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RATINGS: 1231   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (411) - Atlanta, - JUN 5, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy golden with frothy light tan head. Aroma is nice and light citrus with some raspberry notes that are both sweet and tart. The flavor is a well-rounded balance between the bitterness of the hops and the sweetness of the malt that lets the raspberry-like shine through with a slightly tart but overly satisfying finish.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from BarleyWine, CPH - golden pour with white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma and taste, grassy and floral hoppy nuances throughout, some light fruity spice towards a dry finish. Decent brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TH28 (182) - - FEB 15, 2015
750ml bottle. No bottle date on label. Appearance: Golden, slight haze, and moderate off white foam head. Aroma: Belgian yeast aroma dominates, with strong banana, pear, and clove. Also pick up a light grassy, citrus hop aroma. Aroma leans more heavily toward a tripel than IIPA. Taste: Starts with a soft malt sweetness and fruity clove character of a tripel, then transforms into a really strong hop bitterness that immediately stops the fruitiness. Tastes like two completely seperate beers that came together in one. Mouthfeel: medium body with moderate to high carbonation. Finish: Dry with a strong lingering bitterness. Fruity yeast retronasal aroma. Overall: A robust, strong, bitter ale that is surprisingly easy drinking. Beautiful aroma lends it to the combo of the desired styles. If I could recommend one change it would be to back down the bitterness a few notches to let the yeast shine more in the taste and finish. Once that bitterness kicks in it overrides all the other flavors that make this a great hybrid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madchemist83 (120) - USA - FEB 12, 2015
Great ipa. Had it with a bunch of others so don’t really recall taste but it was good. Also potent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (824) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 12, 2015
On tap @ The Hopping Pig, San Diego - CA. Color: golden clear blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: nice malt and caramel notes and well balanced with hops. Notes of caramel and grassy. Fruits as pineapple. Taste: nice caramel domination with roasted malt and hoppy balanced. Well done beer. Notes of pineapple. Aftertaste: malt and caramel with grassy and bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Artichoke (85) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2015
You can taste the Belgian malts, but then a California hoppy ipa permeates the finish. Two fingered head, sweet floral and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (442) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
On tap at RiRa. Hazy deep amber with a generous white head that leaves tight lace. Prominent citrus and light bread toffee with some pepper. Medium slick mouth with average carbonation and a lingering dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ikigai (52) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
2/7/15 from bomber at PubRepublic. Hazy (bottle conditioned) Amber orange color with on finger head. Pleasant smell unlike any IPA I've had. Taste was fruity and a bit malty slight bitter aftertaste. Very good but unusual. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (890) - Dover, Delaware, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bomber. Hazy orange with a big, foamy off white head and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruits, citrus notes, some pepper and some grain. Taste of yeast, malts, some citrus notes, banana notes and some booze. Very good beer extremely enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (787) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Crystal clear light bronze pour, thick creamy head. Nose is Cedar, Belgian yeast, and some spice. Bittersweet. Middle is solid malt and soft fruit. Finish is yeasty and bitter

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2349) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Nose is heavy on the tripel, very yeasty, bubblegum, banana, apricot, a bit of lemon. Appearance is that brilliant glowing orange with thick head, thick retention, small bubbles. Magnificent looking. Silky smooth, more bubble gum in the palate, dry, funky palate. The palate does marry the styles nicely. I might put a few bottles of this away. Very nice.


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