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RATINGS: 1301   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbunting75 (42) - - JUL 9, 2015
On tap at Roger Brown’s in Portsmouth, Va. Malty like a tripel. Lacking the real citrus character of an IPA. Pretty good, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle at a bbq. Pours hazy orange, nose is sweet caramel, spices, light pine, taste is dry, sweet, toffee, spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmoncki (42) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2015
Color dorado palido, con espuma blanca densa y persistente. Aroma maltoso, levaduras y algo de citricos. En boca es compleja pasando por dulce, acidez y agradable final a lupulo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (5055) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle (22 oz). Best by 09-18-15. Split 2-ways.

Appearance: Hazy-cloudy dark orangey with a medium off-white head, medium retention and good lacing.

Aroma: A lot of fruity hops along belgian yeast, medium spiciness, caramel, floral notes, perfumy presence and soap.

Taste: Rather sweet and super fruity with floral presence, caramel, spices, soap and medium bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Spicy finish. Lingering [rotten] fruits aftertaste. Perfumy. I don’t know if there’s rye in this, but it gives that impression.

Overall: Rather messy mix of a fruity belgian tripel and a sweet Imperial IPA... not much drinkable or enjoyable. The sweetness and the fruitiness are cloying. Bad idea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle; pours clear orange gold with a beige head; aroma is sweet with tropical fruits and yeast with some hop spice notes and caramel; taste is yeast with some tropical fruits with spices and faint caramel notes; finish has some hop bitterness and is dry with some faint pepper notes; I was not sure what to expect after reading the label but I really liked this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1505) - Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Pours a clear golden. Rich frothy creamy head, lots of lace. Strong spicey fruit and pine aroma, clove, citrus, grapefruit, fruit must, subtle complex fruit combo. Buttery caramel malts underneath. Taste is foamy full body, acidic carbonic twang bite, grassy pine, alcohol heat, dry,dry finish lots of grassy pine in finish, grapefruit. Some sweetness. Not bad for a mixed style I don’t go for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Dark golden color with a taller beige head. Nice lace. Dried flowers, light candi, cookie dough, and hints of resin in the aromas. Hints of alcohol hit the nose at it sets and gives it an overly sweet scent. Quite heavy and a bit oily in feel. Nearly too chewy for a tripel, but just noticed the label, mix if imperial pale ale and tripel, so I guess we might be about right. Quite sweet with a light fruit background of raisins and melon. Plenty of hops bring the resin flavors into play. Some pine and light grapefruit as well. Alcohol is well hidden. Finish is lightly fruity and actually has a bit of grain, malt and dried flowers. Linger is of light fruit and dried pale malt. Interesting but not lacks the finesse of a fine tripel and has the heaviness of a strong pale ale. 2/10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Nice deep golden color with a big frothy head on top. Nice intense hops nose some cilantro too. Intense raw hops taste, super fresh, not unpleasant nor overhyped , flowery. Unbalanced but in a good way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2660) - GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
Huge foamy head. Nice dirty hop smell. Yeasty taste of the bat then a peppery hop end. Thin and dry with a gritty mouth feel. I like this beer BECAUSE of its flaws!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a hazy orangish amber with a huge frothy head. Spicy Belgian Aroma and North America hops. Taste is a sweet complex malt base,spicy phenolics with North America hops. Great balance... Love this beer!

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