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RATINGS: 1259   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 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2011 2011-06-13, bottle 3 years old, 7-5-9-4-16=41
Hazy copper color; generous compact head. The aroma is mild and harmonious, with malts and light hops. The aging allowed the caramel and toffee to shine, for a very pleasant flavor, with some residual sweetness, while the hop, although well present, is more of a complement to that; the bitterness is quite strong, and there are some hop resins. In the final the alcohol is just warming the tip of the tongue. Well balanced, excellent.

2009-06-12, blind tasting at Papsø’s, 8-4-7-5-16=40
Cloudy deep blond color; medium creamy head. Good hoppy aroma, harsh, fruity (grapefruit, oranges…), sweat. Medium body, some malt and toffee flavor, minimum residual sweetness, strong bitterness, resiny and with citrus fruit peel fruitiness. Strong final. Aggressive IPA, very well hopped. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3246) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2009

9/19/2008: Le Freak is copper-colored with a foamy off-white head. The beer is hazy and has a mild amount of visible carbonation. Orange/citrus hops, sugary malt, Belgian fruit, peach, pineapple, and cotton candy are all present in the aroma. The beer tastes floral and citrusy with a high bitterness. There is also soft pineabpple, a spicy Belgian backbone, and a high amount of alcohol that is well-contained. This medium-bodied beer has an average body. It reminds me of a Trippel with a soft edge to it. Overall this beer is pretty good and better than the Belgian IPA from Stone.

1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle (Imperial Pale/Belgian-Style Trippel; Alc. by Vol. 9.2%) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #370 for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 29, 2009
OK, OK, I must confess that I fell in love with Green Flash after taking a whiff of their West Coast IPA. So, a hoppy tripel? I can deal with that. To me, this beer doesn’t disappoint: the big, grapefruity-lemony aroma is there along with some Belgian yeast. The flavors have a hop-sharpness about them, but nicely wed with the more balanced and estery notes of a tripel. Palate is a bit heavier than other more traditional Belgian Tripels, but it goes nicely with the “bigger” flavor. The finish is significantly hoppy, but how can that be a knock for a hophead like me?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
Coles Draught - VERY grassy hops per the usual IPA, but with added Triple alcohol, bread and fruit character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange/amber, nice, medium sized off-white head. Aroma is hops, malt and caramel. Malt, hops, some vague, sugary citrus notes and very subtle sour notes in the background. A little too sugary on the finish for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamherbert (1377) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2009
In a goblet, clear golden, champagne bubbles. Pure white head that lasts about 4-5 mins. Spicy, funky Belgian tripel aroma with strong perfumey hop. Major (unnecessary, IMHO) alchol burn, which overshadows the woody hops, perfume and bubblegum. Feels creamy, fizzy and acidic; it burrrrns! It’s one big, fiery concoction that was decent enough but overall disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells of residual sugar, some spicy hints and peppery. Tastes perfumy and dry with a decent spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is spicy, yeasty, and clove. Flavor is malty, yeasty, clove, floral, and a bitter spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Sweet aroma with mellow hops. Sweet on the tip of the tongue, develops into a nice hoppy bitterness. Mush more tripel than IPA. Hops are not dominant. Very good tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2009
apple juice colored. small but stamina-laden white head. hoppy-fruity (pineapple, citrus) some nice yeast balance. well attenuated medium body. crisp refreshing.

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