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RATINGS: 1319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - JUL 17, 2012
Clear golden appearance with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly hay like with a nice hoppy nose. Flavor is hoppy with a nice bready yeast flavor. Excellent marriage of the two styles, really enjoyed this beer.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uhclem (425) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2017
10oz draft. I am not normally a fan of Belgian beers, nor am I a big fan of high-alcohol IPAs, but this went down very nicely. The spice was subtle, as was the alcohol. Highly recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
R4N5H (1035) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2017
22oz bottle bought at De Bierkoning, Amsterdam and poured into a snifter at home on 04-Mar-2017. Hazy golden amber with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, grain and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Taste of honey, malt, tropical fruit, orange and spices. Light bitterness with a bittersweet fruity and alcoholic finish. A pretty good Belgian style IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simontomlinson (205) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Tight, fluffy near white head stayed well on a clear golden, still body. Tropical fruit & orange aroma. Medium body, sharp, tingly & clean on the back. Dry on the aft. Bitter citrus, pine, tropical fruits, pith, mango, orange & the Belgian yeast is definitely knocking about.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3924) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2017
Sample, brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, from and with Sbastien Bertrand (merci!), savoured in June 2016; eye: coppery, semi-clear, minuscule ring of tan head, light lacing; nose: bittering hops, malt, alcohol, slight fruity; mouth: bittering hops, malt, alcohol, slight fruity, light unpleasant acridness, finale in unpleasant acridness with presence of bittering hops, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, slick texture; overall: ordinary FRANAIS chantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, de et avec Sbastien Bertrand (merci!), savoure en juin 2016; il : cuivre, semi-limpide, minuscule anneau de mousse fauve, lgre dentelle; nez : houblon amrisant, malt, alcool, trs lger fruit; bouche : houblon amrisant, malt, alcool, trs lger fruit, lgre cret dplaisante, finale en cret dplaisante avec prsence de houblon amrisant, corse, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucre, texture coulante; en rsum : correct

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ronritter (434) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2016
tap offering from the republic golden pour with off white frothy head citrus and carmel aroma flavor follows suit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkeh (466) - Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Super cloudy orange pour. Nice off white head that lasts and leaves nice nice lacing. Aroma is candied orange, citrus, caramel, a little estery peppery notes. Taste is a bit more caramel than on the nose, with the citrus, orange, peppery notes. Very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubyroo (146) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2016
Aroma of Belgian yeast, orange, clove. Appearance is a burnt orange with a finger of head that retains well. Big jags of lacing. Taste is orange, pepper, caramel, minerals, flowers. Palate is medium bodied with a dry bitter finish. With above average carbonation. Overall- pretty tasty

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (810) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2016
On tap at Tumans. Pours light copper. Nice balance of sweetness and breadiness with a solid amount of hops without being overbearing or astringent. I dont like APAs but I took a gamble on this one and am glad I did.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2393) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Tap, The Beer Grotto, Ann Arbor, MI. Medium gold. Yeast and caramel aroma. Sweet. Smooth. Nutty butterscotch finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (6776) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle, Pours amber golden with medium head. Smell of light fruit, pine, and candy sugar. Finishes too ashy and bitter for its own good. Lost points for that and the average aroma.


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