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RATINGS: 1307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Le Freak is a modern ale created by converging two beer styles, Belgian Trippel and American Imperial IPA. The use of two yeast strains further marries the styles and American hops give the beer its modern flare.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2009
2009-04-10. Lightly hazy orange body, good sized foamy head and lace. (4+) Strange aroma, spices, florals and hops, mild grassy undertones. It is pleasant but a touch bizarre. Flavour is fairly bitter, modest resin, mild alcohol, muted yeasty undertones. The triple shows in the depths but the overtones are all about the hops. (7+) Lingering hops in the finish. Average plus bodied palate. This is pretty nice but I canít imagine drinking more than a small serving in a sitting as it is a bit odd. Still, rather interesting. Bottle shared by GregClow

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 10, 2009
On tap at rattlenhum with tom. Served in a wine glass. Pours copper and has hop aromatics. I would say this is more on the ipa side then a trip. But damn good and I appreciate the uniqueness. I would say this is great for an ipa and good for a Belgian. Iím looking forward to trying more from this brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2009
This is a fun one. Really falls away from an abbey tripel but who gives a damn? I sure donít. Of course it has many more hops then most trippels probably legally should. Cloudy but beautiful golden color. Tons of hops in the nose and citrus there as well. After a few sips though I could taste the trippel trying to break through. Medium bodied. I like it though great name for a awesome beer. I recommend you pick up a bottle or two. Hey hit it on style or whatever but just remember what the name of it is and I think you have to forgive any errors in style accuracy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2009
Bomber from City Beer Store in SF. Pours a fairly clear golden color with a white head and good retention. Decent lacing. Aroma of banana, yeast, and piney hops. Flavor starts like a tripel with sweet malt, yeast, banana, and spice, then progresses into a citrusy hop finish with noticeable alcohol. Great example of a great style hybrid - would maybe like just a little more malty sweetness to balance the aggressive hops. Palate is medium with hoppy stickiness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (1059) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2009
22 oz. bomber courtesy of lamas. Poured clear golden amber with a skim of white head. Some lasting splotches of lace. Starts sweet then progresses to a piney, citrusy bomb. Some banana notes coming through as well. Finishes very dry. Very nice, reminded me very much of La Chouffe Houblon.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - APR 4, 2009
Pours a hazy cloudy orange amber yellow, with a large fluffy white head. Aroma was pretty limited, either it was me or something, but i couldnít detect much. First sip.... interesting spices.. then... hops... mmm different than some other Belgian IPAís Iíve had. more spices, more hops.. also, can taste and feel the alcohol... nice sticky lace down the side of the glass. Some build up of hop flavors. nice I like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 1, 2009
Poured a hazy amber color with small head. Aroma was a ton of hops and bananas. Flavor was not what I expected lits of pine and citrus hops, some bananas made it out of there. Hops overwhelmed most of the beer but still very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Bottle served in my trusty big ole Karmeliet glass. I apologize for offending any one with a big old anything or any Abbey Tripel lovers whom think it is sacreligious to call an AMERICAN BEER anything associated with the fine abbeyís of Belgium. Clean coppery hue with a lasting frothy head and excellent lacework upon this fine glasswork. The aroma is pungent PNW hops across the base of Belgian yeast esters and candi sugars. very phenolic and quite the joy upon the nose. (I apologize to anyone whom thinks phenolic is a slang bad word in another country). The taste is sweet malt with a slap about the face hop bitterness, Spicy and boozy with a touch of mineral water. (I apologize to anyone whom has been the victim of slaps across the face). The mouth feel is brash and aggressive with an astringent and bone dry background. Brillant attempt at the hoppy triple, Mikey Likey very much. (It is quite clear that the brewer at Green Flash must hate foreigners, I apologize for him and all AMERICAN loving beer geeks in advance to all hate mail going to the brewery,)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4003) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Pour is a hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma has more of the triple notes with lots of yeast, some banana and spicy hops. Flavor is some slight pine hops with a dose of bready malts and follow with some sugar and yeast. I donít really get many IIPA aspects out of this but its more of an overly hopped triple. Still this is pretty tasty and hides the alcohol well.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Deep amber body with a large, dense, lightly off white head. A little funky leather mixes with some grapefruit. There is also some floral character, like smelling daisies. The taste has some strong leather funk along with a dry grapefruit peel finish. There is black pepper and some dried grass character. A little dry for me, I am also a little put off by the dried grass notes. Overall, an interesting brew that is close to an IIPA than any tripel I have tried. I continue to be unimpressed with the over hopped Belgian style brews, certainly not for me. The characters of the dry tripel just donít mix with massive citrus hops for my palate.


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