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RATINGS: 1315   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6938) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2013 One of my all time favourites. Not reliant on hops this beer has flavour to burn with a depth and complexity that lingers on the palate. Little sad tasting this bottle as it will be the last one for a long time. RERATE: Still one of my favourites, and rerating after a long spell of not being able to source. RERERATE: Off tap I think this makes it even better. Not for everyone this beer as it is massive on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Pours striking golden/hay with frothy white head. Nose is flat with some wet lemongrass and bready notes. On the tongue, a medium, salty, and foaming mouthfeel with up front Belgian-ester laden malt moving into an interesting mix of brown sugar, banana, and rich resiny/citrus hop burst. Faintest hint of alcohol. Nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scarletfire65 (1370) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Pours a hazy honey orange. Aroma is caramel, banana, bubblegum, orange, yeast. Medium bodied. Sweet malt underneath. The flavor profile is fruity, with hints of peach and ripe mango. Also a heavy spiciness with clove and even some bitter white pepper. The hop flavors are piney. The finish is bitter and slightly medicinal, with a warming booziness. Interesting, but a little too busy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a darker orange. Nice citrus smell to it. caramel, citrus, Nice head. medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, lively carbonation, bitter finish. This beer is truely a treat too bad I found it when it was the last one the shelf.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3437) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2011
From bottle. Pours golden with white head. Resinous hop aroma, oranges. Taste has spicy Belgian yeast esters, fruity, caramel. Bitter throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (2413) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle. Pour nicely like a very appealing hazy Belgian with a quite resilient if thin White head. Belgian on the nose. Clovey. Taste again is Belgian but a strenuous hoppy bitterness emerges. Foamy mouthfeel. This is a worthy crossover. Quite delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2011
0.65L bottle. Enjoyed with Bergen RateBeer Crew @Glub Gonzos. A slightly hazed honey-golden beer, with some beige fish-eyes on top. Initial aroma is strong caramelly, offset by a leafy and oily bitterness. Taste is alcohol-accented. Caramel-sweet and sweetness from the alcohol. Also a pleasant appley fruitiness. Substantial bitterness all the way throughout. Well-bodied, with a certain sharpness on the palate. Overall, a pretty tasty DIPA/Triple bastard.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (4329) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2011
0.65l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew and OleR. Pours a semi clear golden orange body with a small just off-white bubbly head. Aroma has nice fruity and strong caramel touches with notes of green banana, apples and perhaps some hints of alcohol and strawberries as well. Average to soft carbonation, full-bodied and it has a slick and near sticky mouthfeel. Flavors are mildly both sweet (mainly actually) and fruity with a heavy mix of caramel and a strong malt-base. Ends nicely balanced, light piny and mild grassy. A fine DIPA, perhaps a bit on the sweet side.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5568) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle from my man Mogens in Copenhagen, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew feat. special guest star OleR from Oslo! :-) Pours a dark, slightly hazy orange body with a small white head. Intense caramel to the nose, flanked by banana and strawberry. Hints of grass and kiwi. Very fruity and mellow, this could be good... Taste is strong sweet cream caramel and molasses syrup tones in the back, with piny, sprucy notes and hints of melon and kiwi. Some floral hints of yeast, although quite vague. Extremely smooth and balanced, as I know from past experiences Green Flash is highly capable of. Although it sets out to be a "tripelIPA", I dont really feel much of the tripel-ness in Le Freak with the exception of some floral/banana estery tones here and there ; it seems to be firmly rooted in the American DIPA tradition. That does not overshadow the fact that this is a damn fine beer.


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