Fleur De Lehigh | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Fleur De LehighFleur De Lehigh

Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Spring

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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of tromano4
5/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite! So sad it's only seasonal.

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Photo of Beerluvinmonkey
4.6/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fleur de Lehigh is an outstanding local example of an unfiltered golden ale. If I was to design a golden ale for everyday people this would be it. Fleur pours beautifully with a nice head. There's an aroma of spice and lemongrass that's not overpowering. The flavor is fruit and spicy with with a nice blend of hops. What's great about this beer is the spice doesn't overpower the beer. To get a beer of this quality for around $25 is unheard of. PBC proves you can drink quality beer without breaking the bank!

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful clouded deep orange golden hue with a slightly off white head and fine even speckled layers of lacing. Aromatics bring out the floral tones with the addition of rose hips. A nice citrus tone is on the palate as well with some tropical fruit tones like pineapple and mango. Again I love these PBC brews for te fact that they are all pretty much session ales with reasonable alcohol content. After tastng this one I may have to take an allegra I getting clearn earthy rose water/slight citrus punch in th back ground. A bit of hay and yeast bitterness in there as well. A bit of cardammon or some other spice pops up with some tree bark like notes, this isn't a bad thing, and light herbal hop backing becomes evident with each sip. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied even soft carbonation nothing offensive here the earthy rose water rings out in the finish adding some dryness along with a bit of yeast cake aftertase. Drinkability overall, very enjoyable experience complex challenges the senses and it quenches thirst at 4.5% abv. More breweries take note this could hav been a boozey 8.5% Belgian golden ale but so much character and flavor would have been masked by the abv.

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Photo of JPowell712
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of gdfan47
4.48/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5


this beer is interesting
had it at Teresas in wayne

ginger and pineapple on the nose

to be perfeclty honest i had this awhile ago, but it was soo good

my hat is off to PBC, this is a truely fantastic beer and i hope they bring it back

im just happy to see a cool Philadelphia brewery relativly new in their production to make such a unique and wonderful beer

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Photo of Risser09
4.42/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner - fridge - 2009

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange/yellow with a 2" eggshell colored head. It shows great retention and leaves lots of foamy lace behind. No carbonation is visible.

Smell: floral aroma is excitingly fresh. Cherry blossom, honeysuckle, lily of the valley, orchid all overtake what little malt there is. Truly original.

Taste: More of the same floral attributes arrive with plenty of flavor. Orchid and honeysuckle are dominant flavors, with some vegetal hops. This beer really tastes like a flower and even the flower stems as well. Sweet pale malt and perhaps a little wheat remind you that this is still a beer. Original indeed.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, vegetal, very floral and tasty, lightly bodied, but still a little bit turbid. No apparent alcohol.

Drinkability: A very original beer with lots of interesting floral tones. This is an exceptional summer beer that isn't cloying. A new favorite of mine.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.32/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, courtesy of a family friend's refrigerator. On to the beer:

Hazy blonde color...it says blonde ale on the label, so that's no surprise. The flavors involved though....wow. Very well spiced, in both the aroma and flavor. It's floral, basil thyme, herbal, ground pepper, and a touch of delicate fruit from the "beer base", which is a medium body. It tastes like spring. Very well made, and very tasty. My favorite of the beers I tried on my recent trip to Southeast Pennsylvania.

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Photo of mhatters
4.32/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at TND in Wayne in a tulip glass.

Yelloworange color with a thick lacy head that dissipates fairly quickly.

Lots of spice in the nose, clove, pepper, cardamom, with some sweet malt in the background

Spice holds in the flavor, but does not dominate over the malt and base flavors

Crisp and dry finish,nicely carbonated, really well balanced and clean.

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Photo of wayngrove
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Schmidts
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a Bottle I got it as soon as they had some available by the case.I Had it on tap a few days before. Nice Head that stays awhile with nice laceing. Pours yellow orange. Smells of Citrus and spices and malt. Says it has rubarb brewed in it and it has a special nice smell.

It has a very Nice and special flavor to it that makes it the kind of Beer you drink a few not just one. Tastes of Cardamon and lemon grass and spice. Really a nice tasting beer they have here! It feels very nice and refreshing in your mouth and tells you have another one please.
I recomend if you can get it give it a try it is awesome.
One thing I almost forgot they sell it right at the brewery They brought mine up to my distributer and its bottle date on the case was 3 days before I got it. They were not going to sell it in whole cases but people like me have called them and asked so they are now.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.17/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this in a variety pack from PBC last year and ended up picking up a whole case this year...

Poured from the bottle a hazy, golden yellow with a creamy 1/4 inch thick head and light efferevescence, that dissipated quickly to a thin ring and small lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell is big whiff of ginger followed by some spices and mild malt. Very interesting.

Taste is big zing of ginger upfront and throughout, with hints of clove and spice and fruitiness. Tough to pinpoint everything. Finishes with a mild taste of light malt.

Mouthfeel is great on this beer, just enough carbonation to keep the flavors popping, especially on the sides of the tongue and cheek.

A very drinkable beer, but the flavors can be overpowering. Like this as a spring beer that can easily be continued through summer for those hotter days.

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Photo of mactrail
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color in my new Philadelphia Brewing Co. pint, thanks to the Foodery for bottle and glass. Crisp but rich. Fruity like a Hefeweizen with nice amped-up Wit flavors. Spicy yet mellow. Label says ginger and lemongrass, but neither jump out at you. Creamy carbonation adds to the pleasing muthfeel.

Excellent quaffable beer with tremendous flavor for a modest alcohol content. My favorite new beer of the summer season.

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Photo of lstokes
4.04/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy gold with a short head and a coriander/hop/spicy orange smell which I really liked.

The taste was certainly very unique and delicious, if not a personal favorite. Like a hoppy floral ale, starts with the yeast and malt, ends with a ginger and citrus kick. The body was a bit thin, but carbonation was good and it was pretty drinkable, although the ginger gets cloying after about a pint.

Would drink again but not two in a row--it's the kind of tasty unique beer you're really happy exists either way.

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Photo of Philly_Philbs
4.04/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Philabeerphia
4.02/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured 4/23 from a mix'n'match case dated 4/17. This beer is soggy muddy brown and orange in color, cloudy and full, with only a thumbprint left of creme colored head floating like an iceberg in a polluted sea. The head had started loud and proud, effervescent even, but a few minutes in and even the iceberg is gone, with no trace of lacing. I would have preferred to see it hang for longer, but still not a bad looking beer.

A sweet mint is pronounced dead and center - pepperminty really, surrounded by some sort of au natural bar of soap, almost patchouli like. And maybe its the tree hugger in me but damn I am likin it. Smells huge, like this could be hiding 11% of alcohol by volume under its earthy hood.

taste is jumpy and complex right off that bat, with the bulk of the nose coming to life on the tongue. we also pick up ginger, hemp, anise, hibiscus, and then as it spreads on the tongue it softens into sweet honeycomb, backed by a earthy must. "Acquired Taste" comes to mind, but I think I'm up for the adventure. The earthen hop has come out to play, doing a tongue dance with the minty flavor on the back of the throat. an echo of 'belgian' yeast is noted... and that's that - it ends with a bit of a whimper - the hop recedes and not much aftertaste is left.

light body - watery as it clears my throat. This could really use a dosing of carbonation. That might clean it up and take it to the next level IMO. Drinkability suffers just a bit from this flaw, as the tastes become slightly cloying towards the end. Still, this is a super interesting brew, with enough complexity and strong character to standout. Final note: I am so glad that PBC decided to bottle this seasonal!!!

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Photo of Deuane
4.02/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Lightly hazed reddish golden yellow with a thick white head that reduced to a thin cap and left spotty lace.

S-Big ginger up front with a strong herbal medley backing this up. Touch of lemongrass zing and biscuit malt.

T-Sharp citric and ginger bite with sweet biscuit and a side helping of herbal hops, lemongrass zip and "spice".

M-Medium-light bodied quite sharp and crisp with long lingering flavours and a dry finish.

D-Very interesting brew. An odd mix of flavours but in the end it works. I like brews that take chances and in the end work out....well done PBC!

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Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Griggsy
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a nice dark amber with an orange tint. Not as hazy or cloudy as expected with a nice bit of head.

S - You get slight hops and malt with a nice citrus rind and yeast. A lot going on here.

T - Came off actually pretty sweet than a full on yeast assault, which was expected due to it being over a half year old. The bitter citrus played the yeast so well it almost came off as a Dunkel.

M - Very light and bitter sweet.

D - Only coming around in the spring means I will have a while before fresh stuff arrives but really it was pretty good with age. I even hate Belgium's and it was refreshing!

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Photo of NikD
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of BrewtusTheBeer
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of ILuvBeer
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mquinn919
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of jthom
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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