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Style: Belgian Ale
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.


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2.6
   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hub66 (364) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 26, 2016
Couleur dorée, trouble; mousse blanche assez imposante; arômes et goût maltés, de levure et un peu houblonnée; bière un peu sucrée; l’alcool est trop présent; finale moyennement amère

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elosop (286) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2016 Grumlig med ordentlig skumkrona. Doftar jäst och lite malt. Smaken intensivt och kryddig med mycket humle. Eftersmaken tämligen alkoholanstruken, men lång. God och stark!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (547) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2016
25cl bottle at home (19 VII 2016). Not so naturally looking white frothy foam topping an orange, hazy Belgian ale. It sure has a fresh nose, with grassy herbs, lots of hops and spiritlike hints. The body is quite strong. The taste has a sharp bitterness - coming from four hops varieties - and a sweetish glow adding tot the warm alcohol taste sensation. Lovely brew.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
susonagger (186) - spain, - JUL 15, 2016
Poperings Hommelbier es una cerveza belga, de alta fermentación y con segunda fermentación en botella, de color rubio ambarino ligeramente turbia y de espuma blanca, densa y abundante, de duración media. El aroma a malta se mezcla de forma exquisita con el perfume de flores y hierbas (debido al tipo de lúpulo aromático Hallertau). Posee un sabor floral con notas de miel ,a lúpulo, naranja y comino. El uso de tres tipos de lúpulo y la segunda fermentación le quitan todo tipo de agresividad y la transforman en una gran cerveza, con mucho carácter y fácil de beber.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (4789) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle from Seoul Plaza. Quite big beer flavour-wise, lots of things going on. Slightly warming alcohol presence. Big hoppiness, mostly fruity, slightly spicy. Honeyish moderately sweet malty presence. Big beer and not ashamed of it. High carbonation, relatively refreshing. Very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (7553) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Golden color with small white head. Sweet malt, syrup, in aroma. Taste, sweet malt, fruits, light hops. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukka19 (612) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle shared by Gurthnar. Golden cloudy color, medium white head. Aroma of malt, honey, floral and spicy notes, decent hoppiness. Taste is malty, honeyish, decent spicy, hoppy. Floral notes

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (3060) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle by Gurthnar, thanks. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of nuts, cereals, caramel. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet, yeasty, candies.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (3024) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2016
From the 330 ml. bottle with an expiration date of 08/04/2017. Amber-orange pour under a modest head. Interesting aroma of Belgian yeast, sweet toasted malts, and a kind of mossy note. The taste is on the sweet side but the traditional Belgian toasted malt character plays through. Mild hop finish. Spicy. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobson (76) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2016
Looks golden and very clear with a medium white head. Smell gives sweet fruit with some yeasts. Taste gives you the same yeasts, some spices and also a bit grassy. Overall, a very pleasant beer that I would happily drink again.


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