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RATINGS: 1215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Hazy golden orange pour with a creamy head that lasted throughout and laced nicely. Sweet fruity tripel aroma, with a definite spicy hops backing. Flavors of light fruit and citrus, yeast, sweet malt and spice, with amazing hoppiness throughout that gets bigger on the finish. Smooth and creamy on the palate. Long lasting bitterness on the dry finish. I would love another bottle of this stuff right now!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Pours a slightly hazed apricott color w/ a tall creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aromas of bitter sweet citrus and tropical spice. Full nectar w/ superb carbonation for a soft, semi creamy texture. This brew has a high pulp thickness w/ a very strict aspirin bittering component that sticks like a rabid ground squirl on a pigs back. Flavors are topical and citrusy w/ a fresh squeezed mild sweetness that tries to tame this bitter beast. The finish is long and bitter sweet. It really leaves an impression on me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Big cloudy body, swirling sediment like a farmhouse ale. Nose is pineapple and sweet citrus, with some dank yeast in there. I find that it’s a wonderful combination, not at all cloying or clashing. I’m not sure I get much of the tripel characteristics here so much as I get a fine funky SoCal DIPA. Another nice brew from Green Flash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Bottle at RBSG. Poured clear medium golden with a short-lived cap of caramel head. The aroma picked up peppery alcohol-laced sweet toasted pale malts with overtones of light fruit skins. The flavor had a pervasive spicy white pepper character with drier light fruits and toffee backing.. long, warm, dry finish. Medium-plus bodied and a hair too spicy on the palate.. OK feel, and an interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Golden orange color with a large white puffy head. Nice aroma. Tons of pineapple and tangerine. The flavor is good but seems a little off. The sweetness of a Belgian Tripel is there upfront but the bitterness that comes next is sort of shocking. The finish is a little harsh too. I get the feeling that the problem is with the execution and not the recipe. Too bad as this one seemed to have lots of potential.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2009 From tap at the brewery. Pours hazy orange with a creamy slight off-white. Aroma is mild yeasty and caramel malty. Light spiced too. Spiced and yeasty favour. Smooth caramel and spiced providing just enough edge. Ends mild hoppy and slight spiced.7-4-8-4-15=3.8

From bottle, blind #10. Pours hazy orange with a slowly collapsing white head. Dry peppery yeasty and slight hoppy aroma. Sweet, peppery, hoppy, spiced and caramelish base flavoured. Medium dry and orange fruity to grapefruity hoppy next to the lasting saison yeast impression. Dry and peppery flavoured finish, smooth with a small edge. Nice one.8-3-8-4-16=3.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Attractive pour of bright gold and thich white head. Nice Belgian nose of spice, clove and banana. Flavor had a bit more hop bitterness carrying into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6014) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Cloudy amber with a frothy head. Big belgian spicy Tripel aromas with piney hops. Smooth medium body.Sweet flavors are yeasty, spicy with coriander and other spices. This one’s a little rough around the edges. Draft @ the brewery and Liars Club Alpine, Ca.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2010 On tap @ The Liars Club in Alpine. Very spicy nose with a good hop profile. Bitter in the right spots, not overly sweet - but not dry either. Pours hazy yellow with a slightly frothy head. ON SECOND ANALYSIS: The score stays the same, but the beer definitely has these clove notes to it. NEXT ANALYSIS: Definitely spicy, not as much clove.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Golden color with a white head that has excellent retention and lacing. Bubblegum, citrus hops, clove, and nutmeg in the aroma. Bubblegum, clove, citrus, nutmeg, and allspice in the taste. This beer reminded me of New Glarus’ Dancing Man Wheat. Medium body and medium carbonation. I’d definitely enjoy having this again; very good beer!

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