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RATINGS: 1297   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.


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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (9605) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle, Brewdog Leicester. Hazy golden with an off white head. Candy sugar with yeast and light coriander. Tropical fruit with caramel and lemon and honey lozenges. Leafy hops. Damned good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CObiased (264) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2016
1pint6oz - pours clear, amberish color and thin off white head. Dominant clove on the nose, with

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3711) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
On tap at the Monte Carlo Pub (Las Vegas, NV). Slightly hazy, dark gold/amber body with an average, lasting, white foamy/creamy head. Strong malty/hoppy aroma with honeyish hints. Its robust, complex malty/hoppy taste carries orange, coriander, and woody notes. Ends with a long, warming, bittersweet finish. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDragon (11) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pleasant Belgian with a lemony, pepper palate. Quite refreshing with some hits of nuts. This is a good one to sip by the campfire.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, highly alcoholic, with a nice hop bite to it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjohnny (478) - - APR 18, 2016
Bright fruit. Dough. Spice. Pours murky light orange/gold with a medium foamy off white head that leaves a trace of foam on the glass. Medium bodied. Velvet. Sweet fruity. Spice. Clove. Tropical fruit. Finishes with a citrusy bitter edge.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnnyvelvet (21) - - APR 18, 2016
Aroma a very nice citrus belgian ale with hoppy notes. Very unique and welcome. Taste of belgian ale throughout with hints of light hops every now and then through the aftertaste. Very interesting and well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Clear golden yellow, white head. Smells of bubble gum, bananas. Light lingering sweetness, some initial bitterness. Fairly upfront alcohol. Medium body, slight oiliness. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosskyle (496) - - FEB 26, 2016
Served on tap at DIA. Clear red color with a white head. Grain alcohol pine aroma. Medium body. Belgium funk pine hop tropical fruit all in one. Unique flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2551) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2016 @ Havregatan 20130406. Bottle from Systembolaget. Malty, caramely and fruity with hoppy notes, medium body with an oily texture.


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