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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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 itís buzzworthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Tasted on 9/21/12 from a capped 750mL bottle brought to me by a friend, big thanks to Ken. Pours hazy but bright orange with a very thick white head that slowly recedes to thick, rocky lace. The nose is earthy malt and spicy Belgian yeast with some nice green hops aroma as well. The flavor is a bit more malt forward with caramelized orange peel coming through nicely, some earthy flavors, and plenty of spicy yeast. It is very dry. The body is light with lively, stinging carbonation, and a long, very dry, spicy yeast, and earthy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Really nice citrus balanced by an earthy Ness. Yeast hop interplay is whatís up and its badass. Orange rind. Rocky head on a clear honey body. Totally defined by the yeast hops interplay. Really great year rounder.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3878) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Acquired in a trade. Enjoyed at home in a wine glass at 60 degrees F.

A - Beautiful clarity on this. Burnt orange appearance. 4 finger head that fades to a finger after a few minutes. Nice lacing!

S - Smells gorgeous! Nice piney bitterness mixed with a sweet lemony texture. Bready and citrus.

T - Tastes almost like it smells. Thereís not as much bitterness in the taste. Pine Needles and Orange zest. Very earthy and muted citrus and bitter hops. Sort of a saison taste at the finish.

M - High carbonation, medium body. It really bubbles up on the mouth swish.

O - Very enjoyable! I love that itís under 6% ABV. Makes it an easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3134) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle from pantanap...thanks Kan! - Pours hazy light amber with a big frothy white head. Nose is a bit of plastic, dry, peppery malt, light toast, and a light herbal hoppiness. Hints of tropical fruit. Taste doesnít have the plastic note. Itís a nice balance between the dry, lightly fruity malt, light peppery spicing, and grassy, herbal hopping. A bit astringent on the finish, and a smooth, velvety carbonation on the medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle at CBF. This brews character is grassy, herbal, and slightly dank. slight vegetal earthy tree note. malts are toasted dough with a touch of caramel. light belgian yeast fruit note. hop forward belgian pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scarletfire65 (1188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Pours a cloudy orange, huge fluffy white head. Aroma of green tropical fruit, mango, yeast, funk. Medium bodied, vinous, good acidity, flavors of green table grapes, coriander, white pepper, barnyard yeast, fruity but not sweet, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Pouring at Belgian Beer Fest. Pours a mostly clear amber with a thin white head. Musk, bright yeast, big citrus and hops. Medium bodied, spicy hops, bitter yeast and malt. Crisp lemon, toast, caramel. Long tart musk and earthy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2013 Bottle. Pours a golden-orange color with white head. Grainy, earthy, hoppy, flavor. Updated rating at Perennial. More refreshing on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2013 Bottle @ Bradís house Minneapolis, courtesy of jcnielsen. Pours a touch hazy, orange appearance with an off white head. Fairly grapefruity, grassy, a touch piney hoppy, orange citrusy, a bit yeasty aroma. A touch funky, barnyard, somewhat spicy yeasty, somewhat bready, somewhat citrusy flavor. Pretty easy to drink and packs a pretty heavy hop punch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3138) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
On tap at the annual CBS picnic, and self served to clear plastic with a hazed, orangy gold tone, off white head foam that quickly diminished to a ring & film, and some etched-like cling to the lacing. The nose was floral and spice, light yeast, and light fruit & citrus. The flavor added mild malt, moderate but smoothed hop bitterness, medium to light body, and soft carbonation. Just sessionable for the occasion.

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