RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 284   ABV: 9.48%
Beer and human life have a lot in common. For centuries, no one knew quite how either really worked. Beer fermentations were believed to begin when a “magic stick” was dipped into a fresh batch of wort. Without microscopes, no one knew that a tiny, sugar-eating fungus turned all that sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Biologists faced similar mysteries about human life. One widely-accepted belief was that teeny, tiny people, called homunculi, would grow into full size babies inside of a woman (that’s where the label comes from!).
Homunculus is a strong, golden Belgian ale with a pronounced hop character. We’re not talking bitterness, but hop flavor and aroma. The Belgian-style yeast strain contributes significant fruity esters that mix with the hop profile to create a taste that’s more than the sum of its parts.

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GlasgowTAD (1874) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Pours murky orange golden yellow with a slight white head which soon recedes. Aroma is caramel, grapefruit, mango and slight lychee. Taste is pine, slight prickly heat, mango, slight peach, sweet malts.

cgarvieuk (25728) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
bottle at home ... hazy amber ... thin white lacing ... soft herbal ... odd fruit hop nose ... musty ... soft fruit .. herbal fruit ... soft toffee ... odd fruit

jaghana (6227) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle 65cl, a cloudy copper beer. Nose is intense on belgian yeast ripped fruits. Aroma is very sweet on ripped fruits, quince, belgian yeast, peppery hops, quite sharp and unbalanced, vinous, champagne notes, old orange, candied fruits, astringent finish.

Andrew196 (1978) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Cloudy orange, frothy white head. Aroma of peaches, orange zest, coriander, and tart banana. Peppery on the tongue initially, yielding to spicy peach and orange....the sweetness was perfectly balanced with hop appearances.

AndySnow (8001) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 15 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Dark golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, caramel, spices, yeast, hops, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, floral, spices, alcohol, alcohol, hops.

Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - OCT 18, 2015
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a semi-hazy bronzed orange color with a slim little white head that dissipated pretty quickly. Lacing runs about lightly in a semi-filmy nice looking way. The smell had a sweet grassy to citrusy burst running into some light floral hops. A light breadiness shows with some Belgian sugars to balance out the aroma. The taste was moderately sweet with the Belgian sugars, grassiness, floral qualities and citrusy hops to run slightly into the flavor. The aftertaste is semi-floral with sweet grassiness and Belgian sugars. The finish is dry and semi-sweet. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. There’s a nice dryness along my tongue. Overall, I’d say this was a nice Belgian Strong ale that I would have again.

Malin_aiisa (1220) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
At sbwf 2015. Amder white thick head. Aroma of marzipan, almonds, peach. Taste sweet, alcohol, full body, peach. fizzy

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2015
[email protected] Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, wooden and mildly toffeeish notes as well. Flavour is fruity, floral, wooden and some mild toffeeish and caramelly notes to it. Also alcohol shows a bit in the flavour.

oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Pours a bright golden color with big fluffy head. Aromas of citrus, fruit, and some yeast. Hoppy flavor with a malty yeasty fruity follow through...

finol (3465) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle @SBWF. I’m a huge fan of hoppy Belgians, but this doesn’t really float my boat. Alcoholic aroma. Taste like a light barley wine, ie malty but no apparent alcohol, red berries but no hops...

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