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


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RATINGS: 1117   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kevolutionary (18) - Red Lodge, Montana, USA - MAR 10, 2011
750ml bottle, Cloudy with a big foamy head. This is exactly how I thought it would be, with an underwhelming hop character. As far as belgium goes, I suppose it is hoppy. But you might as well create a new category in order to keep belgian and american hop characteristics separate. It’s good, I finished it and it’s only $8.00, so I will probably have another, it’s just not hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (3359) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Toffee malt, dried fruit, a hint of oxidation, floral; orange-brown color, suspended sediment; floral, citrusy, really interesting grain flavors, grassy/hay, just a bit of oxidation that works nicely with all the other flavors; medium body, smooth; very interesting, complex, quite good, I like this a lot and it has aged quite nicely. 750 ml bottle, best before 07.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maarten1993 (571) - - OCT 8, 2015
Drank 07-10-2015 during the Splijtstof borrel @ Cafe Daen. Honey is dominant in this beer. Not very special apart from that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vladivostok (339) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Draught in Ypres. Mid-blonde with the typical malt alcohol aroma of stronger ales. Not the most extreme example of its genre but rather more drinkable and a little more bitter than most. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
juffage (136) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle from work. Trendy new craft breweries come and go, but this will usually kick most of their asses. So well rounded. Lively, soapy, floral. Excellent lasting carbonation. Honey, dough, mild. Muy bueno!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (645) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Butelka, na szybko: jasne, z przyzwoita piana, aromaty glownie drozdzy belgijskich, miod, przyprawowosc, cos a la nutka saison’owa, nieco owocowosci a la brzoskwinie. W smaku slodkawy, nieco przyprawowy i ziolowy, goryczka wyczuwalna, lakowa. Niezby pelne, srednio wysycone, dosc lekkie, Dobre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1866) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 28, 2015
Cervesa amb aroma i gust bastant terrós, molt protagonisme del llevat amb un lleuger amargor final. Cerveza con aroma y sabor bastante terroso, mucho protagonismo de la levadura con un ligero amargor final.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (4239) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2015
250ml bottle. Clear amber color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Looks fizzy. Belgian yeast, malty, faint fruity aroma. Perfume, Belgian yeast, cucumber, sweet, malty taste. Sweet malts and Belgian yeast in aftertaste. Quite high carbonation. Classic Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (773) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 9, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2015 Bottle, 25cL. Home. A clear golden orange beer ; fizzy ; big white foamy head, great retention. Intense fruity hoppy aroma (citrus), herbs (+), resin, light biscuit. Light sweet, medium dry bitter, light refreshing, light warming. Medium body, average texture, silky, average good carbonation, sweet>bitter finish, herbal. Overall, I am surrounded by hoppy aroma ; really pleasant.

Bottle, 25cL. @restaurant ’t Sparhof, Poperings, just a few kilometers next to Westvleteren Abbey. A golden clear orange beer with a medium white head ; medium retention. Fruity aroma (lemon, citrus), resin, herbs. Medium dry bitter ; light refreshing ; light sweet ; warming... Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, dry finish ; light warming. Overall, refreshing ; nice hoppy aroma ; I would have loved a lighter beer. I will have to taste this beer again. 7-3-6-3-12--31

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godfather50 (122) - SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Pours slightly cloudy deep gold. Aroma intriguing earthy hop with honey and dough. Head lacing as it subsides. Taste sweet intense apricot marmalade with bitter finish and warming alcohol. This is a fine Belgian ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauroruellas (549) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - AUG 1, 2015
Líquido turvo,coloração alaranjada,espuma com boa formação com manutenção de leve traço quase até o final;no nariz aparecem bons aromas de lúpulos herbáceos,condimentos,malte,fermento,frutas cítricas ;na boca um sabor refrescante,picante,frutado,leve acidez e álcool,este notado do começo ao final,boa carbonatação,corpo médio,final seco,retrogosto levemente amargo.Cerveja com bom aroma e com sabor prejudicado pelo álcool aparente alem de um baixo custo/benefício.

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