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

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RATINGS: 1091   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.


auerbrau's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3182) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3315) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
25cl bottle at De Verloren Hoek, Gent. Pours clear golden with a nice and lasting, white head. Herbal hoppy and slightly grassy and somewhat fruity aroma with pale malt and Belgian yeast. Moderate sweet with earthy and herbal flavours and a quite pleasant bitterness. Tasty brew!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (3048) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2015
Tap@Fermentoren, Copenhagen - amber coloured pour with white head. Medium sweet fruity and malty aroma and taste, earthy yeasty, grassy and floral, some nice spices. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGCostaNeves (65) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 18, 2015
Orange blurred color has a good training bubbly foam maintenance mild stroke that lasts for almost the entire tasting. The aroma is sourish, slightly hoppy revealing good herbal hops, the flower type, with some grass. The fermented malt and citrus fruits appear. The taste is slightly bitter shows, but a delicious sweetness appears gulp. A certain banana and wheat malt are revealed, but dry finish and long form. Good carbonation, medium-dry finish body. The aftertaste brings some bitterness that resembles a Weiss, but much drier. Alcohol is hardly noticed. A gorgeous Belgian beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2015
Tap at Kalahana. Oh, it’s been a while! Nice, yeasty, fruity hoppy, grain, bit of sweetness. Lots of belgian. Had many times and now it’s rated inexpertly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (580) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2015
Helder donker geel bier met schuim. Smaak is licht biter en licht zoet met sporen van graan en ananas. Niet echt bijzonder maar goed te drinken, smaak blijft redelijk lang hangen..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1053) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 4, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 75cl à la Franche avec Régis, couleur blonde, belle mousse et peu d’effervescence, bière sèche et aromatique à renoter !

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (4967) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
*Old rating, best before 04.12. Süßlich-mildes Bier. Leicht floral, süßlicher Körper, mild-weich, nicht zu tief, leicht herb mit typisch belgischer Hefe, weich-süßlich, leicht fruchtig.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SilverfoX (577) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
caramel, banana, dough aromas from a pale gold body and a head that didnt stay, slight bitter tang but smooth sweet finish. its ok...

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KeefOz (1072) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2015
Tasted 17/3/15 at Ieper, Belgium. Poured a cloudy amber with a one-finger white foamy head that retained OK but laced poorly. Carbonation moderate to high and fine. Aroma strongly of yeast. Taste of sweetish caramel and strongly of overpowering yeast. Light to medium body. Finish semi-sweet then with lingering strong yeast. Not my style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (173) - ITALY - MAR 12, 2015
75cl bottle. Pours a creamy, quite dense and white medium to large size head, sits on long lasting half finger; nice hazy golden colour with minuscule particles going all around. Smells fruity, belgian yeast, lemon, floral, hay. Tastes citrus, honey, spicy, fruity, herbs, cheese, with again typical yeasty notes; quite a low sweetness, medium hoppiness but at the same time delicate, never too invasive bitterness. Average and pleasant carbonation, medium body. Very drinkable, this is a nice and balanced typical Belgian golden ale


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