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RATINGS: 1298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2009 Butters Big Blowout - Pours a cloudy orange with small white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, lemon zest and hops. Similar taste, although spicy. Yeast and hops really shines through on the finish. Very resiny brew.

4.4
warfield (17) - Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2009
what a ridiculous beer...love the mellow hops in the imperial pale combined with the spice of the belgian trippel. superb balance and much better than the famed Cali-Belgie from stone. love it!

3.5
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Hazy orange-brown pour with a thin light tan head. Strong yeasty aroma with spicy cloves and banana. Spicy, yeasty flavor. Hints of banana, cardamom. Very bitter.

3.9
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 29, 2009
My experience with Green Flash has been good so far, but I was still kind of sceptic of their ability to do what they claim on the tin. Bottle. Whatever. This, I thought, will be 90% American IPA, with a token pinch of Belgian character. Pleasantly wrong assumption! Lovely spicy nose, rosemary, dandelion, honey. Rather hoppy, but the hops blend seamlessly with the yeast character and the contribution each make is difficult to parse. Sweet hay flavor. Not actually sweet I suppose, as it seems overall like a very well attenuated beer. But there is something here of the sweetness of fresh cut alfalfa. Light clean malt and a nice chewy herbal finish. Feel like a bigger cousin of De Rankin XX Bitter, and that is a happy thing. I dig.

3.8
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2009
The first taste felt really sweet, but everything after that was just marvelous. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Aroma is sweet and yeasty, and the flavor is nice and hoppy with a lot of pleasant belgian yeastiness. This does a nice job of balancing belgian trippel and ipa without letting either one really take over.

3.8
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2009
Pour a very nice golden orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma of grass and hint of citrus. Nice hoppy bitterness followed by a little sweetness. Lively carbonation and a nice smooth mouthfeel

3.9
Hopeye (39) - Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2009
More a "Belgiany" IPA than an "IPAish" Tripel. But a winning combination, either way. Refreshingly novel and pretty damned tasty. Great for those nights when you can’t decide between an IPA and a Belgian.

3.9
hayduke (5618) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 26, 2009
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a rich and hazy gold color with a very robust white head and excellent lacing. Good start on appearance. The nose is yeasty, with cloves and floral and citrus hops. Lively and smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is complex with all sorts of unidentifiable spices in addition to the cloves, and the finish is bitter. Very good drinking brew and one I will search out again.

4
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2009
UPDATED: APR 26, 2009 Picked up at Brawleys in Charlotte, North Carolina. Nice fluffy head with an orange color that looks wonderful. Nice yeast and sweet malty aroma. Smells wonderful. Carbonation is a bit much but the balance between the hops and the yeast is amazing. The Cali beer from Stone is just as good. This beer is awesome. Nice hop/yeast aroma. Great pungent aroma. Nice smooth taste, this helps overcome the carbonation. Feels good on my tongue. Very good beer. Hops obviously dominate. Great bittering hop flavor at the end. Yeast mixes in well at the end with the hops. Belgian yeast smell dominates. Damn good beer ; cheers!

2.8
ScoWRee (423) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2009
Pours golden with a huge white fluffy head.Aroma of cloves. Tastes very hoppy, Has a hint of clove and other spice with some fruity notes. "Extreme Ale" and "Belgian Triple" is not accurate. This is more of an IPA


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