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

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RATINGS: 1134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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.


Thijzer's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thijzer (3) - - JUN 25, 2013
Tasty and bitter beer with a nice appearance and fair alcohol percentage. Got it in various locations around Belgium. Mostly the western regions sell it in the supermarket. Comes is 25cl and 75cl bottles. After pouring the beer, a fair amount of foams appears and stays for quite some time. A bit like Duvel but not so much. Taste: herbs, hops ofcourse and bitter, much CO2 but functional as the tastes fly around. All over a very tasty beer with enough alcohol to enjoy!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2737) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle from the Real Ale Store, Newark. Golden colour with a thick white head. Floral, and berry fruit aroma taste light sweet.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alusdievs (13) - LATVIA - FEB 2, 2016
From Tap bierspeciaal cafe De Paas, den Haag. Amber color. Aroma like caramel. Light bitter. Body - light. Finish - long. 0,33cl. Body light. Carbonation - fizzy. Texture - thin.head minimal..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1620) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 21, 2016
Dorada miel, turbia, escasa espuma blanca que deja película. Aroma malteado, dulce, agradable, notas herbales y especiadas. Bastante cuerpo y punto de gas. Ricamente malteada de predominio dulce, caramelo y delicadamente lupulada. Levadura belga presente. Sabrosa. Rica.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (468) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2016

Aroma:
Malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, grain, slight hops and fruit.

Appearance:
Slightly turbid golden beer with visible yeast and with a medium white foamy head.

Taste/Palate:
Medium sweet and slightly bitter with grain, malts, Belgian yeast, hops and fruit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (1229) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Lightly sparkling pale golden, white creamy head stays ok, bit sticky lacing. Strong aroma, belgian yeast, herbs, perfume-like flowery notes, fruits, green apples, ripe banana, bit spices also, coriander, distant pepper, complex and lively, honey comes as this warms bit. Medium body, light feel, medium carbonation, semisweet, mildly bitter, long finish dries bit. Easy to drink, balanced, complex, lively, great.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tlind2 (1437) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Draught@Kiiski. Golden color, white head. Slightly leathery aroma. Herbal notes and citrus. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (1590) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
Tap at De Paas. Lekker honingzoet blond dikkertje. Bzzzz. Backlog from 2011/09/08.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (874) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 5, 2015
Hazy, golden-orange colored, floaters, medium creamy white head, lasting. Aroma is Belgian sugary, caramel malty-bready, spicy, herbal, bit fruity. Taste is medium sweet caramel, malty, brewing sugar, spicy hoppy, bit fruit, bit lemony, some herbal notes, medium- bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Pleasantly hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lokitje (163) - - NOV 28, 2015
nice enough light hoppy aroma looks clouded golden with a nice head flavor bitterness citrus with some hop flavor in there nice one

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LLaurin (164) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
Pouring with white head but not quite firm. Malty taste and a light haze in golden colour. Hops are present but in a little to shy way. Taste is good but not quite as good as my expectations from the fresh hops. Still a good beer.


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