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RATINGS: 1276   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2011
22oz bottle pours clear gold with a 2 finger head. Aroma is IIPA grapefruit citrus against a sweet caramel background with a hint of spicy Belgian yeast. Taste is very similar to the smell with very little Belgian yeast prescence. Body is full and sticky like a tripel but finishes dry and hoppy like an IPA. Another great hybrid style for Belgian-shunning hopheads to expand their horizons into the world of Belgians.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2011
[Bottle] Lightly hazed orangey amber hue, decent head formation. Big fruity yeast aroma - perfumey, coriander, peaches and oranges. Yeasty and hoppy on the tastebuds with only a mild biscuity malt body. Notes of tropical fruit dominate along with a fair touch of spice and citrus in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4956) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2011
22oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours cloudy orangeish golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma strong of citrusy and piney hops, spicy yeast, caramel malts with a little toffee, and faint notes of light fruits. An incredible blend of these two styles of beer. Smooth texture. Try this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blairgus (3567) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
6 june 2011, bottle. light orange, slightly hazy, frothy head. great nose. starts as a strong passion fruit hops that once i got used to i started to find some sour ale notes. med/full body and fairly fizzy. first flavour is gorgeous passion fruit and orange juice hops. more oj than passion fruit. alcohol is nowhere in aroma or taste. well hidden. sweet oj hops with bitterness i associate w/ pith of citrus fruit. lingering bitterness but not unpleasant. amazing! at the end i really couldnít find anything that made me think this was belgian in any way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2011
1lb 6oz bottle. Pours a toffee-orange with a decent head and just some yeast hanging round the bottom. Nose of spice and oranges, then as it opens up, some toffee. The taste has more of the orange but in actual fact itís more like pith and even the seeds - there is a creamy yeast finish behind the hop bitterness. The palate has decent structure, a creamy texture and a tangy and bitter finish. Overall, a very interesting and quite well balanced beer, definitely nailing the US-Belgian combination well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StormCoat (118) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Picked up a bomber bottle from Bi-Rite market in San Diego. Pours hazy, warm amber color with a foamy white head. Lots of banana in the aroma, along with a yeasty funk. Flavors are sweet, bready, and a little spicy, quickly developing a tinge of citrus fruitiness, and a lingering bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied. Overall, this is pretty nice, and manages to remain drinkable and not seem too heavy. You can really taste the convergence between the Belgian Trippel and Imperial IPA styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (6101) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3152) - 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 Iím good with that.

   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.

   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

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