Fleur | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Last packaged in 2011. Earlier batches were 5.2% ABV.

A Belgian style pale ale blended with hibiscus and kombucha tea, Fleur is a beautiful, rose-colored ale with an aroma of strawberries and hibiscus flowers. Flavor balance starts with a hint of sweet, ripe berry and finishes tart.

Color: Rose
Hops: Super Styrian, Styrian Golding, Saaz
Malt: 2-Row, Caramel, Sugar

32 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 06-05-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
516
Reviews:
246
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11.76%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
76
For Trade:
3
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Portsmouth brewing tulip glass.

The color is bright orange with two fingers of foamy white head and some nice thin lacing.

The smell is a bit floral with a touch of hop aroma. There is also a great Belgian yeast aroma mixed with some slight fruits in the nose. Peach and pear aroma comes out just slightly as a tease for things to come.

The taste has a nice Belgian flavor with some floral hops coming meet you at first. A fruit flavor swims about this beer as it turns to a wet peach or apple skin flavor with hop bitterness returning to reclaim its dominance at the forefront of this beer,

The feel of this beer is medium bodied and has a nice drinkability that gives off a smooth mouthfeel.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchase at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

2011 vintage. Bottled 10/27/11.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and slightly sour hibiscus and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with hibiscus and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but definitely taste a little bit old at this point.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 05/04/2011 - Somehow found this at my local beer shop - didn't know it was still around, so an exciting find.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A-bright orange with a massive creamy white head that sticks around. A real treat for the eyes.

S-I get, in this order, floral, peach, Belgian yeast, fresh herbs

T-more of the floral and peach notes, with some tea notes as well, really nice Belgian yeast presence, not overpowering at all.

M-really smooth, great carbonation-almost the texture of Champagne.

O-this was a really interesting beer. I'm greatly enjoying it and glad I found it. Can only wonder what it would have tasted like fresh.

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Fleur from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 516 ratings.
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