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RATINGS: 1307   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
Palme (4120) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2011
0.65l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew and OleR. Pours a semi clear golden orange body with a small just off-white bubbly head. Aroma has nice fruity and strong caramel touches with notes of green banana, apples and perhaps some hints of alcohol and strawberries as well. Average to soft carbonation, full-bodied and it has a slick and near sticky mouthfeel. Flavors are mildly both sweet (mainly actually) and fruity with a heavy mix of caramel and a strong malt-base. Ends nicely balanced, light piny and mild grassy. A fine DIPA, perhaps a bit on the sweet side.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle from my man Mogens in Copenhagen, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew feat. special guest star OleR from Oslo! :-) Pours a dark, slightly hazy orange body with a small white head. Intense caramel to the nose, flanked by banana and strawberry. Hints of grass and kiwi. Very fruity and mellow, this could be good... Taste is strong sweet cream caramel and molasses syrup tones in the back, with piny, sprucy notes and hints of melon and kiwi. Some floral hints of yeast, although quite vague. Extremely smooth and balanced, as I know from past experiences Green Flash is highly capable of. Although it sets out to be a "tripelIPA", I don’t really feel much of the tripel-ness in Le Freak with the exception of some floral/banana estery tones here and there ; it seems to be firmly rooted in the American DIPA tradition. That does not overshadow the fact that this is a damn fine beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (6241) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle thx to rlgk cons 2011-09-24 Göteborg AP: clear honey, yellowish frothy head - 2 cm high AR: apricote, pine, grape fruit, butter F: carmel, butter, apricot, grape fruit, pine, high bitterness, tropical fruits

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3441) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle for sunday funday. pours orange with nice head. tastes of pine, hops, grapefruits, oranges, belgian yeast, cloves, and some malt. a tad oily and creamy, and some booze. a different kinda beer worth trying

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2011
Courtesy of rlgk. Pours cloudy amber with a nice off white bubbly head. Aroma is caramel, hoppy, spicy, malty, bready and cloves. Flavor is sweet. fullbodied velvety, pungeant, acidy, hoppy and bitter. Finishes bitter sweet and pungeant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2738) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
A nice bload bready, and belgian spice aroma. Notes of citrus hop, fruit and bread. A nice blend for a 9% beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6509) - 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.


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