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Hommel Bier - Perennial Artisan Ales

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226 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 12
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dry Hopped Belgian Pale Ale.

(Beer added by: DCon on 10-06-2011)
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Reviews by farrago:
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New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev -3.7%

You get a rich, frothy head of two fingers, somewhat airy so it starts dimpling right off and retention is average to average plus, off-white in color, randomly assigns big splotches of lacing to the glass, not consistent around the sides. The liquid is a coppery orange, more red tint than yellow, loads of effervescence, a cloud of hyperactive tiny bubbles churning inside. The nose has a decided leafy, earthy quality to it, metallic and with notes of cracked black pepper and sourdough bread crusts, there is a softer side featuring banana, flowers and peach pits, not getting much citrus, earthiness builds and gets close to asphalt or tar at times. Medium-bodied and firm, the carbonation is lower than would be expected based on visual inspection and it is dry and slowly paced from mouth entry through finish. Produces that metal, mineral to earth side in spades, the herbaceousness is not green and biting, more like fallen leaves, twigs and bark. Increase in sour oranges, decrease in flowers and pepper. The banana, bubblegum persists, low level of apricot, apple, peach fruit. Baking soda, bread crusts and toasted dough, not sweetly yeasty. The dryness impedes length of flavors, accentuates its bitterness. Refreshing in its own way, not really a personally favored style.

05-18-2013 01:32:55 | More by farrago
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-18-2013 16:13:55 | More by jono0101
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3.98/5  rDev +5.3%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #62 (Mar 2012):

LOOK: Golden orange

SMELL: Earthy, leafy, soft resin, dragon fruit, yeast, faintly medicinal, peppery, floral, clementine pith

TASTE: Hop bitterness, leafy, tree bark, nutty yeast, orange peel, faint white peppercorn, kiwi, chalky, light melon rind, biscuity, mild warming alcohol, dry semi-bitter finish

Fresh and in your face, but without being aggressive. Depth and complexity won us over, and each sip made us think a little bit more. Hoppy Belgian Pale Ale with a generous and skilled hand adding Pacific NW hops. Best of both worlds?

01-17-2013 03:45:15 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-03-2013 03:25:30 | More by warnerry
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Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-08-2012 08:10:27 | More by jaminjohnson
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3.71/5  rDev -1.9%

Check out that tightly woven head with bright white foam,Brussels lacing and about a half inch of thickness. It's a dull coppery color with moderate carbonation. That's an interesting melange of aroma with the Belgian yeast strain and a faint bit of piney hops. The flavor is strongly the Belgian yeast strain and then you get a bit of piney hops in the fade. The mouth is heavily carbonated,chalky and dry.

01-26-2014 03:52:17 | More by Franziskaner
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-09-2014 20:06:21 | More by bpfrush
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-29-2013 00:17:22 | More by Cynic-ale
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-15-2014 22:41:33 | More by doremite
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-25-2013 22:42:05 | More by vfalstad
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-18-2013 02:43:22 | More by stereosforgeeks
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-28-2013 03:50:10 | More by sgttibbs
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4.03/5  rDev +6.6%

(served in a globe glass)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy orange body with a gentle swirl of microbubbles and a snow white thick foam that sticks in rings to the glass.

S- The perfume peach green hops blend with fruity yeasty esters and it turns a bit grassy in the finish. The full aroma blends yeasty ester and hops together very well.

T- The dry crisp green hops flavor has a nice hop zing in the slightly dry finish and a gentle lemon flavor comes through as it opens up. There are some hints of pale malt and yeasty esters blended together underneath.

M- The light mouthfeel has a scrubbing fizz that cleans the finish but no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The beautiful aroma is not matched by the flavor which becomes lost in the fizz. The flavor becomes more washed out by the fizz as the beer opens up.

08-20-2012 15:48:24 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-09-2013 17:29:48 | More by Schlafly33
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-15-2013 00:13:25 | More by dcbeers
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-27-2014 23:01:25 | More by Griffith
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-13-2014 02:55:55 | More by whatname
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

02-18-2012 05:34:14 | More by Beezee
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-10-2012 01:59:22 | More by Gonzoillini
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-14-2011 14:50:50 | More by hooliganlife
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3.53/5  rDev -6.6%

On tap at the brewery. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy with a big white head. Pale orange body.

Smell - Grassy hops and a little grainy. Doughy and Belgian sweetness.

Taste - Much grassier. Some citrus, but otherwise grassy and herbal. Drops off quickly though. A little bitter after a grainy malt flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Very drinkable and tasty. I'm impressed.

04-28-2014 01:29:08 | More by Alieniloquium
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-09-2014 18:09:16 | More by atlbravsrno1
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-13-2014 00:13:05 | More by caustin90
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3.81/5  rDev +0.8%

Always a sucker for a beer with amazing carbonated action this built several inches of dense ivory colored foam. The body was bright yellow but a tad dingy.

Perfume, flower petals, roses, wheat, grains and a bit of honey touch the nose with a deliberate softness.

The flavor starts with honeysuckle and fresh peppercorns before it settles to a dry white wine, flower petals and light pear.

The feel is dry with a tangy sensation near the finish.

Nice, simple yet complex, but easy and light. Well done for the style.

07-01-2014 01:51:18 | More by KYGunner
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-15-2013 03:20:11 | More by Eaglefan344
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Hommel Bier from Perennial Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.