Green Flash Le Freak (355ml Bottle)
Le Freak is a modern ale created by converging two beer styles, Belgian Triple and American Imperial IPA. The use of two yeast strains further marries the styles and American hops give the beer its modern flare.
Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, banana, fruits, malt, hops, flowers and herbs.
Like other abbey ales, Tripels are strong, yeasty-malty beers. But they are also pale, and have a notable hop profile. Hop bitterness may be higher than a typical abbey ale, up to 35IBUs. But the finish is where the hops really shine, as tripels should finish fairly dry. Otherwise, maltiness is still essential to the style, and the assertive yeast note typical of all abbey ales will be more apparent in tripels, since they do not have the rich dark malts to distract the palate. Alcohol flavours feature more prominently in Tripels that in just about any other style.