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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle, Beermerchants. Poured into goblet glass. Frotthy head covering 2/3’s of the surface. Lasting. Good lacing. Prominent pine and mango on the nose. Yeasty nose, American hops and Belgian yeast strain. Body is grapefruit; mango, grass, pine, honey. A really intense IPA. Feel the drinkability is surprisingly good for the high abv of this beer. This a good sipper. Ideal for tastings’ evenings. A very intenseIPA indeed. Bottle, from Beermerchants. Bomber version.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopInMeBeer (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Appearance: cloudy yellow/gold - about three fingers of head. Aroma: Strong smell of hops, belgian yeast - like witbier/saison, alcohol Taste: Tons of hops up front and then transforms into a belgian tripel. Alcohol bite hides behind the bitter hops up front. An amazing fusion of flavors. Palate: hop bitterness, dry - nice effervescence from tripel Overall: this one is very drinkable - I felt that it’s a sipper - I wanted to savor this beer moreso than drink it because I liked it so much. Great fusion - I recommend for the beer drinker/geek who appreciates both styles. Very cool!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Pours golden and remains cloud with a clean white head. Aroma of strong citrus and a bit of grass followed by a nice spicy Belgian yeast aroma. Taste is belgian at the start and finishes with the same grassy citrus hop. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and the malt isn’t really the star here. The hops and yeast are front and center. Overall a really nice offering unlike many other beers I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (1929) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle from beermerchants.com An orange/marmalade hazy coloured pour with medium white head. Yeasty, hoppy almost Belgian aroma. Tastes like a typical Belgian triple but then it changes to an American IPA (as it says on the label). Sweet, fruity, malty, spicy, hoppy, a complex and interesting beer indeed from Green Flash.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10136) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2010
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of yeast, spice, herbs, grape, flowers and some pine. Flavour of sweetness, herbs, light alcohol, grape, flowers, some caramel and perfume. Medium bodied. Sweetish and light grapish end with a touch of alcohol. A bit rough beer and not too smooth and balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scouser (231) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Pours a golden orange colour with little to no head or lacing. Citrus and spice aroma. Nice citrus and spice flavour upfront with a very bitter after taste. No a bad beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2153) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Huh. Weird beer, but I like it. Poured with a nice foamy frothy sudsy thick cream colored head that lasts and good lace. Color is a slightly hazy medium amber. Aroma is vineous yeast malt fresh baguettes and fresh hay. Flavor is like aroma but also uncludes some pale malt sweetness. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and also has a tinge of acid and is of some length. MMmmm, not a session; perhaps one or two.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2010
Bottled @Beer Hunters
Slightly hazy orange color, small white head. Pineapple, mango fruity aroma with hints of clove. Flavor is spicey, fruity bitter, sweetish. Finish is alcoholic. Lingering sweet fruityness in the aftertaste. Less freaky than its name - more like an American style Belgian strong ale than a double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (882) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bomber from Total Wine in Tustin ($7.49). Pours a golden amber color with a finger and a half of off-white head leaving nice lacing. Lovely aroma with citric/grass/floral qualities from the American hops along with Belgian yeast and spice that remind you of the trippel. Flavor likewise is a nice marriage of the two styles and full of complexity: citrus and tropical fruit from the American hops as well as other fruity esters from the Belgian yeast (pear). Also some bready malts and hints of spice. The bitterness dominates somewhat over the sweetness. Mostly dry finish reminiscent of a trippel. Both styles have high ABV, and the alcohol is slightly perceptible in the finish. A mostly successful union of two of my favorite styles. (484, 321)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Pours a mostly clear, bright burnt orange with a moderate white head. Aroma is very pleasing with grass, lemon, orange, grapefruit, basil, sharp cheddar, caramel and biscuits. Much more inviting than I thought it would have been. Flavor begins malty with caramel and bread, followed by a blast of herbs and citrus and then the cheese and "wet grass" qualities of the yeast come out. Finishes bitter but with flavor (herbs, grass, leaves, burnt buttered toast) and the aftertaste holds up. Pretty heavy body with creamy carbonation, every so slightly high compared to most DIPAs, but low for a tripel. Very good, I like this a lot more than I thought I would.


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