Fleur De Belgique - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnQVD on 08-21-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Slatetank
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Flounder57
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Gmann
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BB1313
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Fleur De Belgique from Ithaca Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.