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Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang

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90
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662 Ratings
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Ratings: 662
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 14
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: THANAT0PSIS on 04-15-2013)
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Reviews by MadScientist:
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MadScientist

New York

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 22:25:23 | More by MadScientist
More User Reviews:
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

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.

Cheers.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2014 20:21:22 | More by MikeWard
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ksimons

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-10-2014 01:23:44 | More by ksimons
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DCHritz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-09-2014 23:19:29 | More by DCHritz
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timmynyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-09-2014 21:49:52 | More by timmynyc
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FHSPSU67

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

07-09-2014 13:12:48 | More by FHSPSU67
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KYGunner

Kentucky

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
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KazzTheMiro


3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-07-2014 20:16:15 | More by KazzTheMiro
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earlholman

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-07-2014 17:04:39 | More by earlholman
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-07-2014 03:16:18 | More by KAF
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exilio

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-07-2014 02:56:18 | More by exilio
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bacherb


4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-07-2014 00:47:58 | More by bacherb
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msumike89

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-06-2014 19:14:25 | More by msumike89
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kew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-06-2014 03:02:09 | More by kew
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-05-2014 23:20:13 | More by KeyWestGator
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy golden straw yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and a light amount of pale yellow highlights. The beer has a four finger tall dense foamy light beige head that very slowly reduces to a medium sized finger tall dense cap towards the center of the glass surrounded by a thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy and pale malts with a slightly stronger aroma of lemon citrus and a moderate amount of Belgian yeast with a hint of spiciness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of pale and grainy malts with a slightly stronger than moderate amount of lemon citrus. There is a light amount of Belgian yeast with a touch of spiciness and light to moderate flavors of floral hops which impart a light amount of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly less than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp with a touch of dryness in the finish.

O: I found this beer to be a really nicely constructed summer brew - a nice combination of a traditional Belgian Pale Ale with some heavier flavors of citrus and a touch more hops than usual. Easy to drink and refreshing with well hidden alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 20:09:47 | More by dbrauneis
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Dbot

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-04-2014 23:32:45 | More by Dbot
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CaptainSkybeard

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-04-2014 12:31:22 | More by CaptainSkybeard
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DaveD1420

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-04-2014 03:13:54 | More by DaveD1420
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Kayaker

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

07-03-2014 22:01:20 | More by Kayaker
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greenalisson


4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-03-2014 17:38:44 | More by greenalisson
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PA-hunter

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured bottle into glass. 6.8% abv

Appearance- Dull yellow and extremely cloudy. Massive foamy head with great retention. A great amount of yeast sediment also.

Smell- Fresh floral aroma with strong sugary aromas of apricot and orange. It smells quite sweet, not much unlike that of candy.

Taste- The citrus zest of orange is apparent early in the flavor profile. This moves on to an earthy hop bitterness midway that is spot on for this style. Hops are apparent as the name imparts. The sweet sugar taste lingers through the hops and the spicy finish is reminiscent of fresh ground black pepper.

Mouthfeel- Not heavy, but moderate. Just right for a beer labeled as a Summer seasonal. Granted, this is 6.8% abv, so props to Ommegang for making this feel like a 5% beer when it is not. The spicy yeast finish with the generous hop addition make the great complexity and depth of this beer linger in the palate.

Overall- Outstanding! So much going on with this beer and great for the Summer. Another masterpiece from Ommegang and a top shelf Belgian pale ale. I will need to get more of this fine seasonal offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 03:21:37 | More by PA-hunter
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Simko1209

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-02-2014 16:58:13 | More by Simko1209
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DrKarl

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-01-2014 23:24:21 | More by DrKarl
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a cloudy golden color. The head is around two fingers high and white in shade. Despite the frothy texture, head retention is quite good. There are also some webs of lacing left behind.

S: I'm really loving the fruity notes coming forth. Apricot, peach, white grapes, tangerines, and oranges, mostly. There's also a subtle background of grassy and floral qualities - even some rustic ones, too. Maybe the nose could use a mite more punch, but I don't care. It absolutely smells like it will be delicious.

T: The first few sips are floral and grassy. After a while, though, it turns into pure orange-y goodness. I really love the fresh orange flavors going on here. Its finish retains some of its grassiness, though. It doesn't seem as rustic as it did on the nose, but as a vessel to show off its hopping, it's a success. Pouring the dregs in smooths out its citrusy notes at the cost of introducing some bready flavors.

M: This is very fizzy on the palate. It finishes dry, natch, but the carbonation is so strong it's distracting. This beer really fills the mouth, creating a faint overwhelming sensation at times. Even still, it's pretty easy to drink (actually, I kind of want to savor this one...)

O: Yum, this is delicious. The mouthfeel could use a few tweaks here and there, if nothing else. I'd have no trouble killing this by the 4-pack, shame I only bought a single. Need more of this...

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 20:21:23 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
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