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Van Eecke Hommelbier Nieuwe Oogst Fresh Harvest 2013

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (605) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
75cl bottle Appearance: Yellow with a hnt pf orange with a 1 finger sized head, ok retention,leaving some light lacing. Aroma: grassy hops , spices and yeast, Taste Spicy yeast, with some grass hops, good bitterness in the finish and in the aftertaste there is a good long spicey bittermess. High carbonation, thin-medium body

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5129) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
Sample from bottle, RBNG 2014 in Halden, Grand Tasting. ABV was 7.5%. Golden to orange colour, large white head. Distinctly spicy and hoppy aroma and flavour. I tasted only about half of the beers available at the Grand Tasting, but this was the "Beer of the Tasting" for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RuneStumo (2188) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
15.02.2014. 0,75l Bottle. RBNG-14. Yellow colour with white head. Dry bitter. Floral hops. Moderate malty body that is kind of dominated by these nice smooth floral hops. Very smooth beer with a clean hoppy flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2859) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2014
Light hazy, golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, sweat, lots of European hops. Bitter flavour, hops, malts, straw. Finish straw and hops. Nice!
(from 75cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent. Thanks for sharing, 77ships!)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2239) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
Great hoppy Bealgian beer. Body of yeast and fruits, with deliciously fresh hops. Good one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2799) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours hazy orange with a big frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some soapy lacing on the glass. Smell is yeasty and fruity with crackers, peaches, dry soil, hay, white pepper corns, grapefruit juice, pineapple, lemon zest, dried pine needles, papaya and passionfruit. Taste is bitter, fruity and phenolic with crackers, dry soil, hay, grapefruit juice, pineapple, mango, white pepper corns and hints of leather. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry and light bodied. Finish is bitter with crackers, grapefruit rinds, hay, white pepper corns, dry soil, leather and unripe tropical fruits. Very pleasant surprise of a beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (1646) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
Tack Daniel. Flaska från SB. En bra blond rejäl men inte alls tung belgisk ale med jäst och pommeranssmak, relativt torr och med mustiga jordiga humlesmaker med drag av gräs, örter, kryddor och peppar. Humlefräschören är nog tyvärr borta vid det här laget, men den jordiga kryddigheten funkar för mig.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4536) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Hazy golden color with a fine white head. Citric, herbal and some yeast in the aroma. Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation. Lovely fresh citric, yeast, mild malty and herbal flavor. Lovely ale!
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (679) - örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
Klar gul öl med ett gigantiskt, nästintill vitt skum. Doft: Belgiskt, örter, jäst och växter, parfym. Smak: Belgiskt, örter och kryddor, humle, växter, någon typ av frukt. Fresh doft och smak. Faller verkligen mig i smaken.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2755) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
From a shared 75cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours clear golden with a white head. Fruity aroma with notes of Belgian yeast, herbs, some floral aroma and hints of citrus. Medium sweet with pleasant hoppy flavours and a nice bitterness. Well balanced and very nice! (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)


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