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RATINGS: 1297   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
JohnnyJ (5335) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Pours a golden orange with fizzy white head. Bready malt, candy sugar, orange peel, banana, belgian yeast, and floral hops. Herbal with notes of spice and coriander. The bitterness of the IIPA doesn’t really come through, but the alcohol is fairly well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2008
22oz bottle from hophead22.... a cloudy orange caramel brown pour with a moderate soapy white head... aroma was mustiness that coincides with orange peel and tropical pacific northwest hops.... flavors had a medium degree of grapefruit rind bitterness. pretty astringent through the finish and beyond which ultimately became off-putting. some sweetness to start but quickly turns into a bitter beast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Bomber brought back from my CA trip. I had this at Hamiltons, but I was too blitzed to rate it. Pours a nice translucent orange amber, with a nice off white head and hypnotizing carbonation. Aroma of wheat malts and Belgian phenols. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a slight dryness on the palate. Flavor of wheat malts, candi sugar, honey, pear and white pepper. Not overly attenuated, but there is some sweetness there. Semi dry and bitter finish, with the alcohol only slightly detectable. Not bad, but lacks some cohesiveness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange honey with a medium sized white head. Aroma of coriander, herbal tea, bubble gum and candied sugar. Taste of bubblegum, coriander, candied sugar, tea and spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2081) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Clear gold with almost no head. Effervescent hop aroma with bubble gum and corriander. Taste contains some of the above , with an unexpected, stinging tannic bitterness. Finish is estery, with rubbing alcohol aftertaste, and lingering bitterness. $10/22oz

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
cheap (5154) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 On tap at Smoken Joes in the southside. Slightly cloudy but for the most part this is a pale lager looking beer. Lots of sparkling carbonation is clinging to the inside of the glass. Yep, smells like a trippel, candylike volatile aroma. Very thin white head. Quite strong on the initial onslaught but possibly not as strong tasting as many of the other american versions of belgie strongs I’ve had. Certainly does not taste like a 9%’er. IMHO could have a little less alky impact but then it would not be a strong ale, would it? Overall, could be a little more refined like most of it’s civilized bretherin. I would say this is more like a trippel than a strong ale. Nice transparent lacing. Did not taste hardly any hop in this brew, in spite of it’s name. Just had a hommel strong ale, much more enjoyable than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2008
22oz. pours hazy golden with small white head. aroma is earthy, spicy, and some floral hops. mouthful is dominated by spice and then followed up by a nice bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Style and Glass: Begian strong; trappist, tulip, wine ABV, Volume & Calories: 9.2 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C Purchased at: Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $8.99 Aroma: very nice, spicy, aromatic, smooth, fruity, delicious. 9 out of 10. Visuals: nice packaging, copper, golden, hazy, unfiltered, thin white head, loose lace. 4 out of 5. Taste: almost balanced, medium malt, heavy hops, surprising, great strength, high craft. 9 out of 10. Palate: high quality, rippled texture, long bright finish. 5 out of 5. Overall: Done in the tradition of Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel, where the hops and bananas all get in bed together. Definitely a repeat, though maybe not a favorite, okay value, high craft. 18 out of 20.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3603) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 4, 2008
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Hempy, piney, citrus hops are present in the nose. Plenty of Belgian yeast banana esters are in there as well. A bit musty. Aroma is intriguing. Mostly transparent golden body with a medium off-white head that is pretty strong. Starts with an orange-flavored hoppiness, which is pretty tasty. It becomes a little sweet and chewy before the Belgian yeast kicks in to give it some banana flavors. A little ethanolic after that, with some piney, grapefruit hop flavors rounding this up. An interesting brew, but I’d rather have their regular IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2008
dark brown with mild head. flavor of some light candi sugar with almost a medicinal like component. hop flavor is strongly present. a progressive effort, but not one of the stronger versions of the new style i have experienced

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