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

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RATINGS: 1052   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1359) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Draught at presskluben, Stockholm. Lastning white head. Light opaque golden color. Straw, phenols and hop aroma. Smooth belgian taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (298) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
25cl bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is gold in color with a solid white foam and with a lot of bubbles. In the aroma the grassy hops are easily recognized. In addition, the fruity scent with a tone of unripe pineapple. A full and refreshing spicy taste changed the pallet to light citrus, orange and grapefruit supported by the hops. The finish is honey soft to change immediately into a light spiciness of cumin seeds.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AntoineGRD (60) - - NOV 5, 2014
La Poperings Hommelbier est fabriquée en Belgique, dans la brasserie Van Eecke à Watou. Il s'agit d'une bière de haute fermentation. Elle a un couleur dorée-ambrée et possède un caractère très houblonné. Elle a un arôme épicé et de levure et un goût doux agréablement malté et fruité. Son volume d'alcool est de 7,5%.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2528) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Corked 11.2 oz. bottle, shared & poured to snifters showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with a light layer of soft white foam that reduced, but persisted as a thin ring & film, leaving some light spots of lacing on the glass. The nose was light yeast & spice, subtle wheat, with a hint of sweetness to the grain. Light bodied, with decent effervescence, the taste offered a touch of candied sweetness, with moderate, lingering, hop bitterness, just a hint of tartness, and a crisp & dry finish. Subtle, yet refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Neorej80 (135) - - OCT 29, 2014
Soort, koriander / anise aroma and aroma of whitebeer. High carbonation. Pretty sweet malty barly taste well balanced with subtile hops. Lot of herbs. Very nice sweet anise aftertaste

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ktingleff (147) - - OCT 24, 2014
Very nice lightly hopped beer with a beautiful honey aroma. Nicely golden. Creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (3313) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle @ Les halles, Ieper. Pours hazy amber with airy but rather stable white head. Clear aroma of fruit, flowers and malt, with touches of hops. Sweetish flavour of malt and fruit, complemented by bitter, hoppy notes. Rough, estery finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobroman (462) - Torun, POLAND - OCT 10, 2014
A gift from my dear friend Bartosz. Fine but not very intensive aroma of Belgian yeast spiciness and fruits. Small head disappearing to ring. Murky orange colour. Great hoppy bitterness in taste combined with malty sweetness and yeast. Great herbal bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (641) - LUXEMBOURG - OCT 10, 2014
Light Hazy golden coloured with a frothy-mousse like white head, lasting for a good while. On the nose you find some fruity yeasty esters, some hay and barnyard aromas with a clear hop note. Light lively offering at first some sugary sweet bit bready flavour note which fades quickly offering up the scene for more and more zesty fruity/citrussy hop flavours. The finish is developping a sweet dryness lasting a good moment.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ForlornHope (84) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
75 cl bottle at home, decanted into a jug for sharing. Aroma is bready, yeast with some resinous hop. Colour is orange-golden with a nice tight white head. Taste is initially sweet, soon balanced with a deep, rich bitterness. Full-bodied with a good, but soft carbonation. Finish is long, dry and bitter with a warming depth. One of my favourite beers, and a world classic. A beer you could never tire of. Exceptional.


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