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RATINGS: 1270   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Rich yellowish copper, smells like peppery citrus hops, particularly lemon, with a bit of earthy toffee. Taste was pretty dry hopped, with peppery herbal hop notes coming through very strong. The earthy toffee malt is there too, but it is crisp and light, and refreshing. Pretty hoppy and spicy, but enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2983) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pours a deep golden amber color with a large fluffy bubbly white head that sticks for a while. Smells of spicy hops, slight twinge of orange or tangerine with a spicy Belgian yeast character. Taste is sweet up front with a slight mineral edge followed by some spicy earthy hops finishing with a sweetness and that twang of Belgian yeasties. Moderate level of carbonation, sweet syrupy mouthfeel, medium body. Nice Americanized Belgian IPA. Taste leans more towards an IPA, but I’m good with that.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ephemeral8 (68) - denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 bottle at shelton bros tasting. gross! sticky, boozy, unbalanced. lingering gym locker and moldy old socks. a sad example of hybrid gone wrong.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibeerlove (113) - Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Piney hop aroma with some deep sweet orange mango pineapply belgian yeast aroma appearance is a light ruby with a finger white head first taste is mangoey fruity belgian yeast taste that finishes with a nice hop bitterness along with some faint fruity doughy yeast flavors

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmeup (576) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2011
Hazy light orange. Malt sweetness, light fruit, pears, orange citrus and spice aroma. Sweet, malty, yeasty and hoppy taste. Nice blend of Belgian tripel and Imperial IPA. Imperial IPA with Belgian yeast? Very enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1394) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Peach-orange pour. Hoppy aroma, balanced with malt. Flavor is hoppy, yeast, and big fruitiness. Sweet!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2011
pours copper golden orange, big white head. nose is caramel, butterscotch, apricot orange rind, might need to warm up a little bit, very satisfying. taste is orange rind, lemon rind, big caramel sweetness shines through, sticky mouthfeel, really citrusy in a way that is quite different an ipa. but there is that bitterness, finishes with some alcohol warming. mighty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3266) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2011
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Particles in a hazy, orange-golden body covered by a tanned, creamy film. Good lacing. Spicy Belgian yeast, candy, smoke, sulphur/matches and malts on the nose. Light sweet. Alcoholic and bitter through to the dry end. Syrupy. Full body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8075) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2011
Bottle. Semi cloudy orange pour with a fluffy white head. Complex nose and taste of citrus, floral hops, and some caramel malt. Nice hop profile up front that fades to slight sour. Great brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6639) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 15, 2011
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear golden with a moderate white head. Strong fruity hops aroma, pine , citrus and grapefruit with some good light roasted malts. Inviting aroma. Taste is moderate malty, yeast and spices. Ends nice and fruity bitter, with a bite of alcohol in the tail. Also some light mint in the aftertaste, quite good this one.


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