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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 284   ABV: 9.48%
Beer and human life have a lot in common. For centuries, no one knew quite how either really worked. Beer fermentations were believed to begin when a “magic stick” was dipped into a fresh batch of wort. Without microscopes, no one knew that a tiny, sugar-eating fungus turned all that sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Biologists faced similar mysteries about human life. One widely-accepted belief was that teeny, tiny people, called homunculi, would grow into full size babies inside of a woman (that’s where the label comes from!).
Homunculus is a strong, golden Belgian ale with a pronounced hop character. We’re not talking bitterness, but hop flavor and aroma. The Belgian-style yeast strain contributes significant fruity esters that mix with the hop profile to create a taste that’s more than the sum of its parts.

Cletus' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Pours copper/gold with a lasting white head. Smells of dry malt, floral, light spicy hints, some grassy undertones. Tastes dry with lots of floral undertones and a crisp, semi funky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6539) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2016
650ml bottle. Cloudy, orangey, dark golden colour with average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity hoppy, fruity yeasty, and mellow malty aroma, notes of fresh and dried yellow stone fruit, apricot. mirabelle, peach, a touch of honey, shortbread, a very cautious spicy yeasty touch of green pepper. Taste is initially minimally papery bitter hoppy, fruity, notes of dried apricot and peach, moderately sweet-ish, minimally bready, and biscuity amlty basis, quite alcoholic throughout; alcohol and hop combine to produce a slightly caustic effect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopfenWeisse (1492) - - MAY 21, 2016
Hazy orange color with medium lasting head. Aroma is fruity, yeast. Aroma is fruits, malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (726) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2016
Bottle pour into tulip glass from the brewery. Aroma is yeast with a candy-like sweetness, mild bubble gum/fruity esters and a bit of citrus. Appearance is 1st half pour mild haze, 2nd half pour cloudy, orange brown with nice sparkle, finger width foamy white head with decent retention and sudsy lacing. Taste is sweet fruit candy, some caramel and citrus with tart. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with average carbonation, mix of sweet, tart and mild dry bitter finish. Some alcohol warmth in stomach. Overall, complexity is subtle but makes an otherwise average beer interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (1200) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2016
It is orange with a white head. It has a high level of citrus aromas that include peach. There are also background aromas of pine and floral hops. There is a good malt backbone that features a bready aroma. It has a high hop flavor that features citrus and pine flavors, along with a peach element. The bready malt backbone is well into the background as a complimentary flavor. It has a moderate heavy feel to it. It has a bittersweet hop finish with alcohol warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (787) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2016
Mal wieder ganz grosses Kino von der Smuttynose Brewery. Eine extrem hoppige Interpretation eines BSAs. Mächtig und voluminös. Mehrmals in wenigen Tagen vom Fass im Strongbows Kiel getrunken und mit jedem mal andere Besonderheiten und Facetten an diesem komplexen Bier entdeckt. 0,3l/4,50.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (1846) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle, 2013. Pours in hazy orange, almost amber body, low white head. Aroma has strong yeasty age flavour, evident notes of alcohol. Wood, little bit of banana in the background, probably coming from yeast. Taste has pretty high earthy dull bitterness, yeast after taste. Malty almost honey sweetness with light cloves. Body is full, heavy, medium-high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours hazy pale golden with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel, grapefruit, some yeast. Taste is pine, peach, light sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (2500) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 18, 2015
Couleur brune trouble, très légère mousse. Nez de pate de fruits fondants, un peu figue. Gout de vieux fruits, vieilles figue sucrée, amertume de pin, fruits charnus (drupes) et forte astringence. Mais pas mal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours hazy pale orange, nose is yeasty toffee, spiced, floral, taste is similar, dry, herbal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1389) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Pours murky orange golden yellow with a slight white head which soon recedes. Aroma is caramel, grapefruit, mango and slight lychee. Taste is pine, slight prickly heat, mango, slight peach, sweet malts.

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