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Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang

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90
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661 Ratings
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Ratings: 661
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 14
Gots: 44 | 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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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-03-2013 22:45:06 | More by grahamboudreaux
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barczar

Kentucky

3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden apricot with a huge frothy ivory head that dissipates in big bubbles, leaving spotty lacing.

Notes of peach, pear, bandaid, bubblegum, floral hops, clove, and white pepper form the initial aroma. Wet hay, coriander, and yeast add complexity.

Flavor reveals a dominant bubblegum and bandaid character throughout, finishing fairly dry, earthy, and a touch bitter. Grapefruit underpinnings become evident. Peaches, green apples, lemon, and white pepper accompany a lightly bready malt backbone that is easily dominated by yeast flavoring and esters.

Body is moderate and slightly creamy, with fairly high carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.

I'm not a fan of the phenol, so this is a tough one for me. I like the other flavors and aromas, but would much prefer it without the bubblegum and bandaid characters. Fairly complex beer, with enough bittering to counter the esters, but not overwhelm.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 19:30:40 | More by barczar
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-03-2013 19:11:29 | More by mikeburd1128
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-03-2013 18:04:39 | More by schopenhauerale
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Sgbrown78

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-03-2013 02:22:56 | More by Sgbrown78
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lou777

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-03-2013 00:14:39 | More by lou777
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AlbertVogler

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-01-2013 02:01:12 | More by AlbertVogler
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-31-2013 04:04:59 | More by Burt
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EtOHMD

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-31-2013 01:00:15 | More by EtOHMD
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riktronics

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-30-2013 00:33:30 | More by riktronics
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SavageHopHead

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

07-28-2013 19:58:38 | More by SavageHopHead
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-28-2013 19:05:30 | More by Hellpop65
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dsshuck

Delaware

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-28-2013 18:19:58 | More by dsshuck
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-28-2013 03:02:47 | More by CCutch
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keithmurray

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - hazy dark golden liquid with voluminous white head

Smell - Lemon, Lime, yeast, very tropical

Taste - Much like the smell, lemons, limes, clove, ginger, coriander

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, high, bubbly carbonation, starts out a bit sweet, then moves to tart and sour towards the finish, dry finish as well

Overall - This was a really good beverage, really tasty yet refreshing; one that I would be happy to re-visit. I hope Ommegang comes back out with this one next summer.

Price Point - $10.50/ 4pk 12 oz bottles

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 00:54:39 | More by keithmurray
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Scary_Version

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-27-2013 04:06:43 | More by Scary_Version
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 355 ml. bottle dated Best By 10/20/14. Sampled on July 26, 2013.

It pours golden yellow and murky that erupts into a huge puffy white head that takes forever to dissipate but it does eventually.

Oh that nose! Belgian yeasts, Belgian malts, toasted biscuit, spice, and earthy hop all come together to make this incredibly inviting.

The body is light and it is smooth and creamy to boot.

The flavor is much like the nose but there is a bit more of a citrus bite and a slightly lingering peppery finish. This has jumped top the of my summer ale list.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 19:40:33 | More by puboflyons
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JWearda

Iowa

4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from the bar tap.

Appearance: golden color with cloudy haze and very little foam. Can't wait to let it pass my lips!

Smell: light, sweet, fresh, and summery; almost citrusy.

Taste: very smooth and easy to let this ale lay on your taste buds for awhile!

Mouthfeel: clean and smooth, not invasive; has a clean and dry finish. VERY good!

Overall: the perfect summer ale! Not heavy and filling, but very good flavor and smoothness.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2013 16:39:16 | More by JWearda
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-25-2013 00:26:59 | More by tdmccarthy
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-24-2013 02:07:39 | More by heerboth
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-23-2013 22:31:39 | More by doremite
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MonkeyStain

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-23-2013 22:11:39 | More by MonkeyStain
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Bromine

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-23-2013 10:49:20 | More by Bromine
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flagmantho

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: silvery-gold hue with a moderately thick haze and two fingers of creamy white foam. Looks like a good witbier; I like it a lot.

Smell: sweet malt with a little bit of farmhouse funk melds with fresh, grassy hops with perhaps a touch of earthy character. Quite enticing and, indeed, summery.

Taste: nice malt flavor with that little funk and a tiny hint of tartness which just adds to the refreshing character of the grassy hops. Bitterness is strong enough to hold its own, but is quite smooth. Very nice indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a giant carbonation and huge carbonation. A little bit evanescent, but quite satisfying nonetheless.

Overall: I should stock up on six packs of this stuff. It is hugely quaffable despite its ABV and it just suits my palate very well.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 03:19:31 | More by flagmantho
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lpstar

California

3/5  rDev -25.4%

07-23-2013 01:35:55 | More by lpstar
Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 661 ratings.