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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjames317 (94) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 11, 2014
Draft at Hopcat in Grand Rapids. Pours a hazy yellow color. Aroma and taste are floral, citrus, and Belgian yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigguns22 (794) - Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2014
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
12oz bottle, another great summer brew. Great tasting Belgian, complex flavors, balanced, earthy fruity flavors. Great brew!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (5129) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Nice label. 12 oz bottle. Misty, lemony blonde brew. Lemon cough drop aroma -- candied, floral, a little medicinal. Fresh, sweet, zippy. A light but satisfying mouthfeel. Assertive hops that dont overpower. Notes of citrus pith. Very clean drinking. Another good one from Ommegang. ABC Liquors, Betton.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2014
The aroma is very hoppy and biscuit like with floral hops and a wild like yeast. The taste is like the aroma but not something I love. The palate is average. Overall its quality.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Winter Haven, FL ABC. Nose is heavy grassy hops, lemon, citrus. Belgian yeast and some spice. It reminds me a lot of Duvel. Flavor is similar. Balanced sweetness with citrus and yeast flavors. Very nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Tap. Pours a mostly transparent golden with off white head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruit, and yeast.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2014
logging this in from untappd to synchronize all my beers into rate beer for better statistics.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (1080) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 Tap in pint glass at redmonds in Chicago. Hazy gold with white head. Smells flowery with some yeast funk. Syrupy flower taste . Waxy mouthfeel with sweetness, but not too overwhelming. Yeasty funk with waxy sweetness lingers. It?s pretty decent, even though it?s below the standard ommegang. Updated after tasting at brewery : much fresher tasting and much better.


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