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RATINGS: 1323   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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3.6
Bonster (182) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bomber from the local. Leans more on the side of an IPA than a Trippel for me. Seems like the bitter hops took over the Belgian yeast in flavor. Only a hint of yeast in the beginning with the hops soon dominating, mostly pine little citrus. Could of been balanced better in my opinion.

3.9
Gmku (303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Really glad I satisfied my curiosity and found out what this is all about but not really sure Iíd ever feel compelled to go back to it much. Sort of a strange beer thatís hard to get your tastebuds around. Hard to sort out all of the flavors. Maybe thatís good. Itís certainly complex and flavorful. But just not enough of any one style for me to feel comfortable with more than one bottle.

3.3
beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Bready lemony nose, Great thick mouthfeel. Bitterness from the start to the finish. Didnít fine the Belgian flavor profile. A little perfumy in the aroma and the taste. Donít care for it. Itís crafted well, and itís not the first hybrid of these styles i tried. I do not think it should be under this style heading, itís more like a IPA, not that it should be under that style ether. Oh well, good job! but it doesnít work for me.

4.3
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bomber->Honker: pours a thin white diminishing head atop a cloudy orange body. Orange aroma, some floral. Very hoppy, medium body, great character, bitter finish. A very nice fusion of an IPA and a tripel, but much heavier on the west coast IPA style.

3.8
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle sample courtesy of my friend Adil- A deep hazed golden pour, topped with a frothy and rocky white cap. Intense nose of fresh hops with spices, flowers, citrus, yeast. Tastes sweet and of candy, tropical fruit,pear, and has a massive hop flavour of pine and citrus. A bit of a yeasty funk lingers towards a very lengthy and bitter finish. Very good!

3.9
bluejacket74 (1991) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2009
22 ounce bottle. Served in a chalice, the beer pours a dark gold color with a tinge of orange and a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both average. Aroma is citrusy (grapefruit) and pine hops, cloves, and some tropical fruit. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like pine and citrusy hops, peppery spice, Belgian yeast and a bit of tropical fruit and cloves. Also has a good bitter hoppy finish. The taste does start off very hoppy, but it does balance out as the fruit flavor shows up more as the beer warms. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit dry and is well carbonated. Drinkability is good, the alcohol is well hidden and itís not hard to drink at all. I think this is a good overall brew, I enjoyed it.

3.7
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Itís hard not to like the offerings of Green Flash. Le Freak is one of the better tripelís Iíve enjoyed recently and further cinches my high regard for Green Flash. Le Freak is a really nice tripel full of fruit notes, light spices, yeast and some residual sweetness that pleases my sweetooth. The perfumy aroma mingles well with the cloves and pitted fruits and seemed to be the strength of the beer. Easy to finish the bottle, even with the >9% alcohol. A nice example of a tripel.

3.7
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Bomber purchased at Roziís in Lakewood. Aroma is a blend of fresh aromatic hops, with a slight backing of soft belgian yeast. The flavor is equally as double sided, hoppy at the front but showing a more robust sweat-bready flavor at the end.

3.7
TheBeerGod (6209) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Bottle. Hazed amber pour with a tall, off-white, frothy head. Aroma is spicy hops, spices, citrus fruits, dusty yeast and dried fruit notes. Taste is strong spices, spicy and citrusy hops, Belgian yeast, citrus fruit, light pine, caramel, sweet malt, and floral notes. Body is medium with a creamy, but full carbonation. Ends with more spices, spicy and floral hops, light toffee, citrus peel, pine needles, bitter hop, caramel, malt backbone and Belgian yeast. Nice mixing of the styles.

3.5
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2009
22oz from WLV Liquors. Pours a clear golden orange with a thin white head that mostly fades away. The biscuity belgian notes become stronger with the temperature of it rising in my glass. Next to those doughy malts are citrus and pine a touch of spice and grass. Sweet trippel like flavors, though Iíd just think it was a sweet DIPA. Citrus and grassy pine flavors are ok, but Iíd like more of them with the sweetness. Touch of alcohol in the finish. Overall not bad, iím not too keen on the choice of hops here. I think that could have made a big difference.


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