GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
monkeychugg55 (860) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a big white head. The aroma has some sweet, banana-like esters, earthy and floral hops, and spicy notes. The flavor is similar, with lots of spiciness on the finish, very earthy too. Good amount of bitterness, and a dry finish.
Ontbeertaster (2335) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, smell is spicy, taste is a spicy yeasty brew, with a nice floral notes and a good clean finish, really full of flavour for such a light beer
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle.Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Spices, citrus, some straw and grassiness. Some fruitiness there too.
dfinney23 (1650) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow with lots of fine sediment swirling about. Aroma is floral with yeast and spice. Taste is similar with more pepper.
generallee08 (646) - New York, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a cloudy golden yellow color. Aroma is light lemon, sweet malt, white pepper notes, straw wheat notes. Flavor was sweet light lemon and straw notes. Tasty and refreshing.
pjames317 (73) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, glowing honey gold with ultra pillowy, puffy cloud-like head with nice retention. Some yeast sediment floating around. Aroma reveals what is undeniably a Belgian style ale, from their distinctive proprietary yeast strain. Other notes are rose petals, Juicy Fruit bubblegum, mild clove and other earthy spices. Hop element is definitely floral. Tastes like I just bit into a flower petal in full bloom. Peppery and spicy yeast flavors up front are eventually overcome by a pleasant hop bouquet. Nice subtle bitterness and dry on the back end. Good summer ale.
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Hopcat in Grand Rapids. Pours a hazy yellow color. Aroma and taste are floral, citrus, and Belgian yeast.
bigguns22 (661) - Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Only had a few sips of the beer my wife was drinking hope to try it again so I can get more detailed. Aroma is earthy and floral. Flavors are nice crisp and refreshing with yeasty spice notes.
nike (965) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, another great summer brew. Great tasting Belgian, complex flavors, balanced, earthy fruity flavors. Great brew!!