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RATINGS: 1301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle (bomber), courtesy of rlgk. Shady deep amber, meduim white head. Fruity, sugary, some floral hops, very little belgian character, if any. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness. Not tripelish by any means, not even if you remove the american hops.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Aroma is mild but definitely Belgian triple and IPA. You know this beer is a blend of Belgian triple and West Coast (i.e., very hop forward) IPA. Both styles are is proportion, so neither dominates, but the beer seems just a little bit "busy" with those two flavors competing. There is a lot happening on the palate with this beer, and it can take some time to get use to it. However, overall it’s a combination that I think works as it is very interesting. The beer is thick on the palate, with plenty of carbonation. Spicy Belgian yeast, oily hop, and alcohol dominate. Finished nice, with just the right amount of bitterness, and the Belgian triple element comes up through the nose. Glad I tried it, but I don’t see a need to come back to it any time soon.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
(bomber 6/22/11). Cloudy copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate floral/citrus hop aroma, with light fruit esters. Same flavor, with light bitterness and moderate alcohol. Avg duration. Light bitter finish with light alcohol. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Pours a cloudy orange with a nice crisp white head. Nose is of floral and citric hops. I actually would have guessed fresh that this was an IIPA. After a year in the cellar the hops fade a bit and the beer takes on a whole new personality. For the price I suggest grabbing 2 bottles 1 to try fresh and 1 to lay down for a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (762) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Sample at the brewery. An innocent looking golden pour leads to an extremely sticky sweet taste. Of the six beers tried this was my least favorite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Bomber. Pours a solid dark honey golden color with lots of sea foam head and active carbonation. The aroma blends floral hops and tangerine citrus with Belgian yeast. The flavor starts out like a traditional DIPA with some herbal hops, pine and grapefruit. Then it shifts to more of a Trippel with Belgian yeast, cloves, malt and alcohol notes. The body is smooth with lively carbonation and a finish that’s all hops bitterness and cloves. Overall, a unique and flavorful brew that’s a must-try for fans of DIPAs and Trippels.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11170) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 08/25/2011. The beer is a dark orange-amber color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, grapefruit and yeast. Medium body with a citrusy hops character and notes of sweet yeast, malt and spice. The finish is hoppy at first and leaves a spicy yeast aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (3177) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2011
bottle, from the beer dispensary in Apex. good aroma, sweet, orange, minot yeast, clove and coriander. Clean golden orange color, good head, ok lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Full body, oily creamy mouthfeel, dry bitter finish. that was darn nice, good mix of IIPA and tripel scent and aroma. well worth seeking out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2186) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2011
This is one super sweet beer. HAs a light flavor with a strong hopped yeasty flavor. Light on the hops but still present.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2011
This one pours Orange and cloudy. Medium sized and almost white head. Fruity, sweet and hoppy aroma. A nice mix of bitter and sweet. It has the long bitterness of an IPA but there is a sense of the belgian yeastiness and sweetness. It seems like the new wave of "New Style" brews.


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