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


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RATINGS: 1173   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2007
A dusty bottle bought at Greenlife Grocery, poured a hazed golden with a big head. Has an aroma of pils malt, saison charcter (barnhouse) oxadation and slight skunky flavor. Metalic taste in there too even though its corked. I think this bottle was treated poorly and was probably not stored properly. Too bad could have been a good beer. Buyers be ware!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (3182) - 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 (5969) - 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 (3375) - 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 (383) - 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 (288) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
susonagger (196) - spain, - JUL 15, 2016
Poperings Hommelbier es una cerveza belga, de alta fermentación y con segunda fermentación en botella, de color rubio ambarino ligeramente turbia y de espuma blanca, densa y abundante, de duración media. El aroma a malta se mezcla de forma exquisita con el perfume de flores y hierbas (debido al tipo de lúpulo aromático Hallertau). Posee un sabor floral con notas de miel ,a lúpulo, naranja y comino. El uso de tres tipos de lúpulo y la segunda fermentación le quitan todo tipo de agresividad y la transforman en una gran cerveza, con mucho carácter y fácil de beber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (4852) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle from Seoul Plaza. Quite big beer flavour-wise, lots of things going on. Slightly warming alcohol presence. Big hoppiness, mostly fruity, slightly spicy. Honeyish moderately sweet malty presence. Big beer and not ashamed of it. High carbonation, relatively refreshing. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (7640) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Golden color with small white head. Sweet malt, syrup, in aroma. Taste, sweet malt, fruits, light hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukka19 (699) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle shared by Gurthnar. Golden cloudy color, medium white head. Aroma of malt, honey, floral and spicy notes, decent hoppiness. Taste is malty, honeyish, decent spicy, hoppy. Floral notes

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