma is fruit forward, with orange peel, orange juice, sugar, and possibly even Orange Julius in the smell. Taste is of the highest order- fruit, Mandarin orange, marmalade, orange peel, orange rind, white bread, white bread crust, sugar, yeast, a mild hop bitterness, and white pepper. Mouthfeel is light to medium and slick, and Green Flash Rayon Vert (Green Flash, in English) finishes mostly dry, smooth, mellow, and supremely drinkable. Overall, this is world class to the hilt. Incredible!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theswiftsa (4) - - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours cloudy golden with a massive head. Grapefruit notes, tastes of mellow tropical citrus hops with a hint of spice. Masses of carbonation on this one but still very tasty

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorgeLee (1268) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle, probably picked up at Whole Foods in NYC. Bright burnished orange gold colour, very high carbonation some minor gushing. Gosh actually tastes a bit like Orval. A very successful attempt at an American Belgian, the main difference I guess being a more citrusy fruity fresher less spicy hop mixture, and this is a bit cleaner, less complex and subtle. Still pretty good though!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle. Deep clear amber color, white head. Aroma of light funk, pepper, spiced brown bread. Taste is light barnyard, mixed spice. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (360) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
This was the most foam I have ever gotten from a bottle that wasnít home brew. The pour is an amber thatís pretty clear. Yeast notes on the nose. Has some wine alcohol notes while staying crisp and dry. But not too dry Iíd say a touch of dry grape.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosslew (252) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2014
Grape comes on just before the brett reminds you of the Belgian element. No doubt a pale ale from the hops but Europe influence strong. A good match. 7%. 12oz. 3.6std drinks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
12oz bottle - I think I found my new summertime IPA. If Beverages & More continues to carry this incredible elixer, then I will continue to purchase because it has everything I love in a nice IPA. The only thing better would be if they made it more. The beer starts out with a clear "hiss" and gas escaping as the cap is pulled off, looking like the lid of an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus had just been lifted after 3,000 years of solitude. The beer pours out a light amber color, crystal clear. Tight bubbles form at the base, and as the beer reaches mid-glass a rather large, pillowy head forms. So much so, that when the beer glass is emptied into my glass, a 2" head has formed above the glass, sitting there like a contorted sculpture from a brewers dream. The head has incredible staying power, like a meringue of a pie made in the hands of a master chef. The aroma coming from the glass starts out rather tame. Light lemongrass, very floral, smells a little like grass or weeds when it gets wet. But after some time to let the head die down, and let the temp warm up a bit is when the aroma really comes thru. Strong phenols, medium spicy notes, a touch of funky-leather-jacket-rubbed-with-lemon-zest and much more farmhouse saison notes than a traditional American/WC pale ale. The first few sips of this hammered me with statement "this aint no sweet East Cost pale ale/IPA". Bone dry due no doubt to the brett swimming around in this beer chomping on any molecule of sugar it meets. The tartness left behind in itís aggressive wake, along with the lemony-funky nature of brett, the earthy/straw-like, bitter apple peppery-ness just melds incredibly well together. Not for those that like sweet beers, its decidedly Belgian in itís approach with a unique American twist on it from the masters at Green Flash. Just a clean, bright, funky treat that was made for beer geeks like me. Thank you Green Flash, for always keeping me in mind...lol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeKeller (899) - Kemi, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle @ Oluthuone Leskinen. Orange beer with a huge foamy white head. A fruity American-Belgian ale loaded with brettanomyces. Quite high carbonation. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"a style i am really starting to enjoy. wish i could give every aspect of this beer an 8.5. wonderful hoppy, funky aroma. great balance. lively feel which flows right into the refreshing yet complex barnyard, citrus flavor. dry finish. after standing up to green flashís best on tap, gotta up it a tenth."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esox (1110) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottled. Hazy orange color, thick creamy head. Intense, brett-infused aroma, loads of pineapple, red currants, grapes, orange blossom, leather. Dry flavor has base malts, fermented fruits, sour cranberry, strong brett wibes in the finish. Light to medium body, frothy texture. Really nice sour ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McBeastie (16) - Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Large head indeed. Be careful or it will overflow upon pouring (yes, that happened to me). Yeasty fruitiness in the aroma with some sour apple in smell and taste. Sourness lingers on the tongue. Highly carbonated. A nice Belgian-style pale ale that I would drink again, but probably wonít be among my mainstays.


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