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RATINGS: 1292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2009
Pours a bright orange colo, with a medium off white head. Smells of some candy sugar, mixed with a variation of spices and hops. Some dark sweet fruit was noticeable as well. The flavor was pretty spicy, decent little alcohol presence was there also. Got mixtures of swet fruits and hops in the finish. pretty interesting brew. Not overly sweet like some tripels, but with enough hops to give it some balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slitcher (267) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009
Wow...this is some very unique stuff. Pours a hazy orange with a huge rocky white head. Fruit and hops on the nose. Tatses like an overly-hopped Belgian ale, which isn’t necessarilly a bad thing; just very different. If you like Belgian ales and American IPAs (like I do), you will probably enjoy this unique creation. Recomended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2009
Pours orange-amber with rocky white head. Interesting fruity notes (peach, pears, apricot) emerge from the melding of belgian yeast and citrus hoppiness. Flavor is a bit disappointing, however. A little boring up front, with some decent bitterness in the finish. Orange peels, belgian yeast, some subtle fruits, and a bit of spice. Not terrible, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
Good stuff. Aroma is very very hoppy. Flavor starts overwhelming hoppy,yum, but finishes yeasty and sweet just enough, really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToddA (21) - California, USA - APR 12, 2009
Not the first time for me to try this beer. Seems like the last time was better as the IPA factor and the Belgian Tripel factor were combating each other versus complementing. Sort of a train wreck but in not the worst sense to the term...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2009
2009-04-10. Lightly hazy orange body, good sized foamy head and lace. (4+) Strange aroma, spices, florals and hops, mild grassy undertones. It is pleasant but a touch bizarre. Flavour is fairly bitter, modest resin, mild alcohol, muted yeasty undertones. The triple shows in the depths but the overtones are all about the hops. (7+) Lingering hops in the finish. Average plus bodied palate. This is pretty nice but I can’t imagine drinking more than a small serving in a sitting as it is a bit odd. Still, rather interesting. Bottle shared by GregClow

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 10, 2009
On tap at rattlenhum with tom. Served in a wine glass. Pours copper and has hop aromatics. I would say this is more on the ipa side then a trip. But damn good and I appreciate the uniqueness. I would say this is great for an ipa and good for a Belgian. I’m looking forward to trying more from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2009
This is a fun one. Really falls away from an abbey tripel but who gives a damn? I sure don’t. Of course it has many more hops then most trippels probably legally should. Cloudy but beautiful golden color. Tons of hops in the nose and citrus there as well. After a few sips though I could taste the trippel trying to break through. Medium bodied. I like it though great name for a awesome beer. I recommend you pick up a bottle or two. Hey hit it on style or whatever but just remember what the name of it is and I think you have to forgive any errors in style accuracy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4000) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2009
Bomber from City Beer Store in SF. Pours a fairly clear golden color with a white head and good retention. Decent lacing. Aroma of banana, yeast, and piney hops. Flavor starts like a tripel with sweet malt, yeast, banana, and spice, then progresses into a citrusy hop finish with noticeable alcohol. Great example of a great style hybrid - would maybe like just a little more malty sweetness to balance the aggressive hops. Palate is medium with hoppy stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (999) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2009
22 oz. bomber courtesy of lamas. Poured clear golden amber with a skim of white head. Some lasting splotches of lace. Starts sweet then progresses to a piney, citrusy bomb. Some banana notes coming through as well. Finishes very dry. Very nice, reminded me very much of La Chouffe Houblon.

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