O’hare’s Beer Club December 2012 Box
From San Diego California’s Green Flash Brewing Co comes their “Rayon Vert (Belgian Style Pale Ale)”. This beer is bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces (wild yeast) to eat up all sugar and yeast from the primary fermentation. This beer pours a copper colour with a white head. The aroma is of yeast, pepper, sweetness and floral hops. The flavour consists of a wild yeast (brettanomyces similar to Belgian Yeasts), citrus, pepper, slight sweetness and hops bitterness. The alcohol content of this beer is 7% with and IBU of 32. I would highly recommend this brew to anyone that likes Belgian style beer.
Commercial Description: 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.
Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows: Mussels in a spicy tomato, chorizo broth.