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


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RATINGS: 1107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2015
Tap at Kalahana. Oh, it’s been a while! Nice, yeasty, fruity hoppy, grain, bit of sweetness. Lots of belgian. Had many times and now it’s rated inexpertly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (716) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2015
Helder donker geel bier met schuim. Smaak is licht biter en licht zoet met sporen van graan en ananas. Niet echt bijzonder maar goed te drinken, smaak blijft redelijk lang hangen..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1129) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 4, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 75cl à la Franche avec Régis, couleur blonde, belle mousse et peu d’effervescence, bière sèche et aromatique à renoter !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (5501) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
*Old rating, best before 04.12. Süßlich-mildes Bier. Leicht floral, süßlicher Körper, mild-weich, nicht zu tief, leicht herb mit typisch belgischer Hefe, weich-süßlich, leicht fruchtig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SilverfoX (706) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
caramel, banana, dough aromas from a pale gold body and a head that didnt stay, slight bitter tang but smooth sweet finish. its ok...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KeefOz (1137) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2015
Tasted 17/3/15 at Ieper, Belgium. Poured a cloudy amber with a one-finger white foamy head that retained OK but laced poorly. Carbonation moderate to high and fine. Aroma strongly of yeast. Taste of sweetish caramel and strongly of overpowering yeast. Light to medium body. Finish semi-sweet then with lingering strong yeast. Not my style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (186) - ITALY - MAR 12, 2015
75cl bottle. Pours a creamy, quite dense and white medium to large size head, sits on long lasting half finger; nice hazy golden colour with minuscule particles going all around. Smells fruity, belgian yeast, lemon, floral, hay. Tastes citrus, honey, spicy, fruity, herbs, cheese, with again typical yeasty notes; quite a low sweetness, medium hoppiness but at the same time delicate, never too invasive bitterness. Average and pleasant carbonation, medium body. Very drinkable, this is a nice and balanced typical Belgian golden ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimmy1100 (9) - BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2015 does not count
Colour is orangle, slightly opaque. Medium head, good retention - nice. Aroma is hoppy, kind of flowery, some grass. Taste is mildly bitter with a nice sweetness in the middle and with a dryish end, some bitterness stays in aftertaste. Seems to be very good session beer. More bitter than other belgian beers. I could drink that one every day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
xXbaptisteXx (132) - - MAR 11, 2015
Une couleur blonde est légèrement trouble la mousse se dissipe peu à peu Au nez elle va être assez fleuri , mielleuse et épicé Embouche on va sentir des saveurs de céréales caramel et aussi l'alcool (malheureusement)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wanne (58) - - MAR 1, 2015
Colour is golden with a little bit of orange. Nice floral aroma. Taste is a bit sweet (honey?) that evolves into a nice bitterness (floral, perhaps a bit of orange too). Very nice, refreshing beer.

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