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Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 21
Gots: 68 | 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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4/5  rDev 0%

Ian_Hammons, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

rosschive, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

jpitchford, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

bobv, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

WesWes, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

abernethyj, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of mooseo
4/5  rDev 0%
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.

mooseo, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of falloutsnow
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

falloutsnow, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

jgarvis, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

NoCurse2012, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

OWSLEY069, Jul 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

fgilbert2, Jul 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

KMcG, Jul 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Cyrano41, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

JVan, Jul 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

alex_hart, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

utopiajane, Jul 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25%

BKBassist, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

strongaf, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.24/5  rDev +6%
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!

BlurryVisi0n, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

ElGallo, Jul 09, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
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

MWolverines66, Jul 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Joe_Duvel, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

PopGun, Jul 07, 2013
Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.