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RATINGS: 1214   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AHTOH (101) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
22 ounce bottle. Poured into Bruery tulip. Appearance: Beautiful deep orange/light amber color – much darker than many triples due to it being a Belgian-IPA hybrid. Translucent. Off white head and Belgian lace appear for a short while though retention is minimal. Strong spicy as well as sweet aromas hit the nose when pouring the beer in to the glass. When bringing glass closer to nose the sweet honey and spicy yeast notes are slightly more balanced by the aroma of the hops. Hops smell more grassy/earthy than piney. Belgian style yeastiness on front of palate. Strong citrusy hops on mid palate to finish. Nice transition from sweet beginning to bitter finish, with a finish that lasts decent amount of time. Lively carbonation, mild mouth feel. Overall, enjoyed the balance between the Belgian yeast with the San Diego-style IPA. Somewhat less hoppy than I expected for a San Diego brewery – though I preferred it this way versus the alternative of being overly hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemmingwillum (1033) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Rating #462, bottle that Amer brought, probably from Fish n’ Beer

A light orange beer with an ok head. Aroma is oranges, caramel and hops. Flavor is caramel, wood, hops, yeast and ends in a medium powerful bitter finish. Thick beer, but not especially creamy. FIne brew, but I am still not that impressed with the brewery after my first two expieriences.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 21, 2010
On tap. Clearish golden with a small white head. Aroma of spicy Belgian yeast, citrus and some light sugar. The flavor has some bitter hops, sour yeast and light malt sweetness. Medium body with active carbonation and a crisp mouth feel. Nice Tripel bordering on the IPA side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3338) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2010
Medium head and carbonation same gold copper pour aromas yeast fruit spice woodyness candy hop flavour citrus goodness oeange lemon morishing yeast a bitter rising from the hops spicy notes clove and even nutmeg finish smoothness across the palate of hop malt yeast strong aftertastes of yeast bitter and spice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2164) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Fresh belgian yeast and farmhouse aroma. Light gold in color with nice head. An unobtrusive dull hoppiness with a fresh belgian yeast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
benpickens (414) - Camarillo, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Clear, golden amber, with frail porous head. Juicy citrus fruit aromas. Numbingly dry, its dryness overwhelms and is not balanced by a firm, sweet malt presence. Out of balance, to my taste. Too astringent with no discernible malt to balance it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
With my interest for Belgian/American hybrids and my respect for Green Flash’s hoppy beer, I had fairly high hopes for this one. It sure has a strong aroma marrying bubblegum to strong a citrusy and floral spine. Quickly though, even if it’s not so strong a beer, the growing alcohol heat feels invasive. The beer stays clean all along, but the alcohol takes a lot of room and while the hops are also quite aromatic, they can’t help, but heading towards astringency in this hot finish. I can’t say I was too pleased as I expected more yeast elegance and better refreshment capacities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danmalleck (26) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
Aroma: resin, alcohol, Appearance:pale, clear, frothy. This pours with a substantial head, which is the Belgian influence, I guess. It’s quite alcoholic, and makes no apologies. Taste: medium bitterness, a good dose of yeastiness which again is the Belgian influence. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, in spite of the substantial head. It is a heroic pairing, IIPA and Belgian Trippel. I think it is well done, but I don’t know why it merits a 98 percentile to be honest, the Belgian aspects of this beer, to me, overwhelm the IIPA aspect. It is just not an IIPA, just a really good Trippel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kennydiaz (352) - Manahawkin, New Mexico, USA - NOV 13, 2010
A nice strawberry golden color. High carbonation with a yeasty skunk y taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2010
22 oz bottle - Grapefruit. Nice mix of hops with belgian style beer. This is a good one.

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