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


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RATINGS: 1177   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerman89 (38) - Greater London, - DEC 31, 2012
Lovely aroma of good quality blonde yeasty Belgian beer. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Taste is grassy, citrus Belgian yeast and black pepper with a slightly bitter & spicy finish. A very pleasant blonde at a good price.

   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 (44) - 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 (806) - 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 (3207) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6276) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2016
25cl bottle at home in Richmond, as ’Poperings Hommel Bier’, 7.5%, BB April 2018. Hazy amber orange, highly sparkling, huge dense foamy white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is apple pie, honey, brioche, big sugar vibe, some anise and clove, touch of varnish. Interesting aroma. Body is quite foamy, soft carbonation. Taste is spicy and bready up front, dry and boozy, dusty, warms the gullet, moderate sweetness. Fair amount of booze showing up. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle. Hazy orange body with lots of yeast flecks floating beneath a medium white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of yeast, bread, pollen and green banana. Flavour of hay, white pepper, rice paper and grass. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Lively fizz. Bready and well balanced. Easy to drink for the ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hub66 (388) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elosop (307) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (564) - 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.

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