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RATINGS: 1148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (439) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a hazy light rust orange. A strong citrus aroma with hints of hops and grains. Taste is a nice mix of citrus, grains, wheat, and yeast. Not too dry, but leaves a wheat/yeast aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
welho (93) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Brown color almost no head. Aroma has some hops, something I cant put my finger on, and little alcohol. Taste has bitter start and ends with some fruits. Very nice!

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
o_Merlin_o (159) - California, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap at Relm in San Elijo Hills. Pours a beautiful honey color with an effervescent offwhite head. Very light aroma of honey. Interesting honey flavoring on an earthy palate. Nicely done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
catface5326 (143) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2014
Orange golden pour with white head. Citrus aroma almost like apricots. Little bitterness in taste then fruitiness like apricots

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy copper pour, lots of thin straw like white head that simmers leaving little traces along the sides of my glass. Aroma, lemon, hops, grass, almost white wine like, very nice. Taste, bitter up front , even more so in the middle, the triple side shines through towards the end with some lemon and fruity esters, finishes bitter and yeasty. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (278) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
Very herbal and in a good way. Lots of malt and toast. Citrus, peppery and not much yeast. Looks bottle conditioned or just a lot of sediment. A bit dry, not too heavy, the 9% is well masked. A hint of fruitiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (184) - Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2014
Tap at Bricks. Citrus, wheat, apricots and a some bitterness. Very dry. I need to go back and try this one again. Still can’t figure what I think.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
Bottle, 9.2%. The aroma starts off with a mild citric note, hint of vanilla. Almost clear copper colour. Fruity flavour, some vanilla, a little paint thinner. Distinct but clean bitterness. Refreshing for the ABV, but a bit in-your-face.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (2413) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with stable off-white head. Clear, sweet aroma of malt, caramel and fruit, with subtle notes of flowers and hops. Bitter aroma of hops, with malty and fruity notes. Warming alcohol presence. Sweetish finish. If it is balanced, then it must be some weird kind of balance. Nice, though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 4, 2014
Quite sturdy hoppy aroma and flavour that is just great. Good malty base. Pretty amber colour and off white large head.


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