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Fleur De Houblon | Brewery Ommegang

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3.99/5
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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
Ranking:
#4,013
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
1,086
pDev:
9.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
208
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,086 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of Chaz
3.15/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A--Hazy golden and opaque. Thick head of a ton of fine bubbles that thins, but lasts. Leaves an excellent lace trail. The head and lacing lasted from the pour until it was finished.

S--You can notice sweet, citrusy aromas. Hops are prevalent.

T--Balanced between hops and malts. Sweet and citrusy.

M--Creamy from the carbonation, quenching from the citrus.

O--Wow, a lot more going on here than what I initially suspected. This is a beer that can hold its head up against any other out there. If it weren't for a fairly high alcohol level (which I don't in any way oppose) this would be one to drink all day.

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Photo of hophugger
3.28/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap @ Instant Karma in Joplin, Missouri. Classic Belgian Pale Ale; beautiful. Citrus influence without being overwhelming. Pours a light gold with lacing to finish. Smooth and balanced in every way. I would drink this year round. Great job by Ommegang Brewery. An excellent beer in every way.
6.8% ABV

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Photo of travelguy
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BLZR
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of entenduintransit
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Aisha
2.75/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Budlum
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
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 -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.47/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Tinfang
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petewheeler
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donkeyrunner
4.47/5  rDev +12%
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 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ErikFort
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 1,086 ratings
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