Category Archives: American Milkshake IPA

Lervig Freakshake

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American Milkshake IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Citra and Galaxy

Brewer Description: (from description on ratebeer) This milkshake IPA was inspired by Australia’s “Freakshakes” that throw every treat imaginable into a mashup of drink and dessert. So we took all our best malts, lactose, a squirt of vanilla, and the cherry on top is hundreds of kilos of Citra and Australia’s most sought after hop, the ultra-tropical Galaxy. Hoppy, super full-bodied and tropical, you might want to drink it with a straw.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 9th September 2019 and with a best before date of 9th June 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Vanilla, lactose, light tropical fruit, mango and peach.
Taste: Moderately sweet, vanilla, lactose, hints of tropical fruit and a light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A little bit too sweet from the vanilla and lactose flavours. The tropical fruits were kind of weak for me and it would have been much better if it was stronger as it would have helped balance the sweetness.