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Fleur De Lehigh - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 21.62%
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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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

IdrinkGas, Apr 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Jason1337, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint glass receptacle. Hazy burnt amber with suspended sediment. No lace. Surface foam for head. Looks ok.

Tart orange, ginger, and light black pepper notes. Yeast action. Interesting.

Even more tartness in the mouth. Very 'spice rack' with pepper and coriander leading the charge. The ginger is there, but has fallen off a bit. Tangy in the wheat spectrum with some standard barley malt presence, as well. Slightly farmhouse in the yeast quality.

Wet medium with an almost-medium carbonation. Drinks very easily without any obvious alcohol presence.

A lot of bottle variation in this one. I've had a few that seriously impressed me and a couple that let me down (as you can tell, this is a frequent go-to when I see it). This bottle's in the middle, where it maybe should be for a review proper.

**re-reviewed on 04/15/2013

Hazy, sediment-laden dirty amber color. Soapy lip of greasy suds.

Spicy aromas of pepper and ginger and sweet lemongrass. Citrusy and floral tones are rather playful in the nose. Sweet and carefully malty. Weak on fruity elements. Perhaps a hint of tangerine.

Lemongrass is right upfront, a lovely addition to a Belgian ale such as this one. Complex spice character with a mild, and never biting, flavor of fresh ginger, Thai basil, and white pepper. Orange essence offers rind-like tang, and simple juicy sweetness. Floral hops are in the background.

Light carbonation and a supple medium body. High drinkability. No booziness.

Needs the additional ingredients to make it delicious. Not a well-crafted ale, just a great recipe.

thecheapies, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

mquinn919, Apr 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

JeffTheJuice, Apr 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

SPRichard, Jan 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Giantspace, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

TheFightfan1, Dec 18, 2012
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1/5  rDev -70%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of tommyd313
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

tommyd313, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

djrn2, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of rwshelton2
3/5  rDev -9.9%

rwshelton2, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of alwaysintense
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

alwaysintense, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of CoCambria
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

CoCambria, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Peeves
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Peeves, Sep 09, 2012
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1/5  rDev -70%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of andrewborstein
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

andrewborstein, Aug 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Rickyd, Jul 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

DLS168, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of cpolking
3.93/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very hazy dark golden and orange in color. There is a very large, billowing head of white foam.

The aroma is spices galore, with the rose hips and rhubarb first showing up, then the ginger and cardamon, with the lemongrass the most subtle in the aroma. All the spices sit in a base of zesty yeastiness.

The taste is as spicy as herbal tea, this time with the lemongrass and ginger taking the lead, the cardomon still in the middle, and the rose hips and rhubarb showing up on the finish. The zesty yeast still underpins everything in the taste as well.

This is one of the most well-done spiced beers I have tried. This would be great with spicy Thai cuisine. The first time I tried this I did not like it much, I think the freshness of this beer can make a big difference.

cpolking, Jul 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

fdig23, Jul 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

jthom, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.15/5  rDev -65.5%
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
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

FrankShirley, Jun 25, 2012
Fleur De Lehigh from Philadelphia Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.