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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3707) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Pours golden with huge white head. Aroma is hoppy, with some sweet light fruits. Flavor is heavy hops and trippel.Tthe hops are intense, as is the alcohol. Interesting balance of the flavors: cool hybrid. I had the opportunity to try this shortly after trying Chouffe. Definitely preferred the hopiness of this one, but the malt is no where near Chouffe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4894) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
Rich foam on dark cloudy orange. Strong dry grapefruit aroma. Sweet orange and woody hop flavour. Delicious and hoppy but closer to an IIPA rather than a Chouffe or Urthel. Not Belgian enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 Bottle (22oz). Pours a lovely bubbly golden-orange with a large fizzy/frothy off-white head. Nice aroma is equally hoppy and yeasty, also flowery with mild sweetness, some light spices and finally, some fruit. Flavour follows the aroma but is a bit boozier then expected, yeastier and less hoppy then the aroma suggests. Big, long bitter finish. Average bodied. Not quite as awesome as some of the other Belgian meets IPA beers I’ve had but still very, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pours a spritzy deep golden. Flavor is Belgian yeastiness with a bordering on harsh bitterness. Grassy, yeasty, hops seem to dominate the sweetness of the tripel rather than compliment it as in Houblon Chouffe. Nice fuller mouthfeel. Good but not in Houblon Chouffe league

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2008
My 100th Belgian Strong, bout damn time. Anyways this poured a cloudy yellow to orange color with a moderate white head. The aroma contains some lemons, grass, hay, and apricots. The flavor is slightly sour with some spices, lemons, other citrus in there, and a bit of alcohol. The finish has a bitter presence as well. This was a nice belgian

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2008
Draught. At Cole’s in Buffalo. Bubbly golden pour, slightly hazy, solid fizzy-frothy white head. Lovely aroma - a melange of tropical fruit esters, slightly funky Belgian golden ale yeast, alcohol, and lush dry grassy hops. Same for the taste - a hint of brett funkiness, quite malty, but oh that grassy bitterness, sharp and a little spicy in the finish. Average body, very lively mouthfeel, slightly tart, but a long yeasty/grassy finish. I have a 750ml bottle of this lovely brew in the cellar - I’ll really like to see what it mellows to by this summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
decaturstevo’s 2008 Zapit Tasing Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to Beer_Hawk. Yellow pale color with a thin small bubbled head that clings to a small sheet on to top of the brew. Clove nose, dry grassy hoppiness. Taste is more clove spiciness, and powerful pepper, lots of herbal hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3944) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Bomber from Country Club Liquors; Nose of flowery hops, coriander, and ginger; hazy orange with a big yellowish, glass-lacing, off-white head; flavor is lightly bitter, with peppery spiciness, caramel, and some light fruity notes; finish lightly bitter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Pours a hazy bright orange with bubbly froathy white head. Aroma is citrusy and sour but also has a lot of typical belgian yeast aromas - coriander, dough and lemon. Flavor is very very different. Combines a lot of hop bitterness and grapefruit flavors then bubblegum and banana and becomes sweeter. Definitely worth a try just because it is very unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2008
draft @ Najas - cloudy, deep orange with foamy white head; in your face bitterness in both aromas and flavors; too much for me as it overwhelmed everything; drinks much stronger than 9%; out of balance and quite harsh; this was a strange beer and not what i expected

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