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Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
90
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508 Ratings
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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 110
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: THANAT0PSIS on 04-15-2013)
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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
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
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%
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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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
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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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
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%
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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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%
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
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into an Ommegang flute

A light golden colored body with a huge, fluffy white cap. The cap rises quickly and falls slowly. Great retention and beautiful spider web lacing.

Floral, earthy, spicy, and herbal hop aroma. Clean wheat underneath. A touch of peppery spice and citrus.

Floral notes roll onto the palate with an herbal earthiness through the middle blending with wheat. Black pepper and citrus pokes through before a floral, earthy bitterness finishes things off. A touch of lingering pine resiny bitterness builds with each sip.

Light bodied with on good carbonation for the style. Smooth. Has a bigger feel than it looks.

This is a damn fine BPA and a refreshing addition to the summer lineup. This may well be in the fridge for months.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 13:48:17 | More by ColForbinBC
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

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

Hazy golden yellow color. An incredibly tall head fills the glass with a semi dense frothy white head. Patches of lacing glaze the glass as it slowly recedes from view.
Aroma is sweet dough yeasty esters peppery and citrusy, Wonderful.
Taste has bright flowery hops yeast, wheat and pale malts. Sweet and sour aspects from candied sugar and peppery spices.
On the palate it,s light and refreshing. Finishes dry and a tad bitter counteracting the sweetness in the taste.
A fine, fine summer brew thats very good and refreshing and has nice depth of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 12:19:01 | More by micromaniac129
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gr0g

New Jersey

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

Pours hazy, light-amber in color. Nice head formation and retention, while lacing is only sparse. On the nose, traditional Belgian yeastiness blends with a bright, hoppy citrus character. Chalky, phenolic presence at first followed by sourdough bread. Bright citrus note of lemon zest at the end.

Hop bitterness is prevalent on the palate, but it's definitely short of what you'd find in an American IPA. Bright, citric hop presence without the pungent, dank character of that style. Brisk, well-carbonated, if a bit prickly. Scrubs the palate nicely. Light malt profile with fruity esters providing the bulk of the flavor notes: green apple, white grape.

I've tried a couple Belgian IPAs previously and found I didn't like the combination of Belgian yeast and big IBUs. Fleur de Houblon was more to my liking, with a strong hop citric hop presence that did not overpower the BPA flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 18:17:34 | More by gr0g
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a big, fluffy long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A sweet, light aroma consisting of hops, citrus, and a floral quality.

T: Tasted of light hops, a little malt, some Belgian yeast, citrus, and the aforementioned floral quality. A well-rounded flavor that's lively and focused.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: This is a solidly made, well done beer. Ommegang continues to be one of the more consistent breweries out there. Drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 13:57:12 | More by avalon07
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parejkoj

Minnesota

4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Slight haze and light straw color. Nice thick head when poured into a glass that lingers for as long as it takes to drink the beer (depending on how fast you drink it). Beautiful looking beer.

Smell: All the smells you'd expect from a beer with Belgian roots. A little black pepper and some citrus notes. Although it was supposedly dry hopped with Bravo hops, it's hard to detect much for hops aroma in the complex Belgian phenols, although Bravo apparently have some spicy notes that might amplify the yeast derived phenols.

Taste: Very minimal bitterness and the spicy/peppery notes are apparent. A little bit of lemony citrus, probably from yeast derived esters. Also a little surprising sweetness toward the end that turns the citrus notes into orange/sweet lemon. Really tasty.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent. Lots of carbonation, but not too overwhelming. Otherwise, very smooth.

Overall: This is a great Belgian pale ale. Admittedly I haven't had too many Belgian pale ales, but this is exactly what I'd expect from one. It has all of the complexity of a tripel without the strength of a tripel. The only aspect I'd like to see enhanced in this beer is the hop character. It would be interesting to see this pale ale with more late addition hops that add similar spicy notes as Bravo (like Saaz). But it's a beer that will quench any palate on a warm summer day. In fact, it might be the perfect beer for that purpose.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 01:18:38 | More by parejkoj
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superspak

Michigan

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

12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 3/13/2013. Pours cloudy golden straw color with a 3 finger dense and fluffy white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, pear, light banana, pepper, clove, bubblegum, wheat, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great balance and complexity of hop and yeast ester notes. Taste of tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, pear, pepper, clove, bubblegum, light banana, floral, grass, wheat, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, light banana, clove, pepper, bubblegum, floral, grass, wheat, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop and yeast ester flavors; with moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly cream, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent hoppy Belgian pale ale! Great balance and complexity of hop and yeast flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 04:25:45 | More by superspak
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light yellow to gold color. Over the top head - 2 fingers plus. Head retention is really nice and lasts throughout the beer. Some chunky lacing on the glass walls.

S: Herbs, grass, lemon.

T: Citrus & lemon flavor weaves throughout the flavor profile. Flowery hops. Refreshing yet some spicing on the finish.

M: Really nice - light yet solid. Loads of layers.

O: Really nice complexity. A quick favorite summer time brew and a nice change of pace from traditional one dimensional summer brews.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 00:17:03 | More by Oakenator
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, light golden body with a tall, frothy, white head.

Smell: Enjoyably fruity, citrusy, and floral with spicy and subtle resinous pine of the hops atop yeast and sugar dosed bread dough.

Taste: Upfront, it's a little doughy, bready, grainy and given a firm dose of confectioners sugar. A lemon-lime fruitiness and chipper floral character mingles in with the residual sweetness. Subdued spiciness. Even a little Yellow Delicious apple on the back half. Drying, lemon-lime finish with a last little zip of suds.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation.

Overall: Refreshing and likable.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 22:28:04 | More by ChainGangGuy
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MadScientist

New York

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: A slightly hazy, light golden beer. There is a creamy white head with good retention.

S: A medium floral hops aroma with a soft wheat malt sweetness. There is a citrus note reminiscent of coriander but it could be from additions of zest.

T: A moderate wheat malt sweetness with a medium hops bitterness. Some hops flavor and a fair amount of spice and fruit from the yeast. The balance is slight bitter and the finish is medium-dry. The aftertaste is of some spice and citrus.

M: A fluffy beer with a medium-light body and a strong level of carbonation.

O: Sort of bridges between being a Belgian Witte with strong yeast and hops profiles and a BPA with some wheat character.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 22:25:23 | More by MadScientist
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Greywulfken

New York

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

A: straw/gold body in a tulip-shaped glass, topped by a finely-bubbled head, white in color. Laced nicely and a fizzy head persisted throughout the drink.

S: immediate floral impressions from the hops, bright, citric, Belgian; yeasts

T: very nice representation of a Belgian pale - the malts have a pale, clean, fresh taste, with yeasty tartness and floral hops throughout - citric without being fruit specific

M: wet up front and drying on the finish; fuzzy and crisp at the same time; light-medium body but airy

O: I was really surprised by how much I liked this beer, but I shouldn't have been because Ommegang has been making Belgian-style beers really well for sometime; they must have like a "proprietary" yeast that they use, because it is present in most of their beers - it works better for some than others, but it is spot-on in this beer. At times, fuzzy and rich enough to suggest a tripel, but then it lightens as it dries like a very nice Belgian pale - from a little known "region of Belgium beer-brewing" called Cooperstown, NY. A must for fans of the style, obviously, but a beer anyone would enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 16:47:41 | More by Greywulfken
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Just hit shelves within the past 2 days and I grabbed the last 4-pack...a second hot commodity from ommegang following their iron throne release...

The beer pours a straw yellow with slight golden hue, clear with some hazy sediment, and a huge pillowy white head that laces. The nose is rather potent with big notes of lemon rind, a slight bubblegum, fruit cocktail, and a bit of yeast. The taste is way more potent than expected packing in the American IPA citrus hop punch to the jaw (and residual hop breath obviously), with great yeast presence and a spicy finish. The mouthfeel is relatively light bodied and drinkable with a hoppy (but not bitter), yeasty (but not bready nor gum bally), slightly floral, semi-dry, tangy aftertaste that leaves me wanting more. I can't get past how drinkable this beer is. This is all that I want in a session-esque DIPA (minus the body/sweetness) mixed with an approachable Belgian golden ale. Very lovely beer and will likely not disappoint those looking for hops, yeast, or a delicious hybrid.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 03:57:04 | More by ThePorterSorter
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light golden yellow with a real foamy 3+ inch head and tons of sticky lacing.

Smell - Sour notes, pineapple, grapes, lemon, Belgian yeasts. Very floral with some nice light hoppy aromas.

Taste - First sip is very Belgium pale ale with a little sour yeasty note added. Lots of grapes, lemon and a bubblegum flavor. Hops add bitterness and a little pineapple kick. Some fruits and spices come out near the finish.

Mouthfeel - A mix of Belgium yeasts and sour fruits hits the tongue. Palate gets more of the same, with a addition of some spices and pale malts. The finish is sour, pale ale malty and sour fruity.

Overall - As usual with ommegang, very tasty. A nice mix of Belgium pale ale, a wheat ale, and a sour ale. Easy to drink, nothing is over the top or strong. Alcohol is masked well, smooth and easy to drink. A winner.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 03:44:09 | More by wvsabbath
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The local Tap House Grill and Bar had the Ommegang Fleur De Houblon on draft. The beer poured a slightly hazy yellow with creamy white head that left some lacing. The scent and taste were bolstered by the typical belgium style ales....sweet, etc. There was some hop presence and the lower ABV made the beer very drinkable. The mouthfeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it is a decent belgium pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2013 21:28:59 | More by WoodBrew
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oberon

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a tulip glass a lightly hazed light golden color with a large blooming white head that left two broken rings of lace as it settled.Aromas of toasted grain,white grape skins,honey,and light medicinal hops.Lemony with just a hint of tartness on the palate,a little phenol spice,and a more pronounced herbal/medicinal hop profile in the finish,quite alot going on but it's on the lighter side.A refreshing but not a "small" beer in stature,not bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 21:25:07 | More by oberon
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fmccormi

New York

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to an oversized wineglass (Tired Hands stemware); bottling/freshness date of April 10, 2013 / best by April 2014 (“PKG ON 04/10/13 BEST BY 04/2014”). So, just over eight weeks old. I’d love to try this fresher, but it didn’t hit upstate NY until just now, so this is as fresh as I’ve had the chance to try it. If I find some from a fresher batch, I’ll write a new review, but until then this is as good as it’ll get.

Appearance (4.25): This pours with a quick-rising three fingers of fluffy, cream-colored foam that takes plenty of time to die down. The body is a very hazy, orange-amber color that is almost completely cloudy. A few wide, flat, loopy legs of lace arc here and there as the beer goes down.

Smell (4.25): Classic Ommegang yeast notes: pear, lemon peel, a little bit of bubblegum, lots of warm, dusty straw, some spicy coriander and clove, etc. There’s also some nice hop character: freshcut grass, pine sap, some citrusy note like orange simple syrup. This is a lovely array of aromas for the style.

Taste (4.25): Following the nose, this shows classic Ommegang notes molding to the style: pear, lemon peel, a light dose of peach juice, spicy black pepper, coriander, clove, and some more citric lemon character that cuts through to the finish, opening up to some hoppy notes of grassy bitterness, slightly resinous pine needles, and a bit of white grapefruit to close it all out. The beer really has two components: the classic Belgian Pale with signature Ommegang characteristics, and the grassy-lemony hop character that carries through to the finish.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Light and spritzy, with a lighter-than-medium weight, tingly carbonation all over the place, and a soft, filling foaming action on the way down. Light and fluffy, but not without a little weight and character. It finishes nicely dry with spicy, rustic, and bitter notes, but not so dry that it loses any of the fruitiness going on, either.

Overall (4.25): This is a really nice beer. I always like a good Belgian Pale Ale and Ommegang, when they do them, do them well. The fact that this is moderately hopped with whole-cone Bravo hops makes it a perfect beer (to my taste) for the summer. The hop character, while not as fresh and clear as it could / should be, is still present and adds a nice dimension, even now. I’d love to see this become an annual (seasonal) release.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 02:54:29 | More by fmccormi
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Very nice pale orange colors with hints of gold. Slight haze to the body due to the unsettled yeast. Huge fluffy and frothy white head that hangs around like soap bubbles.

S- Spicy Belgian yeast with hints of pepper, lots of citrusy hops, herbal notes, fresh grass, some juicy pear.

T- Big juicy citrusy hops up front, the spicy and peppery yeast notes come in the middle along with some huge juicy fruit flavors that hang around until the finish. Somewhat of a mix of apple, pear and a hint of banana. Very different than any BPA I have had before.

M- High carbonation level, tingle all the way through. Medium-full body, but quenching and drinkable. Some dryness on the finish.

O- Went into this one with no expectations and it really blew me away. BPAs are not one of the styles I seek out a lot, but this one was fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 00:49:16 | More by stephenjmoore
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass at Beer Market - Vernon Hills.

I don't know how this beer has escaped my radar, but at least it comes to an end now. It pours a hazy straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises flowers, light greens, light black pepper, very light clove, and a hint of artificial Easter candy. That may have sounded negative, but the combination somehow works pretty well. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some cracked wheat, some lemon zest, more clove, and a pinch of coriander. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a nice little BPA, nothing truly special, but something pretty darn drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2013 07:33:25 | More by TMoney2591
Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.