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RATINGS: 187   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
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jason! Super hazy, goldenrod body with a foamy, white head that fizzles down into a swampy film & chunky collar. Aroma is full force Belgian yeast with a light farmhouse-y funk, hints of lemon & lactic tartness, a touch of grass, & a faint, biscuit undercurrent. Taste is very dry with lots of farmhouse & woody funk, notes of cobweb & cellar floor, mild lemon flesh & stone fruit skins with a sharp, yeast filled finish... A hint of baked bread, leading into a bone-dry, horsey aftertaste. Sharp, carbonated mouth feel... Decent Belgian ale. Fairly light, quite funky, & super dry on the palate.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (2044) - 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 (1043) - 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 (1048) - 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 (9997) - 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 (774) - 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 (4529) - 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 (8038) - 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 (1038) - 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-Rivičres, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2666) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle. Moderate roasted grain for the malt, light to moderate herbs and citrus for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with dried fruit in the background. Head is large, fizzy/frothy, white, with good lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium amber/tan. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily, with a fizzy carbonation and a tart finish. An easy drinking Belgian Ale, perfect accompaniment for a big dinner


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