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Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang

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506 Ratings
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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.18%


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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rangerred

Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 01:29:01 | More by rangerred
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
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
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kojevergas

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -14.9%
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-

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 03:18:59 | More by kojevergas
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Oliver's in Albany, NY.

Pours a hazy gold with some floaties. 1 inch head, good sticky lacing.

The smells is strongly floral and perfumey. Some other smells are there, including some grain and bread, but this is dominantly floral.

Flowery hop juice is the best way to describe this beer in flavor. It works for me, but might not for everybody. Some pine and grapefruit as well, but floral is the name of the game. Some Belgian yeast flavors fight for dominance, but are drowned out. Slightly peppery. Low bitterness.

Medium to light bodied, with good carbonation. Very crisp.

Ommegang is stepping out of their comfort zone with this one- they just don't do hoppy beers- but I'm liking what they did.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 23:56:02 | More by GreesyFizeek
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pilsner glass.

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 19:27:02 | More by mooseo
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: Bottled 2013-03-26, best by 2014-03
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Pours a towering 3.5cm head of fairly clean, white foam, made up of very small bubbles, creating a dense, frothy appearance. Retention is excellent, the head lasting several minutes in a very slow decline to a .75cm cap atop the body of the beer for the duration of the drinking session. Lacing is excllent, the foam leaving substantial, thick designs clinging to the walls of the glass. The body itself is a rich golden orange, slighty hazy (perhaps 25-35% opacity: and I did not add in the yeast), light bringing out rich yellow hues. Carbonation is quite visible and very active

Aroma is bright, flowery (nearly perfume-like), with mild citrus (orange, slight lemon) and Belgian yeast (brewer's yeast, musty basement, slight funk) characters.

Overall flavor is bright: floral tastes abound with pleasant grapefruit and orange citrus, with moderate touches of Belgian yeast and pale malt base. Front of palate is full of floral and orange-lemon citrus hop character, Belgian yeast traits (brewer's yeast, a bit of basement mustiness, very slight funk), and a mild pale malt base sweetness. Mid-palate is of floral characters, bright fruit esters (apple, pear, pineapple) with substantial citrus, primarily of orange, but also grapefruit and lemon (not heavy), all atop a pleasant pale malt base with some Belgian yeast flavors (brewer's yeast, musty basement). Back of palate features continued floral characters with more assertive, but still pleasantly mild bitterness, citrus (orange, lesser grapefruit and lemon), pineapple, and Belgian yeast characters. Aftertaste of pineapple, Belgian yeast characters, mild bitterness,

Beer is medium-light to light in body, with medium to medium-high levels of carbonation, which are appropriate for the style. The carbonation pushes towards fizziness, but never arrives there, leading to a softly effervescent, then foamy and smooth mouthfeel that goes well with this floral and mild citrus-leaning beer. Closes semi-dry, with fairly substantial stickiness lingering on the tongue and lips.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 06:02:21 | More by falloutsnow
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, fresh hops and a touch of lemon zest. In the taste, fresh hops, with a minty burn, with a lemon zest sweetness. A hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dryer fresh hop and notes of lemon citrus in the aftertaste. Nice hop presence and quite refreshing with lemon zest.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 13:46:39 | More by OWSLEY069
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utopiajane

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 15:10:38 | More by utopiajane
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 02:32:05 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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MWolverines66

New York

4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2013 01:06:43 | More by MWolverines66
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 16:12:10 | More by VelvetExtract
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Aml42000

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 15:23:53 | More by Aml42000
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 18:41:48 | More by hosehead83
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint at the lumberyard in Georgetown ct. Nice slightly cloudy golden color pour with a finger of head. Nice floral hoppy mixed with spicy peppery saison aroma. Similar taste...floral hops, a bit of fruitiness, and spicy saison yeast...really well balanced. Nice maltiness and perfect mouthfeel. Really a hoppy saison to me and its really nice.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2013 23:07:04 | More by DrinkSlurm
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mikem0487

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into Wicked Weed tulip glass.

A-Golden honey body with a nice turbid haze to it. Poured a huge bubbly white head that receded to the beer head and left nice lacing streaks around the perimeter of the glass.

S-Very floral nose with citrus zest notes. The yeast gives very nice and appropriate phenolic characterists of clove with a mild spiciness.

T-The flavor is dominated by the yeast but the hops and malt tone it down a bit to find a nice balance between the three. Spice notes are throughout the palate. Herbal pine and citrus notes come in the middle and the end of the tasting. Has nice balance at the finish with the spiciness from the yeast and the hop notes complementing one another nicely.

M-Medium/full bodied beer. Very effervescent on the tongue. Finishes on the dry side.

O-A very enjoyable and highly drinkable BPA from Ommegang. Its one of those beers I could enjoy drinking outside all day. I highly recommend it!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 01:26:10 | More by mikem0487
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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review taken in early June 2013. I actually enjoyed the last couple in the opening matches of the Confederations Cup 2013.

12 oz brown bottle with lovely Ommegang style artwork. Bright golden yellow with a green font. Reminds me of the early summer time heat. Poured into a glass similar to the one recommended on the label. I call it an English or Belgian in this case port glass. Stemmed port glass.

A - glowing golden yellow or even a lemon yellow colored body that was a touch hazy. Fluffy white head had some frothiness and sort of creamy on top. Head lasted a while and the lace provided some slow moving stickiness on the glass. The body just glows and glows. Very beautiful looking body.

S - pale malt and a unique Belgian like ommegang yeast. Aroma is bright and floral with some lemon. Almost flowery. Some nice spices in those back end of the nose.

T - flowery and floral hop notes all over. Slightly fruity with Touches of bright lemon and zest with a pretty good yeast flavor. A clean yeast taste. Pale like malt make up the backbone but come off a bit dull compared to the flowery hops. Some summer spices with some bitterness to the finish.

M - a pretty refreshing mouthfeel overall but may be a touch thin for some. Texture is pretty close to being on par with a lot of American made saison/farmhouse ales. Overall the feel is exactly what you want on a hot and humid summer evening. Clean and refreshing.

O - I really enjoy Ommegang brews. This summer offering is a well craft Belgian pale ale and one warm weather fans could add to their arsenal of summer style ales. I'm not sure id drink this over Hennepin, but it is a very good ale given its characteristics and style format. Definitely something a bit different and hits the phrase summer ale on the head. If you like the literally flowery hopped brew then this is for you. It's bright and beautiful and every drink reminds you of bright floral occasions summer time has to offer. Nice clean brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 01:05:13 | More by BradtheGreat7
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a four-pack of Ommegang Fleur de Houblon at the liquor store in Kimbark plaza, Hyde Park, Chicago. They had some craft beer sale and everything was available for cut-rate prices, so I scored this pack for only $6. Nice! 12 oz. brown bottle into my Beer Geek Nation tulip.

Appearance (4.25/5): Beautiful cloudy yellow color, towering four-finger head with super-tight bubbling. Head recedes a little slowly, shimmering as it goes down.

Smell (4/5): Very grassy in the aroma, with a slight cracker-like malt, lemon, peppery spice from the yeast. Extremely fresh smell to it that really works well for the warm weather, especially.

Taste (4.25/5): Taste follows the smell. A little grassy hop bitterness at the front, transitioning into yeasty notes of bubblegum, coriander, clove, and pepper in the middle, before finishes with a nice lightly bitter hoppy finish. More complex than what I was expecting, very pleasant, no alcohol in the flavor. Some cracker-like, biscuity malt in there, but this is a hop-forward beer.

Mouthfeel (4.25/5): Light body, vigorous carbonation that really plays well with the hoppy flavor profile.

Overall (4.25/5): This beer is somewhere between Hefeweizen and hoppy saison. Excellent, extremely drinkable beer that I wouldn't mind having in the winter. I'm very impressed at what Ommegang has done here. They have really struck a wonderful balance between flavors (hoppy, yeasty, wheaty), strength, and body. Wow! A pleasant early summer surprise!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 15:58:37 | More by hagbergl
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dgilks

Australia

3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear straw colour. Small white head. Fair head retention.

Lovely balance of citrus and spice. Classic said on aromas with some earthiness too.

Big bold phenol notes. Decent bitterness. Light on the citrus. Crisp and clean.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A really solid Belgian Pale. Nicely hoppy too. Really enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2013 20:19:56 | More by dgilks
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Billolick

New York

3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle purchased in a four pack at Half Time in Poughkeepsie, NY. Best by 03/2014 marked on the neck of the bottle.

Lifts a crazy huge head, that fairly rapidly fades to a thicker film and thicker strands of lace. Hazed yellowy tangarine.

Earthy and lemony nose.

Fresh, zesty and lemony up front. In the finish the hops announce their presence.Dry and again earthy. Belgian yeast notes, spice and pepper adding to the interest and complexity. Love the style and this is a nicely crafted example.

Bring on the salads, cheese and crusty bread. Well worth a try

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 17:42:44 | More by Billolick
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +2%
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
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FLima

Brazil

4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden color with a good head with decent retention.
Aroma of Belgian yeast and some sourness. Quite floral as well.
Delicious Belgian ale towards a sour beer with a firm but elegant floral hop with a mild overall funkiness. Hints of white wine. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with good carbonation and tiny bubbles.
Great sour beer, pardon me, BPA, refreshing and very well balance in all senses. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2013 01:25:53 | More by FLima
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden body was hazy, and a large four finger thick head formed rapidly, despite me pouring the beer very gently. The look reminded me a lot of Duvel, but the floral hoppy smell was evocative more of an IPA. Besides the hops, there were spicy, dusty smells imparted by the house yeast strain. The taste was a great combination of typical Belgian Pale Ale flavors, of banana, papaya, melon, and white pepper, and a distinctive hop character. The finish was somewhat tart, and spicy. The body was light and alcohol well hidden. A very easy to drink beer with a refreshing take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 06:39:40 | More by rajendra82
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Somewhat hazy for a pale ale but an amazing amount of carbonation as usual. An explosive 2+ inches of head that sticks around for quite a bit.
S - Not too hoppy but it smells rather dry and fruity.
T - Really interesting it does have a moderate hop bite but drinks more like a triple giving me bubble gum like sweetness mixed with dry yeast flavors.
M - If anything it has a touch too much carbonation bubbly like champagne. Not a huge deal but for the ABV it could use more body.

Overall a pretty sweet summer ale. The ABV is on par with an IPA and it has a pretty constant hop presence. I would get it again but I don't really see it around. I believe I paid $3.39 for the single which is pretty high for repeated purchase.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 00:51:45 | More by DrDemento456
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dar482

New York

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a light golden color.

The aroma has lemon, Belgian yeast, biscuit malt.

The flavor follows with citrus, some floral notes, a bit of spice or pepper like a wheat beer. The yeast used reminds me slightly of La Chouffe's.

There is a slight dry hoppy and bready finish.

The body is pretty light and it's quiet a refreshing beer. It's a nice summer Belgian IPA style beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2013 22:54:53 | More by dar482
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slader

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A beautifully complex brew. Summer Ales are ostensibly 'simple' and 'light'. But this one is sublimely bitter with an enduring aftertaste without being heavy. Boasts a 6.8 ABV but still feels summery. Has that distinctive Ommegang tingly mouth-feel.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 03:41:51 | More by slader
Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.