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

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RATINGS: 1160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (1352) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Lightly sparkling pale golden, white creamy head stays ok, bit sticky lacing. Strong aroma, belgian yeast, herbs, perfume-like flowery notes, fruits, green apples, ripe banana, bit spices also, coriander, distant pepper, complex and lively, honey comes as this warms bit. Medium body, light feel, medium carbonation, semisweet, mildly bitter, long finish dries bit. Easy to drink, balanced, complex, lively, great.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tlind2 (1543) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Draught@Kiiski. Golden color, white head. Slightly leathery aroma. Herbal notes and citrus. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (2202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
Tap at De Paas. Lekker honingzoet blond dikkertje. Bzzzz. Backlog from 2011/09/08.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1195) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 5, 2015
Hazy, golden-orange colored, floaters, medium creamy white head, lasting. Aroma is Belgian sugary, caramel malty-bready, spicy, herbal, bit fruity. Taste is medium sweet caramel, malty, brewing sugar, spicy hoppy, bit fruit, bit lemony, some herbal notes, medium- bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Pleasantly hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lokitje (163) - - NOV 28, 2015
nice enough light hoppy aroma looks clouded golden with a nice head flavor bitterness citrus with some hop flavor in there nice one

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LLaurin (248) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
Pouring with white head but not quite firm. Malty taste and a light haze in golden colour. Hops are present but in a little to shy way. Taste is good but not quite as good as my expectations from the fresh hops. Still a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (2401) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2015
Couleur jaune trouble, légère mousse blanche. Nez légèrement fruité, levures "douces" et bien houblonné frais. Gout pareil, leger fruité jaune-citron un peu "soyeux", levures pas trop prenantes et un houblon frais et herbeux, le tout bien rond et délicat en bouche. Fin de bouche houblonnée et épicée. Vraiment nickel!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2015
750 ml. bottle, different label as shown. Pour is hazy golden amber, nice creamy white head that retains. Aroma of caramel, toffee, bread, hay, honey, and nuts. This is really tasty, nice balance of earthy, fruity, floral, sweet flavors with slight funky Belgian yeast character. Light bitterness, malt forward but enough hops to balance the sweetness. Would recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (834) - Valby, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2015
Flot grumset og honningfarvet ufiltreret Belgian Ale med stor tætskummende offwhite top på 5 cm tykkelse. Svinder til et par mm. Citrus- og frugtpræget aroma af grapefrugt og appelsin. I tillæg en del krydrede noter af koriander. Dejlig humlebitter smag med lille vigtig sødme i eftersmagen til at balancere det hele. Middel fyldig krop med en middel karbonering. Trods dét en forholdsvis blød og lækker mundfølelse. Olieret konsistens og en bitter afslutning. Har smagt denne øl et par gange før, og den er bare vokset i min anseelse. En lille perle for humleelskere. 25 cl, flaske, 7,5 % ABV, BB: 11/06/16, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
painterchiv (5) - - NOV 2, 2015 does not count
A: pale to medium amber, hazy, 1 finger yeasty head which disappears fast / S: flowers, honey, dought, cheese undertone / T: citrus, grapefurit, grass, honey, pleasant amount of bitterness, spiciness, belgian yeast, bread, cheese, molasses, dry / M: medium body, soapy, slightly oily, good amount of carbonation / O: well balanced beer to enjoy itsel, might pair well with pasta with cream sauce, fish, fried and salty food


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