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Hommel Bier - Perennial Artisan Ales

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85
very good

280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
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: 280 | Reviews: 56
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Photo of sholland119
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poperings Hommel Bier was one of my go to beers during our spring trip to Belgium so I could not pass up the chance to pick this up in Chicago.

A-Pours a hazy apricot with a rocky white head and huge stickiness. Fine carbonation leads to great head retention.

S-Earthy, nutty notes with a solid malt base. Not much hop presence.

T-A bit tangy and yeasty with some good bitter citrus hop notes. Grassy and earthy. As in the nose there's an earthy nut character that is rather unusual.

M-Medium bodied, nice dryness.

O-Pretty solid beer, if a bit odd.

HV

Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Up from Jacksonville FL and stopped in at the brewery.

A: 1.5 thick white head on a golden body.

S: pungent hops and malts. Hint of Belgian yeast and musty/tart citrus.

T: on its own the beer is very good but in comparison to others I have had in the style, this one is underwhelming and less complex. Nice Belgian character but not much for supporting notes.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: drinkable but simple and not very memorable.

Photo of psweendogg
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, amber color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and a great lacing. Smells of earthy malt, citrus hops, slight sweet malt, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong earthy malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of citrus hops. Overall, great appearance, and decent aroma and body.

Photo of farrago
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Photo of cjgiant
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Minimal review, on tap:
Lightly hazy golden, nicely sustaining head.
Nose quite interesting bread and pine, lightly grassy floral (meadow).
Taste is a bit bland in comparison. Lighly fruity (pear), perhaps a hint of Belgian yeast esters, some noble hop bitterness.
Feel on the light side, buoyed but some carbonation. Given that, body relatively fuller.

Photo of Linda629
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very light and spring-ish. Refreshing after a nice long bike ride.

Photo of brewcrew76
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Amber with a big fluffy white head with huge patches of lace.

S - Grassy and green hops, spicy, honey, phenolic, Belgian yeast, and sweet pale malt.

T - Strange green hop flavor at the start. Green and almost onion like. Spice, Belgian yeast, honey sweetness.

M - Medium body with high carbonation.

D - Confused by the weird hop flavor.

Photo of jaymo18
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Check out that tightly woven head with bright white foam,Brussels lacing and about a half inch of thickness. It's a dull coppery color with moderate carbonation. That's an interesting melange of aroma with the Belgian yeast strain and a faint bit of piney hops. The flavor is strongly the Belgian yeast strain and then you get a bit of piney hops in the fade. The mouth is heavily carbonated,chalky and dry.

Photo of Hallertau
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sean9689
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery. Poured into tulip.

A - Pours a mirky golden yellow, frothy white head, sticky lace, thin collar, thin cap.

S - Nice mix of malts, light hops, and yeast notes. Wheat, floral notes, and citrus. This beer really has a lot going on. The hops do not dominate the nose, but add complexity to the malts and yeast.

T - Again a mix of sweet bready malts, light citrus hops, and some funky banana yeast towards the end. There's also some spice in there as well, perhaps from the hops.

M - Light body, soft carbonation, clean finish, refreshing.

O - Very enjoyable and quite sessionable. Something that has complexity yet doesn't shut you down after one pour. This one will be nice during the summer when you're tired of the regular old APA.

Photo of Bowers-Brew
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liamt07
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flagmantho
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with plenty of haze and a strong effervescence. Head is three fingers of frothy ivory foam. Quite good.

Smell: very sweet malt with a hint of funk and a ton of hop aroma. Hops are citrusy, fruity, perhaps a bit funky and a little bit floral. Interesting combination; I quite like it.

Taste: big, sweet malt, with a whole lot of that floral character from the aroma. Almost soapy in flavor. Sweetness is a bit too high, even for the style. It's not bad, per se, but it's not particularly amenable to my palate.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a huge carbonation and a pretty giant, mouth-filling creaminess. Great stuff.

Overall: texture is good, but I wish it had delivered a better flavor. If you are into floral gum candy or the like, then this beer may be for you. It is not for me.

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Hommel Bier from Perennial Artisan Ales
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