Hommel Bier - Perennial Artisan Ales
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Reviews by farrago:
3.64/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2013 01:32:55 | More by farrago
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3.81/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 01:51:18 | More by KYGunner
3.53/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
04-28-2014 01:29:08 | More by Alieniloquium
Hommel Bier from Perennial Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.