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Hommel Bier - Perennial Artisan Ales

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231 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 231
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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3.33/5  rDev -11.9%

750 ml bottle poured into tulip glass

A: Hazy appearance, bright orange in color, head foams up like most belgian style beers, when it condenses it is thick like shaving cream and super frothy

S: The noce is all belgian yeast character, a distinct tartness comes through with a bit of spiciness as well, some biscuity malt too

T: The flavor is a huge letdown from the appearance and aroma, definitely has a fuller malt profile than I expected, the hops provide a pretty clean spicy bitterness that is also stronger than anticipated, the belgian yeast character is hidden until the end of the flavor profile and presents itself almost exclusively as a spiciness, all of these just don't mix that well to me

M: Strong carbonation, has a definite dry finish but still manages to feel full, not bad

O: I think this is an example of trying to experiment with a combination of styles that just ends up not working that well. Overall a decent beer, nothing "wrong" with it, but very average in the flavor department.

dpodratsky3, Sep 01, 2012
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750ml bottle decanted into an oversized snifter. 5.9% ABV.
Appearance: Soft, soapy head over a brilliant copper body. Beautiful (4.25/5).
Aroma: The first impression is one of Pacific Northwestern hops. The second is the spice and earth and fresh vegetation that one would expect from a pushy Belgian hop strain. There’s a touch of kumquat and apple cider on the backend. Very inviting (4/5).
Taste: Very little stands out. A little citrus, a little apple, and a little caramel. The American hops wind up in the aftertaste, and then gently fade to black. It’s light and refreshing, but not mind-blowing (3/5).
Mouthfeel: Light body, medium/high carbonation (3.75/5).
Overall: In Brew Your Own magazine, Jamil Zainasheff suggests that when you are designing a Belgian Pale Ale you should not “use citrusy or catty American-type hops, as they seem to clash with, rather than, accentuate, the phenols and ester from fermentation.” I think that’s a little bit of what’s going on here. I definitely don’t hate it, and I recognize it’s not trying to be the truest example of the style, but there is a touch of “clash” that I couldn’t put my finger on until I read Zainasheff’s comments. Ultimately this beer is kind of like me… pretty to look at, but built to be slightly disagreeable (3.25/5).

mhaugo, Sep 24, 2013
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Hommel Bier from Perennial Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.