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RATINGS: 1298   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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GRM (4142) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2017
Sample, brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, from and with Sébastien 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 FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, de et avec Sébastien Bertrand (merci!), savourée en juin 2016; œil : cuivrée, semi-limpide, minuscule anneau de mousse fauve, légère dentelle; nez : houblon amérisant, malt, alcool, très léger fruité; bouche : houblon amérisant, malt, alcool, très léger fruité, légère âcreté déplaisante, finale en âcreté déplaisante avec présence de houblon amérisant, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : correct

3.5
Ronritter (874) - 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
gkeh (484) - 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
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
drdisque (877) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2016
On tap at Tuman’s. Pours light copper. Nice balance of sweetness and breadiness with a solid amount of hops without being overbearing or astringent. I don’t like APA’s but I took a gamble on this one and am glad I did.

3.8
markas101 (2487) - 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
PhillyCraft (7716) - 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.

4
MelvinKalksma (1679) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2016

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, yeast, orange, bread, hops, citrus and spices.

Appearance:
Turbid golden/amber beer with heavy yeast and with a medium/large off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, yeast and orange; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread, hops, citrus and spices.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The Belgian Triple is less noticeable than the Imperial IPA, but adds an almost Saison dryness. Amazing all-over with almost no flaws; it could have been more fruity, but that is it.

4.1
sstudebaker (2) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 20, 2016 does not count
San diego beer tasting at encinitas pad. Ipa + belgian. Get it. But dont like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
wekker84 (2389) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a whie-off head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy pineapple and bitter hops flavor malts citrus spicy pineapple grapefruits some caramel some yeast and a bitter hoppy aftertaste


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