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RATINGS: 1292   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2009
body is light amber-gold, slightly hazy. head is very light tan, tall, and frothy/ creamy. aroma is sweet belgian caramel malt & fruity like apricots/peaches/fresh orange peel. faint pine needle hoppy aroma and belgian yeast too. flavor is sweet belgian caramel malt with bitter pithy hop right from the start. a little bit of stone fruit and peppery spice like a trippel, with a weak funk and a bit of alcohol heat. finish/aftertaste is hoppy bitterness. Iím not a fan of hoppy beglians but itís pretty much exactly what they claim on the label.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2009
This smells good, looks good and the taste certainly lives up to its FREAK title. Iíve had better more subtle "hoppy Belgians" but none this big. The higher ABV may be the driver of why they hopped the hell out of this one. I know this is not a true style but enough folks have been making these that I feel that this one is over hopped. Still a good beer but a little high on the IBUís for this emerging style of brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 15, 2009
2009 Bottle - Thanks BuckeyeBoy! - Pours golden with a medium off white head...aroma is grainy, spicy and floral...chewy in the mouth with a nice bitterness to compliment the malt...finish is bitter as well...really nice!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiver29. Pours a hazy and opaque golden with an off-white head. Aroma of yeast and aroma hops - very fresh. Medium body, fruit and yeast and a solid hoppy finish. 120609

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (32944) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, lemon, grass, peaches, and a bit of brettanomyces. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, peaches, lemongrass, and other spices, as well as lighter notes of alcohol, leading to a lightly tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2009
A 0.5L bottle at Pikkulintu. Soft mild hoppy nose. Pale head. Slightly hazy golden yellow/orange colour. More than average hoppiness. More IPA than a abbey tripel. At the end hops bite.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2009
1pt6oz bottle. A nice mix of bitter and sweet. It retains the long bitterness of an ipa but there remains a sense of the familiar belgian yestiness and sweetness. I find the combination to create something not quite IPA and not quite trippel. Iím not sure if itís truly successful, but it most certainly is not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
[2087-20090410] 1pt6floz bottle. Sweaty pine resin aroma with evergreen trunk sap notes. Hazy, medium orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Heavy grass-stained tree trunks with tons of pithy citrus and a long bitter aftertaste. Full body seems chewy. Packs a bitter punch, but doesnít quite get it together in the end.
(c/o GregClow, w/ him, jerc)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6023) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2013 (Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-06-10) Orange and cloudy. Medium sized and almost white head. Fruity, sweet and hoppy aroma. Full bodied and little bit dry palate with medium carbonation. Fruitiness, yeast, hops, grass, citiricness, light sweetness and bitterness in taste. Fruity and harshly bitter aftertaste. 8-3-8-3-14=3.6

(Re-rate, bottle, 0.355 l, from Alko Arkadia, 20130219) This beer wasnít cloudy but only a bit hazy. The harsh bitterness wasnít present - yet. Still not so much better that an increase to the score would feel right.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle 1pt. 6fl.oz. @ home.
Clear medium orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, perfume, orange, moderate yeasty, coriander. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090128]


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