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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
750ml Bottle: Got in trade from Phaleslu; THANKS Peter! Aroma of pale malt, Belgian yeast, hops, fruit, slight Earth, slight tropical fruit, slight citrus, and some grass. Poured orange/amber in color with a huge, foamy, rocky, frothy, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of pale malt, hops, slight honey, Belgian yeast, light tropical fruit, and some grass. Light to medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, Belgian yeast, hop, slight honey, finish is dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2011
a beer that combines earthy and spicy tones from the yeast with a slight orange note contributed by the hops. Tastes great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8861) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Clear apple juice colored pour. White head. Awesome aroma. Honey,hops, light apple and yeast. Flavor is hoppy but not bitter. Light malts, prickly carbonation. Damn nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
bottle courtesy of beernbourbon, thanks! nice little belgian ipa sorta deal. nice and hoppy, and the belgian yeast adds more of a nice creamy mouthfeel than a sharp spicy one, much nicer imo. good stuff, easy to drink, nice and floral, moderate bitterness, sweet syrupy malt backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 30, 2011
tap at brewery-pours deep orange with lite hazy with a small soapy white head. nose is floral hops lite caramel and nice tea-like qualities, probably from the hops. lots of husky malt flavors lite citric hops-very nice balance here! this beer has a major mineral quality that kind of tasted off to me however, it was not unpleasant enough to lower the score. mineral qualties and herbal hop bitterness on the finish. i really like the herbal character of this beer. nice work!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2011
(guest tap at Urban Chestnut) hazy gold/amber, white head. Yeasty/floral aroma. Flavor was fruit, yeast, some floral hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy dark orange gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is hop with an earthy undertone. Quite promising. Med plus body. Flavor is a little citrus sour, followed by some really earthy hops and yeast/spice notes. Though I guess the earthy is also from the yeast based on the description. If the hops aren’t earthy tho, I’m not sure what they are. Pretty good bitter! Each quaff is a pleasure to both the nose and the mouth. This is pretty good ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Pours hazy golden with a small white head. The aroma has earthy floral hops, light Belgian yeastiness and is fairly dry. Medium / light crisp body with mild amount of carbonation. The flavor starts dry and earthy with lots of grapefruit zest and pine. The malt is light in comparison and a bit crackery. The finish adds spice and shows the hops well. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2011
750 ml bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting ivory head and good lacing. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, spicy hops, citrus and light grassiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, spicy hops and light citrus with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2011
It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was banana with some clove, light malt and wheat. The taste was banana, lemon, orange, coriander, clove, light malt, wheat and some spice hops. Plenty of carbonation.

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