Fleur De Lehigh | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
philadelphiabrewing.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by garcia2a on 06-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
187
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
20.64%
 
 
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4
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25
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint glass receptacle. Hazy burnt amber with suspended sediment. No lace. Surface foam for head. Looks ok.

Tart orange, ginger, and light black pepper notes. Yeast action. Interesting.

Even more tartness in the mouth. Very 'spice rack' with pepper and coriander leading the charge. The ginger is there, but has fallen off a bit. Tangy in the wheat spectrum with some standard barley malt presence, as well. Slightly farmhouse in the yeast quality.

Wet medium with an almost-medium carbonation. Drinks very easily without any obvious alcohol presence.

A lot of bottle variation in this one. I've had a few that seriously impressed me and a couple that let me down (as you can tell, this is a frequent go-to when I see it). This bottle's in the middle, where it maybe should be for a review proper.

**re-reviewed on 04/15/2013

Hazy, sediment-laden dirty amber color. Soapy lip of greasy suds.

Spicy aromas of pepper and ginger and sweet lemongrass. Citrusy and floral tones are rather playful in the nose. Sweet and carefully malty. Weak on fruity elements. Perhaps a hint of tangerine.

Lemongrass is right upfront, a lovely addition to a Belgian ale such as this one. Complex spice character with a mild, and never biting, flavor of fresh ginger, Thai basil, and white pepper. Orange essence offers rind-like tang, and simple juicy sweetness. Floral hops are in the background.

Light carbonation and a supple medium body. High drinkability. No booziness.

Needs the additional ingredients to make it delicious. Not a well-crafted ale, just a great recipe.

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Fleur De Lehigh from Philadelphia Brewing Company
3.44 out of 5 based on 187 ratings.
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