Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang
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4.25/5 rDev +6%
Pours hazy and pale. The color of gentle, golden rays of sunshine. A tall billowing head of foam that falls ever so slowly and never quite leaves because of all the streaming effervescence. Leaves plenty of soapy lace and a thick cap and ring. Nose is like rain. First because there are tiny bubbles jumping out of the glass but also because it's lush with floral and citrus perfume. There's Belgian yeast and spice, a bit of pepper, lemon, lime and light banana. There's a touch of clove and light green apple. The malt is pale. Cracker and light honey. Sweet and tempting alongside the fruit. Golden wheat. It drinks like the nose. Sparkling clean, and a travels the palate with style. All that fruit in perfect harmony with the spices. The yeast a touch sour, the citrus a bit tart but sweet overall, like a bushel of ripe fruits. The balance is perfection as all the aspects come together in their complexity to from a drink that is simple and pure goodness. The cracker and wheat are dry in the finish and the hops, which have been shy until just now peek their heads out. They have contributed a powerful floral perfume and in the finish they leave just a small and delicate bitter. Finishes dry.
Ommegang never fails to delight and this is a refreshing and well made summer ale that will quench your thirst and delight the palate. Elegant yet earthy. The citrus makes your mouth water and then the apple quenches your thirst. The hops are gentle to the drink and accentuate the fruit , especially the lime. Imaginative and airy.
07-10-2013 15:10:38 | More by utopiajane
4.24/5 rDev +5.7%
Served in a tulip glass.
Appearance: A strong dirty gold, full of bubbles all over the body. The white head is a little ofer a dinger's length settling quite slow after a sip or two.
Smell: A nice yeast with a hit of bread...becomes a very appetizing sniff.
Taste: sweet yeast, heavy bread almost like a multigrain with a sweet citrus lemon. You taste and you can't get enough.
Mouth: medium, slightly heavy and a little dry that had a little sourness to it at the end.
Overall: very good beer that took me by suprise. It's smooth but ridiculously strong in flavors that it might overwhelm you just a but you will appreciate it. A beer best served well done, Salud!
07-09-2013 02:32:05 | More by BlurryVisi0n
4.29/5 rDev +7%
Pours a lemon yellow color with a 2 inch head. The bartender kept looking like she made a mistake trying to pour it several times to minimize the foam but failed every time until giving up.
Smells like a lemon zest, citrus fruits and a little spice. The taste follows the aroma as it provides an initial nice citrus taste, with a little hoppy bite on the back end.
Overall I was pleasantly surprised
07-08-2013 01:06:43 | More by MWolverines66
4.19/5 rDev +4.5%
A-Pours a cloudy straw color. Gigantic head. Head is easily 3 inches high. I'd like it to die off so I can drink the frigging thing.
S-Spicy and eatery. Banana yogurt. Zesty, lemony hops. Animal cracker malt.
T-The flavor really jumps on the palate. Lemon meringue. Lemony hops and sweetness. Coriander and floral hops. Spicy and estery. Quite tasty, quite unique.
M-Drinks like a 4% brew. Very refreshing. Subtle carbonation. Pleasing on the tongue.
O/D-Was not expecting to like this beer so much. Very unique flavor. I enjoyed this more than most BPAs from Belgium. Cut more in my mold.
07-07-2013 16:12:10 | More by VelvetExtract
4.08/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
07-05-2013 15:23:53 | More by Aml42000
3.76/5 rDev -6.2%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a wine goblet.
Cloudy, pale gold in color, with a big cloud deck of pillowy white foam.
Aroma-Subtle Belgian spiciness
Taste-Floral hops, spiciness, clean, dry finish. Refreshing and complex. Reminiscient of a fresh farmhouse ale or a young saison. Very nice.
07-04-2013 18:41:48 | More by hosehead83
Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.