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Van Eecke Hommelbier Nieuwe Oogst Fresh Harvest 2013

Formerly brewed at Van Eecke
Style: Belgian Ale
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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De variërende klimatologische omstandigheden garanderen dit jaar een uitgesproken unieke aromatische hopsmaak. The varying climate conditions this year have marked this exceptional ale with a unique aromatic hop taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OllieBBommel (1176) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
75CL bottle@home. Appearance: clear to cloudy golden with nice white head. Aroma: flowery hops. Taste: well balanced bitter and sweet. Palate: smooth, lasting medium bitter body, medium carbonation. Overall: nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1740) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts yeast oranges fruits some citrus and hops flavor malts yeast oranges spicy fruits citrus and a bitter hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2890) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
(Van Eecke Hommelbier Nieuwe Oogst Fresh Harvest 2013) 750 ml bottle at home, served into a tulip glass, ABV 7.5% Clear body, orange coloured, with a tall, soapy, white head, with good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Nice aroma with floral notes, yeast with light pepper character, some honey-like sweet notes, grassy hops, apricot. Sweet taste, alcohol, malts and sugars, then becomes fruity with apricots and peaches, again some honey, grass, light bitterness on the aftertaste. Medium body, good carbonation, quite dry palate. Very good, tasty, glad it’s a 750.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1344) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
75cl bottle shared with friends. Hazy orange with a medium white soapy head with moderate retention. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with some sweet tones. Citrus, herbs, grapefruit, hops and spices. A nice tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (2987) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
with yves at his home 0.75L bottle of golden blonde colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast hop fruity aroma a spicy yeast fruity bitter hop taste with a alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
The second edition of this special version of Poperings Hommelbier, with four fresh hop varieties. Sticky, stable, off-white head, hazy peach blond colour. Grassy and explicitly hoppy aroma even more so than the regular, green apple, grapefruit, lemon peel, honey, sulphur, flowers, some vague DMS. Fresh fruity taste, citrus freshness same as the regular, honeyish and somewhat caramelly malts, lightly sweet, finish clearly ’green’ hops, floral and grassy, relatively mild but complex, refreshing, ethereal, long and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1174) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Out of a 750 ml at Cafe Rose Red in Brugge. Muted malt aroma. Hazy bright orange with full white head. Flavor is not very hoppy - perhaps a little old on this one. It has probably faded from the beer it once was, but a pleasant beer to have. Malt and biscuit flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle 0.75l. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma yeasty, spicy, hops, slightly fruity. Taste is light to medium bitter, medium sweet, yeasty, fresh hops, some citrus fruit. Aftertaste is quite sweet, slightly bitter and sharp, medium carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
Sampled from a 0.75l bottle @ RBNG 2014. This is a cloudy orange honey looking one with a medium sized somewhat sidesticking white lacing head. Soft nose really. Not über hopped really. More floral and gentle with tones of honey and lots of vanilla buns(!?). That’s a new one but it does smell like vanilla buns. Nice non extreme nose. Tastes alright also. Feels light oily in the mouth and it’s about average on the carbonation this. Some reeds, lots of grassy tones with sweet wood juices and bittery soap. Dries my mouth quite a lot in the finish, almost so much that I’ll call it a bit soapy, but definitely tasty and something I could drink again. 15.02.2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2434) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
Shared with wim at my home. Hazy blond colored beer with small white head and lots of carbonation. Yeasty fruited hopped aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is hopped bitter fruited in background.

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