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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (892) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2014
75CL bottle at home, golden beer with a citrus and yeasty aroma, taste is the same, dry and bitter, decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (387) - CYPRUS - DEC 8, 2014
Orange body with medium white head. Aroma is fruity citrus, yeast, spice. Taste is sweet with medium bitterness. Spicy hoppy finish. Nice refreshing smooth beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (418) - ITALY - DEC 8, 2014
25 cl bottle. Golden colour with thick white head. Fruity hoppy aroma, Fruity flavour, hoppy finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a highly sediment-filled brownish golden with a thick white head. Aroma is lemon, sugar and vanilla. Flavor is lemon, vanilla, bread, peach and pear. Finish is candied sugar and a bit of lemon. Light to medium body, soft mouthfeel, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mschaefer (26) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
Flesje 25cl tht aug-2016 op 6 °C. Aroma heeft veel florale tonen, wat gras en citrus. Een mooi helder goud sprankelend bier met wit schuim dat langzaam verdwijnt. Mooie volle body van bittere hop met wat zoet. Afdronk is bitter en blijft lang hangen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml at Tolkiens House, Zagreb. Hazy orange with medium white head. Fruity, citrus and yeasty. Bitterish finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1617) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Draught at presskluben, Stockholm. Lastning white head. Light opaque golden color. Straw, phenols and hop aroma. Smooth belgian taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (428) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
25cl bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is gold in color with a solid white foam and with a lot of bubbles. In the aroma the grassy hops are easily recognized. In addition, the fruity scent with a tone of unripe pineapple. A full and refreshing spicy taste changed the pallet to light citrus, orange and grapefruit supported by the hops. The finish is honey soft to change immediately into a light spiciness of cumin seeds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AntoineGRD (62) - - NOV 5, 2014
La Poperings Hommelbier est fabriquée en Belgique, dans la brasserie Van Eecke à Watou. Il s'agit d'une bière de haute fermentation. Elle a un couleur dorée-ambrée et possède un caractère très houblonné. Elle a un arôme épicé et de levure et un goût doux agréablement malté et fruité. Son volume d'alcool est de 7,5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2933) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Corked 11.2 oz. bottle, shared & poured to snifters showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with a light layer of soft white foam that reduced, but persisted as a thin ring & film, leaving some light spots of lacing on the glass. The nose was light yeast & spice, subtle wheat, with a hint of sweetness to the grain. Light bodied, with decent effervescence, the taste offered a touch of candied sweetness, with moderate, lingering, hop bitterness, just a hint of tartness, and a crisp & dry finish. Subtle, yet refreshing.

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