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RATINGS: 322   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6264) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (777) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
salvaticas (444) - - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2951) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9961) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1429) - 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.

4.2
   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!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dan_lipcan (6) - - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
From bottle into glass. Great lemony color with light lacing foam, nice light mouth feel with some fizz, citrusy taste with a little spice. Worth having a case available in the basement! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4112) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Not sure how beers like this end up in th same category as orval, heheh. On tap at the bocktown, nice place. Rather clear with a decent bubbly pond scum head. Typical beldgy aroma. Quite strong initially but mellows as the session continues. Yes the alky impact fades rapidly. Becomes medium mild Never gets really well behaved. Keeps some of that domestic personality as most of these wannah -B beldgian possess. Decent co2 makes it acceptable. Finish is not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5189) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Cloudy gold, frothy white head. Smells flowery, with some lemon zest and a bit peppery. Nice crisp palate, with citrus, pepper, and floral hops. If this were just a little lower alcohol ( and a little less expensive), it would be a great session beer...


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