Floral Beers

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  1. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (338) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
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    Can everyone help me get a list of beers that contain definite floral tastes or scents?

    A buddy of mine keeps saying he's picking up floral scents and I believe he is confusing tropical qualities with floral qualities.

    Thanks everyone,

    Cheers
     
  2. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Devotee (480) May 6, 2010 Minnesota
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    Rose de Gambrinus, it's your grandmother's aftershave in a bigger bottle.
     
  3. Kwaz

    Kwaz Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2012 Illinois
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    Hill Farmstead Susan
     
  4. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (647) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I hate to state the obvious, but floral smells flowery. Tropical smells fruity. People use these comparisons because most people can recognize them. I also find that floral hops are more delicate than tropical. Tropical hop aromas tend to be pretty in your face (especially grapefruit-heavy ones).
     
  5. Justin23060

    Justin23060 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2010 Virginia

    When it's fresh I get a rose taste from Great Divide's Samurai Rice Ale (similar to what I've tasted in Sake).
     
  6. Premo88

    Premo88 Meyvn (1,365) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    the first time I poured a Duvel into a tulip, I thought it was very floral ... i'm also very much a beer novice, too, so i might've been off, but man did it smell like a sweet garden
     
  7. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Fresh Two Hearted.
     
  8. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (338) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
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    Ya, I get that. My buddy is telling me he doesn't like Sucks. I'm fine with that, and am not leading some Sucks Revolution, but I wanted to know why he didn't like it to help me suggest new beers he will enjoy. He then told me he thinks Sucks is too floral.

    I've never picked up floral from a beer in Sucks category...

    Weird right,

    And please, lets keep this from becoming about Sucks. It's about finding this guy (in Nebraska) a true flowery beer so he can discern the differences.


    Thanks guy!

    Cheers
     
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  9. Jleo897

    Jleo897 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2012 Connecticut

    Flower POWA!
     
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  10. Justin23060

    Justin23060 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2010 Virginia

    Yep, beside the citrus and pine there is definitely a floral side to fresh Two Hearted.
     
  11. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (647) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I think you just answered your own question. Most people claim Sucks to be one of the most tropical fruit-forward beers out there, so I definitely think you're right, OP.

    Cheers!
     
  12. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

  13. MaltyLareau

    MaltyLareau Initiate (152) Nov 14, 2009 Wisconsin
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    If you want to try a good sour with floral characters, Cpt Lawrence Hops & Roses is worth seeking out...
     
  14. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Marisol from Goose Island, but its tap only.
     
  15. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Aspirant (244) Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    Two Hearted, drinking one right now and Torpedo as well. Two off the top of my head and very accessible.
     
  16. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Barely any actual helpful responses. Target is in Nebraska. Hill farmstead rec's GTFO.
     
  17. BKBassist

    BKBassist Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 New York

    quote="atomic, post: 1153818, member: 372841"]Marisol from Goose Island, but its tap only.[/quote]
    Some hops can bring a floral quality, which IPAs/DIPAs will offer in abundance. Also tripels and saisons may have spices like coriander which can also add floral notes. I know distribution is not great in NE, but these are styles I would seek out.
     
  18. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    Um.. I think all of the responses answered the original request.. Except yours, of course.
     
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  19. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (338) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
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    Some hops can bring a floral quality, which IPAs/DIPAs will offer in abundance. Also tripels and saisons may have spices like coriander which can also add floral notes. I know distribution is not great in NE, but these are styles I would seek out.[/quote]

    Ya for now I told him to go get Hoegarden. That will give him the experience of coriander. Omaha is okay, but none thing special. Beertopia is a cool place and takes orders but I've heard they struggle to get beers from certain states because of some old BS prohibition type laws.
     
  20. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (338) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
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    Should have mentioned it in OP. I'm a fool haha
     
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  21. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    SN Floral IPA is the worst offender IMHO. Like drinking an IPA thru a Lavender straw... so GROSS!!! Even my piss smelled like DMB after drinking that one.
     
  22. BKBassist

    BKBassist Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 New York

    Pistil is a dandelion ale Magic Hat has as a seasonal, I imagine that's almost nationwide. It's not very good, but it has a light floral feel. Might be drinkable on a hot day.
     
  23. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Bodhi or two hearted come to mind
     
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  24. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

  25. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Disciple (335) Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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  26. nogidrew86

    nogidrew86 Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2010 Nevada

    Flora Rustica from Upright
     
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  27. eric5bellies

    eric5bellies Meyvn (1,266) Jun 9, 2006 Australia

    Cantillon Mamouche
     
  28. LMT

    LMT Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2009 Virginia

    Boulevard Tank 7.

    I get a bunch of lavendar other floral aromas & tastes from it (not as much fruit, in terms of tastes, like the many reviews of it.)
     
  29. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    Cantillion Iris is the most floral beer I've had.

    Kind of going off long term memory here but I seem to remember Alesmith IPA being pretty floral when I had it.
     
  30. Number45forever

    Number45forever Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2012 Vermont
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    Hill Farmstead Vera Mae.

    I believe this is the correct answer to this thread. Where do I collect my prize?
     
  31. kodt

    kodt Zealot (505) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    5 Rabbit Huitzi - tastes like flowers.
     
  32. HoistinBrews

    HoistinBrews Devotee (475) Mar 26, 2011 Minnesota

    Grand Teton 2012 Coming Home - was very suprised with the floral aftertaste
     
  33. sergeantstogie

    sergeantstogie Aspirant (202) Nov 16, 2010 Washington

    Firestone Walker Union Jack comes to mind.
     
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  34. Reneejane

    Reneejane Devotee (440) Jan 15, 2004 Illinois

    An english style ESB, Bitter, Pale, or IPA done with fuggles should do it.

    Can you get fraoch, that's made with heather, and quite an experience.
     
  35. robieobie1

    robieobie1 Disciple (302) Mar 2, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Ithaca Flower Power for sure.... Very flowery hop aroma and flavor in this one.
     
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  36. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Wolaver's Wildflower Wheat Ale is a classic!
     
  37. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    IMO Sucks does have quite a bit of floral aroma to it along with tropical/citrus/pine. But people taste/smell differently than others, so....

    I haven't experienced grapefruit from Cascade hops in many years, just comes off as floral and generically fruity to me. To me SN Pale Ale is big floral bomb - so much so that I couldn't tell the difference between it and the floral ipa they had in the beer camp series.
     
  38. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Aspirant (232) Nov 2, 2007 Vermont
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    Southampton Cuvee des Fleurs is all lavender-chamomile, as is Element Brewing's Lavender ESO. HFB Vera Mae is dandelion, but the Fantome Pissenlit tastes scorched instead of its usual dandelion character this year. Saison Cazeau is made with elderflowers (as is the previously-cited Cantillon Mamouche.) I get intense florals from some DIPA's, but they are melded with bitterness, whereas these beers are pure floral, little hops so you get the full effect.
     
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  39. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois


    That stuff.... is incredibly abysmal.
     
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