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RATINGS: 796   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (2296) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2012
This is solid stuff. Lightly hopped and a nice brett character leaves sourness on the nose but completely dry on the palate. Taste is subtle and nice. Nothing crazy but solid.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2012
light bretty golden ale. Drinkable but not something i would be drinking consistently, Iím not one of those orval knob polishers though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Nice funky fruity nose. Orange brett dough dust. Pours hazy orange golden, great effervescent head. Flavors are fruity and funky some orange pineapple ans tropical notes with funky basement and musty notes. Great lively effervescence solid unique complexity. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattH (642) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Had on tap at the brewery and bought a four pack to take home. Burnt orange pour with a 2 inch plus cream colored head. Aroma of linoleum, pine, and dirty garbage disposal, and sugar. Taste is funk, pine, and bitterness. Carbonation level is high, but palate is still smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2012 12 oz. bottle @ home. Iíve been looking forward to trying this, as not only did it sound interesting but Iíve really had good luck with Green Flash of late. Somewhat hazy, burnt orange appearance with a big, light tan head. Toasty, warm caramel malty, mildly bretty, light barnyard, mild grassy aroma that is pretty malt forward. Thereís a lot more bretty funkiness in the flavor along with citrus fruit notes like pineapple and tangerine and a toasty caramel malts. I kind of a get a weird booze note to the beer, however, especially on the finish. I somewhat enjoy it but itís not perfect. By the way, the bottle may be the thickest 12oz bottle that Iíve ever come across.

Update: Now at about four months old, Iím getting a lot of plastic in the aroma. More plastic in the flavor but not quite as bad. Tastes pretty shitty to me at this point, but Iíll hold off on updating my rating at this point.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Bottle pours gold with THICK offwhite head. Retention is amazing, with lots of carbonation as well. Aromas are grass, bread, and lemon. Tastes are lemon, bready undertones, some earthiness, and a nice crisp bitter finish. Not as sweet or Belgian like as Raging Bitch, which I thought this might be like. It is a great beer and one I will drink when available.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2117) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
12 oz bottle from a 4 pack. Pours a translucent copper color with a big luxurious off-white head that has good retention. The aroma is rather pungent with medicine chest, salt, sweat, pepper, apricot, Belgian yeasts and some mild funk. The flavor follows the nose, with apricot, white pepper, biscuit, salt, urinal cake and some funky yeasts. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. The finish is long and dry. Overall: Very interesting, but I get urinal cake/medicine chest flavors in this one, and I know some people love those flavor profiles, but I am not one of them.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
malrubius (1682) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Pale copper with dense lasting head and lace. Lemon pastry sweet tart mildly sourdough aroma. Very subtle fruity sweet apricot with assertive citrusy floral grassy hop bitterness and tangy tart bretty dry finish. Almost too good. This could be my every day brew if I could afford it. Nailed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a huge ass off white head. Lots of layered lacing. Aroma is spicy and fruity with a hint of something. Not quite sure what. Flavor is lightly sweetened toasted malt, floral hops, spice, and esters. Light body. A good, easy drinking beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bronze-bodied, with a luxurious, lacey white head, and an effervescent body--as advertised. The layers of bouqet are almost overwhelming in complexity. A volcano of esters, some Bret, mysterious Belgian hops, evergreen needles, and biting phenolic yeasties. Amazingly, the flavor matches the bouquet in splenderous wonderment. At the forefront are evergreen needles and Brett-clove yeasty majesty. Full bodied, bursting with complexity, puissant, yet restrained and artfully mixed. The Green Flash artisanís magic leaps to life in the glass.


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