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RATINGS: 1269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2009
bottled@Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Golden colour, small beige head. Aroma is hops, quite much Belgian tripel with fruity and lots of sweet fruityness. Flavour is at first veyr typical fruity and yeasty Belgian tripel with a big kicking grassy, flowery and fruity kick in the sftertaste. Very pleasant stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2009
From a bottle poured a drak copper color with a good amount of head. Nice strong bitter hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19534) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity yeasty spicy hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty yeasty spicy bitter hoppy flavor. Has a sweetish malty yeasty hoppy bitter finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2316) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Pours a clear golden orange with a large off-white head. A complex aroma of strong citrus hops and pleasant spices. Yeast, caramel malts, grapefruit, pine, and light must round out the aroma. Full bodied. This one is fun. Starts more tripel- with spices, yeast, earth, and that touch of must returns. It then moves to a much more bitter, hoppy flavor. Citrus, grapefruit, some grapefruit, with a caramel backbone. Finish is dry and bitter. Really fun to drink this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle. Poured a medium amber color with a thin off-white head. Decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is of caramel, yeast, spice, hops, and fruit. The flavor was spicy and yeasty with caramel malt but overall dominated by a sweet fruityness. Medium bodied with a slightly spicy, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Nose is heavy belgian trippel smell, yeasty, sweet, just a hint of hoppiness. Flavor is a little alcohol heat right away, then bready, sweet trippel complement the hoppy IPA backbone. Neither one is particularly outstanding, though. Good, tasty beer and a novel effort, with some tinkering I think this could be great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thekmoonlegend (115) - Lynn, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Medium body, offwhite head and slightly darker than I was expecting. Floral aroma of hops, what you would expect from an IPA but also a hint of the belgian tripel. I thought the taste was very complex, not as much of any aftertaste as I was expecting. This beer was a joy to sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4405) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Thanks dirtymartini. Pours a glowing yellow orange with a billowy offwhite head. Very sexy. The nose is hoppy, sweet citrusy hops, mandarin orange, mango, fruity, mild spicy/earthy yeasty character. Nice balance/blend of the two in both the aroma and flavor. Fruity citrusy hop flavor, mild mellow bitterness, a bit peppery and spicy, great yeast presence. Lovely beer with a great mouthfeel, soft carbonation with the perfect bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2009
On tap at the brewery in Vista. Pours a hazy, darker orange body with a bigger, foamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves some soapy lacing. Definitely smells more like their IPA, but has some nice subtle Belgian characteristics. Sweet and sugary citrus and a nice floral perfume. Some barnyard spices and a sweet Belgian fruitiness. Similar flavor. Semi-resiny citrus, floral, and a sweet, but spicy Belgian yeast. Finishes dry with a lingering citrus and malt. Palate is light to medium bodied and crisper than the IPA. Overall, not bad. A nice change of pace from their IPA, but I think I prefer the IPA to this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4230) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Cloudy orange appearance with a good sized white head. Aroma is of citrus, coriander, yeast and floral. Taste is of hops, coriander, orange peel, lemon and perfume.

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