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Fleur De Belgique | Ithaca Beer Company

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3.8/5
Very Good
97 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
ithacabeer.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnQVD on 08-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,982
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
97
pDev:
8.95%
Bros Score:
3.87
 
 
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1
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6
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 26
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased this at Brass Rail in Campbelltown enjoyed chilled from the bottle in a teku.

The color is sunny golden with moderate hazed look with thick white head of 2 fingers with fine bead and scattered lace pattern. The smell is great - lots of citrus in the hop scents with mild fruity tropical ester from the belgian trappist yeast with mild melon and grapefruit combo. The feel is nice -moderately bitter with spice texture of yeast with light sweetness and mild alcohol, finish is on the dry side with low astringency.

The taste is fruity with a more tangy than bitter flavor up front. The taste has a light vinous edge with slight tropical aspect and mild herbal element with a slight hint of yeast adding some earthy and peppery elements to augment the taste of the hops with a light toasted malt background. Overall this is a pretty outstanding mix of Belgian yeast with American IPA hop flavor really exceeded my expectations.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with a little haze and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty laving down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Slight citrus and tropical notes, caramel, bread, and spice.

Taste: Citrus up from with nice yeast characteristics, caramel, bread, and mild tingly lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice BIPA. First of a few in their Belgian inspired variety pack.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy golden color, almost orange, with a big pillowy white head that slowly dissipated and left webby lacing on the glass.

The aroma is bright and spicy. A perfumey lemon scent provides a fruity note. The yeast provides a musty hay and clove scent. Some orange and grapefruit from the hops.

The taste is of a bready malt base. Light honey. The yeast isn't as strong as it is in the aroma. Some musty hay and very light clove. Perhaps a slight lemon and coriander note. The hops are very grassy in the flavor, very earthy.

Moderate feel is tingly carbonation. Sweet and bitter on the palate. Big dry bitterness in the finish, almost chalky.

A nice Belgian IPA. The yeast could provide some more flavor though.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2/4/14 labeled on the bottle. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark murky orange with some sediment floating around. Small eggshell white head that fades and leaves great retention and solid lacing. The nose has a subtle, but pleasant hop aroma. Lots of orange and grapefruit. Some yeast and malts in the mix. The flavors are very sharp and cirsp. Very clean and refreshing. Lots of citrus blended with some fresh pine needles. Lots of grass. Some spices. This one has a very nice bitterness to it. I must reiterate how refreshing it is. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and feels thin with extremely active carbonation. Prickly. Very smooth and easy to drink. Great for the warmer weather. It's a thirst quencher.

This is a solid Belgian IPA. The craftsmanship is very impressive. I did enjoy their Hopbloem a bit more, but this is no slouch at all.

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Fleur De Belgique from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 97 ratings
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