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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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3.8
Plovmand (8483) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2010
Bottle. Clear deep golden with a creamy off white head. The aroma is yeasty spicy with a good hoppy kick. Lots of caramel in the background. Good balance. Interesting. The flavour is quite bitter fruity hoppy with the yeasty spice on the side. Hopped like a IIPA. Peachy and citrussy. The spicy yeast dominates the finish but the hops takes over. Very interesting version. Very lovely IIPA/Tripel beer.

3.6
BelgianBeerGal (4087) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Local 22oz bottle. Pours a clear copper colour with a medium off-white head and decent lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, sugar and pink grapefruit hops. Really busy tasting (in a good way). Spicey tripel at first then gives way to some alcohol and then finishes with a sharp IPA bitterness. Lingering bitterness and alcohol. Interesting. The finish is a little rough to me.

4.1
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a very hazy deep gold/orange with soapy off-white head. Aroma is very interesting, some farm house, some funk, lots of citrus, light honey with a nice malt back bone. Flavor is malty, hoppy, slight funk, nice citrus bite, light sweetness, earthy and some nice bitterness. Mouth feel is medium-heavy body with lively carbonation. Overall, a very interesting and tasty beer. I enjoyed!

2.2
cxt70 (6) - Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2010 does not count
bit of a dry taste but delicious. I would go with a real triple instead. but worth a try.

4.5
pennywhistle (15) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
I generally don’t like IPAs, but I thought the hoppiness added a really interesting flavour to the Belgian style. I really like this beer, and think it would go well with any meal - it would match a nice dinner just as well as an outdoor picnic.

4
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2010
UPDATED: APR 3, 2010 Pour is hazed bright reddish orange with a thin bright white head...smell is sharp and citric with lemons and grapefruit followed up by a nice sweet vanilla, lavender, and yeasty note...taste is spicy and sweet with some vanilla and clove then lightly hoppy with grapefruit laying nicely off the sweet and spice...quick clean finish...nice...

4.2
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Nice orange pour with a medium sized white head. Sweet malt, honey, almonds, cookies and fruit aroma. Flavor is fucking great. Malty but a bitter finish. Flavors of light wood, honey, syrup, sweet hops, golden raisins. Damn good brew. DAMN GOOD!

3.7
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
tap @ Rattle ’n hum - orange pour, thin white head with nice lacing. smooth caramel malts. smooth body, some astringency and grassy hops. Fresh and citrusy, a bit boozy.

3.1
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
pours an orange color. getting some pepper and sweet notes. can feel the alcohol creep up on you. nice heat to it. residual bitterness that lingers.

3.6
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
On tap at Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA): Pours out clear, rich dark gold, with a two-finger, platinum blonde head and good retention. I gave a five for appearance, and I hardly ever do that for anything other than a stout. Nose of cream and fall green apples. Creamy medium body balanced with a nice level of carbonation. Flavors of light citrus, orange peel, and chewy pine. I’m also getting hints of butterscotch (but more so toffee) with each subsequent sip. Drinkability: Imaginative and pleasing. Pairing: creme brulee, lobster, sauteed salmon. Rebuy: Yes. #304 on 26022010, DG.


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