AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Attractive pour of bright gold and thich white head. Nice Belgian nose of spice, clove and banana. Flavor had a bit more hop bitterness carrying into the finish.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber with a frothy head. Big belgian spicy Tripel aromas with piney hops. Smooth medium body.Sweet flavors are yeasty, spicy with coriander and other spices. This one’s a little rough around the edges. Draft @ the brewery and Liars Club Alpine, Ca.
Taverner (1067) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2010 On tap @ The Liars Club in Alpine. Very spicy nose with a good hop profile. Bitter in the right spots, not overly sweet - but not dry either. Pours hazy yellow with a slightly frothy head. ON SECOND ANALYSIS: The score stays the same, but the beer definitely has these clove notes to it. NEXT ANALYSIS: Definitely spicy, not as much clove.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color with a white head that has excellent retention and lacing. Bubblegum, citrus hops, clove, and nutmeg in the aroma. Bubblegum, clove, citrus, nutmeg, and allspice in the taste. This beer reminded me of New Glarus’ Dancing Man Wheat. Medium body and medium carbonation. I’d definitely enjoy having this again; very good beer!
rajendra82 (913) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Traded to me in a brewer bottled 22 oz. bomber by Eyedrinkale as part of the BIF 2008 Race package, Le Freak was poured into a Duvel tulip. The beer looked very clear, golden in color, and had a two finger thick head of foam. The initial smell provided an enticing whiff of hops similar to an IPA, but deeper breaths revealed floral, yeasty, and spicy scents more typical of the Belgian styles. The taste was also a near 50/50 mix of the two influences, with the hops up front, and tropical fruits and yeasty funk shortly thereafter. Candi sugar like sweetness was also apparent and the subsequent peppery phenols were finished off by a bitter aftertaste. I love that this marriage of two styles has managed to present the essence of both in a melded yet distinct manner. Seems like such an ordinary concept on paper, but others that have tried it don’t seem have pulled it off quite as well as Le Freak.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet, sugary aroma with pear esters and thick caramel. Bitter, slightly fruity, but then spoiled by an icing sugar fruitiness. Belgian yeast and Green Flash aren’t getting along right now. Too bad. That stuff’s got to attenuate better to make the stuff drinkable.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Chuck at Green Flash for this beer--Poured a bright orange body with a bouncing white thick head. Fruity, estery, hoppy, piquant floral nose. Bubblegum, candy flavor. Finished with sweet and bitter Amarillo hops. Yum!
pepsican (1397) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to cokebottle, thanks cole! Cloud orange pour with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is very bubblegummy. Flavor was more bubblegum, hops, orange citrus, wheat, yeast. Finished smooth, no hint of the abv (wrote in notes 6%).
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Newport Pizza and ale house. Pours a coppery orange hue with a wonderful fruity nose with some nice yeast whiffs. The flavor has great hops coupled with lots of fruit and some earthy characteristics, also has a good spicyness towards the finish. This was a very enjoyable brew, very nicely crafted~
Beershine (5178) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright gold with thick small ultra-creamy head. Saison-like perfumey nose includes a surprising hint of olives. Dry hoppy finish, alcohol detectable not not in a bad way. High carbonation. Very grassy and leafy. Nice but not my fave of the GF beers or Belg-style IPAs.