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Le Fleur Misseur? | New Belgium Brewing

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Le Fleur Misseur?Le Fleur Misseur?
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Le Fleur Misseur?Le Fleur Misseur?

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Gueuzedude on 05-30-2008

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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 124
Photo of WillyMac
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of mentor
4.77/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Gorgeous 3 finger clingy white head over a cloudy bright light-golden liquid. Head settles eventually to a large-bubbled head that just never goes away. Smells spicy zing on mild malt wet. Peppery with lemon, coriander, biscuit malt, and almost a brett character (not sure if there is brettanomyces in this beer). Horse blanket comes with a mild acrid or acetic quality. Complex aroma.

Flavor is wet and fruity with a nice spicy zing and clearly has brettanomyces. Oh man, I'm usually not fond of belgian styles but this beer is wonderful. Lemon, red apple, cherry, dash of biscuit malt. Coriander earthiness, flower perfumey, lemon herbal, and some citrusy hop flavor. Evervescent carbonation playfully cleans the tongue and palate with gentle acrid sting that works well with the peppery zing flavor. Creamy in the mouth, but light on the tongue. Very quenching on this summer evening. Brett started out a bit too strong, but my tastebuds must have habituated and I found great complexity in this one. Extremely well done.

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Photo of DCon
4.74/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 1 PINT, 6 FL. OZ. bottle of this @ the Bridge Wine House & Tap Bar in St. Louis, MO for $12. Poured from the White Flowered bottle into two 16oz Snifter Glasses and shared with Wolf employees. Has BOTTLED ON 6 25 09, on the back in a braille looking font.

Aroma- Has one of the strongest floral aromas I've ever smelled before! Almost seems like your in a bed of flowers but then the flowers are watered down with a Belgian Pale Ale. Light hop character and then has a hint of a fruit in the background, not citrusy but faint.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that dies but leaves a ring around the top the entire drink. Has a golden/copper color body with good clarity and has a ton of dark yeast at the bottom of the glass. The lacing is awesome and sticks all over.

Flavor- Starts very floral once again and then turns into a sweet, malty beer. Fruity, a bit of spice, and you can tell this one was brewed with flowers! Has a low bitterness at the finish. Couldn't change a thing here!

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, and leaves a good amount of sweetness and puckers the palate a bit at the end of the drink.

Overall Impression- You couldn't change much with this Lips of Faith! Extremely floral and has a good amount of fruit throughout times of the drink. I'm pretty sure this beer got much better as it aged. This continues my journey through all of the Lips of Faith beers! (8 down, ?? to go!)

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.54/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Naja's in Redondo Beach, oddly served in a 1/2 liter masse. The beer was clear golden color with a 2-finger white foam. The aroma was subtle malts with some yeasty esters. I didn't get any brettanomyces out of the aroma or taste, mostly malt and esters. The taste was similar to a Bier de Garde in fact, simplicity of malt. I found it to be completely delicious and perfectly drinkable, maybe my favorite from New Belgium.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Tamarack22
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of nathanmiller
4.48/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MEsquandoles
4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz bomber purchased from Specs here in Austin for a reasonable price of about $7.5. Poured into the old style NB glass. 6.2%, same as Orval. This is a homage brew to them.

Cloudy golden with a little peach. Good head retention.

Lots of leather and clove in the aroma. Mothballs. I'd like use cologne that smelled like this.

Honey flavours but not very sweet. Lovely dry finish. Brett is the showcase here, along with some noble dry-hop.

Very drinkable. I had to slow down to review this.

Reminiscent of Biere de Mars, without amber malt flavours.

Very nice and worth trying. Thoroughly enjoyable. No complaints.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A new arrival to Casper.

It pours a hazy straw gold with a 1 finger head of foam. There is some good lacing here.

The smell is big and yeasty and has a great nose of Brett. I'm digging the smell and I'm hoping the taste can match up to it.

The taste is also yeasty with a pronounced taste of Brett and a very nice hop bittterness/dryness that kind of reminds me of the excellent brew....Orval. I also get a touch of spicy black pepper that adds to the overall dryness, especially in the finish. Now this is what I'm talking about New Belgium Brewing!

Medium bodied with the carbonation on the lower side of medium. Decent head retention and lacing but I'm all over the smell and taste so I'm not a bit disappointed.

Drinkability? Very tasty and not too big on the abv, I'm definitely finding this very easy to drink and am now a big fan. I'm going to buy more. A lot more.

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Photo of zeff80
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Sycamore in Columbia, MO for the New Belgium beer dinner.

A - Poured a semi-opaque, golden color with hints of orange. It had a white, foamy, soapy head that left beautiful lacing.

S - It smelled grassy and yeasty. Great floral aromas, too.

T - This has a nice hoppiness and burnt toast maltiness. Very spicy with a yeasty kick.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a great Belgian ale. I wish it was more readily available.

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Photo of chugalug06
4.39/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a find this one was! Bottled 6/25/09, almost 3 years after the release date... Thank you Telluride for keeping this brew around cellar temps.

Three-finger, white, fluffy, foamy, head. the head looks a lot like a nice pillow-y cloud. Brew stands a vibrant golden yellow color. Lacing is a bit sparse.

Very nice light Belgian flower aroma. Lots of dandelion, bittering hops, lemon, light banana, and coriander.

A bit on the rough end of the bitter spectrum, but it with held 3 years of sitting and waiting to be consumed. Lots of light lemon, chamomile, and coriander. Perfect light carbonation and very light mouthfeel; silky and thin. Drinks a lot like a saison.

Brew is VERY refreshing for a 100+ degree day. A great find in a great town! I would highly recommend this brew! Evrything combined in thie brew fits and works. I wish NB would still brew this like this!

I miss the old bottle caps...screw major marketing.

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Photo of brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy honey color and a creamy head - great persistance and sheets of lace

Smell: Bready aroma with hints of white pepper and grass

Taste: Opens with a bready flavor that quickly jumps in a pineapple, clove and white pepper direction by mid palate; at the same time a grassy bitterness also adds balance; after the swallow, the grassy herbacious and floral pepper flavors combine to provide a complexly layered finish

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full body with prickly carbonation

Drinkability: Interesting yeasty complexity; another pleasantly surprising take on a Belgian style by the folks in Colorado

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Photo of LittleDon
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden with a definite haze and plenty of carbonation. A flimy white head. Aroma of honey with a subtle hint of cloves and banannas. The same bananas and cloves are present in the taste, but much more subdued than expected. Carbonation is noticeable. Nice balance between the alcohol, grains, and hops. Light bodied with a slight bitter finish.

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Photo of EPICAC
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Le Fleur Misseur pours a cloudy, straw-golden color, and is topped by a very nice, bright white head that fades to a sudsy film. The aroma is mildly malty with notes of grainy and sweet malts. There's a fruity citrus kick that mingles with banana notes. To top it off there's a mild note of Brettanomyces. Overall this smells like an inviting beer.

A neytral graininess upfront gives way to fruity notes of banana and citrus in the center. The finish is dry, mildly bitter, and Brett-tinged. This beer is light-bodied, dry and has a good dose of carbonation.

I thought that this was an excellent beer. The wild yeasts really add to the style.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.32/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ahhh, brewery fresh... does it get better? GABF '08 weekend and I couldn't get enough of this beer. It begins with a juicy, fruity, acidic, malty mess that melded together seamlessly in the glass. Peppery, berry-ey, tart, Belgian funkiness all filled the nose-- the aroma is enough. The beer's maltiness is evident in the strong golden color with a moderate haze and great head formation, retention, and lacing. The taste is rich with fully attenuated malts and yeasty esters, phenols, and assertive hops (Amerillo?) Balanced with a dry acidity that hold memories of their sour beer experiments. Berries, apples, pears, white pepper, grains of paradise, clove, bananna, and a hint of cumin. The beer remains creamy and malty without even the hint of under-attenuation. Super clean, crisp, dry and bitter in the finish, leaving only the spices to remember. A fantastic beer!

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Photo of drabmuh
4.32/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 06-25-09 into a nonic. Beer is light yellow with a mild haze and a big head of small and medium bubbles that leaves a little lacing behind.

Aroma is surprisingly bratty. Good funk mild lactic acid.

Beer is medium to light in body. Strong Brett presence in this one. Mildly lemon. It's got a nice moderate finish. Not too dry. I really like this beer. Tastes like one if my home-brewed beers, that's a good thing.

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Photo of LibraryTom
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very easy going, pleasant pale ale with a sour finish. It has a bit of yeasty, bready malt up front, but resolves to be a simpler beer in the mid-palette. Finishes with notes of Pomelo, dry, and tart. A great intro to sours. For those out there who have not yet tried a sour, and are wanting to wander into the style, this affords them something approachable. A good description may be a pale ale, that instead of being balance by bitter hops, is balanced by bit of sourness supplied by the yeast strain used.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: hazy gold, fluffy white head S: floral aromas with traces of barnyard and Belgian yeast. T: Sweet malt sweetened with a little apple, fruit, caramel, some pepper in the after taste, a touch of tartness and a light hop accent. A light touch of wood. F: Very creamy, medium to medium light body with very rich full carbonation. O: Interesting and very drinkable.

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Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of bennetj17
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ 1702. Glad to see something new from New Belgium. Golden clear appearance with lots of carbonation. The head is medium thick, and a nice layer of white foam keeps up throughout. The aroma has a pungent, fresh, weedy hoppiness, plus some citrus notes, and some typical Belgian spiciness. Very enticing.

The taste is a bit milder, dry and bready with citrus hops and a floral-like spice. Mildly bitter finish which is pretty unremarkable. The alcohol doesn't really show up which is preferred. Being over 90 degrees outside, this beer is quite refreshing. Medium body, with a light foaminess, overall a solid mouthfeel.

I would very much like to see this bottled as it was highly drinkable. A fine Belgian Pale with a more assertive hoppiness. Recommended...

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Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the brett character. I get a lot of leather and brett funk, with some lemons and oranges mixed in. Very inviting aroma. The flavor is more of the same. I get brett, leather, oranges, biscuit malt and toffee malt. Lightly funky. Very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice wild ale from New Belgium.

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Photo of cannabanaceae
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass from draft at local watering hole Fiddlers Inn. Usually they only have beers from the great pacific NorthWest but I beleave this one was brewed at Elysian brewery so its good enough to be NW beer.

Look was cloudy yellow with a top heavy yellowish brown. Had a creamy white head that dissipated to a white wring around glass that lasted to the end.

Smell was of white sourdough bread, nice clean sweet smell , medicinal, little low alfa hop in nose.

Taste was much like your classic belgium pale ale with light malt and hops with just a little sourness in the beginning, the white bread then coming through followed by a slight hop bitterness.

Had 2 of these outside at lunch on one of our nicest days before summer ends and the long rains begin. This was the perfect beer for that. Iam not a new belgium fan at all, but I like there sours and had this over pliney because of the time of day with no regrets. CHeeRs

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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy straw colored body, thin white head. Floral, spicy aroma, maybe a hint of lemon. Touch of malt sweetness, lemon, hint of brett, light tartness with floral, spicy yeast notes on the finish. Its acidity makes me salivate.

Complex, yet approachable. Balance and subtlety make it a wonderful brew. Dry finish, goes down a bit to easy: watch out!

Would be great with some meaty Halibut or fish and chips.

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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Brouwers.

Pours a hazy golden/straw yellow, big and thick white head forms, settles to a thick layer, drops some lace rings around the glass. Smell is neat, roses, very flowery, some spice, oak, honey, wheat, more floral, some herbal earthiness, sour fruit, really nice nose. Taste is similar, heavy flower character and spice, wood, earth, biscuity, spruce tips, floral, rose petals, wheat, very dry and spicy in the finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, pretty damn good. The flower/rose character is really cool, I dug this stuff a lot.

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