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Hommel Bier - Perennial Artisan Ales

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281 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 12
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: DCon on 10-06-2011

Dry Hopped Belgian Pale Ale.
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Ratings: 281 | Reviews: 56
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Interesting beer.

Pours with a massive and frothy head that slowly dissipates. Will fill 80% of glass if you just dump it in like I did.

Smelled like a Belgian, but light and faint.

Based on the smell, thought it would be sweet. Wasn't the case at all.

Smooth across the tongue. Slightly sweet, slightly tart. Like a light pale ale. Bitter but smooth finish.

It truly is a belgian-hoppy-pale hybrid that hard to compare to another beer.

It's light and fluffy, earthy and slightly hoppy and dry. The closest beer I can compare it to is a slightly more bitter version of Crooked Stave's WWBY here in Colorado (minus the brett).

Very drinkable. A solid choice for a summer sipper.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: ever-so-slight haze, orange/amber color, very nice rocky head
S: mild to medium nose, some Belgian characteristics with spicy hops and yeast
T: well-balanced with malt and hops, good spicy/earthy bitter finish, nothing out of ordinary but well-made
M: decent, well-balanced

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Not the greatest Belgian style pale ale, but definitely worth a try if you see it

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with a frothy head that sits atop the amber colored liquid

Smell: Belgian yeast commingled with earthy hops, peppery spice and orange peel

Taste: Opens rather yeasty and peppery, with a move toward and earthy and fruity hop flavor in the middle; the spices linger in the finish rounding out the flavor profile

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A really nice hybrid style beer - a bit of a Belgian pale, a bit of a Belgian IPA and a bit of a Wit

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on tap at bainbridge barrel house

Mostly clear copper pour with thin wispy head resting on top. Retains well while leaving some rings of lacing on the glass.

Touches of well-placed juicy hops, citric fruit and toasted bread in the nose.

Immediately more expressive than I expect for the style, driven by some juicy hoppiness, orange peel and balanced bitterness. Nice backbone, bread crust, caramel and Belgian yeast. Finishes a little dry and hoppy.

Medium body, well carbonated, crisp and juicy on the tongue. I literally took two sips of this and wanted a full pour - extremely drinkable, flavorful and balanced.

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4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the International Tap House in Chesterfield, MO for $4 (Labeled Hommel & 5.9% ABV on their "Tap Board"). Poured from the Wooden tap handle with PERENNIAL written down it in black into a 14+oz Tulip Glass.

Aroma- Good amount of hop aroma from the beginning but malts are evident as well! Very well-balanced and has a bit of fruit character (possibly citrus but very faint). Belgian style, so the strength of the aroma is easy to take on but fun to try and nab characteristic.

Appearance- Received with a 1.5 finger head that has great retention! Has a deep copper color body that is clear but has such great color it looks semi-hazy. The lacing is tremendous on the walls of this Tulip.

Flavor- Has a slight fruit note from the beginning but very smooth and has tons of malt. The hops are medium flavored in here with a light bitterness at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Moderate Carbonation, Smooth, Creamy, and then has a nice peach taste after all the complexity passes on the palate.

Overall Impression- What a tremendous Belgian Pale Ale by Perennial! This one surprised me how greatly smooth and easy drinking it was! The peach taste on the backend was also very nice. Get to Perennial Ales & enjoy this soon!

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Hommel Bier from Perennial Artisan Ales
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