Fleur De Houblon | Brewery Ommegang

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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
Ratings:
1,079
Reviews:
189
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.88%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
207
For Trade:
1
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Photo of SpanishUnicorn
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aisha
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Budlum
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Searching through the wonderful selection at Saveon I came upon this. Ommegang never does anything half assed, so I knew it would be a treat. I was right. The bottle says "summer ale" but with these guys, just insert the name and you also know it's a Belgian.

It looks like one of these should - pale yellow, foggy and very foamy. The aroma is excellent and pronounced. I smelled it from three feet away.

The taste is a clean Belgian yeasty, mildly hoppy, tangy and almost sweet like a Berliner. The finish is more bitter but overall it is extremely refreshing. It is not as boozy as some of this style and that helps keep the taste in line.

I could drink more of these but I'll need to go to the store cuz I'm out. Highly recommended.

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Photo of ledouge
3.41/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.47/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lukass
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tinfang
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petewheeler
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donkeyrunner
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Celebration beer for not getting blown out at the Eldritch Moon pre-release.

Spicy lemongrass, and grass clipping aroma. Prickly on the tongue. Tastes like grassy sweet Twinkie malt.

A tremendous and fresh Belgian pale. If this was imported from some small town in Belgian people would pay much more for it and feel justified.

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Photo of Yancey82
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tschnab
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ErikFort
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SpaethJam
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Lost Dog Arlington. Easy drinking. A yummy Belgian pale ale that has characteristics of a Belgian wit.

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Photo of SmashAdams
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ommegang nails it again. This is one delicious beer. A wonderful blend of Belgian yeast and hops. Full flavor for a summer beer but I won't complain. I'll buy this every year. yb

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Photo of kylesobrien
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 355 mL bottle into my tulip -- gorgeous fluffy white head with plenty of lacing. Hazy golden yellow, opaque with lots of fine carbonation. A really beautiful brew in the glass.

Aromatic character is a mix of spicy/herbal/earthy character, underlaid by floral hops. Not sure, but I think I'm getting some coriander as well.

Medium-bodied, not thin at all. First sip: loads of hops, smooth maltiness, and yet more hops. Though not overly bitter, but this is a summer ale with some attitude. Really easy drinking, and a nice alternative to blander blondes. A nice choice for warm weather refreshment.

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Photo of terpdog
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brbrocc
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass. A cloudy golden yellow beer that generates a nice frothy satin white three finger head. Leaves incredibly dense and profound lacing on the glass.

The smell is of lemon verbena, clove, honey, roses, mild hop resin and belgian yeast. There's also a very tame orange and grapefruit zest aroma.

I'm thoroughly impressed by the taste. Upfront it's nice and yeasty but ever so slightly sweet with spicy notes of coriander. A tame resinous lemon rind flavor from the hops mid palate balances it out. It finishes creamy and slightly sweet with a nice hearty lightly cooked grain taste.

Lively and decadent carbonation, very silky. Just watery enough to impart a medium feel and weight.

Overall, this is a crowd pleaser. I picked up several four packs for me and two friends to enjoy - and even though they don't like craft beer (well I guess now they do) they absolutely loved it. A classic example of a summer sipper. Nurse it slowly and this beer will treat you right. Chug it and bastardize the whole experience..

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Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,079 ratings.
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