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RATINGS: 1276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chris0r (9) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 15, 2015 does not count
Very interesting ipa with intense malt aroma with a taste of caramel. Full body with nice foam and Bernstein color. Definitely one of my favorites

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (1111) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2015
500 ml bottle. Amber orange color topped by a massive foamy beige head. Fragrant sweet malt aroma. Hints of yeast, honey, tangerine and floral hops. Interesting mashup of styles. Bittersweet caramel malt flavor upfront. Spicy, oily, resiny hops in midtaste. Firm and flavorful with intense hop bitterness and warming alcohol in finish. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (668) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Tap at hop cat, Detroit, Mi. Pours nice honey color, big Belgian head. Aroma is honey, tropical fruits, orange, lots of Belgian yeast and Ester. Flavor is similar. Bitter finish. Solid. Excellent Belgian ipa. Definitely hop heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (972) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2015
Orange colour, white head. Aroma of peach, orange, caramel. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, slick to oily texture, soft to average carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Great! So many things going on. Hef notes Belgian beer notes and west coast hops. All above blended so well. Expensive beer but worth it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (1118) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2015
From notes, I wish I had more... Spicy and bright, happier than I remember. A little zesty and refreshing. Clean for 9% 12052015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Yeasty phenolic some light malts some Belgian character of light banana and clove. Some stone fruit and breads really great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paintedmaple (605) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Tap...quite aromatic with floral hops and funky yeasty notes asserting themselves. Complex and well balanced body with bittersweet flavors and fruity esters in abundance. Clean dry finish...well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (637) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 29, 2015
Amber to copper colored, nice lacing, medium strong off white head. Aroma is malt, peppery, some yeast and hay. Taste follows the nose, moderate sweet malt, some caramel, yeast, straw, lemongrass, spices-peppery, medium+ lasting bitterness which is a bit harsh, astringent, dry finish. Medium bodied and carbonation. Not buying it...

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