Fleur De Houblon | Brewery Ommegang

Fleur De HoublonFleur De Houblon
BA SCORE
85.4%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 1,085 Ratings
Fleur De HoublonFleur De Houblon
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nothing is more evocative of summer than the beautiful aroma of flowers, and the favored flowers of brewers are hops. Our brand new summer ale, Fleur de Houblon (Hop Flowers), is brewed to bring the many elements of summer into a refreshing and easy-to-drink Belgian-style ale.

Fleur de Houblon is a rich gold color with distinct floral hops in the aroma that follow through in the taste. Whole-cone Bravo hops are used to impart their earthy, fruity, and floral aromas and flavors. The body and flavor are clean and dry, with pleasing complexity and spicy notes from both primary and secondary fermentation with our unique Ommegang house yeast.

Added by THANAT0PSIS on 04-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,827
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
1,085
Liked:
927
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
9.77%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
207
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,085 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of mrl2112
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smells and tastes like summer flowers. Really grew on me.

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Photo of jbarletto
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
4.55/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a nice looking light to clear yellow color with a good transparency about it. The head was quick and dissipating into barely nothing. Lacing left a lot to be desired. The smell was absolutely spectacular as it had a superb grassy / sweet to lemon bursting citrus hops. The taste was sweet, light grassy, light sweet lemon bursting into sweet orange juice - like character. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a superb sessionability about it. Carbonation was extremely smooth. Overall, really nice Belgian pale ale, well worthy to have again.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrfrancis
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fenix2009
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow color with white head and some yeast sediment. Aroma has floral yeast esters with some hay, meadow flowers and citrus fruits. Taste follows with floral yeast, slightly sweet at first with some wheat notes, light grassy​bitterness on the finish. Medium body with smooth mouthfeel. Overall it's a really nice hoppy Belgian ale.

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Photo of Timtac
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MHJeff06
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
3.51/5  rDev -12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ommegangpbr
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a hoppy Belgian pale ale, but still very recognizable as a Belgian pale ale. There's lots of lemon notes, a hint of bubblegum phenols, some black tea and biscuit flavors. As far as an Ommegang beer comparison, this could be what a mix of Hennepin and Rare Vos mixed together might taste like. It falls right in middle of those alcohol spectrums and flavor profiles. Flavorful, nice and smooth drinking.

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Photo of _Adam_
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cgrunin
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 88caprice
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured gently from a bottle into a stem glass, leaving yeast in the bottle.

Look: hazy, golden, lots of sediment, bubbly, 3-finger head that's rocky and sudsy.
Smell: hops, bitter citrus rind, coriander, pepper spice, classic Belgian yeast funk.
Taste: Big hop presence, pepper and coriander, Belgian yeast funk, and a sweet/spicy kick. Mellows to a fruity pear taste.
Feel: Biting and sharp, then smooth. Medium body, slightly sticky.

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

Photo of George2744
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmjivi221
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chaz
3.15/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 85.4% out of 100 with 1,085 ratings
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