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Le Fleur Misseur? | New Belgium Brewing

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Le Fleur Misseur?Le Fleur Misseur?
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3.74/5
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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:
#23,819
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
179
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 124
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of beerbrains
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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 dollarbill
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of bthomas
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of steamboatbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of gpogo
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Crystal clear pale yellow body with a small white head. The head dissipated to a small foam covering.

A- Fruity notes. Smells a lot like a saison, lots of esters. A bit funky.

T- Not as funky up front, but that funk sits in the aftertaste(in a good way). Crisp and clean upfront. Some fruity tartness, lemon/grapefruit?

M- Light to medium light body. Moderately light carbonation.

D- This beer is wonderful. I wouldn't say it is incredibly interesting in any one direction, but all around it is an enjoyable wild beer.

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Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of mechanicalprints
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of decadance
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of SaintMarysGirl
2.31/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

it has a weak head on it very little foam if any at all, with a sweet smell of soy sauce and or bbq. it has a tangy bana peal taste with a hint of molasses. it is sour and has a black cherry taste too very fruity and heavy mouth feel. i personally do not like beer or the way it taste but it wa sone of the bettter ones i had except the inlger taste in your mouth.

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Photo of ChrisPro
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted blind as part of Blind BIF #6

Blind beer #8

22 oz bomber poured into my Allagash Cervoise footed glass (had to look it up to actually see what this glass is called)

A - Almost clear, but slightly hazy golden with a monster pillowtop bleach white head. This craggy head decided to hang out for a while and watch SNL with me and feels like it wants to stay for the whole episode. Naturally, there's some smattering of lace as I drink. 4.5

S - Some really nice grapefruit and hay notes. We've got a saison for sure. A little bit of black tea and a touch of gym sock. A bit funky, but I'm definitely liking the nose. 3.5

T - Very nice. Clean, crisp, refreshing. Not quite as funky as I expected from the nose. This is actually much lighter with just some hints of lemon tartness. The first sip actually reminded me of a nice kolsch, but going back for more, it's definitely a belgian pale or saison. Not super complex, but light sweetness with a really crisp grassy finish. Also a little bit of stonefruit (peach) lingers on the tongue. I'm liking this. 4.0

M - Very light body and light carbonation. Surprising given the head, but these bubbles are so small and smooth I feel like I'm drinking a nice cask saison. There's just a touch of high alcohols, but it works. 3.5

O - Incredibly drinkable. not tons going on, but this beer is made extremely well. Did I mention this beer is drinkable? It's hard to just sip this beer as it goes down extremely quickly. Rare any more for people to be wowed by a non-sour/RIS/IPA/BA beer anymore, but this is just done well. I would happily drink this again as this bottle is going too quickly. 4.0

It's a little more clean than Saison vautour, so not that. Could be another McKenzie, but I'm pretty sure they only use 750s. I suppose it could be a belgian pale, but pretty sure it's a saison. I don't think it's Stillwater because those have been a bit more complex and overdone. This is just simple deliciousness.

Final Guess: Saison...but no clue on the brewery.

The reveal: New Belgium Le Fleur, Misseur?

Wow, i had this beer at the brewery a few years ago and was unimpressed, but it's pretty solid in the bottle. Guess I missed the style again, but close. The nose threw me off. Very solid beer. Thanks, Scott.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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

Appearance- golden straw color and a slight haziness.
Smell- Bready fruity, and foral aroma.
Taste- easy drinking earthy, a touch of hops, and a very nice yeast flavor.
Mouthfeel- very drinkable. Carbonation is just right.
Overall this is a nice Belgium Pale Ale. Won't blow your socks off, but won't disappoint.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Le Fleur Misseur? from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 179 ratings
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