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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Location: 750 ml bottle from Whole Foods-Bowery, 1/3/13

Aroma: The nose is clean and hoppy, with some grass, Saison yeast, lemon, and earth
Appearance: It pours a hazed golden-orange color with a huge froth of lacy, off-white head
Flavor: It has light sweetness, lots of grass, spice, and earth, and a light-medium bitter hoppiness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a lively carbonation, feels a touch slick, and has a bit of dryness
Overall Impression: This was the first beer Iíve tried from Perennial, and I actually quite liked what they did here. Itís almost like an Pale Ale-Saison mixture, but not exactly. It has a Belgian feel for sure. I donít know how to classify this, so Belgian Ale seems perfect. Itís a little overly carbonated, which hurts the drinkability a bit, but overall, itís really quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (2141) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Floral aroma. Nice bitterness. Kind of like an ipa with Belgian yeast. Thin head. Lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
750mL bottle, sent from tstockstrom (thanks Chuck), pours a hazy golden / copper with a substantial white foamy head. Aroma is full of doughy notes, with loads of Belgian yeast, with a little spicy and some orangey fruits. Flavour reveals earthy notes, Belgian yeast and dough above all, with a very slight hint of orangey fruitiness. Quite earthy and doughy, with a hint of spice on the finish. Not as good as Iíd hoped for - the nose is much more inviting than the flavour profile. Still, decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2012
750ml split at DC tasting. Thick, bright tan, steady long lasting foamy white head. Really true to style, this has a great authentic mouthfeel. Nice delicate straw, noble, hop. Smooth, easy medium, light body. Wow. World class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
75cl bottle, thanks noodleuser. Large off-white head, hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy, bread, some grassy. Taste is medium sweet, earthy/grassy, some bread, lemon. Light-medium body, some acidity, somehwat watery, fairly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle shared by Noodleuser. Thanks! Poured a cloudy, orange-yellow color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was notes of herbs, some yeast and spices in there. Flavor had notes of spice, sweetness, touch of yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3542) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Thanks man! The beer is hazy and golden hued with a half inch or so of white head. The aroma brings spice, straw, grass, herbal scents, yeast. The flavor follows the nose to a tee. A touch of bready sweetness, biscuits, fruit, before finishing crisp and dry. Light to medium in body. A solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
750mL thx to noodleuser. Full cloudy orange. Thick doughy and yeasty nose. Estery. Taste is spicy, crackery, doughy, a bit bland with mild paper and whole wheat bread. Ok. Not offensive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle shared by Noodleuser: pours a slightly hazy deep golden with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a fresh herbal hoppy nose with a touch of biscuity malts. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with light floral hop flavor and a touch of light fruits before a drier bittersweet finish. Well-balanced and smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thanks! Murky orange, thick white head. Aroma of orange and vanilla cream with some tropical fruit. Taste is bitter and fruity straw. Nice.

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