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Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang

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90
outstanding

818 Ratings
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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 23
Gots: 76 | 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:
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(Beer added by: THANAT0PSIS on 04-15-2013)
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heerboth, Jul 24, 2013
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Bromine, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: silvery-gold hue with a moderately thick haze and two fingers of creamy white foam. Looks like a good witbier; I like it a lot.

Smell: sweet malt with a little bit of farmhouse funk melds with fresh, grassy hops with perhaps a touch of earthy character. Quite enticing and, indeed, summery.

Taste: nice malt flavor with that little funk and a tiny hint of tartness which just adds to the refreshing character of the grassy hops. Bitterness is strong enough to hold its own, but is quite smooth. Very nice indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a giant carbonation and huge carbonation. A little bit evanescent, but quite satisfying nonetheless.

Overall: I should stock up on six packs of this stuff. It is hugely quaffable despite its ABV and it just suits my palate very well.

flagmantho, Jul 23, 2013
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lpstar, Jul 23, 2013
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lauries444, Jul 23, 2013
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Muleshark, Jul 23, 2013
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Rekrule, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Gotti311, Jul 22, 2013
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animal69, Jul 20, 2013
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Photo of rangerred
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a substantial foamy white head nearly spilling out of the glass. Outstanding head retention and thick globs of lacing.

The aroma fits the style perfectly. Spicy lemon and orange peel along with great yeast esters. Bread and cracker crumbs in the background with some flowers. Just really amazing in every way possible.

The flavor is just as great as the aroma with juicy orange and lemon up front with a quick hit of coriander. Spicy Belgian yeast is present throughout and a very nice bready malt base. Light bitterness and a very light spritzy mouthfeel.

Overall, an amzing enjoyable beer. I don't believe I have had a bad beer from this brewery and this one is just perfect for summer.

rangerred, Jul 17, 2013
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rockaday, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on tap at the source, this very light Belgian summer beer is just what the doctor ordered after a long drive through the eastern new your countryside. it pours a pale golden color, more yellow really, with a fair bit of suspended sediment and a huge creamy white head that is continually rising rather than falling. I smell grassy hops, very light wheat malt, and the slightest spice kick. the taste is quite herbal, with the hops giving more flavor than bitterness, and the malt being light enough to allow this awesome Belgian yeast to be prominent. the finish is really clean, and the alcohol is very well hidden. the lightness in feel of this beer impressed me the most, and the floral and herbal profile of the hops is a nice seasonal touch. carbonation on par with the rest of the ommegang lineup. this is an excellent summer drink, also really fantastic with a splash of the fruitesse raspberry beer that's also on tap at the brewery. ommegang can do no wrong.

StonedTrippin, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice artful label. "Serve at 40 F." 6.8% ABV confirmed. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded pry-off cap acquired at Red Carpet Wine in Glendale and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip. I keep seeing this beer revered in the forums, so I'm pretty excited to try it. "Summer ale." It doesn't explicitly identify as a Belgian Pale Ale, but it does identify as an ale and the description emphasizes the hop profile of the beer, so I'll review it as a Belgian Pale.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 3.5 finger head of beige colour. Fluffy. Decent thickness. Not much creaminess here. Soft smooth complexion. Light even spotty lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head is to style overall, and looks pretty good.

Body colour is a cloudy dark yellow with muted copper hues. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Translucent; nontransparent. Could be more vibrant than it is.

Overall, it's pretty standard fare for the style; not unique or special but I don't notice any overt flaws.

Sm: Perfumey crystal malt and floral hops. Spicy yeast is detectable, with hints of clove and coriander/cilantro. Spritzy. Straw. Light brettanomyces-like funkiness. Citrusy fruit peel - orange, lemon. Some zest. Clean. Surprisingly aromatic; this one's fairly pungent. Not a common trait in a Belgian Pale. Doughy, bready, grainy. Bakers' yeast. Some apple. Lime. Even a hint of salt. Maybe some white pepper too.

Dough/breadiness is the dominant note.

T: Doughy and bready. Lime and salt hit on the climax, which comes off oddly refreshing here. Floral hop character is present throughout, but isn't particularly evocative or diverse. It does complement the body of the beer - which is itself comprised of pale malt, biscuit malt, crystal malt, and grains. A touch of apple is present in the first act, introducing the drinker to the first of many nuanced fruit notes; I get some light zesty citrus with wisps of lemon. Some white pepper and lemon pepper come through. Light funky undertones. The yeast tastes simultaneously like bakers' yeast (yielding the aforementioned bready character) and a more refined spicy yeast - with notes of clove and perhaps coriander and/or allspice. It's surprisingly subtly executed for the style. Nice balance as well. I like it.

Flavour duration is above average for the style. Flavour intensity is average.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Soft. A bit too thick for the style and flavour profile. Slightly overcarbonated. Suits the flavour profile generally well, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it. Nice presence on the palate.

Dr: A drinkable Belgian Pale from Ommegang. I like this as a summer beer, and could easily enjoy more than one if in the mood for the style. I wouldn't recommend it to friends, but it's solidly executed and fairly refreshing.

B-

kojevergas, Jul 15, 2013
Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.