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RATINGS: 1214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4150) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2009
The look is an orange color, cannot see through, and has a light white lacy head. Interesting. The smell is sweet, fruits, banana, alcohol, hops, and yeast. The taste is alcohol, yeast, fruits, and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Cloudy orange yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, raisin, and yeast. Bitter taste with yeast, anise, lemon and raisin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2009
On tap @ The Trappist. Cloudy caramel orange with a big meringue-like off-white head, good retention. Tropical and citrus hops up front with a good dose of Belgian yeast, banana and candi sugar behind. There is a little bit of dank hops as well. Flavor is much the same with quite a bit more bitterness than I expected (not all aroma hops, apparently). Alcohol is also quite present, not really trying to hide its strength--not necessarily a bad thing. Thankfully, it isn’t too sweet, which is usually what happens with U.S. interpretations of Belgians. Bitterness peaked @ a 6 in the dry finish. Full body with light to mod prickly carbonation. Very very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2428) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Pear nose. Flavor is sweet and sour pear and grapefruit. Not bad but not a Belgian trippel. High ABV is hidden. $9.95 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Interesting aroma...typical Belgian yeast aroma with citrus hops blended in. I was excited to try this beer, but for some reason it just didn’t do it for me. It had a weird bitter sour aftertaste that was somewhat tart. Awesome aroma, average flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Daytona 500 tasting. Bomber. Sweet nose, fruity and caramel, spicy citrus. Some pine resin creeps in. Spicy-sweet fruit flavors, solid as hell. Another big win from GF!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of dry citrusy hops. Taste is also dominated by dry citrusy hops with a lightly sweet malt body. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no sign of alcohol. Very well done with great balanced between hoppy notes and malt; some more fruity ester would have brought this to another level.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Cloudy, foamy, and pleasant in smell and appearance. Tastes incredibly sour and bitter. I am not getting a good balance between the yeast and hops and the biscuit malt. I respect everyone’s opinions on this one, and it is a style i normally enjoy. I chalk this up to just my pallet being unique/retarded, and or the bottle being skunky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle at Butters Big Cellar Blowout. Pours an off-white head with a golden amber body. Smells of yeast, banana, and spice hops. Flavor is yeast, some banana, clove and bread notes. Finish is sharply bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Butters cellar blowout tasting. Its like a wheat IPA. Blend of yeasty fruit with citrus. Shows just the right amount of Belgian Triple and IPA. Just enough funk just enough yeast. Like this beer a lot.


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