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


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RATINGS: 1074   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 17, 2011
On tap at Julian’s - Providence, RI. I swear to god I’ve had and rated this beer before. I’m really surprised to see that I haven’t, because I even remembered what it tasted like from the first time. I was expecting that slightly compromised hop character over a nice malt base. Aroma gives cracker and very honey-like notes. Flavors hold decent malt base, with a unique hop twist that’s somewhere between old and a unique variety of Goldings. Yeast is tight. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatthijsE (916) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear golden pour with a big head. Bread, floral, Belgian yeast, citrus, banana. Light to medium body. Light carbonation. Sweet long finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (555) - LATVIA - JAN 24, 2015
Pale yellow hazy with rich bit creamy white head. Honey sweet on the tongue beginning, followed by short sourness and finishing by remaining mild bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrew_drinks (169) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 23, 2015
75cl bottle from MOMH. Pours clear gold, generous white head. Aged cheddar, cut grass, blossom honey aroma. Spritzy. Sweet malt, honey, light caramel, some noble hop bitterness, finishes dry and slightly astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockey9930 (125) - - JAN 18, 2015
Cloudy golden orange with 2 finger head. Aroma of cloves, citrus, honey. Flavor of honey and wheat with light grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Also has a unique flavor that I can’t place. Lively carbonation and lasting foam.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moolesen (249) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle 25cl. Golden with a white head. Buxus aroma and some hops. Taste the malt which is nice in balance with the hops. Quite high carbonized. Medium length

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MMR (366) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
Nice Belgian Ale with a rather refreshing aroma of hops and citrus. I expected a lower amount of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (844) - - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma and taste are citrus, yeasty, and some malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westmeister (1865) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle says best by June 2014. Pours amber with heavy dark floating sediment. Smell is dark fruit, honey, some oxidation. Taste is oxidized a bit with some lite cardboard, spicy yeast, floral and fruity, lite pepper. A bit old and mistreated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (842) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Jaune brumeux avec un petit col blanc. L’arôme du malt, levure belge et un peu d’houblon. Le goût est d’abord un peu du malt légèrement sucré et du levure belge puis une finition assez amer (pour une belge) d’houblon floral.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3648) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Draft @ Grill Next Door. Very floral with some light citrus hints. The dry hopping seems to carry over into the flavor as well, with Belgian yeast, cracker malt, and solid amount of floral notes. Nicely dry texture. Classic example of a Belgian ale and highly drinkable.

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