emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very bright lemon rind yellow with a slight haze and two fingers of lacing white head. Nose is dry and floral with peppery/spicy notes and some lemongrass. Some yeasty notes show as well with pear flesh and uncooked bread dough.
andrewje41 (139) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. This is a really nice balance of sweet and spice. Heavy on the floral hops. Some lemon and honey flavor. Light fruit flavor finish. Very well done summer ale. Refreshing on a great day. Loved it.
brianairb85 (67) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle- Pour a hazy yellow. With a thick white head. You can smell and taste the floral hops. Subtle crisp flavors, very light on the hops. Fruity and earthy feel. Sweetness from the fruit and spicy earth hints. Very nice summer ale!
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy grain and hay for the malt, moderate perfume, herbs and lemon for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with just ripe pears, and hints of honey, ginger and Japanese incense. Head is large, frothy, white with good lacing and is fully lasting. Color is sparkling clear but hazy on the last pour, golden. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet, acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, slick with a fizzy carbonation. Great fruity aromas and a crisp drink-ability from this Belgian Ale.
ronaldtheriot (1102) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ommegang Fleur de Houblon has a thin, spongy, off-white head, a murky, yellow-orange, extremely bubbly appearance, and some lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is very sweet, full, yeasty, and citrusy. The taste has the lemon or cumquats, white bread, pronounced hop bitterness, light fruit, yeast, candi sugar, and grain husk. Mouthfeel is heading up towards medium and is carbonated to the hilt, and Ommegang Fleur de Houblon finishes mostly dry, pretty easy drinking, and rich. Overall, another hit from Ommegang. Get some! RJT
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy straw-yellow. Good off-white head--small, but plenty of blanket lace. Lots of lasting power.
As always, there’s a ton of Belgian yeast to the smell. Behind that is some pale malt, but it’s subtle.
More bitter than most of Ommegang’s offerings. Again, there’s a harsh yeast bite geometry hop in the background, but it’s not prominent. The aftertaste is better on the hop bitterness, but this still the tale of a strong Belgian yeast flavor.
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Rattle N Hum. A really big foamed one, and the beer itself is really cloudy, golden yellow in color. It smells of blind Belgian yeast, some green apples, a little spicy touch, some alcohol, apple zest and a little bit of silo fart. Smells nice. Tastes like a proper Belgian. Some yeasty tones and a half sharp alcohol sting. It has a just below average carbonation level and a light oily mouthfeel. The green apple zest sticks in the taste as well, and it’s what I would call as light mouthdrying. Somewhat watery finish. 13.06.2013
ajnepple (1674) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Golden orange and cloudy with a white head and visible sediment. Fresh floral hop aroma with citrus fruit, earthy yeast, and light spice. Similar flavor with a medium body, crisp feel and a refreshing finish.
csaso (1225) - Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap - not much head, pale straw color, light bodied, mild floral hop aroma and flavor with mild sweet malt backbone - not bad but expected a little more
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Ron (2348) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, flowers, frutiness, and a bit of spice. Taste is sweet, but sufficiently hoppy. Aftertaste of yeast and hops linger on into the aftertaste. This is a really well done Belgian ale. It was great after a long run.