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Van Eecke Hommelbier Nieuwe Oogst Fresh Harvest 2013

 (RETIRED)
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94
98
style
Formerly brewed at Van Eecke
Style: Belgian Ale
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 77   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Countbeer (4427) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle: Served in a shaker glass: Medium to bigger sized white sticky fluffy airy foamy head on top of a cloudy yellow colored beer. Aromas of glue ish hops, floral and herbal tones, some grains and sharper floral grains. Not a pleasant inviting aroma. Flavours of loads of sharper herbal tones, some bitters, guess some hops, plants, yeast, green branches, grass, grains, hay and some sweets like honey/sugars but overpowered by the big sharper floral tones and bitters Aftertaste is strong floral, sharp, bitter, plants, grass and some yeast. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture. Gets a tiny bit better with time, but still not that mouthentertaining.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamTheBarrel (451) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
750ml brown corked and caked 2013 years vintage bottle, poured into a Westmalle Trappist glass. Appearance is cloudy goldenrod colored with a small fine bubbled airy light-yellow head, that left no lacing. Aroma of lemon peels, banana, herbs and flora. Flavours of lemon peels, herbs, wheat bread, banana and a hint of spices. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium-light bodied, smooth texture and lively carbonation. A great style typical Belgian Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
75 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, toaated and light caramelish. Smooth fruity and light bubblegum. Smooth fruity and mellow peachy. Light fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle at Ungstrup. Hazy yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and yeast with notes of honey. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10844) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
cloudy yellow ,smooth white head. aroma is hoppy, flowery, euro hoppy, mild malty balance. flavor is flowery, malty, good balance but a bit boring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3176) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Sweet and dry. Malty with hints of bananas and brett. Fresh hops aromas. Medium bodied. High carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of fresh hops, fruits, malt, straw, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and fresh hops, lending it citrus fruits, pineapple, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5873) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, hops, wheat and spicy notes.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7398) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
750. Hazed pour, weak white head. Herbal, perfumey aroma, slight pear. Flavor is sweet and spicy, phenols are large, slight fruitiness, lingering medium bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5257) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2014
750ml Bottle - Hazy goldenin colour. Lemon, yeast and earthy hops in the aroma. Moderately bitter and fruity taste with notes of lemon, peach, toffee and biscuity malt.


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