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RATINGS: 1292   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
A nice looking cloudy straw colored pour with a huge creamy head. Aroma has the deep full fruity notes of a belgian trappist style, with fig and yeast, but also the lighter citrus of the american hops. Flavor is a lot of belgian yeast and spice, but properly bitter, like an imperial IPA. Very bubbly on the tongue. This is a very interesting beer, I fear the aggressive hops cover up the intricacy of its belgian character, but I give it high marks anyways for creativity.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle. Split this with James. Pours honey gold, with a bit of murkiness. Thick, pungent head; off-white with a creamy texture. Aroma of hops, pine, and hints of spice. Medium body with a full finish. Very good tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7142) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-reddish body with small white head. Aroma is sweet citrus hop. Taste is stiff and orange and citrus hop. The aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Aroma seems to have some spice, yeast, grassy hops and some caramel. Flavor is more green grassy hops over some brett and spices. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Deep amber pour with a pillowy white head. Hoppy and sweet aroma, a little bread too. flavor was great. A balance of hop bitterness with a fine balance of sweetness. Excellent stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2009
A golden ale with a thick off white head. In aroma, pleasant floral c-hops ver intense Brett, bready malt, light fruity esters. In mouth, a good biscuitty malt with loads of hops, earthy Brett, grapefruits and warming alcohol. Orval meets IPA. Wow. Tasted August 21, 2009.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
areyouinning (72) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Somewhat cloudy copper with stranded lacing. Nice mouthfeel, somewhat tangy honey character. Good clean aftertaste with floral hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours a cloudy apricot-orange with a medium white frothy head. Aroma is of citrus and other light fruit, cream, and a little spice. Flavor is a burst of unexpected hops, making this taste like a stronger pale ale or light to medium IPA. Not Belgian anymore after those hops kick in, but still pleasant. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium viscosity. Fun to drink because it’s different. Overall, good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Bomber thanks to Guardyloo. Pours hazy golden orange, off white head. Aroma is citrus, meaty, and tangy. Flavor is the same and well blended. Nice spicy/bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obxdude10 (2208) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2009
This offering from Green Flash is, in my opinion, one of a kind. I definitely taste the combination of the two styles. This beer completely combines the IPA and the Belgian Tripel. From the bottled offering, I taste the yeastiness and breadiness, along with the dry, spiciness and hoppy tones. This beer combines the best of two of the world’s most flavorable styles. From the bomber bottle, this beer pours a dark golden color with a generous white head. The head leaves a decent amount of lacing around the edges of the glass. The aroma features an inviting sense of bread, yeast, rye, earth and hops. The flavors are even more complex, with notes of bread, yeast, earth, hops, grass, coriander and lemon. I have never tasted the combination of different styles as I have in this beer. This is definitely a unique and an explosive offering.


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