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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rayon Vert (Green Flash)

After a nice tart and sweet cider from the tap at Sheffield's, I checked out the bottle list and found this Belgian-Style Pale Ale from Green Flash.

I've only had a couple of Green Flash brews and really enjoyed them. This brett-laced brew seemed like it would quench my summer thirst.

General Thoughts
Look and Smell: I smelled whole leaf hops and the sour brettanomyces wildness. It was gold with a ridiculous head.  It just wouldn't quit. It was a delicate pour and the head was just all over the place. Super foamy. Even when carefully pouring out the last bit after I was finishing up the first pour produced a thick foamy head.

Taste: It was musky, bitter, and dry. The sour was subtle, just enough to make it crisp. It was a different kind of brew, and one that I might find craveable.

From the Green Flash site:
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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