Green Flash Le Freak

$9.50 from Bruisin’ Ales, Asheville, NC, USA for the 22oz bottle.
Pour is interesting since it provides a light, yellow, tripel colored body with some slight haze. It is also surprisingly good in the head department with decent retention and some nice lace – surprising because of the high ABV. On subsequent pours the head is bubbly and very high.
Nose has light alcohol, light pepper and some spice.
Well, I guess that this is pretty true to style. Plenty of hop bitterness against the background of seriously peppery sweetness. Bitterness lingers and the finish is VERY dry.
Some slick, syrupy, viscous mouthfeel which I guess is fine, but to be honest the beer would be fine without. This could easily go down a couple of percentage points and it would still work and drink nicely. As it is, this is a beer that needs to be consumed in small amounts and the drinkability is not great for me.

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04/24/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.2 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.58
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