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RATINGS: 819   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
malrubius (2614) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3863) - 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 artisan’s magic leaps to life in the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2012
UPDATED: APR 25, 2012 Re-Rating; Bottle purchased in early January cellar aged for 4 months and consumed on 4/8/12. Pours beautifully razor-clear copper with a few particles visible when held to the sun; streams of effervescence and a long-lived rocky head that just won’t quit produces a lovely lace as the glass diminishes. Aroma is pineapple, cherry pie, a hint of sweaty funk, some caramel, mango? Taste is tropical fruit by the truckload. Pineapple, mild lemon peel tartness, funky hay, some grapefruit, long funky mildly spicy complex finish. Body is thin but with an explosive effervescence and a bone dry complex finish. Overall, this one has gained loads of complexity since it was fresh. Sure to be a permanent fixture in my cellar from now on! Pours deep amber with slight haze and a huge rocky long lasting head. Aroma is very faint-- some tropical fruit, "clean" barnyard, caramel, champagne-like dryness. Taste is champagne-like caramel candy, minor tart funkiness, lemon peel, overall pretty clean-tasting, relatively hoppy. Body is light, super effervescent and frothy, finishes dry and complex, minor tartness. Overall, this lacks depth and character but is still quite enjoyable; a good introduction to the world of wild yeast. Would be interested to see how this ages.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle. Fruity, rubbery nose. Taste like plastic. A little spicy. I really don’t like this. Very boring. Bleh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
crisp amber pour with a thin cream head. nose is pineapple, frutis, fresh hops, yeast, and funk. excellent on the palate, great dried fruit flavor, followed by yeast, and brett, awesome finish. need to enjoy this one not rate it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2012 This beer has a massive odor of dry hopping, Belgian yeasts and the unique Brett yeast strain. Peppery notes, hell, rubber air mattress notes too. Hazy copper with moderate suspension and big foam that settles to a tenth finger blanket and lacing. Sweet flavor - herbs and spices- and balanced bitterness - a nice dose of hops. Smooth and sleek, but zesty on the front and the aftertaste of breathing behind a car doing break stands. Unique and amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2012
12oz Bottle: Pours a cloudy dark golden with a medium white head. Once the head settles it displays nice lacing. The aroma is yeast driven with some spices coming through. The taste is good with some citrus coming through. The taste definitely grows on me. I get a good mouth feel that I would call medium. Overall I would say this is a good beer and one of the better Belgian Pales that I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Dull golden pour with a good amount of fluffy white head. Brett certaintly present in the nose - very earthy and floral. Good amount of bitterness with citrus, some funk, and more Brett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TAR (2691) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Rusty copper with a bit of haze. Gentle pour generates a towering crown of persistent white froth. Sharp brett aromatics of sulfur, medical tape, sherbet, sassafras, white pepper and horseblanket. Potently phenolic, approaching smoky. Underlying pencil eraser/burnt rubber and aspirin/chalk. Expressive carbonation. Brisk phenols scrub the palate dry while offering up a fervid snap reminiscent of horesblanket, band-aid and burnt rubber. High-alpha hops clash with the feisty brett and tarnish the cleanness with a brutishly resinous weight. Hops teeter on becoming palate-fatiguing with an unwavering chalky astringency, though a dab of soft peach compensates nicely. In spite of the high attenuation, the center shows some flabbiness as the malt lacks vivid definition and the esters on the unripe-fruit side of the spectrum. Hops also lend ample acid which interferes with the cleaner and more-rounded brett tartness, though a staunch punch of minerals fills the palate and provides some structure. Peppery and sulfury brett-laced finish precedes a fusion of tealeaves and apricot jam. This is a very respectable effort…ultimately it comes across as a slightly overcrowded, Americanized rendition. Was really yearning for something along the lines of a golden ale with noble hops, pilsner and/or wheat malt and a pinch of Munich. Well-made and perfectly quaffable, however, even if a bit misguided.

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