Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by DrDemento456:
3.81/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Somewhat hazy for a pale ale but an amazing amount of carbonation as usual. An explosive 2+ inches of head that sticks around for quite a bit.
S - Not too hoppy but it smells rather dry and fruity.
T - Really interesting it does have a moderate hop bite but drinks more like a triple giving me bubble gum like sweetness mixed with dry yeast flavors.
M - If anything it has a touch too much carbonation bubbly like champagne. Not a huge deal but for the ABV it could use more body.
Overall a pretty sweet summer ale. The ABV is on par with an IPA and it has a pretty constant hop presence. I would get it again but I don't really see it around. I believe I paid $3.39 for the single which is pretty high for repeated purchase.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2013 00:51:45 | More by DrDemento456
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4.06/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the Union Beer House in Lebanon, PA
Poured into a nice medium size goblet, faintly hazy, with bright white head. only moderate carbonation.
Getting the yeast and banana on the nose, however faintly.
No big flavor punch at all. But you know what, it's GOOD. Very mild and subtle flavors swirling around in the mouth, but somehow the flavors come through as full . Banana, yeast, light spice, even makes you think of summer. Extremely refreshing, but satisfying as a beer, not just as a quench thirster. I freely admit that belgians mostly leave me cold. Maybe this hit me on the right day, in the right mood, and the right level of tiredness, but I can see happily putting away a six pack on a warm summers day.
Sorry, got a bit offtrack there. Mouth is medium and satisfying
Overall, well, see above. I am usually excited about beers that smack you in the mouth one way or another, and, again, belgians of any style are not really my cup of tea. This was extremely enjoyable, and I'll seek it out for the rest of the summer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-11-2014 20:21:22 | More by MikeWard
3.53/5 rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The color is a bit cloudy, bronze with a nice iridescent brightness. The head is foam and sticky and adhered well to the glass.
The nose is quite complex, very nice but gets drowned in the finish with a phenolic tone. Wheat grain is evident at first with a yeast, bubblegum, pepper and clove. The phenomenon then hit strongly and diminish a great aroma.
The flavor is a tinge sweet with banana and bubblegum then a bit bitter with hops and pine. The finish is a bit spicy with cloves and it finishes with a tonic water taste.
The feel bubbling, effervescent, dry and watery, much like tonic water.
This seemed to be a very good example of the style but it was ruined at every turn by one deterring detail.
Serving type: on-tap
07-09-2014 00:02:40 | More by KYGunner
Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 674 ratings.