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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandbeyond (663) - ISRAEL - AUG 21, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass. Hazy deep yellow with a nice steady white head. Spicy nose, with yeast, floral hops and citrus fruits. Fruity flavors of grapefruit, with some tangy wheat, yeast and herbs. Lively, light-med body, dry and refreshing. Quite cool.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
A steady pour into my Sierra Nevada IPA glass produces a one finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a nice gold color that shows a hazy, straw-gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a solid herbal / floral note and also has a yeast derived spiciness that leans towards earthy spices, clove, and perhaps a touch of coriander. Soft fruit notes of honey-dew melon, pear, and perhaps some kiwi like character are balanced by an almost woody pepper note, a musty herbal character, and a general woodiness towards the finish.

This has a spritzy carbonation to it, and is quite light bodied and refreshing on this hot summer’s day. There is a soft Meyer lemon zest character and hint of tartness up front, while an herbal and spicy character lingers throughout the palate. A soft, chewy grain character adds a nice, noticeable backbone to the flavor; it contributes notes of saltine crackers, straw like grain, and, along with the hops, a dried floral character that has lots of wildflower spiciness and grassy character to it. The grain character contributes a soft chewy sweetness that accentuates a green, ripe, fruit character that suggests at pears and melons perhaps.

This is quite nice and easy drinking, I love the mix of herbal / lemony hops, the pale grain character and the characterful yeast character. Once again I find I am a sucker for beers that are nicely hoppy, and not so high in alcohol, that it gets in the way of the dance of malt, hop, and yeast character. In the end this is far more tasty than I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1234) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
Tap at Pony Bar 10th ave. Pours light cloudy straw with medium head and lacing. Nose is yeasty. Notes of dough, some lemon with a nice peppery finish. Light slighly creamy body with lively zip carbonation. Tastes were light sweet and light bitter from a grassy hop bite. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2562) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
15 Aug 2013, tap. Yellow, clear, some bubbles. Nose is Belgian yeast, faint coriander. Med body and mildy fizzy. Light banana, some lemon rind. Nice and refreshing.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks zvikar. Hazy yellow with a big frothy white head. Floral aroma, spicy, yeasty and kinda soapy. Spicy and yeasty flavor, a bit soapy, with a bitter note. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. I’ve had better from Ommegang.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle. Lightly hazed gold body with a tall white head. Lemon oil and pith and pineapple rind esters and phenols with floral dish soap and brett-like must / BO. Some dried pineapple develops with time and it gets more phenolic and "peppery" and grassy and vegetal. More lemon and flowers in the mouth. Nicely bitterness, some tartness, medium sweetness, well balanced, natural carbonation, some graininess to the malt. Pretty enjoyable, quenching and fun to smell.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3295) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Cityfresh Associated Supermarket, Bushwick growler ($10): 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1005) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with foamy white head. Actually had to wait to finish pouring the entire bottle, very bubbly. Floral aroma, maybe some citrus. Lots of yeasties in the bottom of the glass. Very sweet taste...not too big on the hops. Definitely has the Belgian yeast in it. Enjoyable and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3246) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
7/29/13 (Ommegang Brewery Restaurant)-Pours a hazy golden with a nice white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, grass, and hay. Taste of the same with a nice dryness. This light to medium bodied brew is well balanced and was quite tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1692) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2013
12 oz bottle. Aroma is very floral, living up to its name; it’s also peppery, Belgian yeast phenols--clove is prominent, dusty basement. Pours hazy gold with a giant white soapy head; leaves some lace. Taste is sweet, savory and earthy before turning lightly bitter; also some candy sweetness lingers in the finish. A little thin, carbonation a little too low for my liking. Even with the palate flaws, this is a fine beer.


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