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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle with a bottled on date of 03/12/13 with a best before of 03/2014. Pours with a lightly hazed straw yellow hue with a massive foamy white head that lasts and leaves good lace. Aromas are spicy and floral hops with noticeable juicy and fruity yeast esters and some peppery phenols that mesh well with the hop character. Some tropical fruit, mild isoamyl acetate. Lightly bready and straw like malt notes. Flavors are dry with a medium bitterness. Fruit flavors from both hops and yeast. An assertive, but not unbalanced bitterness. Bready and toasty malt notes, banana, tropical fruit. A bit grassy and straw like. Esters are a touch high and isoamyl acetate forward for my taste, albeit it is still a very nice beer. Very lively carbonation, pretty dry, mild acidity. Good.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1063) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Deep and murky pour with big white head on top. Aroma of floral hop and some fruit, zest. Flavor is a bit earthy, peppery, orange peel, peach and malt now. It is light but definitely complex.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (769) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2015
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (856) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2015
On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a floral, sweet tropical note that hits the nose in abundance. It’s a clear, straw colored beer with a dense white soap head that has moderate lacing and good retention. The taste is a medium bittersweet. The medium body has an oily texture has a fuzzy carbonation with citrus and tropical fruit, and bread for flavors. The finish has a crisp spice quality, followed quickly by a sweet tropical juice (primarily pineapple) that leads to an aftertaste that’s clean with a faint hint of some bread.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Larry_Duffman (101) - - AUG 16, 2015
I had it from the bottle. The aroma is floral hops. The taste is hops, Belgian yeast, spice, and a touch of citrus. It’s dry and crisp. This was nice and refreshing, until it warmed. It’s a complex summer beer without being filling.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3598) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
Bouteille b.b. 03.2016. Une robe jaune trouble. Le premier nez est superbe, invitant avec du blé. La bouche est herbeuse avec des notes de poussière. J’aurais aimé plus de définition dans cette bière qui me semble brouillonne. Merci Vincent pour cette dégustation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Samwell83 (4) - - AUG 7, 2015 does not count
Very nice beer: cloudy effervescent pour. Fragrant floral hops aroma laced with citrus. Bone dry on the palate, lingering aftertaste. Refreshing drink on a hot afternoon, but light on the mouth feel and a little unsatisfying finally.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (204) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Fruity, floral aroma. Golden hazy color with frothy white head. Fair retention. Soft clean palate. Dry finish. Softer earthy, floral, and fruity flavors than aroma would lead you to believe which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Solid overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2043) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy gold pour with a karge fizzy/foamy white head. Lots of carbonation. Very strong citrus floral flavors: Tangerine peels. Chanterelle mushrooms. Orange marmalade. Cilantro. Rosewater. Lavender. Potpourri. Some yeasty/bready notes: Sourdough. Buttered croissants. Honeycomb. Touch sweet but a very dry finish: White peppercorns. Astringent oak tannins. Lemon pith. Appreciate that this is just marketed as a "Belgium Ale" and not a Saison because it otherwise too bold and fruity. Taken as is - it works.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Edward104 (41) - Herrin, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2015 Lemon orange nose, nicely carbonated, pillowy head that laces the glass, tastes tart, hoppy, delicious. Tastes like a Belgian crossed with an IPA. Love it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3964) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
(33 cl. BB 03/2016. Dégustation offerte par Vincent. Merci!) Bière blonde traversée par un million de particules. Nez de malts pâles et de blé avec des houblons floraux, des épices, un petit côté banane et une touche subtile de vanille. En bouche, les caractéristiques granuleuses et herbacées ne me plaisent pas particulièrement. Ceci dit, c’est loin d’être mauvais. Les délicates fleurs, le profil épicé et les malts arrivent à point. Au palais, le liquide montre un corps moyen-faible avec un pétillement normal et une texture légère. La finale se fait sur des notes amères peu agressantes mais encore une fois drôlement parfumées par le grain et l’herbe.


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