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Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang

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667 Ratings
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Ratings: 667
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 14
Gots: 46 | 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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Jtrigonis

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-22-2013 17:21:55 | More by Jtrigonis
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slader

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
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
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LI_PO12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-22-2013 01:36:40 | More by LI_PO12
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Ommegang flute glass. Pours a hazy, light golden amber with a two finger, white head that slowly dissipated to a thin film, leaving light lacing. Pleasant aroma of biscuit malt and fresh citrus hops, light Belgian yeast. Flavor is semi-sweet biscuit malt, citrus hops, light lemon citrus, light pear; finishes drier with the hops, Belgian spicing and peppery herbs coming to the fore. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. A nice melding of American IPA hops and malt with classic Belgian components. Great with dinner. Ommegang continues to be a consistently fine brewer of Belgian inspired ales.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 01:21:53 | More by LiquidAmber
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incapacitant

New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

06-21-2013 23:54:04 | More by incapacitant
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Quafftastic

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-21-2013 23:20:02 | More by Quafftastic
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-21-2013 15:22:06 | More by MarkyMOD
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KornWallace

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-21-2013 09:23:23 | More by KornWallace
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-21-2013 06:57:59 | More by rab53
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. best by 03/2014.

A: a hazed straw blond body. head is massive. I mean absolutely ridiculous. couldn't even get half of the brew into my glass. great retention (if I can ever get through it) and cloud-like lacing.

S: a mild, barnyness. almost brett-like. certainly a herbal hop aroma as well. smells german, at first, now I am getting some of that Bravo. some sweet malts too.

T: for as dry as this smells, there are a decent amount of unfermented sweetness in here. however that herbal bitterness comes back to keep things balanced. finish is sweet with a bit of sweet grain and a mild fruitiness.

M: moderate amount of carb, almost vivacious. medium body.

D: one of the most enjoyable beers (besides their main lineup) that I have had from ommegang in a while. very balanced, refreshing, just a well made beer that fits the BPA style nicely. doesn't even drink close to its abv.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 03:21:03 | More by Jimmys
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- 12oz bottle to snifter with a very hazy, light golden yellow body. A foamy white head forms to a few fingers high with good retention. Creamy ring around the glass leaves small lace patches.

S- Yeasty with a good hop presence. Quite a bit of lemon oil and zest feel, sharp citrus notes. Belgian yeast hints of pepper, coriander, spice and fruit like pear and apple.

T- Again a pretty seamless blend of yeast and hops with a slight malt balance. Fruity and spicy overall feel to the flavor with big notes of lemon zest, apple, pear and Belgian yeast spice, pepper and coriander come to mind. Floral, herbal and citrus seemingly from the hops. Slight malt sweetness and cracked grain hint.

MF- Dried out body has a light end feel but a high carbonation which feels suitable for a Belgian style Pale. Agitation causes the beer to take on a nice creamy, silky smooth feel. Good bitter edge in the finish.

Good spice forward Pale with good a good hoppy edge. I forget how much this goes for but I might have to pick up a pack of it. Very good balance of yeast and hops in a beer that drinks about 3 percent lower than the listed ABV but delivers as much flavor as it should. Well crafted.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 02:46:30 | More by cbutova
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Pookie

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-21-2013 02:02:58 | More by Pookie
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frosted33

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-21-2013 01:24:59 | More by frosted33
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JakeDebus

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-21-2013 00:54:10 | More by JakeDebus
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socon67

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-21-2013 00:36:11 | More by socon67
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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

This is a very floral and slightly fruity pale ale. The detractor to me is the carbonation. Too full and hits the mouth too much. It's nice, sure. But it's not quite where I'd want to be for the style. Always nice to try something different from Ommegang.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 20:47:28 | More by RblWthACoz
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-20-2013 03:17:21 | More by lupercmda
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piconaut

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-20-2013 01:47:49 | More by piconaut
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a perfectly clear golden color, white short lived topping that recedes to a ring. No lacework to speak of really. Aroma of rustic Belgian yeast and hop flowers. Bread, wildflower honey, pale malts. In the taste, solid funk, good earthy herbal bitterness and a refreshing tartness that really ties everything together. Light to medium bodied, dry as hell. Enjoyable, very Belgian summer beer for people of taste.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2013 00:48:18 | More by Stinkypuss
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up the last 4-pack of this last week in Totowa, hearing good things about this beer. Sure enough, they were true as I wish I had more of these to enjoy during the nice weather that we're supposed to have in the week ahead. This was a great Belgian Pale Ale that was not strong, sour, or overly complex and a great alternative to the lighter Summer beers that are hogging up the shelves as of late!

Love the pour to this, as it had a cloudy, golden, hue, a good amount of lacing that stuck around, and head that may be the longest-lasting of any beer I've ever poured out here at home. The aroma was floral and grassy with those notes being backed up by wheat, clove, a bit of sour funk, and a soothing, buttery mouthfeel that almost felt effortless to taste and enjoy. The carbonation was light but present from start to finish and only the back of this beer gave me a hint of what it was, as the sourness kicked in once the other flavors slowly faded away.

I only had one in in a sitting but I could have easily downed all 4, since the alcohol was well hidden and there wasn't any lingering spice after I finished off the contents of my pint glass. This was a solid offering from Ommegang and would quickly enter my Summer rotation, if I wasn't going to finish the rest of them off in a matter of days.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 20:37:03 | More by JerzDevl2000
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-19-2013 15:13:09 | More by NickyDee21
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WynnO

Florida

3/5  rDev -25.4%

06-19-2013 04:53:25 | More by WynnO
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larbush

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-19-2013 02:01:04 | More by larbush
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-19-2013 01:44:58 | More by kylehay2004
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a foamy white head that persists and leaves great lacing on the glass. Floral hops, medicinal, soft wheat, coriander and light fruity esters from the yeast make up the delicious aroma. Taste is delicious wheat, floral hops fresh apricots and a favorable spicy yeast character. Mouthfeel is light body with delicate carbonation and a semi-dry finish.
Overall this beer has great appeal for the style and is precise in balance and the taste is super fresh and thirst quenching. Another great beer from Ommegang!

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2013 00:15:16 | More by scottbrew4u
Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
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