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


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RATINGS: 1191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
profane (40) - - FEB 15, 2007
Draught. Malt, chocolate, rhum. Strong alcohol taste (also in the nose). A little smoked. Leaves a bitter end on the lips. Short end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (1610) - 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 .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeorgePratt (63) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2698) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (1116) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5360) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
Belle prsentation. Nez de malt doux avec touche de gingembre et de fleurs. Got qui respecte le style, tout en quilibre, malt, houblonn et pic sans facteur de surprise mais trs apprciable. Le corps est comme celui dune multitude de bires de la Belgique. La finale se fait sur des houblons nobles avec cette petite mais charmante touche de gingembre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (4415) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Bouteille de 750ml, bouchon de lige. 27 01 2018 Un liquide blond lgrement trouble avec une belle mousse blanche. Un nez belge avec des pices, du bl, du miel et une touche de fleurs blanches. Une bouche agrable avec du miel, des pices, pas sucre, une finale longue et piquante. Trs bien faite.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GemmeDeReve (46) - FRANCE - DEC 19, 2016
Bire blonde assez trouble, avec un nez assez acide, pas de mousse, mais assez ptillante. Un got dagrumes qui ne reste pas en bouche, pas mauvaise mais pas exceptionnelle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aukedebier (21) - KAUTTUA, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Bought at drankdozijn.nl in a 750ml bottle. Appearance: yellow beer with a nice white head, bit fluffy. Aroma: citrus, malt and a bit of toffee. Taste: nice crisp fresh taste. A bit of the typical Belgian yeast. Good carbonation, not overdone. This is not a real heavy beer, so good for the summer evening. Matches a barbecue. Love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (1442) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2016
Bouteille date du 27/01/2016, bue aprs 10 mois. Robe jauntre trouble avec un mince col de mousse et quelques particules en suspension. Armes de levures belges, orange, fruits du verger, pain brun, coriandre. En bouche, levures belges, sucre rsiduel, orange, coriandre, pain frais, abricot, clou de girofle. Texture semi-onctueuse et corps moyen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (4671) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Draft from House Beer in Short North: amber-gold, off-white. aroma of toffee, yeast, oranges. tastes are grain, floral, honey, yeast, floral. oily palate. nice balance.

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