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Fleur De Houblon | Brewery Ommegang

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3.99/5
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1,088 Ratings
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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:
#4,058
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
1,088
pDev:
9.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
207
Trade:
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of NateTheBeard
4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It was one of the best tasting beers I've enjoyed with punch that didn't upset the palate or my head but I knew it wasn't a session beer or some junk I used to pound in college. I wanted another one after my first and that is usually my mark of something I feel strongly enough to leave a review for. Plus it has been a while.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My impressions is that Ommegang is a classy operation all the way, so I had to try this. Love their Three Philosophers, also enjoyed Rare Vos, was not so crazy about Witte or Hennepin. As an IPA lover, the hops graphic on the label looked promising.

Bottled on 4/10/13, Best By 4/20/14. Purchased for $2.66 on 8/1/13 at Kelly's Package Store in Dalton Mass.

Poured into a tulip glass from the 12 oz. bottle.

a: A translucent gold formed a huge inch and a half high white head which dissipated fairly quickly to a thick surface foam and heavy lacing.

s: Mild floral

t: Fruity/floral Belgian yeast with fairly sharp hop bite which mellows out a lot as it is drunk.. Tasty and refreshingly true to its "Summer Ale" (meaning in this case Belgian Pale Ale) label title.

m: Light to medium with good body. Loads of carbonation explode on the palate thanks no doubt to bottle conditioning..

o: A fine summer brew, However, not sure it is so superior to some other American-made summer ales that it is worth paying two or three times as much.

NB: This is not a personal favorite style. I reviewed it as a representation of what it is.

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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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%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, pale, golden-yellow coloring, almost opaque, with a tall, frothy, bright white head with huge bubbles and good retention. Aromas of pineapple, honey, pepper, biscuit, lemon, and subtle resiny bitterness. Flavors are spice forward, with a lemony sweet and tart backbone blended with biscuit notes. Hops bitterness and spice creep in at the tail end of the palate, with a more robust spice bouquet also present. Bitter and tart citrus blend into the aftertaste, with grassy and cedar notes. Light, effervescent body keeps the palate light. The finish is light, frothy, and clean, with only a hint of citrus linger. Very drinkable, and a great warm weather drinker.

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

12oz Bottle from the Potsdam NY IGA for $3

Appearance - Hazy yellow colour with a huge size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, coriander/clove, citrus, floral notes

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads, grains, and hops. There is also some grapefruit, lemon, and floral notes. It ends with a fruity floral aftertaste.

Overall – This brewer can do no wrong, another winner. A fantastic summer beer with more than enough flavour to stay interesting throughout the glass.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served into a pint glass at livewire sd.

The brew is pale straw-yellow in color, clean and clear. A small wispy head leaves trace lacing.

The nose is wet floral hops and fruity esters, a little spicy. Freshly baked pasties provides a nice backdrop for the layered bouquet.

Hop-forward on the palate, the hops are floral and a little tingly. Ripe fruit and a touch of funk combine with honey sweetness to round the profile of flavors. The brew leans against a bready complexion, frothy in your mouth and scrubbing your palate between sips.

Simple, layered, tasty, drinkable. Exactly what you want from a pale.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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