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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehaak26 (305) - - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle from Beers of the World into a tulip. Lots of citrus and floral aromas. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (3695) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Very fruity, estery nose, quite floral, yeasty and citrus zesty, too. Hazy dark blonde color, frothy head, with a coating of lace, and a lot of sediment dancing around with the carbonation. Sweet malty initial flavor, citrus, peaches, apples. Light peppery hops, which turn a little grassy in late mid palate. Light lingering sweet fruit finish. Very interesting stuff. Aromas are those of a strong ale (maybe a tripel); flavors are more like a saison. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1695) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Fleur de Houblon is the kind of Belgian Ale that seems like it only couldve been made by monastic brewers. Its that pairing of old-world taste and timeless beauty. Knockout looks - lightly hazy gold, incredibly good head retention. Funky, earthy, and dank nose. Floral hops and spicy yeast. Flavors are lemony, peppery, bready, and mildly hoppy. Super dry palate. The hops admittedly give Fleur de Houblon a certain American flair, yet it doesnt seem totally out of character for the style. A very complex and lovely beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (2590) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2016
$2.79 bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Downtown. Pours hazy golden with a massive soft off-white head. Yummy floral aroma - spring flowers, along with banana and spice. Flavor is slightly sweet rose water, banana, more flowers - violets even. Some lemon, some fun, some deliciousness. Damn this is nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3322) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Damn Im usually not big on Ommegang beers but this one knocked it outta the park. Drank this in the beginning of fall but so with I had found this in the summer. I wouldve gone through a case of it. Aroma was awesome. Peppery yeast and lemon peel were big and dominant with a slight hippiness to it. Pour was a nice light hazy gold with a one finger white head. Taste was like the aroma. Lemony and yeasty with a bit of funk and stale hops throughout. Nice bitter and dry finish. That Ommegang yeast is front and center but not overpowering or bubblegummy. Medium carbonation. Probably my favorite Ommegang beer Ive ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (6067) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Draft at Smithfield Hall. Unclear yellowish-gold. Frothy white head and lots of lacing. Belgian yeast and clove, spice, and citrus fruit. Melon and mango notes. Fairly sweet, yeasty, and spicy taste. Clean, mid-plus bodied mouthfeel. Nice drinkablity overall. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5834) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours a semi-clear dark amber brown colored brew with a thick off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of golden malt, Belgian yeast, and a touch of earthy spice. Taste is medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Flavors of hard fruits, Belgian yeast, a hint of candi sugar. Finish has a sparkly carbonated Belgian ale aftertaste with some hard fruits that slowly disappears leaving a yeast aftertaste. A solid Belgian ale overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (1493) - Beckley, USA - AUG 24, 2016
slightly cloudy gold - light amber color with a thick white head; spicy Belgian yeast and citrusy hop aroma; nice, spicy Belgian yeast flavor with saison-like pepper notes with citrusy hop notes; dry, spicy finish; well balanced; very refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1658) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Aroma is dusty, fruity, tropical fruit hops, barnyard, banana, good. Appearance is hazy golden amber, off white head. Taste is spice, fruity, earthy and pine hops, fruit, dusty, barnyard, Id say it has a more "in your face" approach than Orval. Mouthfeel is light body, light crisp carbonation, a wonderful dry fruity and piny aftertaste. Overall, this is very very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1359) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Cloudy golden sunshine with 2 fingers of white lace trailing meringue, disguised as a head. Nose is herbal. Middle is soft creamy grain bill, herbs, wood and earth. Finish is fruity, floral and lightly bittersweet. Excellent beer from a solid brewer.

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