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RATINGS: 1214   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours dark, sunset orange color with a two and a half finger off-white, rocky head. Dissipates slowly and leaves a nice creamy lacing. Nice carbonation coming off the glass. Smell is pretty complex. Get some pineapple, grapefruit, maybe a little pine, orange, grapes from the hops. But the dominant smells definitely comes from the trippel: some spiciness, walnuts, carmel, plums, a belgian candy sugar smell, almost some tartness on the nose as well, some breadiness, some oak, almost like a brown sugar smell too. Taste starts with the bitterness and some fruitiness from the imperial ipa qualities, as well as some trippel qualities like the spiciness and the carmel, sweet flavor. Then in the middle, the taste profile takes a complete turn and goes completely trippel: get the carmel, the walnuts or some other type of nuts, some tartness, oak, dark fruit like plums, lots of bready qualities. Very creamy from the belgian malts as well. Then the finish is a nice blend of the belgian qualities and the imperial ipa qualities. The carmel, breadiness, dark fruits, tiny tartness and black pepper spiciness, some funkiness blend great with the grapefruit, pine, and orange that show through from the hops. Pretty dry finish. High medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. I have not had too many belgian ipas (little sumpin wild and stone cali-belgique come to mind) but this one has more belgian qualities than the others. Could be because its old and the hop qualities have diminished. I wish they would post a date on these. Still an extremely solid belgian ipa that I would definitely have again.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ovenproofpluto (16) - - DEC 16, 2014
Awesome initial aroma and the first sips were great! Then the Belgian yeast took over and the "imperial" IPA aspect took a backseat to the Belgian flavor. Those damn Belgian's (yeast) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (799) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Aroma of floral hops and dried fruit, pours a clear caramel color with a lasting small white head. Creamy feel with a hoppy finish. Great taste of floral hops, and dried fruit with a hint of chalk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (616) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Pours a golden amber color with a medium head. Aroma has grapes and champagne with a touch of lemon. The taste has bold notes of maltiness, bread and some citrus. Long finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1112) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a cloudy golden color with a slight head. The aroma is fruity almost that of peaches and the taste is bitter lemon with some hints of metal that resonate on thenpalate

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3643) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2014
From a 50 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of tropical fruits with some metallic notes. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
miyauchi38 (356) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
IPA 香りあるし、&

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
600 ml bottle. Pours a lightly veiled golden with a resilient white head. Aroma is lemon, flour, yeast and citrus. Flavor is honey, lemon, vanilla cake and fruits. Finish is a nice bitter punch, nice grapefruit presence. Lingering lemon. Full body, strong carbonation. Pretty good!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 30, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
George999 (137) - Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Cloudy orange and blond in color, a little cloudy, taste is hops forward with a citrus floral finish. There is a little sweetness to the beer but not too pronounced

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2473) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Draft. Pours hazy amber with a fizzy off white and lots of lacing. Tastes like strong nutty hops, dry grapefruit, sweet orange citrus, and faint caramel. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like grapefruit, orange, spicy hops, and caramel.


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