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Brewed by Van Eecke
Style: Belgian Ale
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1091   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hommel is the local abbreviation of humulus, from the botanical name for the hop plant. Confusingly, it also means bumble bee in Flemish. Poperings Hommelbier is a hoppy, golden-bronze, ale. It is made from a blend of winter, summer and aromatic pale malts.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockey9930 (145) - - JAN 18, 2015
Cloudy golden orange with 2 finger head. Aroma of cloves, citrus, honey. Flavor of honey and wheat with light grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Also has a unique flavor that I can’t place. Lively carbonation and lasting foam.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moolesen (292) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle 25cl. Golden with a white head. Buxus aroma and some hops. Taste the malt which is nice in balance with the hops. Quite high carbonized. Medium length

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MMR (452) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
Nice Belgian Ale with a rather refreshing aroma of hops and citrus. I expected a lower amount of alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (951) - - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma and taste are citrus, yeasty, and some malts.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westmeister (1994) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle says best by June 2014. Pours amber with heavy dark floating sediment. Smell is dark fruit, honey, some oxidation. Taste is oxidized a bit with some lite cardboard, spicy yeast, floral and fruity, lite pepper. A bit old and mistreated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (944) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Jaune brumeux avec un petit col blanc. L’arôme du malt, levure belge et un peu d’houblon. Le goût est d’abord un peu du malt légèrement sucré et du levure belge puis une finition assez amer (pour une belge) d’houblon floral.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4071) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Draft @ Grill Next Door. Very floral with some light citrus hints. The dry hopping seems to carry over into the flavor as well, with Belgian yeast, cracker malt, and solid amount of floral notes. Nicely dry texture. Classic example of a Belgian ale and highly drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4309) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle. The look is slightly cloudy, golden orange in color, with a big foamy white head. The smell is florals, fruits, yeast, Belgian, spices, and flowers. The taste is hops, fruits, florals, dry, bubbly, and good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4132) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
750 mL bottle. Gold in color with a large off-white head. Aroma is of apple, leaves, light herbs, candy sugar, and coriander. Taste is of white pepper, dried leaves, dried flowers, earth, and oregano.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (1074) - SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2014
250ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£1.99):
Another very nice Belgian offering here, this one was quite bitter but as I suspected not quite as bitter as some of the American style beers I’ve reviewed on here. There was a lot of spice and background fruits to this one that balanced the beer out well and the tart flavours started strong but settled down was the beer had time to open up a little. Overall a decent beer and one well worth picking up.


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