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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 89   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Freedom of ’78 is a medium bodied IPA with a wonderful, bright clarity and pleasing bronze hue. The aroma is a unique fusion of citrus fruit and subtle pine qualities. The distinct characteristics of the guava nectar are impossible to miss, and attributes of tangerine, nectarine, and even faint honey flavors are detectable. The finish quickly turns to an expected IPA bitterness that turns dry during prolonged tastings

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2013
Wow. I didn’t known what to expect on this one. Clear honey color with white head that disappeared quickly. Tropical fruit salad smell, which sounds weird but true. Sweet fruity taste that ends bittering, maybe a hint of bubblegum. Very interesting offering and actually very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2811) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
Dégustée au Mondial de la Bière de Montréal 2012. De couleur dorée et claire. Nez fruité (agrumes, fruits tropicaux), moyen de houblon herbeux, légèrement floral et résineux, moyen de grains de céréales avec des notes de miel et de caramel. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement huileuse. Goût fruité sucré (agrumes, fruits tropicaux) et accompagné d’une moyenne amertume de houblon floral aux notes citriques (une amertume présente en arriere-goût toute la gorgée) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de grains de céréales sucrées et fraîches, léger de miel avec des notes de pain et de caramel puis en finale l’amertume de houblon se fait herbeuse et très légèrement résineuse. Post-goût long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de houblon herbeux aux notes florales et résineuses avec un goût fruité (zeste d’agrumes, notes de pelures de pêches).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6576) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Verre de dégustation provenant d’une bouteille de 12 oz, dégusté au Mondial de la Bière 2012 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est blonde. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse et de mangue. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #4374)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (19650) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
20th February 2011
Hazy amber beer, little white head. Nice hops and guava nose. Crispy palate,dry. Bitterish hops - bitter orange marmalde that is wonderfully offset by good guava. Creamy malt base. Unapologetically bitter finish. Another cracking inventive beer from Shorts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (724) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
Sampler at The Mondial de la biere 2012 in Montréal.The color is honey with a thin beige head. The aroma is of tropical and citrus fruits like mango and grapefruit good mix also a good mix of hops. Nice bitter finish and a long lasting feeling in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
In short: A refreshing hoppy blonde ale. Good IPA
How: From a bottle at Mondial De La Bière 2012
The look: Clear golden blonde body topped by a very small white head
In long: Nose is vibrant fresh with mangos, passion fruits and the likes. Taste is more of the same, nice fresh cereals, fresh refreshing exotic fruits (even some kiwis), plenty of green pine needles. Overall the flavors are very bright. Quite hoppy. Prickly carbonation. Refreshing. This beer was good, and most people also love the actual freedom of the 70s, as long as they strop to think about the fact that all love songs written during that decade were about a woman with an extremely hairy vagina.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3594) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Bottle. Huge floral orange blossom, light sweet biscuit malt aroma with a hint of mint. Hazy orange with a ginormous, thick creamy beige head. excellent retention. Citrusy floral hops and light biscuity malt flavor with a mild grassy finish. Light to medium body. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6257) - Utah, USA - AUG 5, 2012
12oz bottle thanks to Timbo and April
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy golden with tons or carbonation and bubbles in the glass (looks like champagne), a huge frothy off-white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Guava, citrus and fruity
Taste: Tropical fruit, citrus, mild bisquity with a bitter pine finish
Very nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle at Mondial de la Bière 2012, June 8. Pours a clear orange-copper with a spare diminishing frothy white head. Aroma is very fruity along with hempy hops. Flavour is very hempy along with citrus fruit. Long bitter finish. Medium bodied. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
[4480-20120608] Bottle. Fishy orange crackers aroma has a very fruity marijuana undertone. Clear, orange amber body with a quick creamy off-white head and some lacing. Lemon citrus hops flavour is quite bitter. Medium body is bitter. Great to sample, just a little unbalanced in the bitterness for my tastes but could be wonderful. (8/4/7/3/14) 3.6
(@ Mondial, Montreal, QC)

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