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Brewed by Van Eecke
Style: Belgian Ale
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 1211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hommel is the local abbreviation of humulus, from the botanical name for the hop plant. Confusingly, it also means bumble bee in Flemish. Poperings Hommelbier is a hoppy, golden-bronze, ale. It is made from a blend of winter, summer and aromatic pale malts.

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4.6
Gueuzebelge (10) - - MAR 3, 2017
Nice tasting medium bitter citrussy beer with Belgian hops. A bit cloudy appearance. I love it.

3.9
6bottlepack (422) - Devon, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle from Hops and Crafts Exeter. Pours clear gold with a lively big white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, fresh bread,clove,caramel & background orange zest with some spicy pepper. Taste is dry with spicy orange,clove,fresh bread & banana , some sappy hop with some peppperiness. Smooth light bodied the finish is dry ,nicely bitter with spicy,yeasty Belgian flavours,orange rind,clove ,pepper & banana. Classic!

3.9
Milter (956) - Nyborg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2017
God Belgisk Ale. Fin smag af humle, og dermed god bitterhed. Frisk i smagen. Kedeligt udseende.

3.5
Mjp12 (1871) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Great blend of spicy Belgian yeast , and some straw hops on the aroma. Pours with a foamy white head. More yeast spice on the finish .

3.4
GeorgePratt (77) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Aromas of fruit and barley. Pours a cloudy orange with a creamy white head. Tastes of caramel and a grainy finish. Can definitely feel the alcohol in this one.

3.5
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Draft Half Pint at Battersea Beer Festival, London in Feb 2011 - Golden in colour. Hoppy; floral & grassy hops. Fruity; citrus-orange, grapefruit. Malty; caramel, toffee, candy sugar. Subtly spicy. Nice hop/fruit/malt balance. Refreshing. Sweet spicy fruity throughout. (2011-02-09)

3.8
sulawang (1161) - - JAN 8, 2017
Visual: Pours almost clear pale deep orange with suspended bits of yeast, super clustered activity like a snow globe, 0.5cm lasting frothy head.

Nose: light sweet floral liquid barley malt, light apple notes. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: super fine-smooth CO2, crisp bite

Mid-palate: metallic-lager liquid barley malt, (lvl-4-sweetness), light short tangy

Finish: grainy barley malt exhale, honey, subtle light bitter hops

Summary: Unbelievable that this is 7.5% - too smooth to be true. Not a ton of pronounced flavour but a superbly executed balance of ultra-creamy mouthfeel, barley-grain, plus a little extra citrus-floral notes from the hops that compliment the whole experience. 3/4 through and still amazed at how smooth it is.

3.7
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
Belle présentation. Nez de malt doux avec touche de gingembre et de fleurs. Goût qui respecte le style, tout en équilibre, malté, houblonné et épicé sans facteur de surprise mais très appréciable. Le corps est comme celui d’une multitude de bières de la Belgique. La finale se fait sur des houblons nobles avec cette petite mais charmante touche de gingembre.

3.8
rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Bouteille de 750ml, bouchon de liège. 27 01 2018 Un liquide blond légèrement trouble avec une belle mousse blanche. Un nez belge avec des épices, du blé, du miel et une touche de fleurs blanches. Une bouche agréable avec du miel, des épices, pas sucrée, une finale longue et piquante. Très bien faite.

3.1
GemmeDeReve (119) - FRANCE - DEC 19, 2016
Bière blonde assez trouble, avec un nez assez acide, pas de mousse, mais assez pétillante. Un goût d’agrumes qui ne reste pas en bouche, pas mauvaise mais pas exceptionnelle


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