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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSamizdat (6) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
It’s really earthy and yeasty, with almost a lager-like finish. Hops are lingering, but not tingling if ya know what I mean. Reminds me very much of the Poperings Hommel Bier. It’s a Belgian taste that takes some getting used to.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15289) - DENMARK - SEP 29, 2016
Tap @ Mig & Ølsnedkeren, 5.9%. Hazy amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, caramel, orange peel, hop, spices and pepper. Flavour is malt, yeast, caramel, orange peel, notes of sourness, medium sweet, notes of spice, little pepper, little dry, little earthy and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (2049) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy orange with a good head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus, fruit, hint of yeast and spice. Taste of citrus, bit of yeast and earthiness and trace of sweetness. Some bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Medium body, nicely balanced and flavorful.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (1048) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Tap at Republic with commonshawn. Snifter glass. Attractive golden orange color with a healthy full finger of white frothy head. Aroma has some interesting spice qualities almost a peppery note. Hops are present as well but subtle. Taste is also relatively subtle with hoppy bitterness present with some almost hefeweisen banana (but that seems strange). Pleasant full mouthfeel. Little bite at the end coupled with mild sweetness. Happy with this effort.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (1051) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Tap at republic 7 corners with commonmac. Orange and gold with thick white foamy head. Subtle yeast Belgian nose and small hop. Taste has low hop bitterness, professional balance, quick finish. Medium dry body. Interesting combination of styles here. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (10002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2016
On tap at Republic 7C. Pours a hazy light yellow gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has grass and light fruits with some flora underlying. Flavor has light fruits, light grain and a bit of grass supporting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (775) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Draft. Cloudy gold with an average white head. Aroma is Belgian spices, barnyard, grains, and a little lemon. Taste is sweet grains, lemon, coriander, and Belgian yeast. Average mouthfeel and slightly dry on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4534) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2016
Draft at Gollem in Antwerp during their American weekend. Very thick, lacing, coarse, snow white head over a cloudy, deep peach blonde beer. Aroma of ripe pink grapefruit, moldy lemon, papaja, dough, honey liqueur, strawberry, ripe banana, mango, butter, green plum. Fruity onset, mango, banana, peach, softish carbo, sourish kiwi-like undercurrent, smooth, slick and ’fluffy’ malt body, sweetish, honeyish and a tad caramelly while the fruitiness goes on on top of it, yeasty touch in the end paired with a New World hop character, less bittering than aromatic with retronasal orange, pine and grapefruit effects. Could be regarded as a "Belgian IPA", which was apparently the intention, the name referring to the Van Eecke classic which is otherwise very different altogether. One for those who have no problems with Belgian yeast traits mingling with New World hop fragrance so I can imagine a concept like this will divide opinions, but in my case: very enjoyable, rich and fun beer to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8117) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2016
250 ml. draft @ Gollem. Very hazy orange, creamy white head. Nose is some milky yeast with pleasing mango, orange peel, hop is mellow, light bread. Taste is milky, grainy, mango hops, low passionfruit, quite milky & grainy, some orange sweetness, low grass. Drinks well, not bad but I feel like the BE yeast strain isn’t the optimal choice here. A bit too milky & sweet to fully work for me but not bad overal.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (1039) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2016
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, Belgian yeast, fruity. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2016
On tap at the bridge. Clear gold pour with thin super lacy white head. Aroma is really grassy, light fruitiness, hoppy. Taste is grainy, light fruitiness, piney, bone dry. Palate is light med bodied with good carbonation, very dry. Tasty.


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