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RATINGS: 292   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.


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   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Bright and clear golden, moderate white frothy head, little lacing.   Vibrant grassiness, a little hay and straw, pale floral notes.   Pale straw, a little dusty and musty.   Not as bright as the nose suggests.   Wished it were more floral.   Seems a touch herbal.   Its light, clean, and easy drinking.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft sweet straw and hay on the finish.   Just a smidgen or floral or herbal notes.   Wished it were brighter.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (1657) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Growler from Lizardville Bedford Hghts. I have had this four times and forgotten to rate it each time, so here go from memory of last night when I drank a whole growler. Very pale hazy straw yellow with fluffy white head and lace. Floral bready lemon pastry aroma. Mild fruity apricot sweetness with bready yeasty floral spicy clean finish. Light and refreshing with effervescent carbo. More details next time because this is not a one-time-try-it-and-rate-it beer. Fucking excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1086) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2013
12 oz bottle pours out a hazy cut-hay color with a luxurious pillow of white foam atop. grassy hops and yeasty spicy notes - carbonation level: spritz. hints of acidity and tartness and an overall pleasant hoppiness that does evoke summer. nice even finish and a bit of alcohol buzz... enjoyable brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2492) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Pours a somewhat cloudy straw color with a big white head. Aroma is grass, citrus rind, floral hops, grains and lightly fruity yeast. Taste is refreshing and well balanced. Grainy bread, citrus rind, floral hops, lightly fruity yeast, straw. Solid session. I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
A very light and refreshing ale, with a nice bitterness. On tap at The Belgian Cafe in Philly. Kind of a saison.Cloudy golden body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2103) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Clear golden colored pour. Big white head that sticks around for quite a while. Plenty of lacing. Nice aroma of hops, malt and yeast. Much akin to Duvel Dry Hopping series. Taste is hoppy and malty with the familiar notes of Belgian yeast. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
troupos40 (67) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, light golden color and lots of carbonation. Strong citrus aromas pleasing to the nose. Light sweet taste on the tongue. Lively carbonation on the palate and a nice medium body. Overall a nicely balanced summer beer with lots to bring to the table, highly recommended

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Aromas of wild flowers and a slight fruitiness, apples, golden raisins. Yellow-gold with a lasting white head. Dry, earthy, snappy. Light bodied, very refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeyplush (628) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
On Tap at Reading Terminal. Crisp and hoppy with notes of citrus. Refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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