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RATINGS: 1194   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours dark, sunset orange color with a two and a half finger off-white, rocky head. Dissipates slowly and leaves a nice creamy lacing. Nice carbonation coming off the glass. Smell is pretty complex. Get some pineapple, grapefruit, maybe a little pine, orange, grapes from the hops. But the dominant smells definitely comes from the trippel: some spiciness, walnuts, carmel, plums, a belgian candy sugar smell, almost some tartness on the nose as well, some breadiness, some oak, almost like a brown sugar smell too. Taste starts with the bitterness and some fruitiness from the imperial ipa qualities, as well as some trippel qualities like the spiciness and the carmel, sweet flavor. Then in the middle, the taste profile takes a complete turn and goes completely trippel: get the carmel, the walnuts or some other type of nuts, some tartness, oak, dark fruit like plums, lots of bready qualities. Very creamy from the belgian malts as well. Then the finish is a nice blend of the belgian qualities and the imperial ipa qualities. The carmel, breadiness, dark fruits, tiny tartness and black pepper spiciness, some funkiness blend great with the grapefruit, pine, and orange that show through from the hops. Pretty dry finish. High medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. I have not had too many belgian ipas (little sumpin wild and stone cali-belgique come to mind) but this one has more belgian qualities than the others. Could be because its old and the hop qualities have diminished. I wish they would post a date on these. Still an extremely solid belgian ipa that I would definitely have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1242) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
(bottle) clear, bright orange amber colour with a tall white head; aroma of citrus, lilies; balanced flavour with a long strong bitter finish, very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1032) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle to tulip. Subdued citrus and cracker with a belgian funk yeast solidly in support. Hazy orange with head that leaves quickly to leave nothing. Taste is complex mixture of fruit and Belgian yeast with dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (444) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Ever notice how the quietest people are often the kinkiest? Yeah? Keep that in mind as we talk about Le Freak, a beer that has a golden body, a clean white head, and a soft, sweet malty smell. To the nose and to the eye, everything about Le Freak says, "Ill go down smooth and easy. Ill be gentle." Lies. Damned lies. Damned delicious lies. This ale catches you off guard in the best possible way. The hops give you a lot of bitter orange peel flavors without totally kicking your ass. Finish is crisp, carbonation is just right. This is a beer that wants to make love to you. It even wants to cuddle. But it wants to do those things AFTER it forces you to be submissive to its hoppy will. All of my inappropriateness aside, this another excellent hop bomb from Green Flash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (499) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. A- Biscuits, slightly sweet, malts, citrus, hoppy. A- Amber orange color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Slight citrus, hoppy, bitter, caramel, biscuits, slightly sweet. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- As with most Green Flash beers I have had, this one is no exception. The nose is sweet, malty, and lighter smelling, then you take a sip and there is no hiding the hops on the palate. Balanced well and a good beer, but more resembling an IPA to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
mferdinand (2) - Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2014 does not count
Not overly fragrant but a pleasant floral nose. Color is more carmel compared to many orange and yellow colors in many IPAs. The taste is very earthy and pleasant but not overpowering for this drinker. A very balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4445) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
pours hazy almost cloudy golden orange with a nice off-white light beige cap, some retention and lacing. oranges - some peel, caramel and sweet breadied and honeyed malts, light toffee, resin and many coniferous notes, perfumey and fragrant, mint, pepper and tingling booze, very few phenols and spices, shy belgian yeast. light carbonation, medium body - oily and almost full - heavy stuff, controlled level of sugars for its abv, warming and semi-sweet grassy-spicy-piney finish. interesting offering but kind of fails GFs standards.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
liquidhedonism (73) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2014
22 oz bottle from Uptown Market in Beaverton, OR. Aroma is fruity and floral, with hints of clove and menthol cough drops (likely from the combination of the Belgian yeast and the American Pacific NW hops). Mouthfeel is crisp, with a long pleasant bitterness. Taste has the perfect balance between malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness. Masks the alcohol very well. Fantastic beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
julesjis (58) - Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Great easy drinking beer! Somewhat floral nose. This beer drinks great. A bit of a punch at first on the tip of the tongue, but fairly well balanced. I didnt get that overpowered Belgium yeast that is sometimes left lingering in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5018) - GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep golden, small head. Fruity sweetish aroma. Notes of mango. Starts mild fruity, well balanced, not too dry. Sweet-fruity like mango and apricot. Nice!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaMick (43) - Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Served in tulip glass, light to medium amber, minimal head and lacing. Strong hop presence. Difficult to pick out the Belgian heritage behind the hops. Alcohol was obvious on the first sip, this is 9%+ ABV, so no surprises. Well served with knackwurst and spicy mustard

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