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RATINGS: 1307   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2008
22oz bottle. pours hazed orage with foamy white head. aroma has citrus, pine, and grassy hop notes with a spicy and estery yeast character to it. flavors of citrus, caramel, grass, spicy, and esters. a nice smooth and subtly spicy finish. really tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
Cloudy orange with a lasting white head, leaving some lace. IPA seems to dominate the mix. Hop-based citrus and pine aroma, along with a little spice and herb (pepper and thyme) that might be Belgian yeast and sugar. The flavour is fruity and spicy and extremely bitter. Mango, orange and white pepper, most notably. I am a big fan of what Green Flash does with the Californian extreme hopping scheme, and this is no exception.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2008
22oz bomber. Pours a cloudy orange tan color with a big foamy head. Has that aroma of American No Holds Barred Candi Sugar overkill. I suppose the same can be attitude has been used in the hopping. The collision of the two is quite excellent. Rich, sweet, sandy, sugary, hoppy, yeasty, this is a really complex beer. Bitter, piny, sweet, sticky aftertaste. Lots of yeast sediment at the bottom that only adds to the rich creaminess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a yellow caramel color with a thin, quick settling head. Minimal retention or lacing. Aroma is spicy and floral with notes of honey, ripe fruit, and citrus. Flavor is sweet and malty with spicy, floral and yeast notes. Generally medium body with a slightly sweet, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4042) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2009 Sampled at decaturstevos zapit tasting. Pour a golden yellow with decent white head. Sweet belgian yeast aroma witha hoppy spicy flavor. Interesting blend but just not something that comes across as amazing to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle from VinensVerden, Odense. Pours hazy golden yellow with a creamy white head & lacings. Nose is fresh of American hops, pine, citrus & grapefuit but it also has a touch of Belgium yeast & spices like clove & coriander. Quite inviting. Taste is yeast & spices at first before a punchy bitterness kicks in and stays in the mouth for quite some time. Full bodied. Pleasant warmth from alcohol. A nice blend of two classic styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2008
bottle, golden pour with the pulp, good foamy head, aroma of sugary pine, flavor of grapefruit juice and sugar cubes, hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle from my brother - Vac. Poured amber with a creamy off-white head that renews with a twirl of the glass and left good lace. Clove spice aroma with a backing of fruits and hops. The clove continues in the flavor with a decent malt and hop mix rounding it out. Medium to full body that is sweet up front and bitter in the end. Very nice hybrid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1282) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2008
bottle, courtesy of stefanje. Pours hazy orange with a thick white head that lasts. The aroma is substantially hoppy, with a lot of citrus such as pineapple and grapefruit. There is also a scent of mint and an underlying banana sweetness, with quick hits of cinnamon as well. This beer smells very similar to another hybrid, the New Glarus Imperial Weizen. The taste is a little bit of a let down, starting with a candi sugar sweetness that switches to peach with hints of vanilla. Spice shows up in the middle which then changes to a lingering bitter grapefruit peel finish. The mouthfeel is medium, and the 9 percent alcohol does not make its presence known. This is pretty good, and a successful marriage between two unique styles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2008
Lemon citrus, banana, and peppery yeast character in the nose with strong floral notes. Hazy deep golden blond body is topped by a generous, foamy, off white head that lasts throughout and sticks to the sides of the glass. Flavour offers a pleasant blend of the yeast character found in the nose along with malt sweetness up front, some floral notes and nutmeg and ginger-like spiciness through the middle with a pronounced bitter finish. Spice and citrus return in the aftertaste to blend well with the lingering bitterness. Alcohol is occasionally perceptible. Dry medium full body with forceful little bubbles that awaken the tongue. Moderate alcohol warming. Very nice. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle. Brewery Creek. Dec-08.

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