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


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RATINGS: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.

auerbrau's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, 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 15/20
Banzale (59) - FRANCE - OCT 21, 2016
Acheter à Tabac&co palais des bières dans famiflora à dottignies. Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur ambrée et cuivré avec du dépôt. Col de mousse léger en pelicule. Au nez, c’est houblonné et frais . En bouche c’est malté , carbonnisation médium , un léger arôme caramel , amertume naturel et très bien porté. Un bon caractère.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle from Nisa, Hebden Bridge. Clouded orange brown with a thin head. Has yeasts and pale malts in its nose, grittier in this respect due to its evident strength. Fairly smooth in the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4105) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Pours a hazy golden orange from the bomber with fluffy white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of light herbal earth and a hint of Belgian light fruity esters. Taste follows, clean and crisp, really nice and balanced. Mild, effervescent, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (844) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle. Sweet banana/apple aroma. Pours a cloudy dark orange with medium sized head. Flavours of yeast, orange peel and bananas. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
YigSvartka (295) - Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 26, 2016
Opaque cloudy matte gold with a forthwith vanishing white head. Bubbles eminently visible. Unique, but not concretely robust aroma with notes of apple, yeast, caramel, orange, and banana. Full bodied and vigorous which adequately describes the flavour which consists of apple, banana, orange, yeast, and malt with a pleasantly sweet and hoppy lingering flavour that ensures a lasting appreciation with each subsequent taste. Admirably robust.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fejez (46) - ITALY - SEP 20, 2016
Hoppy belgian ale. Golden color, nice and persistent head. The nose is a bit absent. Wonderful honey in perfect balace with the bitterness. Perfect body. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jybi (67) - FRANCE - SEP 9, 2016
La Popperings Hommelbier est une ode au houblon cultivé en Belgique. D’un titrage alcoolique de 7,5 % Abv, l’Hommelbier possède 4 types de houblon dont le Brewer’s Gold et l’Hallertau. De couleur ambrée, trouble, la bière présente une forte effervescence et une fine mousse. Le nez est sur le malt, la levure et présente des flaveurs très agréables d’épices et d’herbe fraîche. La première attaque, très agréable; est soyeuse sur les notes de caramel, de biscuits et d’orge. En deuxième attaque, arrive l’amertume, sur des arômes de sucre candi et de pin. La belle complexité permet, à chaque nouvelle gorgée, de percevoir des variations subtiles sur cette base. L’amertume s’ouvre ensuite progressivement, crescendo, tirant vers des arômes d’agrumes avec un alcool très bien contrôlé. La finale est alors brillante avec une amertume tout en contrôle, arrondie par le sucre. Quel beau poème houblonné nous offre ici Van Eecke. La Belgique peut être fière de son terroir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xstream (242) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016
Geur is wat zurig als zuurdesembrood. Ook wat zoetig met de geur van groen fruit. Body is bijna romig. Volmondig en als honingbrood. Licht bittertje in de finish met wat kruiden. Peperig en grassig. Lekker!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bill Becker (818) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Best before November 2017. Pours a clear light gold with loads of foam that settles to aboot a half inch. Smells of earthy malt with spicy and grassy hops. The sweet side could be also an addition of honey. Tastes like it smells. Almost. I taste some bready/cracker in addition to the earth and honey. Bitterness does translate to light spicing and grass. Even keeled beer here and pretty drinkable. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (3231) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 20, 2016
33cl bottle somewhere in time.
An average belgian ale, grassy, yeasty, little citrusy, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is malty, grassy, little sweet, with dry aftertaste.

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