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Fleur De Lehigh - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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77
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164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 21.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: garcia2a on 06-11-2008)
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Reviews by B967ierhunter177:
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1.15/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This pours a cloudy yellow with a thick head and no lace. There's a ton of yeast floating in the beer. The aroma is a mix of witbier lemon and hefe banana with a hint of hay. The flavor is mainly sour lemons and not much else. It's mouthfeel is light. Philadelphia Fleur De Lehigh is a forgettable beer. Not recommended!

B967ierhunter177, Jul 04, 2012
More User Reviews:
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

aszatk01, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a nice sized white head. The aroma is spices, wheat, citrus and grapes. The flavor is spices, ginger snaps, wheat, grain and grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful clouded deep orange golden hue with a slightly off white head and fine even speckled layers of lacing. Aromatics bring out the floral tones with the addition of rose hips. A nice citrus tone is on the palate as well with some tropical fruit tones like pineapple and mango. Again I love these PBC brews for te fact that they are all pretty much session ales with reasonable alcohol content. After tastng this one I may have to take an allegra I getting clearn earthy rose water/slight citrus punch in th back ground. A bit of hay and yeast bitterness in there as well. A bit of cardammon or some other spice pops up with some tree bark like notes, this isn't a bad thing, and light herbal hop backing becomes evident with each sip. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied even soft carbonation nothing offensive here the earthy rose water rings out in the finish adding some dryness along with a bit of yeast cake aftertase. Drinkability overall, very enjoyable experience complex challenges the senses and it quenches thirst at 4.5% abv. More breweries take note this could hav been a boozey 8.5% Belgian golden ale but so much character and flavor would have been masked by the abv.

WVbeergeek, Jul 04, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

SPRichard, Jan 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

acurtis, Jan 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

HollandTunnels, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

PBC- Fleur De Lehigh

On tap at the Hulmeville Inn.

A- Hazy orange with a small foamy white head, filmy lacing, and a quick dissapation.
S- Very spicy orange/ lemon peel, honey, lavender, floral hops, and clove.
T- Huge spicy malt. Big doses of orange and lemon rind, cloves, and floral hops.
M- Very spicy dry with a creamy malt body and finish.

Overall- Quite tangy/ spicy but good. Probably won't drink more than 2 pints though.

NJpadreFan, May 08, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Sammy, Aug 07, 2013
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1/5  rDev -70.1%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

let8it8grow, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Took a bottle from a mixed case bottled on July 21. The malt backbone is very similar to the bottle of PA Pale Ale with a toasted and nutty taste and aroma. There's a touch of juicy citrus in there too and the spices are fairly mild with touches of chamomile and lemongrass. The Belgian character comes largely from the spices, but it's not a bad brew.

tempest, Aug 29, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

jdaddy, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

EBeckett3, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

PaBeerLover, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

klimoja, Nov 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

pat_usher, Jul 09, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.1%

waddellc2, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.9/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy light brown color with a small head. Smell is sweet and floral. Taste is good, fruits, cinamon and other spices, very flavorful. Feels full bodied in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this is a good quality brew.

tone77, May 15, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

- Unfiltered golden ale with spices.

A: A deep tangerine orange pour is very turbid and cloudy by nature. The head is marshmellow white, fluffy and about a finger high but falls rather quickly. The lacing left a thick and lustrious band encircling the glass. Quite a bit of effervesce can be observed near the edges of the glass.

S: Slight tart tangerines and creamy wheat can be had upfront however I was hard pressed to identify any ginger on the nose but I did manage to find hints of white grapes, and lemon pepper which came about with some slight help of agitation. Yeasty bread character also comes out.

T: For flavor malted wheat and slightly dry oranges occur on the initial sip. A nice spiciness of lemon pepper, rosemary and parsley come through with a herbaceous touch along with soft honey-pine sweetness. White grapes follow through on the close. Nice even complexity where the spices blend quite well with one another with a smooth seamless transition.

M: Light bodied but feels much heavier when resting on the tongue. Warm lemongrass and peppery spicing is left behind while the effervesce is light but delivers a fairly crisp character.

D: Smooth drinkability, really easy going down and flows quite nicely from start to finish. The spicing and malt blend well together making for a decent session and 6 pack worthy option.

beerthulhu, Oct 26, 2010
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3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Crisp pale straw color... Thin fizzy white head... Ample amounts of moderate paced carbonation...

S - Honey... Lemon... Wheat... A vague but pleasant spiciness...

T - A lovely spiciness... Ginger... Coriander... Pepper... Clove... Lemon grass... Biscuit... Earthy notes... Grain... Hints of citrus... Excellent balance...

M - Crisp... Light bodied... Refreshing... Lots of tingly carbonation on the tongue...

D - Excellent summer brew... Easy drinking... Highly sessionable... A much appreciated interesting brew from Philadelphia Brewing Company...

philbe311, May 03, 2009
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

mdillon86, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured 4/23 from a mix'n'match case dated 4/17. This beer is soggy muddy brown and orange in color, cloudy and full, with only a thumbprint left of creme colored head floating like an iceberg in a polluted sea. The head had started loud and proud, effervescent even, but a few minutes in and even the iceberg is gone, with no trace of lacing. I would have preferred to see it hang for longer, but still not a bad looking beer.

A sweet mint is pronounced dead and center - pepperminty really, surrounded by some sort of au natural bar of soap, almost patchouli like. And maybe its the tree hugger in me but damn I am likin it. Smells huge, like this could be hiding 11% of alcohol by volume under its earthy hood.

taste is jumpy and complex right off that bat, with the bulk of the nose coming to life on the tongue. we also pick up ginger, hemp, anise, hibiscus, and then as it spreads on the tongue it softens into sweet honeycomb, backed by a earthy must. "Acquired Taste" comes to mind, but I think I'm up for the adventure. The earthen hop has come out to play, doing a tongue dance with the minty flavor on the back of the throat. an echo of 'belgian' yeast is noted... and that's that - it ends with a bit of a whimper - the hop recedes and not much aftertaste is left.

light body - watery as it clears my throat. This could really use a dosing of carbonation. That might clean it up and take it to the next level IMO. Drinkability suffers just a bit from this flaw, as the tastes become slightly cloying towards the end. Still, this is a super interesting brew, with enough complexity and strong character to standout. Final note: I am so glad that PBC decided to bottle this seasonal!!!

Philabeerphia, Apr 23, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

wayngrove, May 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

DanMolony, Apr 23, 2012
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Fleur De Lehigh from Philadelphia Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.