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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1912) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Hazy yellow with good, creamy, white head, decent legs /Fresh, bright, fruity nose of citrus & tropical fruit, straw, spice / Medium body, a touch thin, fruity and lightly sweet, turning nicely bitter, with overall fine balance / Elegant flavors of lemon, pear, banana, straw, coriander, clove / Small deduction for a little water to the body, but all in all an excellent summer brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (430) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2013
From bottle. Clear light straw color huge fluffy white head that lasts for ever. Big floral hop aroma light yeast and malt. Not super bitter. Light body and taste. Sweet flowery taste. Good summer beer but not as assertive as I hoped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Sharply grassy, floral citrus and yeast aroma, in the vein of a sourish saison. Massive sea foam head over thick yellow body. Man is it zesty. Esters and floral hops dominate the senses. Crisp and dry. Ommegang...Even the summer offering is a kicker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6183) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy/foamy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly to moderately yeasty (basement), with notes of lemon rind, gum, pepper, alcohol (rather fusel, bug spray). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Quite good for this brewery. It has a fusel taint, unfortunately, but it’s not strong and it’s really the only notable fault I find with it. A little watery and thin, but suitable for easy-drinkin’. Brightly aromatic and not just a hop bomb (and the hops aren’t the raw-and-resinous type). Good balance as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (765) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle pours light gold with big sudsy head. Floral, cooked vegetables, dough, cloves, banana, ’belgian’ yeast. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Creamy, light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
salvaticas (432) - - JUN 16, 2013
Pours a clearish gold. VERY floral on the nose, pretty amazing. Really crisp with a flowery but balanced flavor. Really nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
bottle. Golden with two finger head. Very hoppy with substantial belgian spice. Quite distinctive, yet very smooth and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9654) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle poured a hazy yellow with a large lasting white head. Aromas of straw, floral notes and lemon zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, floral notes and light lemon zest with a smooth dry lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1411) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle->tulip. Hazy gold with huge frothy white head. Aroma: flowers, herbs, yeast. Taste is same, with a hint of bittersweet hops at the end. Good carbonation and lively mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElipNYC (6) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
This beer looks beautiful in a clear glass; golden with an evening haze and a frothy white head. Crisp and complex flavor with an inviting nose. --- BeerBuddy personal rating!

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