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Style: Belgian Ale
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1085   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 23, 2009
An odd beer. Cloudy gold with a thick, bubbly white head. Aroma of yeasty bread and tangy citrus. Flavor is heavy on champagne-like yeast ... very sweet and fruity with a sharp, dry finish. Spicy and, well, just odd. Good, though.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (4745) - 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 (544) - 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 (1038) - 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 (163) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimmy1100 (9) - BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2015 does not count
Colour is orangle, slightly opaque. Medium head, good retention - nice. Aroma is hoppy, kind of flowery, some grass. Taste is mildly bitter with a nice sweetness in the middle and with a dryish end, some bitterness stays in aftertaste. Seems to be very good session beer. More bitter than other belgian beers. I could drink that one every day.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
xXbaptisteXx (98) - - MAR 11, 2015
Une couleur blonde est légèrement trouble la mousse se dissipe peu à peu Au nez elle va être assez fleuri , mielleuse et épicé Embouche on va sentir des saveurs de céréales caramel et aussi l'alcool (malheureusement)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wanne (26) - - MAR 1, 2015
Colour is golden with a little bit of orange. Nice floral aroma. Taste is a bit sweet (honey?) that evolves into a nice bitterness (floral, perhaps a bit of orange too). Very nice, refreshing beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
newestcaligirl (1) - - FEB 12, 2015 does not count
Great bier. Would completely drink again!not a bad aftertaste, the smell was clean and nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (2005) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange colour with a thin white head, malty aroma with some hops, taste is bitter and hoppy with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kleurplaatje (74) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2015
Pours hazy orange with a lasting, stable, bubbly white head. Sourish aroma, slightly hoppy with some spices and nice fruity tones. Something acidic as well, but in general not that disturbing. Taste is mildly bitter with a nice sweetness in the middle and with a dryish end. Bready tones, some yeast, spicy, clear grassy hoppy tones, some citrus and some forest fruits as well. Nice fresh taste, refreshing bitter, truly wonderful. Silky mouthfeel, full bodied with a lively, yet not disturbing carbonation. In general, the Hommelbier is quite a tasty gem. A nice well-balanced hoppy ale with a beautiful, lingering taste.


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