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RATINGS: 1276   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2009 My Bottom Line:
An explosive perfume of pine, flower petals and herbs leads to bubblegum phenols and profound resinous hop bitterness in this loud yet personable Double IPA/Belgian-style Strong Ale hybrid.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty golden amber.
-The aroma is very complex and definitely hop happy.
-Some pineapple-like fruitiness comes from the union of hops and doughy yeast.
-Even though it is not really balanced, this brew is very flavorful throughout and quite enjoyable.
-The malt character is of sweetened bread.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2468) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2009
About a 1 inch thick head of medium sized but very dense bubbles. Pretty active carbonation. Belgian yeasty aroma with some white grapes, pears, straw, and sugary sweetness. Color is a dark golden orange. Wonderful flavor. Nice malt backbone. Caramel, oranges, abundant grapefruit bitterness and dry grainy cereal notes. Finishes bitter with lingering grapefruit rind and dryness. A very good and very hoppy belgian. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2009
From a 22-oz bottle. Has this beer paired with a nice fish dinner and it really went well. Appearance was a hazy-golden color with an aroma of oranges, belgian yeast and candi sugar. Taste the same as the aroma with the added additiona of a spicy taste of pepper at the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Bottle from nearbeer. Poured a clear bright orange color. The head was creamy and off white. Attractive aroma of distinct flower blossom, clove, and orange marmalade. Light to medium bodied and dry-ish with moderate hop bitterness. The 9% ABV was noticeable, but not overpowering. The citrusy/piney hops and spicy flavors imparted by the Belgian yeast worked well together. I also tasted a bit of distinct grapefruit rind after the finish. Maybe a bit too much alcohol, but otherwise delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1965) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2009
poured nice golden color nice foam and very cloudy, nose is sweet spicy hops, some belgian spices and some pine. flavor is greatgreat hop character with everything u would want in a trippel. Fantastic beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a copper to golden color. Smells like a fruity bread, with definite bready notes augmented by grapefruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of hoppy notes and Belgian characteristics, a lot of pine and flowers together with some spice and dough. Finishes with a bitter note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4918) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2009
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Brewery Creek in Vancouver, BC. Great big, foamy white mountainous head with a clear, deep amber, highly carbonated body. Nose of amarillo and cascade hops and a bit tinny aroma finish. Great sweetness, wild yeasti-goodness, strong pine flavour with a lasting bite. I’d definitely have this again, very nice 8/5/8/4/16

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2611) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle shared with Turbo during his feedom holiday. Hazy gold body with white head. Left good amout of lacing on the glass. Too much belgian grainy, yeasty and spice aroma and flavor to get my attention that this has two styles to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8324) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2009
One of several New Years Eve delights shared with friends. Hazy deep brassy gold with a thick robust white head. Fruity aroma of pear and melon and pineapple with some subtle yeast. Fruity palate correlates well with the nose with the yeast still present. The finish is where the IPA character comes in with a sure-handed bitterness. To me this seemed like a hopped-up saison more than anything. Well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Bottle from Davis CoOp. This brew is an interesting mix, as the Calique from Stone. I found the pairing of the strong grapefruit on the front end disruptive to the palate. The piney/fresh citrus approach is much more palatable than bitter citrus. Still, it was a worthwhile try.

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