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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours clear amber in color with full foamy tan head. Aroma sweet, citrus hops and spicy. Taste spicy, yeasty and cirtus hops with bitter grapefruit finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Pours golden with belgian yeast aroma. Nice malty base upon which some grapefruit/citrus, pine, and belgian yeast flavors can be found. Nice moderate/high bitterness. Finish is of belgian yeast. Unique and interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAR 18, 2009
Bottle. Sligt hazy golden with a nice lacing egg white head. Aromas of hoppy grapefruit, peaches, oranges, banana and flowerfields in the springtime. The flavour is sweet an malty with a hoppy and bitter backbone. Notes of caramel, bread, lemon, spicy pepper, pine and grapefruit. Crisp.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - MAR 17, 2009
From bomber, pour shows amazing clarity and moderately high carbonation in a straw-colored ale. Aroma and flavor feature clean hops from pale ale component and sweet malt residuals from trippel. Lean but not weak in body. Finish gets hoppier and bitterness outstrips the alcohol warmth.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Apricot colored with a 2.5 inch dirty white head. Nose is delicious but mellow belgian yeast, citrus, grapfruit, banana, and hops. Flavor is mellow sweet belgian ale with a grapefruit like summit hop finish. Slow burn. Mild lacing. A treat of a brew if you can afford it. Mixes the best of both styles well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
acearl (420) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Different and a little dry to bitter aftertaste seemingly from the yeast. Hybrid, interesting idea, more of a trippel as far as clove and spicey. I really didnít get the IPA characteristice. Worth trying again but $12 for a 22oz bomber, there are better values out there.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2009
(22oz bottle) Medium off-white head atop a murky amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, yeast, clove, some grapefruit, pineapple. Taste is medium sweet, yeast, grapefruit, some clove, light pineapple. Dusky, fairly dry finish. Medium body, fairly smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10192) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2009
It is unclear, dark orange with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of hops, flower, fruit and yeast. The flavour has sweetness and notes of citrus, spice, clove, yeast, fruit and it has a dry bitterness in the finish with hints of spice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8497) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Dr. Capone, PH.D. of Brewology. Pours turbid deep golden orangy with 3-fingers of creamy off-white head. Nose is spicy florals, hops, citrus, candi sugar, malt, slight funk. Tastes dry, floral, hoppy, spicy yeasty, with candi sugar, mild funk. Palate is very rich, very complex, bone dry but teeming with intertwined flavors. I dare say this one would stand up to the finest Belgians in a blind taste test, and Iím willing to put this theory to the test if someone sets up a blind USA vs. Belgium Abbey Tripel tasting. Iíll even chip in handsomely for the beer, although Iíll need a place to crash.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2890) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Get more IPA than Belgian here with a stingingly bitter citrus finish. Color is dark orange, pretty clear, and a lasting short white head. There is a decent sweetness alerting you to the fact this guy is pretty high powered. Bubblegum hop aroma is nice. Upfront malt and yeast flavor, some caramel mid palate, and then that bitter hop finish. Pretty nice but Iíve had better examples of this style recently.


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