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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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HOMMAGE is a distinctive ale that we see as a tribute to Oak Aged Trappist Style Brews of yore. HOMMAGE is well hopped and aged for one year in Red Wine Barrels with great respect(and Brettanomyces).


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours cloudy gold with a slight, off-white head. Lightly funky aroma, musty, with some toasty malts. Fairly sweet flavor with some flowery sweetness, Belgian sugars, funky yeast. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes with hints of alcohol, sugary malts, light wood and lingering funk. Interesting and pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Gold pour, light head. Aroma of honey, perfume, yeast, light hops, wood...unique stuff. Flavor is funky, fruity, perfume, floral...odd, but pretty good. Thanks JW.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Biscuity honeyed malts are efficiently dried out by pepper-y brettanomyces, as passionfruit and peach esters develop even more complexity for this elegant Wild Ale .

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A generous head of foam tops the misty golden amber.
-The pillowy effervescence is perfect for the low residual sugar level.
-Fruitiness is also citrusy throughout.
-I would not have said the barrel used to have red wine. The wild yeast seems to have done a great clean-up job.
-This is as complex as it is drinkable. I hope they make it more often!

Bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Had this at BCTC after the fest, back at the campsite. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a thin white head. Fuzzy musk and hay, malt and toast. Just boring. Musky plastic. Forgettable. Musk and tart paper on the finish. Drinkable, but bland.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2010
In short: A weird mess with no style
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh soon after the beer release. Post- BCTC 2010 tasting
The look: Partly cloudy golden body topped by a very small off-white head
In long: Nose is sweet and a perfumy component that I described as scented wood. Taste is a mess of flavors thrown together. Grapes, bubblegum, residual sugar, garden flowers, stuff. I read here that it is aged for one year in red wine barrels (didn’t notice that) and uses brett (didn’t notice that either). With brett and all maybe the beer can develop into something, but fresh this beer was a mess. I’m surprised to see not-so-negative comments here since I clearly remember this beer being greeted by a collective “What The Fuck?” around the table. Weird. I don’t know what to say. I haven’t known what to say since the armed man with the cue cards has stopped following me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2010
BCTC 2010, 2010 version. almost seemed too new. like flavors had not blended together yet, deeper orange pour, medium spritz/carbonation. agressive on the tongue. tough beer to describe, cant really figure this one out, towards the end of a long day in Cooperstown

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, toasted malts, citrus fruits, some red wine and light alcohol. Taste of vanilla, toast, some honey, citrus fruits, red wine, and a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2011 Very murky honey gold orange, not much head... nose is awesome, what you imagine a barrel aged Orval would be, vinous brett with oak... To much brett on the taste, distracting, oak pine hop finish... Gets better as your drink it

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Courtesy Beerlando. Pours a light hazy amber with a thin white head. Light tart, citrus, grapefruit aroma with hints of sourness. Citrus, grapefruit and hints of red wine tannins in the taste. Light and crisp with hints of tart flavors with a nice malt body, really tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Light spicy hops, a little vinous, a little funky. Peppery hop finish. Really well constructed and nice. Pale amber color.


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