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RATINGS: 403   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (4415) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
Bouteille b.b. 03.2016. Une robe jaune trouble. Le premier nez est superbe, invitant avec du bl. La bouche est herbeuse avec des notes de poussire. Jaurais aim plus de dfinition dans cette bire qui me semble brouillonne. Merci Vincent pour cette dgustation.

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 (433) - 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 isnt necessarily a bad thing. Solid overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2960) - 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 (5361) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
(33 cl. BB 03/2016. Dgustation offerte par Vincent. Merci!) Bire blonde traverse par un million de particules. Nez de malts ples et de bl avec des houblons floraux, des pices, un petit ct banane et une touche subtile de vanille. En bouche, les caractristiques granuleuses et herbaces ne me plaisent pas particulirement. Ceci dit, cest loin dtre mauvais. Les dlicates fleurs, le profil pic et les malts arrivent point. Au palais, le liquide montre un corps moyen-faible avec un ptillement normal et une texture lgre. La finale se fait sur des notes amres peu agressantes mais encore une fois drlement parfumes par le grain et lherbe.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (1341) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Cloudy golden appearance. Aromas of bubble gum, and yeast. Taste of yeast, bread and a bit of lemon. Moderately bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2431) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle from total wine.

Hazy maize pour with a big fluffy white head. Spicy, leathery nose. Flavor brings an enormous dose of band-aid -- this has to be the most band-aidy beer Ive ever had. At first I think "how can I drink this", but then I realize its just what I need as I sit here trying to write on a summers evening: a beer that fits summer but is entirely not designed for quaffing. As hard as I try I just cant fall in love with Ommegangs yeast, but this is an interesting beer and I dont really regret having a glass half full of it in front of me. That said, its so far from a 99th percentile Belgian ale that I fear for the beer-youth of America, even if Ommegang is an old-school kind of overrated.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1972) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Pours golden with a foamy white head. Aroma is fruity citrus with floral notes and spicy yeast. Flavor is lightly sweet fruity malt with citrus and some spicy peppery notes and a yeasty finish. Really nice summer Belgium brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shot (496) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy Amber with a massive fluffy white head. Aromas of citrus, malt, and Belgian yeast--banana and clove. Flavors are citrus with yeasty esters, cut grass, crackery notes and a firm bitterness. Theres a peppery backbone and a clean, dry finish. Lively, well carbonated mouthfeel. Nice summer beer.


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