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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1507) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Nice. Good clean drinking beer. Had this at the Beer Geeks of Northwest Arkansas thanks to Matt.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4663) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Crisp copper coloured body with a frothy, soapy off-white head about four centimetres thick and literally a zillion small bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of fresh grassy and herbal hops, yeast, pepper, herbs, barnyardie funk and some nice mellow malt - very nice and complex. Medium-bodied; Strong dry and grassy hop flavours up front with some mellow yeast, a touch of light earthy malt and a bit of biscuits tucked inside some herbs. Aftertaste shows a very light and herbal note, some light hop bitterness, but mainly a dry, airy and subtle flavour - nothing overwhelming and nothing too great, actually. Overall, a decent beer, but not showing enough complexity on the finish to be great - the smell is there and complex, but dies after the nose. After sampling too many good belgies in ~2 weeks in Belgium, being home for less than a week made me underappreciate this beer - it’s good, but simply doesn’t compare with real belgies. Still nice to try of course, despite the high price. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in New York (Columbus Circle), New York on 12-July-2013 for US$12.99 sampled at home in Washington on 28-August-2013.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (2738) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2013
9 oz. At Range Burgers. Pours a copper with clear body. Aroma has distinct vanilla, almost like cream soda. There are subtle malt notes. Lots of vanilla in the flavor, peculiar Belgian ale. The finish is short and lets out some banana hints. Not much hop presence.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Advocate_Ames (423) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Pours a golden haze with a profound carbonation, creating a fluffy and sticky foam head. The aroma is of floral hops, citrus, malts, spices, and yeast. It is very pleasant. The flavor is freshing. It has a defined pale malt like character, mild bitterness, citrus tones, and a mild yeast taste. In the finish I noticed a calming bitterness, malt taste, and yeast flavor that sticks around. Overall I liked this and was worth purchasing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours hazy orange with a large, frothy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is fresh, earthy and spicy hops, light toast malt, Pils and cracker malt with Belgian yeast spices. Flavor is crisp malt, moderate hops and bitterness, spicy Belgian yeast notes and a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Draught from the brewery. Pours cloudy orange, with a thin but lacing head. Nose shows bright, earthy hops. Resin and citrus. Bitter and then dry on the finish. Some floral notes, but more on the earthy side of flowers. Dirt included in the flowerpot, I guess. In a good way.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8029) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear golden color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy, herbal hops and a musty note. The taste is herbal, spicy hops, medicinal bubblegum (kids amoxicillin), bitter finish. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2013
On tap at Capone’s, Norristown. Cloudy deep orange pour, nice filmy head on it. Super dry nose, pungent and very inviting, with a pronounced earthiness to it. Playful mouthfeel, lightly bitter on the dry finish. Flavors are really nice, with a seriously earthy yeast core that brings together floral and bitter notes alike, with light spice on the finish. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1332) - - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours gold with a quickly settling white head. Nose is Belgian yeast and apricot. Taste is very earthy and spicy. Cereal grain and a touch of citrus at the end. Palate is crisp and prickly. Very unique. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2013
Draught at Rattle ´n Ham, NYC. Clear pale golden beer with a big offwhite lacy head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Hoppy and fruity flavour, a nice and refreshing beer :-)


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