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RATINGS: 295   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Very light both in color and in body, floral tastes/smells as advertised, also an aroma of pepper and a bright, lemony flavor that makes this an excellent beer for a long summer day.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (519) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle pour. Hazy, golden yellow with pillowy white head atop. Minimal lacing. Floral perfume of hops, cut hay, lemon and light funk. Zippy. Medium to light body. Effervescent. Good showing of earthy hops. Peppery and dry. Lemon tartness holds the middle. Bready yeast. Some pear flesh. A small amount of funk on finish. Flavors play a bit rough with each other, but otherwise solid execution. Good summer sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1230) - Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Appearance: bright honeyed gold, lightly hazed, with a huge, fluffy electric white head that slowly shrinks to a thick, creamy cap that lasts for the entire tulip. Aroma: hugely floral, with honeysuckle, rose hips, light marmalade, lemongrass, wet grass, and white pepper. Taste: floral hops are front and center, with nice honey and champagne notes underneath; hint of citrus (orange peel) coriander, and clove. Finish: lasting floral sweetness, slowly drying. Notes: Typically overpriced bottle from Gilly’s in Rockville, MD. However, a typically superb offering from Ommegang. Slick but effervescent palate. Flowery hops nicely showcased, combined with that excellent house yeast...mmmm.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
A very good example of the style, extremely floral on the nose, like being in a well kept flower garden with a variety of different breeds, not as light and easy drinking as you might expect from the style and a bit of the herbal quality becomes harsh on the finish or else this would be an unbelievable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (1942) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle poured a golden color with a huge two finger white head and heavy visible carbonation. Aroma has Belgian yeast, mild hops, flowers, and a touch of sweetness. Mouth feel is light and again there is heavy side carbonation. Flavor has flowers, mild sweetness, perfume, Belgian yeast, grains, and light peppery spice into the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1078) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2014
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 6-22-14. Nice, sharp, tart, salty aroma verges on sour. Lemongrass, dandelion, and rhubarb scents. Definitely hoppier in aroma than is a typical saison, but the hops aren’t overwhelming in the smell. Pours an initially clear, pale gold but later cloudy, light tan. Highly effervescent. Moderate to large amount of substantial, fluffy, uneven, off-white head. Produces decent lacing. Dry, chalky, dusty, dirt-like, earthy, mineral-y flavor features grapefruit and lemon citrus as well as black pepper elements. Quite hoppy. I wish the flavors were a bit stronger. A touch of chemical taste, but not strong enough to detract significantly from the flavor. Dry aftertaste. Light to medium body. Frothy in the palate. Good, summer / hot weather palate effects. Overall, this is a good beer. It is enjoyable and appropriate for the season. It is very much a saison, albeit a notably hoppy one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1635) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a Trappist glass. Pours hazy pale yellow with huge fluffy white head. Aroma is floral hops, medium effervescent body, well carbonated, and little lacing. Taste is floral hops, fruity, crisp hops, and slightly bitter finish. Pretty easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (558) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. The look is golden in color, white head, and clear. The smell is is white chocolate, butter, grain, perfumed, sweet, spiced. The taste is wheat, butter, white chocolate. Hops, perfume ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (1884) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
On tap at the West End Tavern. Hazy golden pour with a nice white head. Fruity esters flowing through the entire beer. Very dry, incredibly clean finish. Basically the definition of a Belgian ale. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (356) - Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Tap. Clearish straw gold. Slightly fliral nose. Tastes of pine, some floral notes. Belgian yeast doesn’t stand up to hops, but this is definitely a good, refreshing beer.


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