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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 itís buzzworthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2536) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a sudsy head and aromas of light lemon, a little grass and some dusty grain notes. Flavor is light and refreshing with a decent amount of lemony edginess to it, but has a somewhat dusty grain presence that seems a little off... This is a very good beer, but my first mild disappointment from Perennial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10443) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange amber with white head. Nose/taste of apricot, malt, Belgian yeast, earthy hops and moderate spicy hops. Medium body. Dry spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3492) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
25.4 oz bottle. Clear orange with a meringue head. Nose is grass, toffee and lemon peel with hints of bubblegum. Crisp medium light with a carb bite finishing fuzzy. Taste is citrus pith, peel and grain with just a hint of honey ending bitter and grassy. A nice rustic ale with spicy hop accents.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Well done. This beer is made so spot on to the style of a Hommel. Earthy spicy mellow hops. So unlike a regular American IPA. Kind of hard to believe that itís made here. Good job!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5443) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2012
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Bottle: The aroma consists of orange, grapefruit, faint pineapple, and light Belgian yeast. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a large white head with good retention. Thereís some clumpy lacing left behind. The flavor starts with light-moderate citrus with a hint of Belgian yeast. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, light orange peel, and a touch of lemon. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Tap from munichburg tavern. Poured a darker amber color with a smaller off white head. Left lacing on the glass as it went. Aroma was grapefruit, pine and grass. Flavor was straw, grass and citrus. Hoppy finish. Medium body. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle at Gingermans w/ James after Tallest Man show. Pleasantly surprised by this one - nice floral and herb scent. Mouthfeel was smooth and crisp.. some more herbals, yeast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6062) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle shared with Andrew at gingerman after the tallest man show. Pours a hazy orange with white lacing. Aroma is floral, spicy, herbal and zesty. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonated with notes of flowers, spice, wheat, yeast, and light hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Super tasty beer, excellent work here. I could drink this all day actually. Fantastic body, hopping is spot on, supremely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - 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.

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