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RATINGS: 1321   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
(Sample Date: 5/17/2009 Source:Other) Caramel, candi sugar, and spicy yeast character in aroma. Slightly cloudy orange amber. Light peach fruitiness and some alcohol warming. Peppery yeast character. Very high bitterness. Finish is quite dry with hefty residual bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deadoralive (11) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
A deep hazed golden pour, topped with a frothy white head. Good nose of hops with spices, citrus, yeast. Tastes sweet and of candy, tropical fruit,pear, and has a massive hop flavor of pine and citrus. Tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Explosive hops up in here, both the abv% and trippel sweetness are perfectly tempered. Long lingering hop/citrus aftertaste. Gorgeous cloudy color w/sediment, mouth is thick and very nice. The only brew I have for comparison is Stone Cali-Belgique, and I love that brew, but in terms of gelling these styles Cali-Belgique is amateur hour compared to this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Poured clear and amber with an almost two-finger white head and lots of lacing. The aroma was floral, herbal and pine hops with plenty of sweet malts and a bit of spicy yeast. The flavor was fresh floral hops with some herbal and pine to it. Lots of sugary malts and yeast that youd identify in a tripel. Medium bodied with a very dry mouthfeel. A really nice mash-up.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (1005) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Unusual but solid. Just like all green flash beers ive tried. Can definitely taste the blend of both styles which is kinda cool. Alcohol is hidden well too. This sucker sneaks up on ya. Might drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Very belgiany. i can tell this bottle must be old, i dont detect the hops i was expecting and i hear other people commenting on. nice sweetness, definitely well made. with this much age on it its like a nice triple, id love to try a fresh bottle some day though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManvsCity (183) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Good hoppy West Coast style IPA that feels like its blended with a Belgian golden ale. Thick white head and clear light amber body from the 22 oz bottle leaves spectacular lacing. Mild, pleasant aroma of floral hops, caramel, and sourdough bread. The Belgian yeast is well behaved in a waltz with Northwest hop bitters and mellow malts. The combination comes off spicy/peppery, with a whiff of alcohol dryness on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bonster (182) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bomber from the local. Leans more on the side of an IPA than a Trippel for me. Seems like the bitter hops took over the Belgian yeast in flavor. Only a hint of yeast in the beginning with the hops soon dominating, mostly pine little citrus. Could of been balanced better in my opinion.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmku (303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Really glad I satisfied my curiosity and found out what this is all about but not really sure Id ever feel compelled to go back to it much. Sort of a strange beer thats hard to get your tastebuds around. Hard to sort out all of the flavors. Maybe thats good. Its certainly complex and flavorful. But just not enough of any one style for me to feel comfortable with more than one bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbastard (843) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Bready lemony nose, Great thick mouthfeel. Bitterness from the start to the finish. Didnt fine the Belgian flavor profile. A little perfumy in the aroma and the taste. Dont care for it. Its crafted well, and its not the first hybrid of these styles i tried. I do not think it should be under this style heading, its more like a IPA, not that it should be under that style ether. Oh well, good job! but it doesnt work for me.


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