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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: 1204   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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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2007
A dusty bottle bought at Greenlife Grocery, poured a hazed golden with a big head. Has an aroma of pils malt, saison charcter (barnhouse) oxadation and slight skunky flavor. Metalic taste in there too even though its corked. I think this bottle was treated poorly and was probably not stored properly. Too bad could have been a good beer. Buyers be ware!


3.4
biilz (156) - SPAIN - OCT 14, 2017
Достаточно не типичный по вкусу Бельгийский эль.Пиво имеет большую шапку пены, слегка горчит. По вкусу чувствуется горечь с цитрусовыми нотками, включая апельсиновую цедру.

3.6
Piepenhenrich (1153) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

3.1
Wixie (656) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2017
Hazy orange/golden liquid, small head. Aroma of fruits, citrus. Light body, little bit carbonation. Taste is bitter, lager-like.

3.7
CraftBeerNick (2725) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2017
Tap at Mother Kellys, 21st September 17. Pours golden, aroma is sweet, honey and yeast. Taste is sweet, sticky, honey, bitter and yeasty. Liked it.

3.6
rodenbachvintage (147) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2017
Moutig blond bier. Vooral fruitig, maar ook zoet. Lekker bier, past goed bij een voorgerecht met hoppescheuten.

3.5
p0urmeac0ld0ne (195) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - SEP 7, 2017
Smells sweet and of vanilla, tastes like a strong Belgian ale but very creamy, Rich and textured. Very interesting.

3.8
Heidbummer (811) - SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2017
Keg 6 degrees north. Pours deep gold, foamy islands of white head. Huge Belgian yeast and hop aroma, made me all nostalgic for beers a plenty in Moeder Lambic. Rich wheaty full taste, honey and yeasty taste. Good stuff.

3.8
Mister_Li (1526) - GERMANY - AUG 24, 2017
Leicht trübes Gold mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, etwas Honig, fruchtig, Zitrus, blumig, sehr süffig.

4
JaKeAFC (1262) - ITALY - AUG 22, 2017
On tap at restobiere, bruxelles. Golden color, almost clear, big creamy white head, fair persistence. Aroma is malty with hints of honey and lots of hops following. Very tasty, i thought it was a tripel. Taste perfectly balanced, finish nicely bitter, with aromatic herbs and roots. Medium to full body, fresh, alcohol comes out very late and it’s not intrusive. A lovely ale.

3.5
Stuu666 (14533) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Keg at six degrees north Edinburgh. Pours clear golden, nose is grass, stewed veg, rhubarb, taste is dry, fruity, sugary.


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