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RATINGS: 1247   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 12/10/2007 Spicy aroma. Golden coloured slightly fruity and spicy. Strong in alcohol. Crisp and pale bitter malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2217) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Cloudy dark yellow-golden in color with white foamy head.... Citrusy sweet aroma.... Flavor is sweet citrus and yeastly like a trippel initially, with a little more bitterness on the finish than you’d expect from a Belgian.... Citrus hops and yeast linger on the palate... Pretty good Belgian IPA...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Bomber served in a snifter. Hazy golden honey hue with a large frothy off-white head. Belgian nose with some hoppy and yeasty elements. Interesting... caramel and bubblegum also. Solidmouthfeel. Bubblegum on the attack as well. Medium body and some fizzy carbonation. Creamy, oily, and coats your tongue. There’s a lot going on here. Long, bitter finish. Really good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Pours a glowing hazy gold amber, creamy big beige head that laces well, stays fairly big. Aromas throw some nice fruity belgian yeast, touch of spice, citrusy hops on the nose of lemon. Different than expected. Initial throws some fruity and belgian yeastiness, a bit estery and throwing down the nice lemony citrus hop bitterness further into the body and fuller/stronger than expected. Finish is dry and bitter, a bit of underlying fruit and belgian yeast. This one is an interesting hybrid, a little strong on the warming feel, but a very good beer overall. Cheers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3171) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Bottle Pours out a cloudy straw topped with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops along with a nice spice. Tast was of caramel, more of the citrus and a little pine hop. A bitter end. This was a tasty brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2009
body is light amber-gold, slightly hazy. head is very light tan, tall, and frothy/ creamy. aroma is sweet belgian caramel malt & fruity like apricots/peaches/fresh orange peel. faint pine needle hoppy aroma and belgian yeast too. flavor is sweet belgian caramel malt with bitter pithy hop right from the start. a little bit of stone fruit and peppery spice like a trippel, with a weak funk and a bit of alcohol heat. finish/aftertaste is hoppy bitterness. I’m not a fan of hoppy beglians but it’s pretty much exactly what they claim on the label.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2009
This smells good, looks good and the taste certainly lives up to its FREAK title. I’ve had better more subtle "hoppy Belgians" but none this big. The higher ABV may be the driver of why they hopped the hell out of this one. I know this is not a true style but enough folks have been making these that I feel that this one is over hopped. Still a good beer but a little high on the IBU’s for this emerging style of brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 15, 2009
2009 Bottle - Thanks BuckeyeBoy! - Pours golden with a medium off white head...aroma is grainy, spicy and floral...chewy in the mouth with a nice bitterness to compliment the malt...finish is bitter as well...really nice!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiver29. Pours a hazy and opaque golden with an off-white head. Aroma of yeast and aroma hops - very fresh. Medium body, fruit and yeast and a solid hoppy finish. 120609

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, lemon, grass, peaches, and a bit of brettanomyces. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, peaches, lemongrass, and other spices, as well as lighter notes of alcohol, leading to a lightly tart finish.


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