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Green Flash Little Freak
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
GF Saison, barrel-aged with Brett inoculation


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Draft at Bittercreek for the GF tap takeover... Pours mostly clear golden with a sudsy white head.. Slightly sour notes come from the barrel I would guess.. The GF guys said this was an older keg from before the rebranding (probably 2 years old) and the bugs had some time to make this a bit more tart and aromatic... I guess I agree.. Pretty damn complex for a lower ABV sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3671) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 2, 2016
OnTap clear very light yellow witha lasting thin soapy wispy head and thin sheets of lacing. Faint light grain flavors. Mild Brett funkiness. Pretty tame for a sour but nicely balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5635) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 29, 2016
On tap at bitter creek boise. pours out a clear crisp golden topped with sand head. nose is tart fruit brett and some a nice malty sweetness vanilla barrel notes. Taste is more of the vanilla nice light malty sweetness tart and some sour note.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12104) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Draft - Tart white grape, passion fruit and some funk. Cloudy gold with a small beige head. Funky, pear, light pepper and a fleshy white fruit finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4464) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2015
From on a 2013 bottle. Pours hazy gold with a bubbly white head. Tastes like white grapes, light yeast, light booze, light lemon, and tart pears. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like white grapes, light yeast, light booze, and light lemon, and pears.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4912) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2015
2013 bottle. Pours hazy yellow/gold with white head. Aroma is straw and biscuit malts, citrus, lemon peel, brett funk, and spice. Flavor is spice, dry malts, brett, light floral notes, citrus esters, and light yeast esters. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1860) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2014
GABF 2014. Cloudy light orange brown. Brett dominates the nose with light funk, lots of pineapple. Don’t get much of the belgian esters I recall from Le Freak but it’s been a while. Round mouthfeel, nice carbonation, lively with some spice and tropical fruit as well as balanced sourness. Crushable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (9609) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
similar to but different than Le freak, even outside being a smaller beer. Maybe because it is thinner the brett is immediately dominant. There is also far less hops and more fruit in this brew. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
alliance100 (1104) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
12.7 oz bottle - thx to Mario at GF - pours a vibrant cloudy gold , thin bright white head . Tons of barnyard sour aromas with bright citrus . Taste is pink grapefruit , moderately sour , very refreshing . Excellent brew . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarrettB (1410) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
September 8th, 2012 - Saison? Brett? Barrels? All available in a beer served in the unseasonably hot sunshine outside of Green Flash? Yes please. The Little Freak is a typically light, cheery yellow with a mild haze that blocks even San Diego’s eye piercingly bright weather. The head is your average crescent of aspen white foam, and the smell is characteristic of sour brett - barnyard and science! There’s even a little glimmer of peach sparkling in there, and a glob of mashed banana for good measure. Given the aroma, the taste is a little milder than expected. It too has a lovely brettanomyces flavor going about it, but it glides on a very light and responsive mouthfeel. I also catch those soft, sexy fruit flavors again, with peach constituting most of the fruit plate, and most of that appearing in a short but toothsome aftertaste. Maybe this should have come last as a dessert beer, but whatever the order, this made for great sipping out on Green Flash’s tarmac.


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