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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2016 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5181) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1433) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3803) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2269) - Coeur d’ Alene, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2549) - Springfield, Vermont, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1153) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3048) - Ocean County, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11046) - 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.

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