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In the hop capital of Belgium, Hommel is the word for humulus, the plant genus where hops reside. Our Hommel Bier defies tradition by combining North American malts, Pacific Northwest hops, and a Belgian yeast strain. The result is a beer that combines earthy and spicy tones from the yeast with a slight orange note contributed by the hops. We think it’s buzzworthy.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Draft at Fountainhead and also a bottle from a friend. Pours a deep gold, slight haze. Nose is pils sweet, odd spicy hops from the tap, much better structured from the bottle. Sort of disjointed overall. On tasting, medium bitterness with a distinct pilsner malt sweetness that betrays the balance. The yeast character is nice, moderate spicy notes that work with the hops. Not a bad beer but the draft was just a bit messy. Good from the bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7390) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle. Lightly musty lemon/orange malt and orange peel aroma. Amber color with large fluffy white head. Lightly musty orange-lemon malt and mildly bitter orange peel hops flavor. Nice body. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light golden color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma is nicely yeasty. crisp citric character, some herbal and earthy characters, floral. Flavors are much the same, nicely sharp citrus and a balancing yeasty herbal and earthy character that lend some nice balance, touches of spice in the finish. Medium body and a crisp carbonation. Well made beer, refreshing, complex, I dig it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (1944) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2012
750 ml pours amber with a white head. Aroma of yeast, malt, and sweet fruit. Taste is the yeast and a sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5621) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2012
On tap at Fountainhead (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich touch dulled golden orange hue, darker with firm haze, healthy glow on the edges. A big cakey offwhite head sits atop, cakes and stays quite large, small lacing overall. Aromas are gentle spicy yeast, mellow pepper, and oranges. Some dry florals and earthy hops, touches of citrus. Mellow bready malts, some more orange, and yeasty life. A firm spice mellow dryness grows. Initial is medium bodied, a firm body with firm sweetness coming in, oranges and dry florals, gentle citrusy hop. Rich yeast, sweeter bready and gentle honey malt influence. Middle offers gentle dryness, richer yeast and fruity malt elements of pear, apple, and citrus. Sweeter middle trails off into a touch of a sticky backend, lacking dryness or refinement. Meh.. A bit sweet for my tastes

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3863) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 29, 2012
750 from Wine and Cheese place. Very nice saison/Belgian style that balances the yeast really well. A faint banana yeasty aroma topped with a well balanced yeasty body. But not too yeasty, and that sets this bee apart from other American variations. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garmonbozia (425) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Cloudy golden with nice big head. spicy smell with bananas. taste spices with hops in background. Very refreshing beer with a bitter aftertaste. Good stuff

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5595) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Really a solid Belgian Ale. Nose of fruity floral citrus hops on top of spicy yeast, light grain, hay, dust. Solid. Pours golden, nice lasting frothy head. The flavor is fruity up front and throughout with a light dry hay like grain notes, a touch of sweetness, spicy light estery yeast. Floral and nice with solid bitterness and quenching power. Good shit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5601) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Nice floral hoppy aroma, served with a healthy dose of Belgian yeastiness. Sweet, in a reserved way, lightly reminiscent of tropical fruit. This is a fun, fully-flavorful and energetic beer, yet light and easy to drink. Well done! (#4498, 2/25/2012)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1406) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Tasted at the 2012 St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival from magnum bottle into sampler glass. Poured a nice, cloudy, orange-amber color with fluffy off-white foam and good Belgian lace. Strong, sophisticated aroma hops with hints of malt, bread, toast, biscuits, crackers. Hints of apricot, banana, bubblegum, black pepper and clove from Belgian yeast. Light body despite the slightly elevated alcohol percentage, lending an overall dry, "digestive" finish. A delicious style, a worthy (albeit inexplicably more expensive) clone of Popperings Hommelbier.


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