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


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RATINGS: 1151   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.

dmschefke's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2012
What can I say? I’m a hophead at heart. This is an interesting brew that could be placed in the belgian IPA area with strong carbonation. I think it is pretty good really.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (1220) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2016
Medium bold smell that is diverse and hard to place...appearance has lots of floaters which is interesting...front end is a little sweet but then morphs into drier yeast taste...light bitterness...some diversity but not a lot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2499) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Flaska från Saveur Biere. Smak och doft av humle, belgisk jäst, gröna äpplen, gröna bananer, grönpeppar, honung, citrus, bröd, jord, honung, gräs och örter med toner av koriander. Lagom sötma, rund och len, många smaker i fin kombination, torr, viss funkighet och god beska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1383) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2016
Aroma is citrus, clove, straw and yeast. Taste is light sweet malts with a fairly well balanced hop profile that has light earthiness and funk about it. Smooth for the abv. Appearance is a hazy gold with a medium bubbly and frothy head that retains quite well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (3666) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
750ml bottle. Bier Huis, Ossett. Hazy orange. Thin, lasting, white head. Nose has sweet, lightly spicy malts. Hops come over spicy, too. Big on the Belgian yeast. Taste is upfront sweet. Gets a little spicy. More sweetness on the finish. Ok. A bit one dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2471) - California, USA - APR 2, 2016
Hazy orange, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is lightly hoppy with Belgian yeast. Lightly sugary - medium bodied, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huj (15) - BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2016
Aroma: european hops, taste hops and little yeast, good foam, good carbo, nicely hopped for a belgian pale, i love it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hauxe (266) - Butzbach, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2016
Pours from the bottle hazy dark gold with a big fluffy white head that reminded me of a Duvel pour. Aroma is yeasty, sweet, with a hint of spice. Taste is dry, a bit bitter, with a long multilayered finish at which the depth of taste in this beer really becomes apparent. Honey, green apple, bubble gum, and a strong yeasty bread undertone are all present. Overlying it all is a gently candy sweetness that is all the more interesting given the lack of sugar as an ingredient. Medium bodied, well carbonated, and the alcohol is completely hidden. Really very good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2016 Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1024) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 26, 2016
0.75l bottle. Slightly hazy orange body, huge white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, apricot, grass, orange zest and even some coriander. Taste of bread, orange zest, honey and coriander with grassy and floral hops. Very balanced brew. Very nice. Especially considering its price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7173) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, herbs, some spices, brown sugar and hay. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some malt, floral notes, herbs and bread. Medium body, average carbonation.

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