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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1793) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
A very good example of the style, extremely floral on the nose, like being in a well kept flower garden with a variety of different breeds, not as light and easy drinking as you might expect from the style and a bit of the herbal quality becomes harsh on the finish or else this would be an unbelievable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2106) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle poured a golden color with a huge two finger white head and heavy visible carbonation. Aroma has Belgian yeast, mild hops, flowers, and a touch of sweetness. Mouth feel is light and again there is heavy side carbonation. Flavor has flowers, mild sweetness, perfume, Belgian yeast, grains, and light peppery spice into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1621) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2014
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 6-22-14. Nice, sharp, tart, salty aroma verges on sour. Lemongrass, dandelion, and rhubarb scents. Definitely hoppier in aroma than is a typical saison, but the hops aren’t overwhelming in the smell. Pours an initially clear, pale gold but later cloudy, light tan. Highly effervescent. Moderate to large amount of substantial, fluffy, uneven, off-white head. Produces decent lacing. Dry, chalky, dusty, dirt-like, earthy, mineral-y flavor features grapefruit and lemon citrus as well as black pepper elements. Quite hoppy. I wish the flavors were a bit stronger. A touch of chemical taste, but not strong enough to detract significantly from the flavor. Dry aftertaste. Light to medium body. Frothy in the palate. Good, summer / hot weather palate effects. Overall, this is a good beer. It is enjoyable and appropriate for the season. It is very much a saison, albeit a notably hoppy one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2394) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a Trappist glass. Pours hazy pale yellow with huge fluffy white head. Aroma is floral hops, medium effervescent body, well carbonated, and little lacing. Taste is floral hops, fruity, crisp hops, and slightly bitter finish. Pretty easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (2090) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
On tap at the West End Tavern. Hazy golden pour with a nice white head. Fruity esters flowing through the entire beer. Very dry, incredibly clean finish. Basically the definition of a Belgian ale. Delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (719) - Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Tap. Clearish straw gold. Slightly fliral nose. Tastes of pine, some floral notes. Belgian yeast doesn’t stand up to hops, but this is definitely a good, refreshing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4533) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. The look is golden in color, white head, and clear. The smell is is white chocolate, butter, grain, perfumed, sweet, spiced. The taste is wheat, butter, white chocolate. Hops, perfume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4334) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
12 oz bottle. Gold and hazy with a decent white head. Aroma is of grain, citrus, grass, and light pine. Taste is of malt, grain, grass, citrus, and floral.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (141) - - JUN 12, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. Floral and citrus aromas. Nice carbonation. Yeasty, honey, pepper, bread. Finished spicy and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5739) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2014
On tap at Winking Lizard Crosswoods on 6/5/14. Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Aroma of coriander, malt, banana and pepper. Coriander and pepper flavor with some malt before a dry, floral finish.

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