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Hommel Bier - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

226 Ratings
THE BROS
89
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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CesarLopes

Brazil

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-09-2013 00:56:13 | More by CesarLopes
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Agold

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

This beer is a crystal clear golden color with a half inch white head that has some really nice retention. Pretty nice sheets of lacing as well. Aroma is mild. Subtle spice and belgian light friutyness with some earthy aromas, but it is quite subtle. Nice though. Flavor is nice but more aggressive than the aroma with lots of peppery spicy flavors with some mild grassy notes in the background. Mouthfeel is light with good fine carbonation. Very refreshing and enjoyable light beer.

04-20-2012 02:44:17 | More by Agold
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

Bottle shared by noodleuser. Thanks man!

The beer is hazy and golden hued with a half inch or so of white head. The aroma brings spice, straw, grass, herbal scents, yeast. The flavor follows the nose to a tee. A touch of bready sweetness, biscuits, fruit, before finishing crisp and dry. Light to medium in body. A solid beer.

11-24-2012 16:22:43 | More by Huhzubendah
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-29-2013 02:58:32 | More by MarkyMOD
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Jeffh84

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-21-2014 13:34:03 | More by Jeffh84
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-26-2012 02:39:00 | More by captainbearcat
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-19-2013 22:56:23 | More by billab914
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-18-2014 02:04:14 | More by KAF
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ajs4bd

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-16-2012 11:39:37 | More by ajs4bd
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BeerOps

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-26-2012 00:45:44 | More by BeerOps
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jkorff

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-07-2014 22:30:51 | More by jkorff
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-13-2012 00:06:07 | More by tdmccarthy
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

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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sweethome

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%

Pour is hazy gold, decent white head that leaves a bit of lace.

Nose of yeast and fresh hop cone - but a bit understated.

Nice entry - dry, crisp hop flavors. Compared the belgian Hommel, I prefer this flavor of hops - like the NW hop flavor. Balanced and smooth. This beer would be a nice companion to food.

I broke out a piece of sharp white cheddar and crackers and the beer held it's own and acted quite complimentary to the sharpness of the cheese. I recommend this pairing.

Crisp dry finish. Nice carbonation that follows the belgian pale style.

A nice homage to the Belgian classic - with an American twist of the hop variety.

07-04-2012 22:06:28 | More by sweethome
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%

a delightful little beer here, a clever take on an underwhelming Americanized style. this pours like champagne, clear light yellow and very brightly carbonated. its got a semisweet nose, with touches of honey and clover meadow cascading my senses. Belgian yeast more like a witbier than a pale, and just the right amount of hops to be sassy without being bold or brash. the taste is exactly as I described the nose, with some almost wild yeast elements creeping in, and more of the honey flavor without the sugar on the finish, fully fermented by what appears to be a very active and powerful strain of Belgian yeast. the feel is a little out of place, carbonated like a brut and finishing dry, its unexpectedly light in that way, and almost rushes me through the flavor journey. its super light and drinkable, especially at under 6% abv, but I would have liked the feel to be just a bit more relaxed. still, its just right for summer drinking, and is a great introduction to perennial ales for me. I will absolutely look forward to drinking more of their stuff and visiting their brewery my next pass through the gateway city.

06-16-2013 16:58:44 | More by StonedTrippin
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Florida9

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%

A: Clear golden in color. Forms a sizable white head that reduces fairly slowly eventually settling as a bubbly surface coating. Some light lacing.

S: Rather aromatic with lots of citrus and yeast-derived spices.

T: Flavor is much like the aroma. Starts off with a moderate malty sweetness then green apple, herbaceous hops, yeast, spice, lemony citrus, and green pepper. Finishes quick and sweet.

M: Lighter bodied with heavier carbonation. Mild bitterness with lots of prickly spice.

O: A nice beer, sort of cross between a Belgian Pale and a Saison with aggressive hopping and yeast characteristics.

06-22-2012 23:35:27 | More by Florida9
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homebrewhawk

Kansas

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%

750ml bottle served in a tulip. Poured a pretty, clear gold with a couple of fingers of fine bubbled white head. Aroma was a little yeasty with a nice hit of clove. Crisp and dry, light bodied. More clove in the finish along with some citrus and a decent amount of hop bitterness. Fairly carbonated. Very easy drinking. The best beer from Perennial out of the three that I have tried so far.

02-28-2013 01:01:38 | More by homebrewhawk
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Ysgard

Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +4.2%

I had this at The Porch in Virginia Beach.

A cloudy yellow beer, with nicely foamy head, and not too much protein thickness. Scantily laces down the glass.

Smells like fresh greeen hops. Reminds me of the stuff I've grown and brewed with, very woody and grassy.

The taste is a bit rough at first, but its very balanced and starts going down incredibly quick after some acclimation. The maltiness has a toasty character, reminds me of the first time I had Fat tire. Amazing how light it is to get this flavor. That toastiness really works with the character of the hops to tease out the finer flavors in them, which I would have guess weren;t there based on the aroma. Belgian spices bring it all together for an interesting finish.

The body was balanced, and I mentioned, incredibly drinkable. I'm not a fan of the trend of >7% IPAs, and I'm happy this one is bucking that trend.

I would drink this again.

06-07-2013 15:05:50 | More by Ysgard
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +4.2%

Really happy to be able to try something from this brewery.

This is a nice Belgian Ale. Shouldn't it be a Belgian ipa though? It's a little sweet with the hop tones coming in the back as a decent accent. Carbonation is quite lively. After I pour the dregs in, the feel is quite smooth; silky almost.

This should be a Belgian ipa. I mean, hops are in the name. Ya know? Very glad I had the chance to try it. I'm looking forward to more from this brewery.

04-05-2013 03:49:59 | More by RblWthACoz
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +4%

750ml big bottle, picked up on my last trip to St. Louis.
From the label: "In the hop capital of Belgium, Hommel is the word for humulus, the plant genus where hops reside. Our Hommel Bier defies tradition by combining North American malts, Pacific Northwest hops, and a Belgian yeast strain. The result is a beer that combines earthy and spicy tones from the yeast with a slight orange note contributed by the hops. We think it's buzzworthy."
Slightly hazed, golden orange color, small white head. Foam faded but never disappeared, thinnest of lace lines. Initial smell is of earthy hops, some yeast and pepperiness. A bit of citrus notes as well. No alcohol burn is noticeable.
Taste has a good dose of hop bitterness. Leafy and earthy, touch of pepper or other spice. Belgian yeast in the aftertaste, with more citrus and grapefruit hoppiness. Dry finish. Slightly thin mouthfeel, average body. Complexity of flavor as expected from a belgian ale, but with a healthy kick of hops was quite enjoyable.

05-07-2013 19:12:24 | More by BigBry
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TheAlamoWrocker

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +4%

I had the privilege of splitting this bottle with the legendary Bradley Mehlenbacher of Draco and the Malfoys on October 28, 2011, poured into Tulips from a 750 mL bottle.

A: The color was a fantastic cloudy dark amber. With its color it reminds me of Boulevard's The Sixth Glass which I hold great memories with. The head was even an intimidating 2 fingered head.

S: The head was dominated by hops, but they weren't even that strong. It had a minor citrus smell, but nothing to strong.

T: The taste was nothing spectacular. It was mostly hops with a kick of some slight spices in a Belgian-like variety.

M: It held a medium body and the carbonation fairly light.

O: I feel as if this is a great choice to get someone new into the beer scene, but it's nothing spectacular. It hits some nice notes, but it feels more like a session style beer rather than a special occasion style beer.

11-02-2011 02:17:53 | More by TheAlamoWrocker
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Knuckles_Nuclear

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +4%

750ml bomber poured into a snifter. The pour was pale golden and slightly cloudy. A 1-inch head emerged and retained, with pleny of thick lacing and an average amount of carbonation. The nose was grassy and hoppy.

I like this one. Very well-balanced with just the right amount of malt cut by the hoppy goodness at the forefront. It finished with notes of spice and yeast. Complex but not pretentious. I'll certainly have another. Well done, Perennial.

06-16-2013 20:11:46 | More by Knuckles_Nuclear
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emerge077

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

A bee on a hop, now i've seen everything. Review from written notes.

Deep orange color, hazy with visible streams of upward carbonation. Thin layer of white foam on the surface.

Grassy, herbal hop nose, slightly bitter, the hop smell seemed a little muted up against the Belgian yeast.

Moderately hoppy flavor, noble and grassy again. Yeasty and still a little bit "green", it leaves a fresh and young impression. Simple and clean malty base with a building grassy hop bitterness. Effervescent and quenching, medium bodied, clearly Belgian inspired. Something i'd try again, it's a nice hop-forward Belgian Pale Ale.

11-06-2011 04:24:06 | More by emerge077
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draheim

Washington

3.89/5  rDev +2.9%

On tap into a really big pint glass @ Llewellyn's in Wildwood (proper glassware anyone?) Pours a coppery amber w/ a minimal head.

Aroma is floral with plenty of spicy and fruity esters from the Belgian yeast. Pretty standard Belgian pale ale smell.

Taste follows nose. Pale malt, Belgian yeast, w/ some floral and spicy undertones.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, smooth, drinkable.

Overall a pretty average Belgian pale. Good but unremarkable.

04-18-2013 20:24:57 | More by draheim
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zeff80

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

On tap at 1839 Taphouse - Columbia, MO

A - Poured a hazy, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of spices, lemon and some caramel malt.

T - It tasted of lemon and some coriander. Sweet caramel maltiness with some grain flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty nice Belgian Pale. Curious to try the bottled version of it.

04-16-2012 01:23:32 | More by zeff80
Hommel Bier from Perennial Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.