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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (843) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Hazy gold, medium white head. Mild hoppy-sweet aroma, quite hoppy and light flavor. Chewy yet bright and smooth, with a hoppy sharp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8281) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
355mL thanks for the heads up from tastybeer to buy an Ommegang beer for the first time in years. Bright, low haze straw pour. Massive, white, pillowy foam. Excellent webby lacing. Nose is quite catty with grassy hops, lemon zest, cat pee, sharper near phenolic yeast. Palate is super dry with massive grassy hop bitterness for an Ommegang beer. No sugar cube. Mild alcohol presence. Taste brings lemon peel, sourdough bread, grassy hops, something off putting like solvent/chemical. Otherwise, fairly solid summer ale. I can see this being Victory Prima Pils fermented with Belgian yeast. Interested combo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1272) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Cloudy golden yellow, with a finger of pure white head. Inviting and should be refreshing on a hot day. Aroma is peppery grains of paradise, with hints of yeast. Touch of lemon and ginger. Again, lovely first start for an 80-degree day. Actually clears the nostrils right out. Whoo! This has a puckery flavor, along with the flavors similar tot he aromatics. Grainy, peppery, quite a batch. Fizzy feel when it’s fresh out of the bottle. A little slicker as it sits on the palate for a few moments. A flowery, peppery Belgian that is possibly the kin of a witbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5367) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy, light golden with a snow white head. Fresh lemony aroma with a touch of saffron and coriander spiciness. Flavor is elegant with some lemon zest, some honey sweetness, a touch of grapefruit like bitterness - but oh so subtle. Back end has some nice subtle spicineness with some coriander notes. Nice crisp mouthfeel with just the right amount of spritz. Excellent, well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4354) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, light golden body with a tall, frothy, white head.

Smell: Enjoyably fruity, citrusy, and floral with spicy and subtle resinous pine of the hops atop yeast and sugar dosed bread dough.

Taste: Upfront, it’s a little doughy, bready, grainy and given a firm dose of confectioners sugar. A lemon-lime fruitiness and chipper floral character mingles in with the residual sweetness. Subdued spiciness. Even a little Yellow Delicious apple on the back half. Drying, lemon-lime finish with a last little zip of suds.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation.

Overall: Refreshing and likable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
(Bottle). Pours a golden yellow complexion with pillowy white head and lacing. Aroma is very floral with some clove and hops. The flavor is also very floral with some citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (780) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured hazy gold with thin ring of head. Crisp with grassy notes and a touch of lemon. Finished dry and slightly spicy. Decent summer beer but not much going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (3663) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Grass and pear nose. Hazy golden, thin head. Funk and overripe lemon flavor with a mild grassy finish. Nice, not very exotic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
swesson (186) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
It's a summer beer, so it already has a strike against it, but it is a light, crisp, fun beer that fits well in its genre. It tastes of vanilla and a bit of green grass. Nice bite on the finish. Would be great with a slice of citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Deep golden straw in color with a little white head. Floral hoppy aroma. Light fruity effervescent hoppy flavor. Medium bodied. Spicy. Very nice. Clean and dry finish. Easy drinking. Nice beer.

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