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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6730) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours crystal clear orange, large off-white head, dissipates slowly, good lacing. Aroma is corn, Belgian yeast, light lay, dust. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, nutty, kind of a bocky malt profile. Medium body, high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
On tap at Mikkeller Bar, SF. Pours orangey amber. Oranges and spicy fruit aroma. Potently bitter, slightly acidic orange zest flavours. Complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1957) - Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Draft. Unclear dark orange gold. Frothy off white head. Great modest hoppiness, especially in aroma. Fruity. A fun Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
On tap @ the Pine Box, Seattle. Light clear orange, persistent white head. Grassy and lemon rind aroma. Pale cereal malts, grassy/vegetal hops with citrus undertones and a drying pithy bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcon25 (625) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Draft pour at Chucks CD. Light golden pour, slight sour aroma with floral and hop taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Floral, grassy, fragrant hop aromas, spice, citrus, stonefruit. Hazy orange with a fully lasting white head. Fruity, fresh hop flavors. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (4020) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Growler, courtesy of a kind soul... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a hazy bolonde with a smallish head and some decent lacing on the glass.

The aroma is bright & fruity with some limestone and lots of fruity hops. Itís got a little bit of peppercorn and spiciness to it, but itís mostly earthy with bright hoppiness.

The flavor is fruity and hop forward. Itís lightly bitter with some lemon rind, apricot and a nice minerallity. Itíd put it at about a medium dryness.

Totally enjoyable on all levels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
On tap at the abbey. Amazing stuff, hoppy floral flavors and a creamy feel, great sticky beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2405) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Tap at the Watershed. Listed as Perennial Hommel Bier Dry Hopped.

Deep copper-orange pour, delightful hop-forward nose, lovely belgian character driven not by the esters but rather something else about how the yeast interplays with the hops. Delicious, delicious stuff. i could drink this all night. Another huge winner from Perennial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Serving: Draft at MacDowell Brew Kitchen. It pours a medium amber with a lasting white head. Plenty of lacing left behind too. Light nose with a bit of yeast and citrus. Yeast, light citrus pith, grass, and a slightly spicy finish. Overall very mellow and easy drinking. Well made and worth seeking out.

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