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Fleur - Goose Island Beer Co.

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88
very good

490 Ratings
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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 26
Gots: 81 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Last packaged in 2011. Earlier batches were 5.2% ABV.

A Belgian style pale ale blended with hibiscus and kombucha tea, Fleur is a beautiful, rose-colored ale with an aroma of strawberries and hibiscus flowers. Flavor balance starts with a hint of sweet, ripe berry and finishes tart.

Color: Rose
Hops: Super Styrian, Styrian Golding, Saaz
Malt: 2-Row, Caramel, Sugar

32 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-05-2009)
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Humulus85

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12oz bottle into my Darkness snifter.

Pours a vibrant, crystal clear gold. A white, 1.5 finger head died down quickly, but left behind some decent lacing.

The nose is very Belgian. Light and crisp, some earthy yeast, and a hint of fruity/floral sourness. Very intriguing smell.

Again, very Belgian but unique. Very fruity for not having any fruit additions. I'm not familiar with the flavor profile of the Hibiscus flower, but I assume that is where it is coming from. Starts out with strawberries and yeast. Moves into a nice sweet bread malt and more yeast. Finishes slightly earthy (almost tea-like), then tart. Very complex brew.

Super smooth, like silk. Very light on the palate. Playful carbonation. Doesn't finish too sweet, or too dry.

Overall, I came away impressed by this beer. My first from GIs "vintage" line. Not sure I will revisit this in the near future, but it gave me a new and intriguing beer experience. I'm still relatively new with Belgians as well, and still struggle to get past the prominent yeast flavors. I would recommend this to BAs trying to get their feet wet in the Belgian side of things. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 18:28:56 | More by Humulus85
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-04-2012 12:35:09 | More by ohtheguilt
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lackofintellect

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-03-2012 20:19:05 | More by lackofintellect
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aliving1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-03-2012 04:51:12 | More by aliving1
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scratch69

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Pours a clear golden-orange with a fingers worth of head. Small amount of lacing.

Smell- Floral with yeast notes.

Taste- Fruity at the start, but finishes mildly tart. I also detect yeast at the finish that fades into a tea flavor.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Slightly crisp.

Overall- A very pleasant experience. Not what you would expect from a beer but very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 19:52:43 | More by scratch69
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cbgbslev

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-01-2012 00:22:30 | More by cbgbslev
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Skye1024

Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-31-2011 18:04:08 | More by Skye1024
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DTown

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-30-2011 22:21:08 | More by DTown
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-29-2011 19:11:55 | More by djrn2
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MyTBeerDrinker

Illinois

1/5  rDev -74.4%

12-29-2011 03:34:57 | More by MyTBeerDrinker
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damuts222

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-29-2011 00:23:15 | More by damuts222
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spitInTheOcean

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

good head retention. good lacing. just barely off white head. golden color. clear. whats most remarkable about the way this beer looks is that the bubbles rising are so few i could count them.

caramel malts. floral. no hop aroma. slight years phenols. bouquet is petite. caramel is the biggest.

slight malt sweetness upfront. slightly floral in the middle coupled with slight peppery yeast phenols. and a slightly hop bitter finish. no hop flavor. taste is a tad petite, almost to being watery.

light/medium body. soft carbonation. smooth. very refreshing. heat from the alcohol barely comes through late in the finish.

i think they did what they set out to do here. i think they wanted to brew a light (bodied) refreshing ale, and they did. the hibiscus flavor is subtle, but the hibiscus is probably a tame flavoring agent. very drinkable

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 05:27:04 | More by spitInTheOcean
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jheiss

Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-18-2011 20:13:23 | More by jheiss
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-18-2011 18:15:09 | More by Rempo
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splitopenandmelt

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-17-2011 21:12:29 | More by splitopenandmelt
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davesway10

Iowa

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-17-2011 01:53:13 | More by davesway10
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Durb777

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-16-2011 03:28:51 | More by Durb777
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gwguest

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-15-2011 05:26:02 | More by gwguest
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-14-2011 20:44:05 | More by IrishColonial
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Oboogie

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-12-2011 02:23:38 | More by Oboogie
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poogas

Indiana

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-12-2011 01:08:10 | More by poogas
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amrozga

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-09-2011 21:04:50 | More by amrozga
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bstyle

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-09-2011 01:18:46 | More by bstyle
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-07-2011 23:14:11 | More by tclapper
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adamk1978

Indiana

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-07-2011 21:10:17 | More by adamk1978
Fleur from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.