RATINGS: 803   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.

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mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2012
I’ve cellared this bottle for several months; it was much hoppier and less sour when fresh. Gloriously bright copper-yellow. Thick, rocky and lasting white foam. Strong, spritzy lemon-yeasty aroma, still with some grapefruit and floral hop notes. Intense and complex mix of flavors, sour lemon drop candy plays with hop flavors and a lingering sour/dry finish. Freakin’ incredible and keeps getting better.

fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Light unclear medium orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, moderate yeasty, leather - brett. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, tart, brett, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120523]

monkeychugg55 (1109) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Cloudy copper-orange with a huge, chunky white head. Bit of rubber, citrus, brett, and spice on the nose. Flavor starts out with light caramel and biscuit malt, then becomes bretty with some citrusy hops. Finished dry and refreshing. A lot like Orval, but with fruitier hops and not as perfect. Decent if you’re looking for a reasonably priced Belgian ale with brett.

MisterDenson (78) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Rating #46 for 2012 12oz bottle cold from a snifter glass. Aroma bread, sweet, dusty. 1 inch head on top of a hazy honey colored beer with spotty lacing. Taste was of initially dry with mild citrus with a slight bitter hop finish. Palate, medium carbonation.

blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a massive lasting frothy off-white head. Nice aroma of Belgian yeast, Brett, pepper, biscuity malt and finally, a good amount of floral hops -- it’s quite lovely. Flavour’s just as nice, with funky Belgian yeast, Brett, pepper, floral hops, some sweet fruit and biscuity malt. Dry, spicy, bitter finish. Alcohol well hidden. Medium bodied. A great example of the style and one of the best I’ve had.

ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2012
35,5 cl. bottle. Unknown bottling/BB date. Rated 31.5.2012. Slightly dusty amber with large, persistent head. Funky, dry, orangey, spicy, mildly tart, balanced and highly drinkable.

scolbath (2) - - MAY 30, 2012 does not count
Citrus, spruce, banana, clove, butterscotch - yum! My bottle was a bit foamy or over carbonated but still good.

dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle @ home. Aroma is quite hoppy at first, quickly taken over by the brett. Some spicy notes. Promising. Flavour is medium hop bitterness, herbal and slightly fruity, some nice tart and sour notes. Quite dry. It isn’t orval, but it’s pretty damn good.

Camons (13312) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle @ Mikkeller bar. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, pepper, fruity hops. Taste is malt, yeast, pepper, spicy, fruity hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, light alcoholic finish. 120512

Gregis (1291) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pours into a towering, loose, fluffy, off-white head that takes its time receding into a hazy amber-orange body. The nose is a blend of dry Brettiness and light, fruity yeast notes (pear and apple). Also present is a distinct vinyl note that is a surprisingly pleasant addition to the medley. Once the head dissipates, however, the vinyl note nearly disappears and the aroma becomes more integrated with a touch of spice added to the mix. The palate is light to medium-bodied with soft, fine carbonation and a drying, somewhat tart and moderately funky/sour (good funk) finish. The flavor is less fruity than the nose, with the Brett dominating the flavor profile: horse blanket funk and a mild white pepper note take front stage over a pale malt back that just hints at the apple and pear notes found in the aroma. Quite drying and funky with additional phantom notes of leather and peach pit dancing in and out of focus. This is the kind of beer that could simultaneously scare craft beer newbies away from "Belgian-Style" Pale Ales and make Brett fans hear "Ode to Joy" in their heads. I lie somewhere between those two groups. I enjoy the nuances that it possesses but I would have preferred it have dialed-in closer to where the nose is at this point. This is definitely an interesting beer, and if Brett is your thing, this is a good candidate to cellar and crack one every 3-6 months to see how it evolves.

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