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


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RATINGS: 1061   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (633) - - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Francis. Hazy amber with a thick white head; sweet yeasty aroma. Very good belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
andrewje41 (667) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Draft pour. Quick disappearing white head. Pours a dark orange color with a fruit aroma. Mostly grapefruit with a little funk. Flavor is mostly fruit. Citrus with a little banana in there. Some orange as well. All flavor is dry and empty to me. A little foul honestly. Something missing on this one. Dry finish. Not the worst out there, but probably won’t go back to this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crlnts (345) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Dry spicy hoppy aroma. Cloudy dark golden. White head, lot of lacing. Strong bitterness balances the spiciness of the yeast. Light sweet aftertaste. Crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cagou007 (336) - FRANCE - JUN 26, 2014
Pours hazy golden with medium white head. Nose is yeasty and fruity. Aromas are malts, citrus (grapefruit) and spicy. Long bitter and spicy finish. Medium carbonation and body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vince55 (4) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
Very crisp and drier. Fruity. Head light and thick. Unfiltered. Light and cloudy. Not quite golden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (8495) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2014
Pours yellow color. Sweet, hoppy and slightly alcoholic in aroma. Taste is similar with some light hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (2002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2014 330 ml bottle. Pours amber with a light head. Aromas of sweet malts, ginger, and light citrus with some floral notes. Flavors are similar though a bit more pronounced and with the addition of dried bananas/yeast. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7437) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Keg at Six Deg North. It pours clear gold with a minimal head. The nose is fresh, dough, grass, floral, light sweetness and farmhouse bread. The taste is crisp, bitter, doughy, grass, hay, spice, mild sweetness and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate cabonation. Hides abv well. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
330mL bottle, pours a clear golden with a large white head. Aroma brings out lots of Belgian yeast, dry apples and some floral notes. Flavour is very dry, with lots of Belgian yeast, crackery malt, and light floral notes. Very dry, yeasty and fairly lively carbonated. Classic Belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CharlyBeer (102) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2014
Très très très bonne bière. Elle reste encroyablement délicate en bouche. Je m’attendais à quelque chose de très houbloné et ben non, l’équilibre a été trouvé!

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