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RATINGS: 1169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2008
A rather interesting brew. Much better than I expected it to be. A trippel and IIPA just doent sound like such a great combo, but it was rather good. Pours out a darker amber color with a big white head. aroma was sweet, yeasty, and rather hoppy. Flavor was similar with a dominate sweet finish that becomes hoppy. Like l said, a rather interesting brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s in Pittsburgh PA this beer poured a dark amber color with a large orange-white head. The aroma was lightly sweet and fruity. The flavor was sweet, sugary and a touch yeasty with no noticable hops on the front but the sweetness changes into a wallop of dry fruity and floral hops that really linger. Interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Bomber shared with Axilla. Thanks!!! Poured hazy gold in color with a large frothy white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney, grapefruit citrus hops with Belgian yeast. Tastes of citrus hops, pine, Belgian fruity esters, sweet caramel, and Belgian yeast. Very nice. I really enjoyed this hybrid. The hops were very prevalent upfront, but the triple base was very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2008
20080831 Bomber from Red Bank Spirits. Golden with lofty, rocky white head, clumping, coating lace. Looks like a tripel, for sure. Aroma is hoppy with tropical and citrus notes, and also yeasty with spice, herb, and grassy notes. Nice. Medium-full bodied with mild pale ale feeling across the front, sharp hop bitterness in the middle, and mixed finish of light sweetness but fruity, sharp, pithy lingering ending. Dusty at times. I could see this being a great match with grilled white meats and sweet corn with enough balance of sweet and sharp to counter either aspect. I could also see this having been brewed by Fantome, though they may have done a drier beer. Well done stuff. Good thing, too, because this one was pretty pricey at over eight bucks a bomber -- a bit of a price shock for a Green Flash brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Beautiful golden soft pour with a large, frothy white head. Satisfying blend of green, grassy, dry hop cones with a slight saison funk, that pillowy yeast with hints of cobwebs and cheese, it works well here. Bright and flavorful, rich and frothy and soft on the palate, hoppy and bitter for sure, but also delicate, with the hop flavors complimented very well by the sticky but dry cheese-feet yeast note (still quite mild). I like it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazMania (650) - Pasadena, California, USA - AUG 31, 2008
On tap at Beechwood BBQ in Seal Beach, Calif. This was a fantastic beer and perfect for a scorching hot summer day. Really good sweet Belgian flavors married with crisp and bitter hops. I was very impressed. I’d love to try more of this when I don’t have to drive. I’m very surprised that this entry shows this at 9%, it did not seem that strong in alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Le Freak (which for those of you who do not speak French, translates to "The Freak") walks a fine line between Double IPA and a Belgian Triple. Is it a DIPA with Belgian yeast? Is it a Tripel with a lot of hops? Ultimatley the hoppy part win out, but there is alot of complexity, with pleny of yeasty banana and bubble gum to compliment the rough piney, citrusy hops. Good stuff. From Brawley’s, Charlotte.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Pours a hazy orangeish brown with a huge off white foamy head and crazy lacing. Aroma of citrus, malts, hops, yeasts, spices. Flavor is bitter and floral yet sweet and hoppy, a little coriander and fruit peeks it’s head through the bitterness though and balances out things rather well in the grand scheme of things.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2008 Rating #400. Hey, here’s a surprise... I thought this was pretty great. Bright beautiful cloudy golden orange pour. Lovely retention on the head. Citrus hop aroma as well as very present peaches and apricots. Rather than Trippel/IIPA, this tasted just like a Belgian golden/IIPA to me. Both flowery and floury. Crisp bitter finish. I loved this beer!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steview (1018) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 the yeastiness competes more than it needs to be creative or is it the other way around? regardless--notes of alcohol, pine, and sugar primarily, with some fruitiness and caramel as well, ends bitter and too clean... disappointing as I was hopeful for such a crazy idea to work amazingly well.


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