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RATINGS: 329   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
This just might be my new favorite summer ale. Nice and light beer with great depth of flavor. Very light foamy head and beautiful light amber color. Delicious!

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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gschrade (775) - Collinsville, USA - JUL 19, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. The aroma is very nice. Pours a gold color with a nice head. Taste is a citrus with nice hop flavor. This is really good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 6.8 % abv and there is a nice short description of the beer. Appearance: The look of the body is cloudy and the color is a light golden hue. It’s head is tall bright white in color and long lasting. It slowly settles to a thin creamy foam covering which leaves nice lace patterns on the glass. Smell: Fleur De Houblon has a classic Belgian character. Pale light grain with classic spicey Ommegang yeast mixed with some light citrusy, grassy and spicy hops. Taste / Palate: The nose and tongue are right on the same page. The base is light pale grain with white pepper and clove like spicy yeast. It also brings a light and pleasant Belgian funk/barnyard note to the mix. Hops add a touch of dryness and mild bitterness along with balanced grassy, floral and citrusy lemon flavor notes. The palate is on and very easy drinking. It feels smooth and creamy yet still lively with carbonation. Notes: In my opinion Ommegang just keeps on hitting home runs and this is no exception!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (959) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Pale golden body was hazy, and a large four finger thick head formed rapidly, despite me pouring the beer very gently. The look reminded me a lot of Duvel, but the floral hoppy smell was evocative more of an IPA. Besides the hops, there were spicy, dusty smells imparted by the house yeast strain. The taste was a great combination of typical Belgian Pale Ale flavors, of banana, papaya, melon, and white pepper, and a distinctive hop character. The finish was somewhat tart, and spicy. The body was light and alcohol well hidden. A very easy to drink beer with a refreshing take on the style.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (954) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2013
12 oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a substantial foamy white head nearly spilling out of the glass. Outstanding head retention and thick globs of lacing. The aroma fits the style perfectly. Spicy lemon and orange peel along with great yeast esters. Bread and cracker crumbs in the background with some flowers. Just really amazing in every way possible. The flavor is just as great as the aroma with juicy orange and lemon up front with a quick hit of coriander. Spicy Belgian yeast is present throughout and a very nice bready malt base. Light bitterness and a very light spritzy mouthfeel. Overall, an amzing enjoyable beer. I don’t believe I have had a bad beer from this brewery and this one is just perfect for summer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
troupos40 (67) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, light golden color and lots of carbonation. Strong citrus aromas pleasing to the nose. Light sweet taste on the tongue. Lively carbonation on the palate and a nice medium body. Overall a nicely balanced summer beer with lots to bring to the table, highly recommended

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1937) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (1854) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle from BOTW. Huge floral and citrus nose, light spiciness from the Belgian yeast, wonderful. Lemon, grapefruit zest, light bread or crackers. Reminds me of a Westy Blonde. Glowing golden, almost pastel, cloudy, tall fine head, effervescent. Crisp malts, lemony, lightly spicy. A bit tart with a solidly bitter finish. Prickly carbonation, light to medium body. A great hoppy Belgian style blonde. World class.


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