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RATINGS: 1285   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5249) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2015
UPDATED: APR 23, 2015
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow-Uptown, 4/22/15

Aroma: Aroma of Belgian yeast, lemon pledge, pepper, as well as some floral and grassy notes.
Appearance: The pour is golden-orange in color with a lasting sheet of beige head and light lace.
Flavor: The flavor is fairly yeasty, not much sweetness, pepper, and a lingering bitterness.
Palate: The body of this beer is medium-plus, with a little bit of booze that you mostly get in the mouthfeel, it has an average-to-lively carbonation, and eventually it has a fairly dry finish to it.
Overall Impression: This beer works pretty well. You can feel the ABV a little more here than in most in this style, otherwise, it feels fairly familiar. Definitely nicely made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (791) - - APR 17, 2015
Draft. Perfectly clear pale golden-orange, with a frothy half-finger head of pure white that quickly fizzles to filmy spots and a substantial bubbly ring. Some long streaks of lace are left behind as I go. Lots of coriander in the nose, along with fresh grass, lavender, pears, green apples and white pepper. There’s a nice, crisp spiciness here, though it becomes somewhat soapy-smelling as it warms more. The flavor follows through on the aroma’s promises, for the most part. Great tripel flavors with increased bitterness. It’s a floral potpourri of dried roses and lavender, bitter lime peel and some subdued pear juice before a rather dry finish. Low carbonation. The alcohol is a bit noticeable in the flavor as well as the nose. A dry finish is compounded by bitter hops inside a smooth medium body. One of the better Belgian IPAs, though it leans a little too far toward the Belgian side for my tastes. I could use some more hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6880) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 16, 2015
Where and how: USA. Bottle 650? ml.
Aroma lovely floral element of hops, grapefruit, tannins with floral Belgian ambient. Alcohol present but not tardy.
Appearance :
Top: just for its kind, bright white, lasting, creamy with pleasant to eye lace on glass.
Base: clear, sparkly amber.
Palate : full heavy bodied , mid softer, drier sides, some heat at end.
Taste: very solid blend of west hop hops will Belgian influenced. Fairly balanced fuse. Sadly alcohol tad too prominent for my liking. That is probably its only fault.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (379) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2015
Hoppy but tastes like a Belgian. Weird. Not bad. Christmassy flavor. Orange in color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matt_Foran (96) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 2, 2015
Weird combo, hoppy but with the fruitiness of a Belgian, but it works. High alcohol taste, as it should be at 9ish%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1787) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
Old rating. Very good hybrid. Combines spicy Belgian yeastiness with crisp tropical hops. Well balanced and medium bodied. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1015) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Nice belgian. Really good flavor. Really smooth for an imperial. Cards vs nc state. Nachbar

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
22oz bottle, clean honey gold color, witha fluffy white head, with a nice floral tropical fruit, citrus, leafy hoppy nose, with some fruity, faint spicy belgian yeast, tangerine, orange, lemon, grapefruit rind, pear, subtle lemon candyish lollipop accents, and a light honeyed pale, pilsener,toasted malt, faint sweet lemon marmalade, subtle panettone cake dough note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth fruity, spicy, citrusy belgian yeast, zesty lemon, grapefruit, lime, green grapefruit rind, flowery tropical fruit, citrus, leafy, grassy, piney hoppy character, with some faint lemon marmalade, toasted, bread, pale, pilsener malt, crackery, lemon pie crust flavours, leading towards a warming spicy, fruity yeastiness, zesty, spritzy lemon, grapefruit fruitiness, lingering leafy, tropical fruit, citrus hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is yeasty breads, hops and some spiced gum. Flavor is what the bottle says... a Belgian / West Coast IPA hybrid, just couldn’t get into it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoR (846) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange colour with nice thick white head with good retention. Aroma is floral, citrus. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, hops, some bread. Very good beer.

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