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Hommel Bier - Perennial Artisan Ales

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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 10
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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Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

09-30-2012 00:20:08 | More by brewcrew76
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-15-2014 22:41:33 | More by doremite
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-19-2014 18:39:46 | More by jacewg
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-19-2014 18:41:39 | More by thufflife
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-06-2013 23:46:57 | More by bbadger
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-11-2013 18:42:11 | More by ystazi
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-14-2011 14:50:50 | More by hooliganlife
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-12-2013 21:55:13 | More by bubseymour
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3.81/5  rDev +0.5%

Always a sucker for a beer with amazing carbonated action this built several inches of dense ivory colored foam. The body was bright yellow but a tad dingy.

Perfume, flower petals, roses, wheat, grains and a bit of honey touch the nose with a deliberate softness.

The flavor starts with honeysuckle and fresh peppercorns before it settles to a dry white wine, flower petals and light pear.

The feel is dry with a tangy sensation near the finish.

Nice, simple yet complex, but easy and light. Well done for the style.

07-01-2014 01:51:18 | More by KYGunner
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-21-2013 20:09:25 | More by LambicKing
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

03-16-2014 14:45:29 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-10-2013 22:16:33 | More by mikeburd1128
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-09-2014 04:56:51 | More by CraigTravor
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-17-2014 11:45:32 | More by DeutschesBier
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-04-2014 02:40:54 | More by Dave_Treat
Photo of DCon


4.13/5  rDev +9%

Enjoyed on-tap @ the International Tap House in Chesterfield, MO for $4 (Labeled Hommel & 5.9% ABV on their "Tap Board"). Poured from the Wooden tap handle with PERENNIAL written down it in black into a 14+oz Tulip Glass.

Aroma- Good amount of hop aroma from the beginning but malts are evident as well! Very well-balanced and has a bit of fruit character (possibly citrus but very faint). Belgian style, so the strength of the aroma is easy to take on but fun to try and nab characteristic.

Appearance- Received with a 1.5 finger head that has great retention! Has a deep copper color body that is clear but has such great color it looks semi-hazy. The lacing is tremendous on the walls of this Tulip.

Flavor- Has a slight fruit note from the beginning but very smooth and has tons of malt. The hops are medium flavored in here with a light bitterness at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Moderate Carbonation, Smooth, Creamy, and then has a nice peach taste after all the complexity passes on the palate.

Overall Impression- What a tremendous Belgian Pale Ale by Perennial! This one surprised me how greatly smooth and easy drinking it was! The peach taste on the backend was also very nice. Get to Perennial Ales & enjoy this soon!

10-06-2011 16:14:07 | More by DCon
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New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev -4%

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.

05-18-2013 01:32:55 | More by farrago
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-27-2013 17:27:17 | More by bmur112
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-26-2012 00:45:44 | More by BeerOps
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-05-2012 00:34:25 | More by polishkaz
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-12-2013 19:50:42 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-04-2013 00:25:52 | More by jklecko2
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-28-2013 03:50:10 | More by sgttibbs
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3.89/5  rDev +2.6%

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
Hommel Bier from Perennial Artisan Ales
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