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Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

817 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 23
Gots: 76 | 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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Photo of dcguitar
4/5  rDev 0%

dcguitar, Aug 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

zbloom, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

kjkinsey, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of b1515152004
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

b1515152004, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of timoteo833
4/5  rDev 0%

timoteo833, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.6/5  rDev -10%
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.

barczar, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of mikeburd1128
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

mikeburd1128, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Sgbrown78
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Sgbrown78, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of lou777
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

lou777, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of AlbertVogler
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

AlbertVogler, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev 0%

Burt, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of EtOHMD
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

EtOHMD, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of riktronics
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

riktronics, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of SavageHopHead
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

SavageHopHead, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Hellpop65, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

dsshuck, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of CCutch
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

CCutch, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of keithmurray
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
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

keithmurray, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Scary_Version
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Scary_Version, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

puboflyons, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of JWearda
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

JWearda, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

tdmccarthy, Jul 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

heerboth, Jul 24, 2013
Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 817 ratings.