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Fleur De Belgique - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 8.16%
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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Photo of Slatetank
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of let8it8grow
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

let8it8grow, May 03, 2014
Photo of discharmingly
4/5  rDev +5.3%

discharmingly, May 02, 2014
Photo of thedifferencemaker
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

thedifferencemaker, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

petermethot, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with a little haze and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty laving down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Slight citrus and tropical notes, caramel, bread, and spice.

Taste: Citrus up from with nice yeast characteristics, caramel, bread, and mild tingly lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice BIPA. First of a few in their Belgian inspired variety pack.

Flounder57, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

outoffocus, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of informaticsDoc
4/5  rDev +5.3%

informaticsDoc, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of BodiesLexus
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BodiesLexus, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of trxxpaxxs
3/5  rDev -21.1%

trxxpaxxs, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of jrfehon33
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jrfehon33, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Gmann
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy golden color, almost orange, with a big pillowy white head that slowly dissipated and left webby lacing on the glass.

The aroma is bright and spicy. A perfumey lemon scent provides a fruity note. The yeast provides a musty hay and clove scent. Some orange and grapefruit from the hops.

The taste is of a bready malt base. Light honey. The yeast isn't as strong as it is in the aroma. Some musty hay and very light clove. Perhaps a slight lemon and coriander note. The hops are very grassy in the flavor, very earthy.

Moderate feel is tingly carbonation. Sweet and bitter on the palate. Big dry bitterness in the finish, almost chalky.

A nice Belgian IPA. The yeast could provide some more flavor though.

Gmann, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Lukass, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of BB1313
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2/4/14 labeled on the bottle. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark murky orange with some sediment floating around. Small eggshell white head that fades and leaves great retention and solid lacing. The nose has a subtle, but pleasant hop aroma. Lots of orange and grapefruit. Some yeast and malts in the mix. The flavors are very sharp and cirsp. Very clean and refreshing. Lots of citrus blended with some fresh pine needles. Lots of grass. Some spices. This one has a very nice bitterness to it. I must reiterate how refreshing it is. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and feels thin with extremely active carbonation. Prickly. Very smooth and easy to drink. Great for the warmer weather. It's a thirst quencher.

This is a solid Belgian IPA. The craftsmanship is very impressive. I did enjoy their Hopbloem a bit more, but this is no slouch at all.

BB1313, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Mikeluzzjr, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I think I like this one better than the Hopbloem.

Nice strong grapefruit nose that kind of fades after a bit. Flavor is nice. Mix of earthy and hop spices. A little too "muddy" just a bit. But I like this one. Smooth feel and pretty easy to drink. Definitely suggested.

RblWthACoz, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy, dense, dirty orange coloring with a strong inner presence of carbonation. The head is dirty cream colored with a one inch frothy head. Some particulate matter inside with a full lace band around the glass.

S: Aroma of semi-tart tangerine, grapefruit with a wet citrus flower hopping. White toast, light dry lemon with some pine.

T: The flavor is tart citrus, musky lemon, dry flowery grapefruit with a dry breadiness. Hop bitterness is moderate, dry with an assertive finish. Dry yeastiness, bread, floral undertones with some semi-dry tropical fruitiness sneaking in.

M: a strong carbonation factor with some dry citrus hop bitterness parching the tongue with a lingering bitterness. Lightly oily medium bodied, citric-yeasty warmth follows.

O: Overall a fairly assertive dry hopped ipa with a dry, yeasty flair. Lingering bitterness, solid level of hops with a mid-range complexity.

beerthulhu, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of hopley
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

hopley, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of reizorc
4/5  rDev +5.3%

reizorc, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +5.3%

tdm168, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of Jnet0125
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Jnet0125, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of ACarp
4/5  rDev +5.3%

ACarp, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Suspended yeast and bubbles flurry up this steely gold/amber beer. The head is fat and lumpy like the lunar surface. Retention is awesome, lacing supreme.

Big whiff of dusty church yeast, dry flowery hops, cardamom pods, pale bready grain, and fresh linens. Slight lemony citrus note follows with smiling hop bitterness and a kiss of saison stylings.

Malts have a little papery oxidation and the hops are floral and somewhat aging. Trappist yeast takeover, as there's a lot of crushed-up pill dryness, huskiness, and affirmed pith. Tastes like a slightly-amped up BPA with less fruitiness and more sandiness. Not really impressive, after tasting and enjoying the Hopbloem.

Good choppy carbonation creates a liquid bite. Medium body beer has greasy smoothness and swallows like no chore. Booze is radioing in, a bit.

Came from the same case, so what's the deal? Tastes like it crested a week ago. Maybe it's supposed to.

thecheapies, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of ksimons
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ksimons, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of BARFLYB
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BARFLYB, Mar 30, 2014
Fleur De Belgique from Ithaca Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.