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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Fairly clear, light amber pour, bubbly white head. Aroma holds a really nice herbal character, with some notes of juniper and rosemary, and also some nice orange rind, floral and grapefruit hop, and some doughy yeast. Flavor is an interesting combination of citrus, herbal and floral hop, and yeast. Not my favorite brew, but an admirable attempt to try something new. To me, it seems like the Belgian IPA idea, like the Stone Cali-Belgique or Flying Dog Ragin’ Bitch, is a bit forced in this creation. Nonetheless, good flavor content, and certainly can’t bash it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Golden pour with a half finger white head. The aroma is boozy at first- a nice nasal warming ethanol. Biscuit dough and caramel complement an nice nectar orange-citrus and some herbal spice. The flavor is a marriage of some interesting flavors: citrus resin is on the forefront with some floral, fruity yeasty dough bringing up the rear. The palate is medium bodied with pillowy effervescence and a super resinously dry finish. This brew is surely unique, but I think these flavors have been separated for a reason- doesn’t quite work here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Sweet cotton candy / fresh taffy aroma with some black peppery yeast. No strong hops on the nose. Hazy orange gold, squishy white head. Warming throughout, dense sweet core, dual finish of leafy hops and foggy cottony yeast with a bit of pollen. Drank this quickly, very very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Aroma is citrusy, lightly hopped, noticable yeast and a bit of dough. Pours is clear yellow topped with white head and a small touch of bubbles. Taste is a weird mix of bitter and strong yeast feedback, almost a touch sour before melting back behind more bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
11th October 2008. GABF. Wasn’t sure what style this was meant to be - my notes said ’hoppy saison’ so not too far out. Finishes with a warming glow!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6138) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Pours orangish-yellow with a white head. The aroma is very fruity, with a big Belgian yeast component. Smells very similar to a Belgian tripel. The flavor is fruity with some hop bitterness as well as a strong Belgian yeast character. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
(Sample Date: 5/17/2009 Source:Other) Caramel, candi sugar, and spicy yeast character in aroma. Slightly cloudy orange amber. Light peach fruitiness and some alcohol warming. Peppery yeast character. Very high bitterness. Finish is quite dry with hefty residual bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deadoralive (11) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
A deep hazed golden pour, topped with a frothy white head. Good nose of hops with spices, citrus, yeast. Tastes sweet and of candy, tropical fruit,pear, and has a massive hop flavor of pine and citrus. Tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Explosive hops up in here, both the abv% and trippel sweetness are perfectly tempered. Long lingering hop/citrus aftertaste. Gorgeous cloudy color w/sediment, mouth is thick and very nice. The only brew I have for comparison is Stone Cali-Belgique, and I love that brew, but in terms of gelling these styles Cali-Belgique is amateur hour compared to this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Poured clear and amber with an almost two-finger white head and lots of lacing. The aroma was floral, herbal and pine hops with plenty of sweet malts and a bit of spicy yeast. The flavor was fresh floral hops with some herbal and pine to it. Lots of sugary malts and yeast that you’d identify in a tripel. Medium bodied with a very dry mouthfeel. A really nice mash-up.

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