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RATINGS: 1323   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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3.6
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
obxdude10 (2324) - 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.

4
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Bottle... Poured hazy golden/orange with a thick, white head that retained about a centimeter of foam throughout the whole drink. Belgian Tripel-like aroma with yeast esters and soft, floral hops. Foamy texture and soft mellow palate lent itself to a little bit of yeast funk, but not as extreme of boozy as I would hope for. Grains and earthy malts meshed with acidic hops and a tangy, tropical/passion fruit finish.

4.2
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Extreme Ale converging a SanD IIPA & a Belgian Tripel. Golden color. White head, nice lace. 22oz bottle. This beer is too much of everything good. Yeasty dough and attic aroma. Hints of petroleum, medicinal smells, and big Euro hops. Bubble Gum. Lots of spiciness, (hops or yeast, don’t know?). Full flavored. Rich malt. Big spicy hop bitterness. How great is this.

3.6
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a glowing clear copper with a thick frothy sticky dense creamy white head. Aroma is quite fragrant, banana, floral, sweet candi sugar, smooth vanilla adds depth, well integrated juice citrus, and some bitterness 7.5. Flavor is very grapey at first, sweet, juicy and floral, quite soft, doughy, bitter, glassy hard-candy sweetness, lighter citrus, very bitter. Lingering long strongly bitter, green banana, and yeasty aftertaste with a lasting alcohol burn. Medium bodied, lots of sharp but fluffy carbonation, syrupy candy feel. Pretty good for that strong hopped Belgian hybrid style, however, a little straightforward making me lose interest with each successive sip.

3.9
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2009
On tap at Green Flash, they said they were the first or only brewery to create a Belgian IPA, sounds dubious but ok. Hazy, cloudy, murky yellow orange. Smells spicy, some herbal hops. Taste is more perfume than floral. Mouthfeel was chewy and probably the best feature of this beer. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 09-30-2007 17:20:41

3.4
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
pours a golden colour with a light white head light sweet hoppe aroma . taste like a pale ale with light hop finish very easy to drink very very light alcoholic taste would know it was a 9,2%

3.7
saxo (18299) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, banana, fruits, malt, hops, flowers and herbs.

3.2
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2009
On tap at Cole’s. Copper with a small head. Aroma is more tripel than IPA, with the requisite candi sugar, spice and yeast, with some citrussy hops. However, the early boil hops make their presence felt in the flavour. This beer is bitter to the point that it almost tastes like burning.

4.1
Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2009
Bottled at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Copper to amber color. Perfumed, flowery, fruity, herbal and slightly tart aroma with notes of rhubarb. Orangey, herbal, grainy, slightly peppery and slightly clovey. Initially sweet with dry, bitter and herbal finish with a hint of soap. Tasty, complex and unique.


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