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Hommel Bier - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

232 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 11
Gots: 14 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

cowboy83, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Anvilfarm, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

CesarLopes, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Agold
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Agold, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Huhzubendah, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

MarkyMOD, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Jeffh84, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

captainbearcat, May 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

billab914, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

KAF, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

ajs4bd, Aug 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

BeerOps, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

jkorff, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

tdmccarthy, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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?

BeerAdvocate, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of sweethome
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

sweethome, Jul 04, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

StonedTrippin, Jun 16, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Florida9, Jun 23, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

homebrewhawk, Feb 28, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Ysgard, Jun 07, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

RblWthACoz, Apr 05, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

BigBry, May 07, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

TheAlamoWrocker, Nov 02, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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.

Knuckles_Nuclear, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

emerge077, Nov 06, 2011
Hommel Bier from Perennial Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.