Le Freak Ale
One of my favorite craft breweries is Green Flash. I recently purchased a bottle of Le Freak because I was enthralled with the pink label. I thought to myself, what brewing company would plaster a big pink label across a bottle of beer? Than an epiphany crossed my mind…This beer must be damn good! Normally I stash craft beers away in the garage refrigerator and wait for the perfect time to enjoy them. Not with this one, I opened it as soon as I got home and started taking notes. Not long after that, I decided that this is one great tasting beer.
Le Freak has a great appearance, which reminded me of chillin on Coronado Island while watching the sunset. The beer has a light golden orange color with faint hues of red. The head on the beer forms fast and is bold. Every glass I poured had approximately 2 inches of head that exhibited a slightly off white color.
Belgian yeast is the lead aroma of Le Freak with notes of citrus and pine. The hops are closely followed by honey, lemon zest, orange, and a hint of Honeydew melon.
The high carbonation of this beer, which is from bottle conditioning, leaves the tongue feeling alive with a bubbling sensation. However, the beer is not harsh. It is sweet, smooth, and velvety. I experienced immediate flavors of orange and pink grapefruit. Le Freak has a slightly bitter hoppy finish that left me wanting more of this smooth brew.
While I was enjoying this beer I asked myself again why the pink label. I pondered this question for a few moments and concluded that the label might be referencing the smooth pink grapefruit flavor I experienced in the beer. I also thought about why Green Flash named the beer Le Freak. If I were to brew this beer I would have a hard time naming it because of what it is. The beer is a combination of an American Hopped Ale that is made with fruity Belgian yeast aromatics. In my opinion Le Freak is the perfect name for this delicious beer. If you haven’t experienced this beer I suggest you do. Just be cautious because it is smooth and potent!