RATINGS: 403   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (3256) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2013
at a tasting, thank zvikar, long lasting big bubbley head, very hazy pale yellow colour, aroma of orange blossom and rose petals, quite perfumey, some vanila in the back, touch of cinamon, flavour of stone fruit, soap and flowers. Nice and Quite fun.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantabox (18) - USA - AUG 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy straw-yellow with a white frothy head. Aroma of hops and very floral. Taste is yeasty, moderate hop, earthy and a great citrus burst. A definite summer beer with the ability to make it into my top 5 favorite summer ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1009) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Lightly cloudy, shimmering mustard yellow with a huge white head that starts coarse and gets fine as it collapses into itself. Slow decay. Aroma is lots of sweet lemon grass. Honey and a redwood forest on a cool evening breeze. Bread. Body is creamy and frothy, yet light and with little carbonation burn. Flavor is lemony-sweet grass and redwood forest. A spot-on match for the aroma. It goes down quick and easy. I would love to see these guys brew. What kind of protein rest/specialty malts are they using to get a body and head like this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - AUG 21, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass. Hazy deep yellow with a nice steady white head. Spicy nose, with yeast, floral hops and citrus fruits. Fruity flavors of grapefruit, with some tangy wheat, yeast and herbs. Lively, light-med body, dry and refreshing. Quite cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
A steady pour into my Sierra Nevada IPA glass produces a one finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a nice gold color that shows a hazy, straw-gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a solid herbal / floral note and also has a yeast derived spiciness that leans towards earthy spices, clove, and perhaps a touch of coriander. Soft fruit notes of honey-dew melon, pear, and perhaps some kiwi like character are balanced by an almost woody pepper note, a musty herbal character, and a general woodiness towards the finish.

This has a spritzy carbonation to it, and is quite light bodied and refreshing on this hot summers day. There is a soft Meyer lemon zest character and hint of tartness up front, while an herbal and spicy character lingers throughout the palate. A soft, chewy grain character adds a nice, noticeable backbone to the flavor; it contributes notes of saltine crackers, straw like grain, and, along with the hops, a dried floral character that has lots of wildflower spiciness and grassy character to it. The grain character contributes a soft chewy sweetness that accentuates a green, ripe, fruit character that suggests at pears and melons perhaps.

This is quite nice and easy drinking, I love the mix of herbal / lemony hops, the pale grain character and the characterful yeast character. Once again I find I am a sucker for beers that are nicely hoppy, and not so high in alcohol, that it gets in the way of the dance of malt, hop, and yeast character. In the end this is far more tasty than I was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (2394) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
Tap at Pony Bar 10th ave. Pours light cloudy straw with medium head and lacing. Nose is yeasty. Notes of dough, some lemon with a nice peppery finish. Light slighly creamy body with lively zip carbonation. Tastes were light sweet and light bitter from a grassy hop bite. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (4341) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
15 Aug 2013, tap. Yellow, clear, some bubbles. Nose is Belgian yeast, faint coriander. Med body and mildy fizzy. Light banana, some lemon rind. Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (12533) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariels place. Thanks zvikar. Hazy yellow with a big frothy white head. Floral aroma, spicy, yeasty and kinda soapy. Spicy and yeasty flavor, a bit soapy, with a bitter note. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. Ive had better from Ommegang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9268) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2016 Bottle. Lightly hazed gold body with a tall white head. Lemon oil and pith and pineapple rind esters and phenols with floral dish soap and brett-like must / BO. Some dried pineapple develops with time and it gets more phenolic and "peppery" and grassy and vegetal. More lemon and flowers in the mouth. Nicely bitterness, some tartness, medium sweetness, well balanced, natural carbonation, some graininess to the malt. Pretty enjoyable, quenching and fun to smell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5728) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Cityfresh Associated Supermarket, Bushwick growler ($10): Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, flowers, frutiness, and a bit of spice. Taste is sweet, but sufficiently hoppy. Aftertaste of yeast and hops linger on into the aftertaste. This is a really well done Belgian ale.

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