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Fleur De Lehigh - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 21.92%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Philadelphia Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: garcia2a on 06-11-2008)
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rawthar

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Just picked up a case in anticipation of the 70 degree weather coming this weekend. Poured into my Brooklyn tulip.

A- The pale dull gold of a macro with an unfiltered haziness. Less than a finger of fast bubbling head with little retention and minimal collaring.

S- The exotic spices and fruits used to brew this unique beer mingle into something like a caramel in aggregate, but the patient nose can pick out the chamomile, rhubarb, and rose hips (whatever they are). Belgian yeast is evident. Points for originality.

T- The Belgian yeast wrestles the fruits for supremacy. Floral characters become more intense with warming. A bit of caramelized sugar sweetness that almost evokes a light milk stout. Again, originality carries the score.

M- Mouthfeel follows the appearance in its resemblance to a macro. Sharply carbonated and shades of creaminess.

D- The price is right, and in the spring sun, this is the beer to daisy chain.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2010 01:35:30 | More by rawthar
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this in a variety pack from PBC last year and ended up picking up a whole case this year...

Poured from the bottle a hazy, golden yellow with a creamy 1/4 inch thick head and light efferevescence, that dissipated quickly to a thin ring and small lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell is big whiff of ginger followed by some spices and mild malt. Very interesting.

Taste is big zing of ginger upfront and throughout, with hints of clove and spice and fruitiness. Tough to pinpoint everything. Finishes with a mild taste of light malt.

Mouthfeel is great on this beer, just enough carbonation to keep the flavors popping, especially on the sides of the tongue and cheek.

A very drinkable beer, but the flavors can be overpowering. Like this as a spring beer that can easily be continued through summer for those hotter days.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 23:38:40 | More by mvanaskie13
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

-L- Cloudy. Dark Golden. Light Carbonation

-S- Lemon scent hit me right away. Touch of honey in there somewhere

-T- interesting. Lemon and honey create a nice blend that is refreshing.

-F- Suprisingly thin for it's color but easy to drink.

-D- Not filling. Fell a little short in the end but by far my favorite of the PBC's brews. I look forward to next year and having it again!!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 12:52:01 | More by Mojoman8561
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Lightly hazed reddish golden yellow with a thick white head that reduced to a thin cap and left spotty lace.

S-Big ginger up front with a strong herbal medley backing this up. Touch of lemongrass zing and biscuit malt.

T-Sharp citric and ginger bite with sweet biscuit and a side helping of herbal hops, lemongrass zip and "spice".

M-Medium-light bodied quite sharp and crisp with long lingering flavours and a dry finish.

D-Very interesting brew. An odd mix of flavours but in the end it works. I like brews that take chances and in the end work out....well done PBC!

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2009 12:29:49 | More by Deuane
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer came a slightly hazy, peachy gold with a thin, egg shell head with a slow stream of bubbles rising up from the bottom.

Smells of GINGER and wild flowers. This really dominates. I only get hints of bready malts beneath.

Tastes of dry and subtle ginger with a dry hop edge for balance. This finishes up with more of a pickled ginger sweetness.

Feels nice and present, almosty creamy with a sneaky, subtle carbonation.

Odd for the style, but still tasty. A good one for the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2009 18:37:29 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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DoubleJ

California

4.33/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, courtesy of a family friend's refrigerator. On to the beer:

Hazy blonde color...it says blonde ale on the label, so that's no surprise. The flavors involved though....wow. Very well spiced, in both the aroma and flavor. It's floral, basil thyme, herbal, ground pepper, and a touch of delicate fruit from the "beer base", which is a medium body. It tastes like spring. Very well made, and very tasty. My favorite of the beers I tried on my recent trip to Southeast Pennsylvania.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 02:08:22 | More by DoubleJ
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Beerluvinmonkey

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fleur de Lehigh is an outstanding local example of an unfiltered golden ale. If I was to design a golden ale for everyday people this would be it. Fleur pours beautifully with a nice head. There's an aroma of spice and lemongrass that's not overpowering. The flavor is fruit and spicy with with a nice blend of hops. What's great about this beer is the spice doesn't overpower the beer. To get a beer of this quality for around $25 is unheard of. PBC proves you can drink quality beer without breaking the bank!

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2009 02:04:12 | More by Beerluvinmonkey
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dennarb

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an occasional special brew from Philadelphia Brewing. It was available last summer and again this summer. Lemon and spice dominate in this beer. It lacks the depth of many better spicy brews but it is light and refreshing. That makes it a good summertime diversion but not one that I would order very often.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 04:25:43 | More by dennarb
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Risser09

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner - fridge - 2009

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange/yellow with a 2" eggshell colored head. It shows great retention and leaves lots of foamy lace behind. No carbonation is visible.

Smell: floral aroma is excitingly fresh. Cherry blossom, honeysuckle, lily of the valley, orchid all overtake what little malt there is. Truly original.

Taste: More of the same floral attributes arrive with plenty of flavor. Orchid and honeysuckle are dominant flavors, with some vegetal hops. This beer really tastes like a flower and even the flower stems as well. Sweet pale malt and perhaps a little wheat remind you that this is still a beer. Original indeed.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, vegetal, very floral and tasty, lightly bodied, but still a little bit turbid. No apparent alcohol.

Drinkability: A very original beer with lots of interesting floral tones. This is an exceptional summer beer that isn't cloying. A new favorite of mine.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2009 13:12:07 | More by Risser09
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matty

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Cloudy gold beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma is pine needles.Taste is flowery and disgusting.It truly tastes like someone brewed a variety of flowers with rain water.One of just a handful of beers I've ever poured down the drain.A waste of money..total garbage!!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 05:46:33 | More by matty
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lstokes

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy gold with a short head and a coriander/hop/spicy orange smell which I really liked.

The taste was certainly very unique and delicious, if not a personal favorite. Like a hoppy floral ale, starts with the yeast and malt, ends with a ginger and citrus kick. The body was a bit thin, but carbonation was good and it was pretty drinkable, although the ginger gets cloying after about a pint.

Would drink again but not two in a row--it's the kind of tasty unique beer you're really happy exists either way.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2009 05:30:55 | More by lstokes
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: This was a slightly cloudy (unfiltered) golden yellow color. It poured with a short lived fizzy head.

s: What a strange smelling beer. I got a little something peppery, some ginger I think, a bit of something mustily floral, and a little burned plastic. These all tied together pretty well.

t: I've used the word floral often to describe how a beer tastes. I'll use it here and I've never meant it more. This tastes like what I imagine ground up petals tastes like. There are suggestions of other spices, I tasted cola and maybe a little clove. There is some not unpleasant burned plastic at the end.

m: Fizzy, soda like carbonation. Very refreshing.

d: These guys have made two of the stranger brews I've tried. I liked this quite a bit and I can see myself having more, but I love the uniquely bizzare Rowhouse Red more.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2009 18:12:44 | More by DIM
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IRNBRU

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle. No Date. Poured into a tulip.

Fleur de Lehigh pours a foggy honeycomb yellow with a thick meringue head that shrinks quickly, leaving a cloudy white ring that's surprisingly sticky - thin lacing hangs about throughout.

The smell is strong - cracked peppercorn, mustard seed and spicy clove up front with a lemongrass backbone.

Ginger and citrus zest dominate the taste and there are hints of peppercorn spices that emulate the aromatics. It's decently refreshing going down but I found the ginger to be a bit overpowering.

I was excited to find a six of this seasonal release from PBC in a variety pack that I recently picked up and it was certainly an interesting beer. But because I'm not a huge ginger fan, it's probably not something I'd drink consistently. Still, a well balanced, complex ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 23:03:59 | More by IRNBRU
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Hazed golden honey color with a thin white head that quickly dissipates to a ring with little lacing. Aroma of floral hops, light spices, yeast, light citrus. Body is fairly thick, lightly carbonated, light hop finish before turning slightly watery. Flavor starts off with a bang off citrus rind, biscuit malt before becoming slightly flowery with a light hop bite. Something in the finish isn't very satisfying however as that all disappears and finishes slightly watery. Starts off strong, and overall is very refreshing, but just loses steam in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2009 19:21:00 | More by yourefragile
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jackorain

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured this into my middle ages nonic.

Poured bright yellow and cloudy with a 1 inch white head. Retention - fair. lace - less than ideal
smells of clove, spice, sweet caramel malt and blonde tabacco

taste very simialr to the nose with an added peppery note and citrus twang

light to medium body, zingy carboantion

i could have more than one but that is as far as I would go.

Thanks For Reading

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2009 22:04:38 | More by jackorain
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: golden yellow in color with a short 1/2" head that breaks down quickly.

Smell: loads of coriander, floral hops, and almost a perfumey aroma is very pleasant but more flowery than most other beers.

Taste: mild malt profile with some mild breadiness, loads of floral bitterness, coriander, soft lemon zest, and some softer fruit sweetness arrives late.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. Aftertaste is flowery and a bit bready. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: this one came across a bit too flowery where one pint was nice, but two would be enough in a session.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2009 01:37:37 | More by Gavage
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a few of these last night at Johnny Brenda's:

Poured a light and hazy orange with absolutely no head and very little sediment.

Aroma was profound, boasting very spicy coriander and cinnamon notes and reminding me of the intriguing scent of Yards' Tavern Spruce. Although a slight citrus aroma was present, little to none is evident in the taste.

Flavor is reminiscent of a spicy farmhouse ale but with an added kick of ginger that shifts to the forefront as you finish the glass.

Even though I wouldn't usually expect to enjoy such a gingery offering, the flavor worked with the light texture, making it highly sippable, especially on such a hot night.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2009 14:26:07 | More by deapokid
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2009 21:39:10 | More by NJpadreFan
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle purchased to-go from the Craft Ale House for around $2. Poured into my nonic pint glass and after swirling up the yeast, appears a cloudy bright honey amber color with about an inch of off white foam. Smells and tastes of citrus fruits such as lemon and orange, mildly spicy yeast, lots of floral notes, and biscuits. A bit thin bodied with medium carbonation. I'm curious to find out the ABV of this one as it is quite sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 05:31:39 | More by ClockworkOrange
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Union Jack's in a pint glass.

A- Fleur De Lehigh is a burnt orange color with pale yellow built in. Not much of a head, just a dismal white cap, minimal lacing.

S- Lehigh has citrus tones with lemon and some orange and spice such as pepper. Some malt sweetness and Belgian yeast strain. Nice to smell.

T- The yeast kicks in on the taste with some earthiness. Lemon zest is heavy on the taste, very citrusy. Malts balancing this out. A lot of spice in the taste with coriander and the like. Some hops as well. I did not enjoy the ginger in this. A bit unbalanced.

M- No problems here. A nice medium bodied brew that was good going down, loved it cold got better after time. A not to long aftertaste, refreshing.

D- Had no problem finishing my pint and almost wanted another one. Not sure of the ABV on this one as it was not listed on the menu, interested in finding out.Probably will go even better in the middle of summer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2009 04:15:48 | More by BARFLYB
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stingrayvr6

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Blarney's in Philly. Smell was very floral with bitter notes. Taste was a bit watery initially then turning to very grainy and floral, spices kick the tongue on the finish. Cinnamon, and light taste of cloves. Very interesting and complex flavor, a bit difficult to finish, but that's just personal taste, good beer definitely worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2009 16:01:47 | More by stingrayvr6
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2009 19:23:52 | More by philbe311
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Schmidts

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a Bottle I got it as soon as they had some available by the case.I Had it on tap a few days before. Nice Head that stays awhile with nice laceing. Pours yellow orange. Smells of Citrus and spices and malt. Says it has rubarb brewed in it and it has a special nice smell.

It has a very Nice and special flavor to it that makes it the kind of Beer you drink a few not just one. Tastes of Cardamon and lemon grass and spice. Really a nice tasting beer they have here! It feels very nice and refreshing in your mouth and tells you have another one please.
I recomend if you can get it give it a try it is awesome.
One thing I almost forgot they sell it right at the brewery They brought mine up to my distributer and its bottle date on the case was 3 days before I got it. They were not going to sell it in whole cases but people like me have called them and asked so they are now.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 16:00:09 | More by Schmidts
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Hophead101

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

drank on 4.21.09 at Capone's in Norristown.

nice clear golden yellow with tannish tints in the color. decent off white head which hung out for a while. minimal lacing. smell was very unique. it was a crisp ginger citrus smell. I wasn't expecting the ginger, but it was very evident in the smell. there was pepper and spice in the nose as well.

the taste was very much of ginger. the spice comes through as well and blended together. very crisp and carbonated with the citrus playing a more subtle role than the smell. light body and decent mouthfeel, good balance as flavors blend well together. if you don't like ginger, this might be a little much. almost too much for me (as reflected in taste rating).

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2009 15:13:16 | More by Hophead101
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mhatters

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at TND in Wayne in a tulip glass.

Yelloworange color with a thick lacy head that dissipates fairly quickly.

Lots of spice in the nose, clove, pepper, cardamom, with some sweet malt in the background

Spice holds in the flavor, but does not dominate over the malt and base flavors

Crisp and dry finish,nicely carbonated, really well balanced and clean.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2009 14:25:31 | More by mhatters
Fleur De Lehigh from Philadelphia Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.