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RATINGS: 1169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle shared with Turbo during his feedom holiday. Hazy gold body with white head. Left good amout of lacing on the glass. Too much belgian grainy, yeasty and spice aroma and flavor to get my attention that this has two styles to it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6445) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2009
One of several New Years Eve delights shared with friends. Hazy deep brassy gold with a thick robust white head. Fruity aroma of pear and melon and pineapple with some subtle yeast. Fruity palate correlates well with the nose with the yeast still present. The finish is where the IPA character comes in with a sure-handed bitterness. To me this seemed like a hopped-up saison more than anything. Well done!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Bottle from Davis CoOp. This brew is an interesting mix, as the Calique from Stone. I found the pairing of the strong grapefruit on the front end disruptive to the palate. The piney/fresh citrus approach is much more palatable than bitter citrus. Still, it was a worthwhile try.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - DEC 28, 2008
Definately belgian dominating here. got little of the IPA. Very sweet and yeasty. Maybe I missed something because most people refer to the hops here but I didnt get a great deal of them from this one. Still enjoyable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1137) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Pours a hazy golden color with thin white head. Aroma is a bit of citrus and floral hops combined with some Belgian spice and light yeast notes. Taste is almost saison like with the yeast imparting an interesting funk to the mix of IIPA and Belgian spice. This is a terrific BSA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Pours a medium golden color with a medium creamy white head that fades thinly and leaves lots of streamy lacing. Aroma is like a hoppy saison - yeasty, spice, pine, pineapple. Taste is creamy, citrus, bitter hops.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11101) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle, bought at Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours a great, clear golden with a giant, creamy, yellowish head. Fine, large bubbles in the liquid. Great duration on the head. Super aroma, lots of hops, pineapples, apples, yeast, pine. Pleasant mixture of the two styles. Lovely dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour start super lovely sweet, good doughy malts. Then a hell of a lot of hops hit me, sweet and fruity. Grapefruit and pine. Lots of dryness, apples, pineapples, pine, apricot. Grass and hay with a great, dry finish. Wonderful beer!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Lightly foggy gold, thick white head. Aroma is yeasty, nice hoppiness, alcohol, spices, orange peel. Taste is an upfront hoppiness, with alcohol, yeast, background hoppiness follows. Alcohol dominates a bit too much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Hazy amber with medium white head. Sweet aroma with yeasty, fruity and hoppy notes. Sweet flavour with hoppy, yeasty and fruity notes. Bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1453) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle: Back to an IPA, strange mixture between an IPA and a belgian ale perfectly crafted. Fruity herbal, hoppy and slightly malty. Spicey and piney. Excellent.


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