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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7013) - 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 (2723) - 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 (6371) - 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 (4000) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Draught at Falling Rock Taphouse. Clear amber - white head. Light sourness, bretty, grape, citric, fruity, light roasted notes, knækbrød, honey sweetness, high drinkability, nice sweetness.....Again: #10 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 12-Jun-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. (7/3/7/4/16).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2009 draft at coles- this is without a doubt my favorite of the new ’’Belgian Style IPAs’’, mainly because this beer was not overwhelmed by the yeast/spice flavors of the belgian strain- rather the same hop brightness and flavor so often found in gf beers was dominant here, as they should be in an ipa. well done. re-rate- pizza plant, 5/1/09- much of the belgian notes i stated were restrained, were far more dominant this time around muting the hop presence- still an occasional thing, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (5017) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Pours deep gold into a tulip. Bright white head recedes leaving spot lacing to hug rim. Pineapple and apricot aromas. Crisp with upfront biscuit and pepper with a lasting grapefruit finish.

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