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Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 25
Gots: 82 | 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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Pours hazy, light-amber in color. Nice head formation and retention, while lacing is only sparse. On the nose, traditional Belgian yeastiness blends with a bright, hoppy citrus character. Chalky, phenolic presence at first followed by sourdough bread. Bright citrus note of lemon zest at the end.

Hop bitterness is prevalent on the palate, but it's definitely short of what you'd find in an American IPA. Bright, citric hop presence without the pungent, dank character of that style. Brisk, well-carbonated, if a bit prickly. Scrubs the palate nicely. Light malt profile with fruity esters providing the bulk of the flavor notes: green apple, white grape.

I've tried a couple Belgian IPAs previously and found I didn't like the combination of Belgian yeast and big IBUs. Fleur de Houblon was more to my liking, with a strong hop citric hop presence that did not overpower the BPA flavor.

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A - Hazy yellow golden with a titanic bubbly white head.

S - Banana, clove, lemon zest, bread, yeast, bubblegum.

T - Lemon, citrus hops, banana, sweet grains. The hops are more pronounced here than in the aroma. Finishes fairly sweet with a hint of tartness. Belgian yeast and spices are evident.

M - Creamy and smooth, light body. High carbonation, somewhat dry finish.

O - A nice Belgian pale ale that is easy to drink and very refreshing on a hot day. Good balance of flavors.

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Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 848 ratings.