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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: 79   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7561) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5380) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4838) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2014
18/I/14 - 75cl bottle @ RBBWG III, my place - BB: n/a (2014-72) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!

Clean bright orange beer, fizzy white head, unstable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: bit soapy, hoppy, grassy, bit floral, some coriander. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, hoppy, spicy, coriander, bit metallic. Aftertaste: very bitter, soapy, lots of coriander, hoppy, grassy, little fruity and floral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1603) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2014
Sampled @ RBBWG 2014 - Thanks 77ships! Pours a hazy gold with a small white head. The smell is crisp hops, yeast, pepper. Pepper, yeast, sweet light malt ending crisp and dry. Light body with a active carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4134) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Procured from ALBO. Hazy, lively orange with a solid white head. Nose is full of floral bitter hops, touch herbs, green noble mainland Europe hops, touch white bread yeast, quite enjoyable. Taste is rich, bitter floral hops, grass, touch honey, white bread, white pepper. Very easy to drink. Great balance, great profile. Really good stuff, total surprise for me, def. delivered more than I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (3452) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle at RBWG14 Pours fuzzy blonde, good white head Smell is funky - brett , almost . Very green , no bitterness . Good , maybe bit to high carbo . Even though I know there’s no honey in it , I do taste honey here ,, Green , Vegetables . Slightly bitter .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (5479) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle (75 cl) from Etre Gourmet. CLear golden, medium white head. Bready, grainy malt aroma, pepper and bubble gum phenolics with a rubber twist, herbal hops. Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Dry with firm bitterness. Wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
minutemat (1741) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
75cl bottle with my Belgian father-in-law in Eecke, France. I’ve always loved hommelbier so it was interesting how this was going to compare. First off, this definitely has a much lighter, floral taste compared to standard hommel with marked lemon / citrus notes and a lovely dry finish. Exceptional beer, as always.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3831) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
Aroma is Poperingse hop, fruits and some floral notes. Flavour is dry yet full, caramel, some hop notes, but way more in the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3461) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2013
Poured a hazy orange amber with an off white head. Aroma of spiced floral hops and fruit. Medium body, quite a lively mouthfeel, flavour as the aroma, bitter grass and lemon over malt.

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