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Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang

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90
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758 Ratings
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Ratings: 758
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 18
Gots: 57 | 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 Willytee3:
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Willytee3

New York

4.59/5  rDev +14.5%

Pours a golden sunlight yellow with a pillowy pure white head. Slight haze and floaties from the pour. Explosive head with streaming bubbles that support the head which eventually settles into a frothy ring and lace.

Smells of brett with a straw like bubble gum. Some dry flowers and wheat in background. Pleasant clean and crisp citrus with a touch of spice.

Tastes of light brett with green flowers balanced by a backbone of round wheat. Nice spiciness presumably from the hop flowers with a green hoppy character. Citrus lightly compliments throughout and leaves a mouth watering dry pucker on the finish.

Loads of sharp prickly bubbles deliver a spicy dull brett feel turns frothy almost full body but stays thankfully light.

Overall a great expression of pure green hops in a nicely balanced summer brew. This one is two cuts above the rest and hits it out of double day park. Really in a league of it's own when it comes to summer beers, my favorite by far.

08-09-2013 05:52:37 | More by Willytee3
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oberon

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

06-07-2013 21:25:07 | More by oberon
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braugon

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

05-10-2013 22:20:40 | More by braugon
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MadScientist

New York

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

06-09-2013 22:25:23 | More by MadScientist
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-25-2013 13:04:29 | More by tbryan5
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -19%

09-15-2013 20:47:26 | More by woodchipper
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csmartin6

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-16-2013 17:41:11 | More by csmartin6
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-30-2013 14:40:18 | More by warnerry
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generallee

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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!

08-19-2014 01:23:20 | More by generallee
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Someguyperson

California

4.14/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

06-03-2013 23:50:58 | More by Someguyperson
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mverity

Florida

4.04/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

05-31-2013 21:06:09 | More by mverity
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Billolick

New York

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%

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

06-28-2013 17:42:44 | More by Billolick
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-16-2013 03:29:16 | More by Guinnsslvr
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-26-2013 23:03:22 | More by reitzbrewing
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JC333

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

06-05-2013 02:35:08 | More by JC333
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jay-tyler

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%

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.

05-27-2014 22:17:50 | More by jay-tyler
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

05-07-2013 02:50:44 | More by bsp77
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-13-2014 02:12:38 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-02-2013 20:39:49 | More by Janeinma
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-02-2014 01:22:46 | More by bpfrush
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

05-15-2013 06:04:32 | More by MattyG85
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DrKarl

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-23-2013 22:31:39 | More by doremite
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

06-24-2013 14:29:16 | More by ryser2k
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +5%

Beautiful beer pours a brilliant golden orange with a hazed yeast suspension going strong, bright slightly off white head forms thick like a mousse, cloudy textured pillows above the sides of my Piraat chalice. Aroma has spicy black pepper notes, herbal green fresh cut grass, citrus rinds, a nice mix of green summery hop components Fleur de Houblon is flower of hops. Finishes each sniff with the house yeast spicy aspects that are almost like a candied bread dough, very festive. Citrus bursts with green hops, sweet fruitiness hints of tropical fruits and blue agave tartness, spicy yeast presence kicks in the finish with the spicy herbal floral hops crashing with each sip wonderful summer ale for sure. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with effervescent Belgian style carbonation this is slick and oily with hop oils as well, lingering bitterness is a match between the house yeast character and whole Bravo hop additions. I really really enjoyed this Ommegang offering unlike anything I've tried recently homerun for complexity and refreshment.

05-29-2013 01:13:30 | More by WVbeergeek
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Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 758 ratings.