RateBeer
overall
98
96
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4016) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2009
22 oz bomber from Spirits Red Bank. I drank the whole bottle in a Duvel tulip style glass in two pours of about 11 oz each pour. The initial pour was a super clear copper orange body with tons of visible rising carbonation and a large tightly packed pluffy white head that leaves tons of lace. The second pour was a murky solid orange body with the same great head that actually had even more staying power. Aroma on this one is very much dominated by the Belgian triple style and not so much from the Imperial Pale Ale. Aroma was loads of peppery spices, over ripe banana, yeast, fresh dough, flowers and grapefruit rind. Palate has a medium/full mouthfeel, slightly creamy with lots of lively carbonation and finishes rather dry and bitter. At first I wasn’t sure about the palate but it really grew on me with the creamy/dry/bitter combo. Flavor is once again triple dominated with lots of peppery spices, yeast, bread, flower stems(don’t ask I was an odd child), grapefruit rind. Not sure if it was the beer warming up or the 9% ABV warming me up but by the time my bomber was gone I was really wanting some more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 14, 2009
(10/31/08) Draught sample at Blue Palms in Hollywood (thanks Brian for the free beer!). Hazy golden. Aroma of floral hops, malt and some citrus. Slightly sweet and malty flavor at first, continues bitter, hoppy and citrusy with a background of caramel. Medium to full-bodied. Good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Fruity cloves, and pine nose. Gold amber with slight haze, big head and lacing. Resin clove sweetness, piney bitter orange peel, aggressive flavor but balanced. Full body, big carbonation, intense burning clovey sweet finish. Excellent beer, reminds me of Piraat, big and bold, yet sophisticated.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Sampled at Bier One in Newport, OR. Slightly hazy golden amber with a fine white head and nice lacing. Exceptionally floral, spicy and citrusy nose. Initial complex sugar overtaken quickly by pine and grapefruit peel. I think I would all-out love it if I was told it was only an IPA/APA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1954) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Pours hazy dark orange with a chunky and creamy off white head head that lasts forever. Aroma is of citrus, pine, spicy yeast, lime, buttermilk covered sourdough, caramel, uncut pineapple, burnt sugar and toast. Flavor is full of orange peels and grapefruit right away, pepper melange, caramel, leafy greens, rhubarb, and bitter lime. Finish is bitter citrus hops, spicy yeasty bread and and old butter. Not a bad brew but it kinda shattered my dreams of these two styles somehow melding and becoming the best beer style ever. Bastards.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3145) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Thanks to BeerHawk for sharing this one at decaturstevo’s 2008 Zapit Tasing Tasting. Hazy gold body with a frothy white head. Muted hops in the aroma along with orange peel and spice. Malty spicy flavor with a bit of licorice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle shared by a generous soul at the HMoG at the Brick Store. Pours hazy yellow with a small white creamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves a little lacing. The aroma was dominated by light fruits, with pineapples and lemons playing prominently. There was also a big bready malt aroma in the background. The taste follows the nose with the light fruits and bready malt, but there is definitely a bit more spicy Belgian yeast than the aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth but highly carbonated and very crisp in the finish. This is a good Belgian and tough to categorize, but, either way, it’s tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2009 My Bottom Line:
An explosive perfume of pine, flower petals and herbs leads to bubblegum phenols and profound resinous hop bitterness in this loud yet personable Double IPA/Belgian-style Strong Ale hybrid.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty golden amber.
-The aroma is very complex and definitely hop happy.
-Some pineapple-like fruitiness comes from the union of hops and doughy yeast.
-Even though it is not really balanced, this brew is very flavorful throughout and quite enjoyable.
-The malt character is of sweetened bread.

Bottles.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2375) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2009
About a 1 inch thick head of medium sized but very dense bubbles. Pretty active carbonation. Belgian yeasty aroma with some white grapes, pears, straw, and sugary sweetness. Color is a dark golden orange. Wonderful flavor. Nice malt backbone. Caramel, oranges, abundant grapefruit bitterness and dry grainy cereal notes. Finishes bitter with lingering grapefruit rind and dryness. A very good and very hoppy belgian. Good stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2009
From a 22-oz bottle. Has this beer paired with a nice fish dinner and it really went well. Appearance was a hazy-golden color with an aroma of oranges, belgian yeast and candi sugar. Taste the same as the aroma with the added additiona of a spicy taste of pepper at the finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 94 95 96  97  98 99 100 » 120


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50