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

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RATINGS: 1108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


TheCrowsNest's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Hazy golden orange with a speckled white head. Lots of spicy, noble hop aromas with some bready and caramel notes along with a little fruit - great complexity. Bread, dried papaya, and some hoppy spice. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Great example of a Belgian IPA that’s from Belgium.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauroruellas (375) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1430) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle, on the most recent occasion as my apero in the remarkable De Buhne, Bruges.i had bottles of this when I was a young beer drinker, almost two decades before this ratebeer business, and always found it intruigingly hoppy. So I was slightly terrified that my taste buds would be deadened in this new world of hoppy beer. Fortunately not. Light golden colour, big white head. Crisp malts, not interfering. Yeasty perfumy fresh noble hop aromas, moreish bitterness, tastes super fresh. Alcohol entirely hidden, scary really, Superb.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
revolution2718 (350) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Lots of floaties, golden. Nose is Belgian yeast, grassy, herbal hoppy. Taste is similar, on the dry side, somewhat bitter, a bit boozy. Not much to it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markextrae (2144) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2015
backlog rating, bottle at a bar, hazy amber colour with a white head. nose of crisp malts, citrus, peel, coriander, yeast, bread, and some spices. typical boring belgian beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 17, 2015
0,25L bottle (from Stockmann, Tallinn). Pours dark golden with off-white head. The head stays for some moments. Aroma is sweet, fresh fruits, hops, Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet, fresh fruits, citrus, spicy notes, Finish is dry bitter with some alcohol burn. Overall: nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackmetal (179) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
Wonderful grassy taste with hints of fruit. Refreshing and unique distribution of flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (912) - CROATIA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle; pours cloudy amber with a white head; aroma is yeast with fruit and floral notes and hints of malt; taste is light bitter with fruit, some caramel, yeast; dry finish with some light bitterness; solid Belgian Ale

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1211) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Coded out by 2-3 months. Pours a cloudy darker gold with a very tall eggshell head that settles to a thinner ring and film, and leaves some spotty lace. Nose is quite interesting and involves floral hop notes, honey, biscuity dough, earth and hay, some touches of spice, some essences of tropical and pit fruit, some toast. Fairly sweet, decently bitter. Medium bodied, somewhat oily, toward syrupy, decent action, finishing toward dry with toasty malt and floral hops. Still drinking pretty grate despite its age, making me wonder how totally amazing it must be fresh. Refreshing yet quite potent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChtiBreizh (150) - Rennes, FRANCE - JUN 29, 2015
Golden ale with huge frothy head. Aromas citrus, coriander, spices, belgian yeast. High carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Medium body. Nice but discrete bitterness. A balanced belgian ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
McDear (36) - Napoli, ITALY - JUN 27, 2015
Birra dorata estremamente profumata e gradevole con forti sentori di fiori e arance. Il luppolo è deciso ma mai invadente calibrato perfettamente in una birra locale che rende onore alla patria del luppolo. Schiuma persistente, retrogusto piacevolmente amaro che lascia in bocca il ricordo di giardini in fiore. Veramente ottima.


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