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RATINGS: 1323   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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3.9
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 27, 2011
Bomber. A very slightly hazy dark blonde to pale amber beer, with an average sized, frothy, mostly lasting white head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, biscuits), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), lightly yeasty (earth), with notes of orange peel, lemon, spices (pepper), candy sugar, alcohol, some exotic fruits and soap. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety, slightly oily texture, lively carbonation, very long finish with heavy bitterness, lightly to moderately alcoholic. This is mostly an Imperial IPA with a touch of Belgium IMHO. Overhopped and too resinous to be even called American Tripel. Very good nonetheless, perfumey and not much abrasiveness. Good example. I probably would buy a case, if it weren’t so expensive.

3.4
BritAlesRule (216) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Big and foamy head sits atop this clear dark golden brew. Nose is a peppery citrus, fresh hop and sour fruits. Taste brings forth more fruit brightness and finishes with a zesty, grassy hop bitterness. A fine bright medium body and a well balanced character. 9.2% alcohol is undetectable.

4.5
dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Smells wonderful. Lots of Belgian spice and hops. This is great. A good graininess/dry character to it, yet a sharp hop at the same time. Pretty good though extremely dry. The only real downside to this at all.

3.5
jandd1983 (4330) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2011
It poured a slightly cloudy orange/amber color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma was of apple, pear, some pineapple and mango. The taste was sweet and hoppy with some spice, earthy malt, lemon and caramel. A very good ale.

3.4
dinkle50 (1477) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Aroma is sweet fruit. Lots of citrus in there. Appearance is cloudy with a gold color. Not much of a head. Mouth feel is syrupy. Big alcohol blast at the end. Super sweet upfront with toffee notes and caramel. Ends with a ton of bitter hops that mellow out the sweetness. This is pretty hard to drink with that big alcohol flavor. Not bad but not mind blowing either.

3.8
topherh (1928) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pours golden with an off white head. Aroma is citrusy hop, peppery spice, and sweet malt. Flavor starts sweet, fruity, then comes a big piney hop smack to the palate, with a peppery yeasty finish.

3.9
reebtogi (6277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
650ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden color with a finger of white head which leaves some thin lacing. Aroma is fruity with some piney hops. Taste is a light toasty malt sweetness with the fruit and a strong hoppy bitter finish and a hint of yeast and alcohol. This is a nicely balanced beer with a pleasing blend of flavors, a medium body and some spritzy carbonation. Rather enjoyable.

3.7
burtonbaton930 (103) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2011
22 oz bottle poured a hazy straw color with a small head. Strong citrus hop aroma with Belgian yeast in the background. Taste was sweet but not overpowering. Great hop profile with a floral citrus taste up front. Then tripel tast comes out of left field with some notes of clove, banana, and bread. Finish is nice a dry. Palate was a little bit syrupy but still went down real easy. Definitely worth a try... Cheers

3.8
rader58 (908) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden color. Aroma of coriander, pepper, tangerine, pineapple, pine. Flavor is tangerine, pine, caramel, pineapple, pepper, coriander, lemon. Tastes like a Tripel up front, but an Imperial IPA in the finish. A huge variety of flavors that meld well together.

3.6
Strykzone (7363) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. I brought this. Clear and golden. A big off white head. I smell hops first. This is a well hopped tripel. Some yeast and spice and they are nice. Wheat is noted late. A nice beer and a different take on the style.


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