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Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 864
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 29
Gots: 93 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: THANAT0PSIS on 04-15-2013

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3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance gets a five in my book. Very fluffy creamy head that very slowly dissipates leaving some sticky suds on the side. Bright straw yellow with a pretty nice amount of carbonation. Very cloudy, yet still bright. Cant see through this one at all.

Smells also great, fresh cut grass and hay with a touch of funk barnyard. There's a yeasty spice to it that just reminds me of a spring day. Exactly what I would expect on a fresh spring day. Did I mention fresh?

Taste is great as well, there's a spicy herbal hop note in there that mixes well with a somewhat tart hay and light cracker malt flavour. It strays a touch from the smell but still highly drinkable.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and refreshing. Doesn't feel overly carbonated which is good since the head and appearance suggested it could be.

Overall, this is a solid offering from Ommegang. It's a great spring beer and one I'll look forward to having again. It's not overly hoppy as one would think by the description on the label. It's kinda like a mix between a saison and a Belgian pale ale, with added hop notes. A nice blend of malt, tart, hay, funk, and hops. Not overly doing it in any category.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a white head with excellent retention that clings to the glass
S-bright lemony citrus, slightly floral and grassy with some sweetness in the background
T-tart citrus that is crisp and dry in the finish
M-medium bodied and highly carbonated
O-very refreshing brew that is easy drinking

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
89 out of 100 based on 864 ratings.