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Fleur De Houblon - Brewery Ommegang

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89
very good

865 Ratings
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Ratings: 865
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 29
Gots: 94 | FT: 1
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: THANAT0PSIS on 04-15-2013

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Photo of strangebrew321
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of eliz108
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of ToastChan
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ajkmetron
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Photo of mattparsons
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Gww1864
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of gr0g
4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Lanstrum
2.25/5  rDev -43.6%

Photo of flyingmick
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of avalon07
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of parejkoj
4.57/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
89 out of 100 based on 865 ratings.