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:
1,082
Reviews:
190
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.88%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
208
For Trade:
1
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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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Photo of jpd026
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glass_house
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hop_junkie
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky golden color with a large white head. The aroma is fruit, yeast, spice and some wood. The taste is hop driven with some fruit and spice. A very good beer.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seanecy
3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Manny1909
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TeachChefs
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JB62
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skabiski
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jackalope1977
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

Photo of NatSmith
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rawfish
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BellDimension
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jp32
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pale cloudy yellow in color with a huge fluffy white head. Excellent lacings.

The aroma is of belgian yeast, hops, and lemongrass. It's really a nice balance between hops, fruity esters, and earthy aromas.

Flavor is earthy and slightly bitter up front. Hops are present, but not dominant. A belgian yeast has it's way in the flavor as well, along with floral notes, but both are mild.

Overall, this is a refreshing, crisp, tasty beverage. I would try again. Preferably on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy yellow with a thin film and clingy hills of lace.

Belgian yeast is prominent on the nose, with butter and strong floral perfume.

This is more spicy with Belgian yeast than I remember from when I first had this and was smitten by it. Taste is close to banana bread. The hops are further in the background than I remember, and they are more floral than anything. I'm obviously downing too many uber-hopped beers.

This has a fluffy feel to it.

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

Photo of Gregaroo
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12-2-15 - On tap at Doylestown Tap House. Served in a short Belgian snifter. Little head an bud in color. Nice flavors, but tasted a bit flat. I wav hoping for a Belgian collaboration, but this is Belgian in name only. Next time here, I'll have the Duvel.

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Photo of DR7Sauder
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bubes brewery. Wheat summer ale with hops finish.

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Fleur De Houblon from Brewery Ommegang
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,082 ratings.
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