RATINGS: 1324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3870) - Gteborg, - APR 11, 2013
Bottled. Cloudy charnel color with pretty persistent head, yet lower than the average Belgian. Nose is cookie dough and red berries, really reminiscent of St Bernardus. Not the richest hop in smell, so the phenols play first fiddle. Taste is really nice. Good backup from crystal malt (I guess) without making the beer cloying. The hops dont really come through in flavor but they do in bitterness. Sweet cookies, band-aid phenols and early bitterness that lasts forever - this is what this beer is all about. Medium-full bodied. Interesting interpretation of a Belgian IIPA. Its different and a bit unbalanced since the bitterness comes out way to quick and hard.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
appleonly (1) - - MAY 29, 2017 does not count
Surprisingly refreshing and extremely well balanced IPA. Near the top of my list. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Clareeses (90) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2017 Bottle purchased at Randall?s. Hoppy piney aroma, pours opaque amber with little yeah retention, moderate carbonation and relatively full mouthfeel. Taste is bitter and funky yeast initially, hints of sage,l and almost savory, with a very pleasant and fresh piney, hoppy finish. Truly a blend between an IPA and a Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehaak26 (466) - - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle from Liquor Barn into a tulip glass. Aroma is definitely complex with Belgian yeast and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swillguzzler99 (188) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2017
From a 22 oz bottle. Pours copper amber translucent with nice carbonation and 3/4" head. Citrus nose, sweet hoppy smell, and a tad of coriander? Claims to be a marriage of a trippel and an IPA. First taste is of white peppercorn. Complex taste with a clean finish and a tad spicy. A solid performer, but not a drink all day beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4558) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
EBF Boston 2017. Un classique par le nombre de ratings. Une robe dore orange. Une bire avec des saveurs de fruits, de houblon, caramel lger. Une bouche agrable de IPA moderne avec des agrumes et de la rsine sur une base de levure belge avec des pices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uhclem (427) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2017
10oz draft. I am not normally a fan of Belgian beers, nor am I a big fan of high-alcohol IPAs, but this went down very nicely. The spice was subtle, as was the alcohol. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
R4N5H (1111) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2017
22oz bottle bought at De Bierkoning, Amsterdam and poured into a snifter at home on 04-Mar-2017. Hazy golden amber with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, grain and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Taste of honey, malt, tropical fruit, orange and spices. Light bitterness with a bittersweet fruity and alcoholic finish. A pretty good Belgian style IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simontomlinson (299) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Tight, fluffy near white head stayed well on a clear golden, still body. Tropical fruit & orange aroma. Medium body, sharp, tingly & clean on the back. Dry on the aft. Bitter citrus, pine, tropical fruits, pith, mango, orange & the Belgian yeast is definitely knocking about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3989) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2017
Sample, brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, from and with Sbastien 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 FRANAIS chantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, de et avec Sbastien Bertrand (merci!), savoure en juin 2016; il : cuivre, semi-limpide, minuscule anneau de mousse fauve, lgre dentelle; nez : houblon amrisant, malt, alcool, trs lger fruit; bouche : houblon amrisant, malt, alcool, trs lger fruit, lgre cret dplaisante, finale en cret dplaisante avec prsence de houblon amrisant, corse, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucre, texture coulante; en rsum : correct

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ronritter (598) - 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.

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