Le Fleur Misseur? | New Belgium Brewing

Le Fleur Misseur?Le Fleur Misseur?
BA SCORE
59.2%
Liked This Beer
3.74 w/ 179 ratings
Le Fleur Misseur?Le Fleur Misseur?
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gueuzedude on 05-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,702
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
179
Liked:
106
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
13.37%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 124
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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 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 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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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a hazy golden color with a bit of a white head. The nose brings some citrus and tropical fruits with light grain alongside some Brett and light, earthy funk. The taste is mild funk with some fruits and pale malt. Slightly dry feel with some funk. Drinks nice and light; would be interesting to see what the funk turns this into.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of billab914
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into my Portsmouth snifter. Poured a hazy light gold color with a thin white lacing around the edges of the beer.

Aroma has some peach, pineapple and mild funky flavors from the wild yeast with a little sweet grainy malt in the background. The taste has a slight funk to it but not a lot. It has some sour apple and pineapple flavors that I really like. The finish is moderately bitter and dry.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with above average carbonation. Drinkability is good, I really enjoyed drinking this one. The Brett is a very nice addition in this beer, it's a very good moderate funk flavor. It would be an excellent choice to introduce someone to wilds and sours.

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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 vfgccp
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Light yellow body with a mixed bubbled head. Moderate retention and nice lace.

S - Huge rosewater and tart dandelion nose. Pear and lemon backdrop.

T - Bright floral opening. Green, semi-tart, bitter plant stem center. Rosewater finish.

M - Light frame with nice carbonation throughout.

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Photo of russpowell
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an effervescent straw with 1 finger of pearl color head. Murks up a bit as the bottle drains, great lacing & good head retention

S: Phenols & grassyness

T: Grassyness & lemons, plus band aids & white pepper up front. A general dirty taste follows as this warms, along some tartness & lemon not really working for me. Finishes dirty with a bit of lemon & grapefruit & a touch of appleskins

MF: Light/medium bodied with low carbonation, balances okay

Drinks okay, not one I'll really seek out again. Followers of funk may like this, but give a Duvel or Damnation any day. Scores better than my enjoyment of this beer, didn't pull together at all IMO

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."

--Buddha

Sun-drenched lemon yellow with multiple streams of energetic bubbles zipping up to a slim slice of pearl colored foam that should have been more impressive, given the increasingly high-altitude pour. Lace is merely acceptable in terms of quantity and quality.

Lips Of Faith Le Fleur, Misseur? smells more like a saison or a wild ale than a Belgian pale. Brettanomyces yeast tends to overpower whatever ingredients it's matched with, as it does here. That said, the lightly toasted base beer is appreciated... but it still isn't anywhere near BPA territory.

The nose knows. Wild ale all the way. So far, the combination of ingredients is not exactly floating my boat. The malts, that is, because precious few hops are present (to the tune of just 16 IBUs). Warming is unlikely to do anything other than amplify what is already present.

The biggest offender in the grain bill (at least from my point of view) is Victory. It gives LFM a toasted earthiness that is reminiscent of Munich, my least favorite malt. The odd wood-like flavor, along with some honey notes, clashes with the barnyard funkiness of the yeast, leading to a less than enthusiastic next mouthful.

The mouthfeel is actually quite nice. It's easily big enough for the ABV and has a creamy smoothness that doesn't quit, even as the finish approaches. No harm, no foul on the head, since the beer is clearly perfectly carbonated.

Le Fleur, Misseur? is what a small boy said to one of the brewers at the side of a country road in Belgium, when he offered the American a small flower. The original spelling from his notes is retained, in spite of being incorrect. Unfortunately, the beer isn't a stellar translation either.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

amber color coming through right out of the bottle. Nice clarity in this one as well. Some carbonation bubbling up to the surface throughout did little to enforce the white head which faded very fast.

Nice aroma here with a mix of decent fruit aromas and bready grains. Nice touches of some earthy grains as well and a touch of herbal hops. This carried over well into the flavor were a medium bodied ale led the way. Smooth, though it could have used a little bit more carbonation. Started with a nice rush of sweet malts, light tones of grapes and pears and a small dose of bread like flavors coming through rather nicely. Intresting mix here as the flavor tended to get sweeter as you went on and it tasted a whole lot stronger then it actually was.

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3.16/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From 08/26/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting.

a - Pours a pale golden color with one inch of white head.

s - Smells of flowers, floral hops, earthy malts, and fruity malts.

t - Tastes of spices, flowers, fruity malts, floral hops, and light citrus.

m - Light body and low carbonation.

d - Wasn't a big fan of this one. Lots of floral notes that I wasn't a fan of. Wouldn't seek out again.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.48/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served in a tumbler.

My one-time distro rep convinced me to crack open a bottle of this to see how it was holding up. (And, yes, he already had done so himself and had made a judgment.) It pours a lightly hazy straw topped by two fingers of white froth. The nose comprises mild cobweb, earth, a spritz of lemon peel, black pepper, and general greenery. Everything's sorta/kinda faint, but at the same time fairly assertive. The taste certainly asserts itself, but mostly like an insufferable jackass at the bar: mounds of dirt, dusty cobwebs, waxy lemon rind, and a blast of past-its-prime Belgian yeast envelops my tongue, refusing to retreat no matter how vociferously I try to repel its advances. "Take a hint, dammit," I think, partially aloud, "I just wanna have a nice drink here and enjoy myself." Not gonna happen, apparently. This stuff blatantly hurts, but it seems oblivious to the fact. Poor guy. Someday he'll find out the hard way... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, my belief is that this stuff peaked a while ago and nobody bothered to say anything. This has got to be the worst experience I've yet had with a Lips of Faith offering.

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Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Tone
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, light yellow with a more pale yellow along the bottom of the glass. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight tart malt, hops, yeast, slight citrus (lemon), and a hint of grass. Fits the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of grass, yeast, slight hops, sweet malt, and slight citrus. Overall, a rather enjoyable beer with great, complex aroma and easy drinkability.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New Belgium Lips of Faith Le Fleur, Misseur?Ale

I have no idea what style this is, and no way to find out. The bottle says: "A beer worthy of mispelling. Learn why this ale holds a special place in our history at NewBelgium.com,etc,blah, blah..."

Well, I don't have any internet access now, so it's all a mystery to me. Let's just open 'er up and find out.

Clouded, golden appearance, beautiful, snow white head, leaving lace.

Funky, farm-y aroma. Okay, I'm guessing a saison, here. Straw, some spice, and citric freshness. Wonderful. Spot on. Let's drink...

Ah...A right on saison. Juicy, fruity malt, tidy little hop bite, spicy, yet smooth, and even creamy. Mmmm, tasty.

Called a Pale Ale here, now that I'm on line. And here's the story: "Produced for New Belgium coworkers to celebrate our 15th anniversary, Le Fleur has roots in the earliest days of our history. In 1988 founder Jeff Lebesch sat weary on the side of a Belgian road when a young lad passing by picked a delicate yellow flower and offered it to Jeff.

"Le Fleur, Misseur?" Jeff misspelled the boy's comment in his journal as he accepted the offering. A treasured memory, a beer to treasure."

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Photo of Wasatch
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to JohnGalt1 for this brew.

22oz. Bomber

Poured into a chalice a slightly hazy golden pale yellow color, nice carbonation, small fizzy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, funky, with some spice notes. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, yeasty/funky, nice spice note. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad brew. Thanks Toby!

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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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Beer rating: 59.2% out of 100 with 179 ratings
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