1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang

Not Rated.
Fleur De HoublonFleur De Houblon

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

708 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 708
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 15
Gots: 51 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 708 | Reviews: 131 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Sammy
Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-07-2013 21:10:14 | More by Sammy
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84

California

4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light gold with a super foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus fruit, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with floral and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and somewhat medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a really nice balance between the hops and the Belgian aspects in the aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 04:23:59 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of djrn2
djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

06-23-2013 19:40:17 | More by djrn2
Photo of Thorpe429
Thorpe429

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-29-2013 20:13:06 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of BEERchitect
BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

So, when will Ommegang build a hoppy beer? Not just a Belgian-type beer with slightly elevated hop character, but a true hop-focused beer? Well, today they do!

Like any Belgian IPA would, this distinctive ale pours with a hazy gold appearance that's capped by a strong frothy head the nearly reaches rocky proportions. Its broken lace lines the glass in true hoppy form.

Bready-sweet in both aroma and taste, the beer is doughy, grainy, and lightly candied with peps of honey. Flowery hops closely follow the malt and take the shape of lime citrus, earthen hay, grass, pine and perfume. Lightly fruity with apples, limes and light salt- its the broad and spicy hops that carry its finish to a light wine-like and peppery closure.

Medium bodied through middle palate, its early bread textures are shed at the mid point for a slightly acidic body with grain and peppery warmth. A finish of grassy bitterness and lemon bite closes the beer with decisive bitter dryness.

Ommegang's first real hoppy beer is Belgian at heart. Even with slightly muted Belgian-esque character, the hops elevate with all that rustic earthen charm that those hops allow. Its a seriously drinkable ale with a bitter cloak.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2013 05:38:37 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of acurtis
acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

06-23-2013 21:20:36 | More by acurtis
Photo of ygtbsm94
ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-08-2013 03:10:56 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of kjkinsey
kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-06-2013 00:06:18 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of ChainGangGuy
ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, light golden body with a tall, frothy, white head.

Smell: Enjoyably fruity, citrusy, and floral with spicy and subtle resinous pine of the hops atop yeast and sugar dosed bread dough.

Taste: Upfront, it's a little doughy, bready, grainy and given a firm dose of confectioners sugar. A lemon-lime fruitiness and chipper floral character mingles in with the residual sweetness. Subdued spiciness. Even a little Yellow Delicious apple on the back half. Drying, lemon-lime finish with a last little zip of suds.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation.

Overall: Refreshing and likable.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 22:28:04 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of Texasfan549
Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-17-2013 05:39:07 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of jaydoc
jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

12-23-2013 04:30:40 | More by jaydoc
Photo of kylehay2004
kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-19-2013 01:44:58 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of oberon
oberon

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 21:25:07 | More by oberon
Photo of TMoney2591
TMoney2591

Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass at Beer Market - Vernon Hills.

I don't know how this beer has escaped my radar, but at least it comes to an end now. It pours a hazy straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises flowers, light greens, light black pepper, very light clove, and a hint of artificial Easter candy. That may have sounded negative, but the combination somehow works pretty well. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some cracked wheat, some lemon zest, more clove, and a pinch of coriander. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a nice little BPA, nothing truly special, but something pretty darn drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2013 07:33:25 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of zeff80
zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-06-2013 00:02:54 | More by zeff80
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-08-2013 07:21:44 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of largadeer
largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

06-08-2013 21:35:39 | More by largadeer
Photo of nickfl
nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-26-2013 21:02:02 | More by nickfl
Photo of RblWthACoz
RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a very floral and slightly fruity pale ale. The detractor to me is the carbonation. Too full and hits the mouth too much. It's nice, sure. But it's not quite where I'd want to be for the style. Always nice to try something different from Ommegang.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 20:47:28 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of WVbeergeek
WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 01:13:30 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of russpowell
russpowell

Oklahoma

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours gold with a thumb+ of effervescent eegg shell colored head. Some floaties, nice head retention & average lacing

S: Apple peels, pears & peppery yeast, some pineapple as this warmed

T: Follows the nose, white pepper, some pineapple too up front. Pears, traces of pineapple & grapefruit as this warms, more peppery yeast. Finishes with pineapple, pears, dryness & a bit of grapefruit

MF: Light bodied, crisp carbonation, nice balance

Easy to drink, not a great example of the style, but pretty good, was hoping this would be hoppier, Might buy this again, not convinced that I would in most cases...

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 03:25:32 | More by russpowell
Photo of SocalKicks
SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-23-2013 03:36:48 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of jlindros
jlindros

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a huge foamy bubbly head that attempts to fades fairly quickly but many bubbles streaming up reinforce it, mostly clear golden honey colored at the thin parts and nectar orange at the thick. Decent spotty lacing.

Nose very floral, citrus lemon peel, light flowery tea, already hint of coriander like spice, faint Belgian esters, light blond malt, touch of a floral lemony hop, touch of a grainy cereal grain.

Taste starts with more lemony citrus zest, then into Belgian esters, light floral spices and flowery like flavours again. Hops really come out but not super bitter or overpowering, fair to light bitterness, light lemon peel and floral hops. Again light cereal blond grainy flavours, and a hint if sweetness giving it a lemon candy flavor. Finish is dry and gets fairly bitter, lingering lemon peel like bitter rind, little grainy blond malt also lingering.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb.

Overall not bad, decent for a summer beer that doesn't get too light or fruity but still brings a nice hop character and without getting too powerful for a summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 14:26:29 | More by jlindros
Photo of WesWes
WesWes

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-13-2013 23:05:32 | More by WesWes
Photo of StonedTrippin
StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 13:55:25 | More by StonedTrippin
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 708 ratings.