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Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 866
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 29
Gots: 97 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: THANAT0PSIS on 04-15-2013

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Ratings: 866 | Reviews: 146
Reviews by Aml42000:
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4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This pours hazy gold with a snowy, thick white head.

The aromatics are the star of the show here. Floral hops, very clean & pleasant to smell. Some yeasty aromatics poke through, but overall expressive & elegant.

Very balanced & flavorful. Some richness adds to the citrus & stone fruit. Layers develop, slight sweetness, some hoppy bitterness, but everything in waves, transitioning smoothly. Refreshing & delicious.

Soft mouthfeel & medium bodied. You expect this to be a bit thick on the finish, but it shows an elegance consistent with the aromatics.

This is exactly what I want in a summer seasonal. It hits all the refreshing notes needed on a hot day, but shows tons of complex character as well. Very impressed, but certainly not surprised as Ommegang is consistently good.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a tulip glass a lightly hazed light golden color with a large blooming white head that left two broken rings of lace as it settled.Aromas of toasted grain,white grape skins,honey,and light medicinal hops.Lemony with just a hint of tartness on the palate,a little phenol spice,and a more pronounced herbal/medicinal hop profile in the finish,quite alot going on but it's on the lighter side.A refreshing but not a "small" beer in stature,not bad.

Photo of braugon
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy yeasty golden hue, voluminous head

S: Yeast, grape, pineapple, lemon, hop, vanilla, oak,

T: hops, yeast, vanilla, lemon, spicy peppercorn

M: Tad thin, could be more carbonated for me, but I defer to Ommegang,

O: Bought it on sight, laser beam style. Having not known of about it, I hoped for the best, based on my faith in Ommegang; expectations exceeded. They're inventing a kind of Belgian triple mixed with a hoppy summer ale, almost like a 668 from NEBCO.

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of MadScientist
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: A slightly hazy, light golden beer. There is a creamy white head with good retention.

S: A medium floral hops aroma with a soft wheat malt sweetness. There is a citrus note reminiscent of coriander but it could be from additions of zest.

T: A moderate wheat malt sweetness with a medium hops bitterness. Some hops flavor and a fair amount of spice and fruit from the yeast. The balance is slight bitter and the finish is medium-dry. The aftertaste is of some spice and citrus.

M: A fluffy beer with a medium-light body and a strong level of carbonation.

O: Sort of bridges between being a Belgian Witte with strong yeast and hops profiles and a BPA with some wheat character.

Photo of tbryan5
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of woodchipper
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of generallee
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 6.8 % abv and there is a nice short description of the beer.

Appearance: The look of the body is cloudy and the color is a light golden hue. It’s head is tall bright white in color and long lasting. It slowly settles to a thin creamy foam covering which leaves nice lace patterns on the glass.

Smell: Fleur De Houblon has a classic Belgian character. Pale light grain with classic spicey Ommegang yeast mixed with some light citrusy, grassy and spicy hops.

Taste / Palate: The nose and tongue are right on the same page. The base is light pale grain with white pepper and clove like spicy yeast. It also brings a light and pleasant Belgian funk/barnyard note to the mix. Hops add a touch of dryness and mild bitterness along with balanced grassy, floral and citrusy lemon flavor notes. The palate is on and very easy drinking. It feels smooth and creamy yet still lively with carbonation.

Notes: In my opinion Ommegang just keeps on hitting home runs and this is no exception!

Photo of Someguyperson
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Large, thick foam head that stays around for a while. Hazy, golden color with some sediment at the bottom.

S: Light, flowery, and slightly hoppy. You can really tell where the name comes from here.

T: Light, crisp, and very slightly bitter. A very drinkable beer.

M: Very nice carbonation. Highly carbonated with very small bubbles, which makes for a great feel

O: A nice, crisp, refreshing beer for the summer. It is definitely an American take on a Belgian beer, but it is very well done. It is a very approachable, aromatic, and drinkable summer beer.

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of mverity
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great appearance, huge creamy white head, that held for a long time, and has great lacing. The smell was citrusy and earthy but that's about it. Taste is interesting. Heartburn after 4 big sips. Very lithely hoppy, tons of citrus, and a nice yeasty character. Mouthfeel is a tad thin, and mildly efflorescent.

Photo of Billolick
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle purchased in a four pack at Half Time in Poughkeepsie, NY. Best by 03/2014 marked on the neck of the bottle.

Lifts a crazy huge head, that fairly rapidly fades to a thicker film and thicker strands of lace. Hazed yellowy tangarine.

Earthy and lemony nose.

Fresh, zesty and lemony up front. In the finish the hops announce their presence.Dry and again earthy. Belgian yeast notes, spice and pepper adding to the interest and complexity. Love the style and this is a nicely crafted example.

Bring on the salads, cheese and crusty bread. Well worth a try

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of jay-tyler
4.39/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - golden yellow, cloudy, but with no large particulates. A thin, slightly off-white head.

S - estery, to say the least. Hard to pin-point exactly what, but has hints of pineapple and banana.

T - 'bright' is a good descriptor. Lots of estery/fruity flavors. Pretty heavily carbonated, but it seems appropriate for the style.

M - smooth yet substantial, if that makes any sense. One of those beers that you let linger for awhile; has an enjoyable aftertaste.

Overall - I don't know belgian style brews that well (yet!), but I really enjoy this beer. This is my second time trying it.

Photo of bsp77
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance:Very hazy yellow with a huge, frothy & clingy, white dollop.

Smell: Citrus (orange and lemon), banana, clove, pepper and floral notes.

Taste: A lot hoppier than the aroma, with lots of floral bitterness, orange & lemon notes, and strong spiciness (especially pepper). Some of the spice may be due to the yeast, which also has the expected clove and banana traits. Light crackery malts are hiding behind the hops and yeast.

Feel: Crisp, dry and refreshing, but juxtaposed against a smooth, creamy and fuller body than expected. Interesting mix that somehow works.

Overall: Very nice hoppy ale from Ommegang. While not like what most craft breweries do, this is their version of a Belgian IPA, and I like it.

Photo of tylerbrowe
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Janeinma
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of MattyG85
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottled on 03/3/13. Best by 03/2014.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy yellowish golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles and some floating sediment. Huge five finger white head that slowly settles into a smaller creamy layer. Lots of lacing.

Smell: A crisp and lively yeast driven aroma with lots of citrus and grassy hints. Belgian yeast upfront with some funk, pepper, and clove spicing. Very earthy scent with lots of floral and grassy hop esters. Lots of juicy citrus hop hints as well. Fruit hints of orange, pineapple, lemon zest, papaya, tangerine, lime, and peach. Also some banana and pear hints. Bready pale malts with hints of wheat, grains, biscuit, straw, and crackers. A little scent of honey like sweetness and candied sugar. Slight alcohol smell. Very good aroma.

Taste: Lives up well to the smell, a yeasty taste with lots of citrus and grassy notes. Belgian yeast with notes of barnyard funk, white peppers, and some clove spice. Good hop presence with lots of earthy notes including flowers and grass. Big citrus presence as well with notes of orange, lemons, pineapple, tangerine, papaya, lime, and peach along with some notes of dried banana, pear, and apple. Soft bready pale malts with good notes of grains, biscuit, wheat, straw, and crackers. Sweet candied sugars and some notes of honey. A very solid Belgian ale taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a carbonation leaning to the higher side of medium. Crisp, juicy, and fairly spicy. Somewhat prickly and very smooth.

Overall: A very solid take on the Belgian Pale Ale. Crisp and easy drinking for summer but still packs a good punch. Solid fruity and grassy taste.

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