Fleur De Houblon | Brewery Ommegang

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Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,088 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djgustafson
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of tastybeer
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Awesome looking giant finely foamy white head, a mile high and once it subsides to reasonable, plenty of patchy lace. Color is glowey straw gold. Aroma is delicate floral, lightly sweet, softly yeasty pale malt and grain. A smidgen of lemon and some even spice. Very nice. Taste is nicely malty with a fresh array of Belgian yeast flavors and brisk light hops. Floral, zesty, and softly dry through the finish.

A very nice beer. It has Springtime written all over.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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 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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of tillmac62
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BBD 06/15. Hazy (due to yeast) golden pour. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

World class nose of floral hops, lemon notes, subtle clove phenols from the yeast and a biscuit background.

Light medium body with a smooth texture that has just a hint of creaminess. Perfect carbonation with effervescence from the middle on and a rousing prickly finish.

The almost outstanding flavor profile is intense, fairly complex but fails to completely cover the alcohol and lacks enough biscuit to balance. Floral hops lead coupled with a bit of lemon. The middle brings a mild bitterness and subtle and fleeting biscuit sweetness. The sweetness is quickly overpowered by clove with alcohol underneath. As the clove subsides in the finish, alcohol becomes dominate.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.24/5  rDev -18.8%

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

Bright golden body with mountain peaks of white over top. Aroma of floral, light fruit, pears, vanilla, spice. Tastes of floral notes, pears, banana, Belgian yeast spice, hop bitterness is very present and crisp, finishes rather dry with a faint lingering pear flavor. Light bodied with spritzy carbonation. A bright beer. Nice.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- A slight haze and a very lightly colored straw yellow beer. A massive white bubble head on this beer.

S- Belgian yeast. A little funk, Brett like. A nice wheat. A subtle but nice citrus hop. A bit of banana and clove as well. An interesting smelling beer.

T- A subtle bitterness and a nice spicy character up front. The beer has a subtle sourness and a nice brett flavor. The citrus is very light in this beer but has noticeable flavors of lemon, peach and pineapple. This is a spicy beer and has a very lively mothfeel. A lot of lemongrass, onion zest and some clove as well. This beer is complex and very interesting.

M- A nice body to the beer. A spicy beer. A well rounded palate and very interesting.

O- Take a hopped up wheat pale ale, ferment it with Belgian yeast, bottle condition it with brett. It does'nt make a ton of sense but it is different, well done and delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.28/5  rDev +7.3%

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

Photo of seedyone
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07/23/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Finding some taps left from a Belgian promotion I tried a taste comparison of this & d’Achouffe Houblon Chouffe, which is a triple. Due to circumstances beyond my control, (sort of), like limited funds & being dramatically close to my self imposed ABV limit, I ended up with the Ommegang. No regrets but I will be looking out for the Chouffe. It's robust flavor, body & alcohol were impressive but not of the moment. Not out of place by any means, just bad timing. It's even usurped what started a glowing review of the Ommegang. I'll be looking forward to both, equally, in the future.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 1,088 ratings
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