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RATINGS: 818   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ComradeK (1086) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2012
355ml bottle. Pours a clear golden amber, with a massive white head, which lasts well and leaves some lace. The brettanomyces is certainly present in the aroma: it smells quite sour and slightly off. There are some grapefruit and lemon hops up front, which segue into more sourness. There are some weak grainy malt notes, and an unusual faint sweetness towards the finish. This really isnít a great beer. It is not pleasantly sour in the manner of a wild ale, it justs tastes and smells off. Judging by this sourness and the vigour with which the head forms, it seems to me that they may have just gone a bit overboard with the brettanomyces. Whatever the cause, this is not a beer I enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2012
[Bottle] Pours amber with a nice, slightly off-white head. Aroma is papaya and pineapple. Taste is alcohol, a strange spiciness, and then just the right amount of malt intertwined with an undefinable fruitiness (guava and some tangerine?). Not the best job of explaining it, but it is definitely unique. Medium-thin mouthfeel, finish length is good. Overall, this isnít a beer that I would sit down and have a few of, but it was interesting, and I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7650) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2012
355 ml bottle.
Pours a deep yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of strong tart berries, citrus and some urinal cake like notes. Flavour of pale malts, citrus, tart berries, urinal cake and Belgian hops. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a fruity, slightly tart and citrusy finish. Not really the most fresh bottle and has some disturbing notes as well, but seems to work on some level.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8786) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2012
355 ml bottle @†hotel room in Copenhagen.
Pours hazy copper color with large head. Aroma of bretta, mild hoppy fruits, spices and some grass. Flavor of fruits, mild yeast, goose berries and some spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6047) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2012
355ml bottle from ōlbutikken, Copenhagen

Pours orange with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of bretta, tart fruits and spices. Taste is slightly fruity with some tart fruits, malts and spices. Finish is slightly sour and bitter. Nice, quite well balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7887) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2012
35,5 cl bottle @ hotel room, copenhagen. No BBE info
Aroma has lots of brettanomyces with earthy notes and hints of sour apples. Flavour has lots of earthy notes with brettanomyces, grassy belgian hops and some sour apples. Foamy palate with somewhat too much CO2. Itís hard to find a beer with more clear bretta‐aromas than this one. Good and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber. Good lasting head. Big Brett nose With strong hops underneath and around the edges. Big IPA but even bigger Brett. Very nice. Flavour doesnít seem to hold strongly in finish and aftertaste. Drops from a 10 up front to a mere 8 at the back. Tastes like 4% rather than 7%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Personally, I donít care to know how closely this resembles beers made in "historical Belgium", I do think this beer tastes good and I enjoy drinking it. I also never thought I would use the word "horse blanket" in a rating, but I think I actually tasted something similar to what I would imagine a horse blanket tasting like. I liked this beer and would buy it again. In fact, iím going to have another one right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2950) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle from Trader Joeís.Somewhat sweet and yeast smelling. A decent amount of hops in the nose as well. Dry and somewhat funky. Some dryness to go with an almost vinous quality. Lingering aftertaste. Pretty interesting brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (9132) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Draught Dense off-white head over fully hazy yellow to orange beer. Aromatic nose, hoppy and quite a bit of ureum. W_Labs/Wyeast high temperature yeast providing aldehydes, fusels, and probably recommended at boiling temperatures. Another one. Very slick, bit fizzy carbonation. Somebody ought to tell people that the faults some Belgian brewers make, ought not to appear in the brewing books... Oh, and "historical Belgium" isnít even as old as the USA...

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