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Fleur - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

501 Ratings
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Ratings: 501
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 26
Gots: 79 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

MSandahl23, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Niners49, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

TheSleepyMonkey, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

NappyB, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

brianmandell, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of Mike_Moe
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light brown with slight orange tint.
Aroma: Nice aroma with a mixture of fruit and floral.
Flavor: A medium bodied, highly carbonated, with a malty, fruity flavor. Fairly light bodied. Lighter than what I’d expected of an ale.
Overall: Light for an ale. Good beer which is quite complex for a light bodied beer. A tad bit carbonated.

Mike_Moe, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ackeeper, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

campfirebrew, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

StoneBrewFanatic, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

dalepryor, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

optimator705, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

vermilcj, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Shawner, Dec 08, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Portsmouth brewing tulip glass.

The color is bright orange with two fingers of foamy white head and some nice thin lacing.

The smell is a bit floral with a touch of hop aroma. There is also a great Belgian yeast aroma mixed with some slight fruits in the nose. Peach and pear aroma comes out just slightly as a tease for things to come.

The taste has a nice Belgian flavor with some floral hops coming meet you at first. A fruit flavor swims about this beer as it turns to a wet peach or apple skin flavor with hop bitterness returning to reclaim its dominance at the forefront of this beer,

The feel of this beer is medium bodied and has a nice drinkability that gives off a smooth mouthfeel.

Duhast500, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

jaydoc, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

DavidH_Stl, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

BuckTuckian, Nov 20, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchase at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

2011 vintage. Bottled 10/27/11.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and slightly sour hibiscus and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with hibiscus and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but definitely taste a little bit old at this point.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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CMullaney, Nov 01, 2013
Fleur from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.