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Hommel Bier - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

262 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 11
Gots: 15 | 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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4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
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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3.58/5  rDev -5%
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.

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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Lukahn (Reddit) for this interesting looking guy. This could be a big winner for me, or a let down, but we'll see.

I tried to pour carefully at first and at first it looked like it was doing OK, but suddenly it hits the uneven point in the neck and starts gurgling out of the mouth into big blotches in the glass and forces a huge fluffy 2 finger head. The head fades at a med pace with pot-marks, and lots of sticky lacing, leaving a billowy Belgian looking head that makes my nuts tingle. The beer underneath the pillowy head is a semi clear semi hazy tangerine orange-reddish colored, what I suspect is beer.

The nose has a really interesting blend of what it should, the nice Belgian yeast aromas and light hops. The malts are also there somewhere, hiding in the back in poor fashion like a 5 year old playing Hide and Seek and his entire torso is sticking out, with a light sweet reddish malt that wants to be behind the hops and yeast additions but is still in the foreground. However, the Belgian yeast takes the stage, with nice floral light spices, mild fruity esters, and a light fruity pear like aroma. the hops are also there to tickle the nose, with light floral notes, hints of a spicy beast underneath, and touch of a grassy demeanor. Nice balance between all of the above, and glad they didn't kick the booze up as that would upset the nice balance.

As it swishes into my mouth thoughts of fruit come to mind, it's fairly fruity overall, again yeast additions nicely come through. Whoa, waves of lots more flavors I can't put down on paper (or keyboard) fast enough so lets go quick with initial tastes, malts, floral hops, light earthy, floral yeast additions, etc. So the fruity flavors came in first wave as I mentioned before, light pear and almost apricot like fruit. The yeast also brings mild esters and hints of floral spices, earthy spices. The hops kick in quickly next overpowering the fruit, with a floral hop at first, then some grassy flavors with a hint of a spicy complexion, and even a light earthy hop touch. They even add a light hop oil feel. Malts take the rear again, with light sweet malts, golden Belgian like malts, and a juicy reddish almost caramel like malt. The finish gets slightly dry but stays a bit sticky sweet and gritty on the mouth, as the hops ramp up slightly with a bit more lupulin taste and earthy floral hops, and touch of the Belgian fruits and esters lingering all together, but not for too long.

Mouth is med bodied but a bit abrasive, tons of carbonation enough that surprises me it didn't overflow a bit when I popped the top, cause once you pop you can't stop... the flow of the overcarbonated beer.

Overall, again balanced fairly well with a lighter overall feel so that it doesn't get bogged down in booze and malty sweetness. A nice summer sipper that's full of flavor and softness, balance, etc. Nice malts that know their place, nice ester and floral additions from the yeast, and good hops to balance. Glad they didn't try to overpower any of the flavors, hops, malts, booze, sweetness, wrong yeast flavors, etc, even the esters weren't heavy. Nice job.

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3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Chris (spycow) for sharing this one. Served in a Struise cervoise.

A - A finger-plus of white foam settles to a thick cap, leaving ample glass-coating lacework behind. Transparent golden body.

S - Aroma is interesting, but I'm not sure what to make of it. There's plenty of standard Belgian pale flavors - spicy, phenolic Belgian yeast, honey, a bit of vanilla pale malt sweetness - but there's a very strange hop aroma that seems almost sweaty or onion-like. Did they use Summit hops in this? There was also a hint of alcohol that really shouldn't be present in a 6% beer.

T - The taste was far more in line with my expectations. Belgian yeast, toasted grains, a bit of honey sweetness, and a touch of hop bitterness in the finish. It's more enjoyable, but less complex than the aroma.

M - Medium body, medium-low carbonation, slightly grainy texture, and a clean, crisp finish.

D - A pretty solid Belgian Pale Ale that's marred by a bizarre and slightly unpleasant aroma. That being said it was a significant improvement over their Strawberry Rhubarb Tart. Passable, but I'm still waiting for Perennial to impress me.

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Hommel Bier from Perennial Artisan Ales
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