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Fleur De Belgique - Ithaca Beer Company

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very good

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnQVD on 08-21-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

samibr, Thursday at 09:50 PM
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Bzash, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

KJ2013, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of chefhatt
3.78/5  rDev -1%

Poured into a ipa glass, has a golden yellow body with a small head to it. The aroma has a lot of pine notes coming through. The taste has a citrus and pine flavor, it is very balanced. Has a slight bite to it but not very bitter. Mouthfeel is good and smooth and overall a darn good Belgium ipa.

chefhatt, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

SuperHop18, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

Served on tap at Morris Tap and Grill as part of Ithaca top takeover. Late spring 2014.

Pours a quite hazy light gold, with heavy foam. Fragrant pine floral hops. Oily hoppy taste. Base is very light, and then the bittering pokes through. Very flavorful and aromatic. Good use of hops.

KTCamm, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
3.59/5  rDev -6%

A - Gave me a 1/2 inch of head that pulls back to a lace ring. Hazy yellow soup with some chunk floaties in the glass.
S - Not really bitter more citrus hops with a touch of fruity Belgium yeast. Actually smells quite sweet.
T - Comes off way bitter than I expected like straight herbal and dry which lingers with yeasty goodness. Mildly sweet and sort of balanced.
M - Light to medium on par with the style.

Overall I sipped this again after some cherries and its quite good but still very bitter. Most herbal beer I had from this collection.

DrDemento456, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Jsonta, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

paulish, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%

Bottled dated 140204 at 40 degrees into snifter
Head large (3.5 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 3 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing good – part of the glass is covered with a reticulum of varying size
Body golden, hazy with resuspended sediment
Flavor of flowery hops, kind of like perfume, not particularly fruity; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl. Flavor ends quickly with just a hint of astringency.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation.

OK, but a little too flowery for my taste.

Ozzylizard, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

hurshybear, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ummswimmin, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

AnitaBrewski, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Drknight, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

PatGreer, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

T-34-85, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

bluntedboywonder, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Gregaroo, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Oakenator, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

jpd7374, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

DrStiffington, May 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

alienlifeforcecube, May 03, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
4.01/5  rDev +5%

I purchased this at Brass Rail in Campbelltown enjoyed chilled from the bottle in a teku.

The color is sunny golden with moderate hazed look with thick white head of 2 fingers with fine bead and scattered lace pattern. The smell is great - lots of citrus in the hop scents with mild fruity tropical ester from the belgian trappist yeast with mild melon and grapefruit combo. The feel is nice -moderately bitter with spice texture of yeast with light sweetness and mild alcohol, finish is on the dry side with low astringency.

The taste is fruity with a more tangy than bitter flavor up front. The taste has a light vinous edge with slight tropical aspect and mild herbal element with a slight hint of yeast adding some earthy and peppery elements to augment the taste of the hops with a light toasted malt background. Overall this is a pretty outstanding mix of Belgian yeast with American IPA hop flavor really exceeded my expectations.

Slatetank, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

let8it8grow, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

discharmingly, May 02, 2014
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Fleur De Belgique from Ithaca Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.