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Hommel Bier - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

235 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
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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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looking brew, orange-tan and a little hazy with lots of fine rising bubbles and a nice, lasting head.

Lots of spicy hops and Belgian yeast on the nose, along with a touch of maltiness and a little bit of earthiness.

Taste is very spicy, peppery, plenty of Belgian yeast, toasty grains, and a good crisp hoppiness.

Body is light, carbonation is pretty good, and there's a dry crisp grainy finish to it.

Overall it's a very nice beer that I'd happily have again.

AlCaponeJunior, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of thufflife
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

thufflife, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perennial Artisan Ales Hommel Bier

Poured into a Chimay goblet from a 750ml bottle.

A – Pours a nice rich golden color with some slight haze and a nice amber and copper notes. Almost gives it an orange DIPA hue. There is a thin 0.25 inch head that is dense and kind of chunky but sticky. It recedes fairly quickly but not too fast. (4.0)

S – Wow! Aroma is delicious. Hop juice is pretty strong with some slight sweet notes. Including some mango notes as well as some slight tangerines. There is definitely citrusy hop resin in their as well as some slight hops. Similar to some Belgian IPAs. There is nice malt sweetness as well with some bready toasted character in the nose. Earthy and a bit yeasty. (4.0)

T & M – Wow. Very nice Perennial! Starts off with some earthy grain that gets quickly covered up by some grassy and earthy hops. Herbs and spices are present. There is some nice slight citrus notes as well as some mild tropical fruit notes. There is also some clove. The bready malt is refreshing and clean and flavorful but the hops really make this beer. Very similar to some Beligan IPAs. There is some nice spice and almost peppery note as well as a nice Belgian yeast overtone that dances well with the nice orangey hops. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp with a slight dry finish and some slight hop stickiness and bitterness on the back end. (4.5) (4.0)

O – Very good brew. The second one I’ve had tonight from them and they have both been amazing. This is very well crafted. You can tell they put care in their product as well as they try to be unique. Very good. (4.5)

JoEBoBpr, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of BigBry
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
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
3.25/5  rDev -14%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev +5.8%

doremite, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of brewcrew76
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

brewcrew76, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of CraigTravor
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

CraigTravor, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

KYGunner, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of ystazi
4/5  rDev +5.8%

ystazi, May 11, 2013
Photo of mikeburd1128
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

mikeburd1128, May 10, 2013
Photo of jacewg
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jacewg, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of hooliganlife
4/5  rDev +5.8%

hooliganlife, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of bubseymour
3.25/5  rDev -14%

bubseymour, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Dave_Treat, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of bbadger
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

bbadger, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of LambicKing
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

LambicKing, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of DeutschesBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

DeutschesBier, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of DCon
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

DCon, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of jklecko2
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jklecko2, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

sgttibbs, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of siege06nd
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

siege06nd, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of farrago
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

farrago, May 18, 2013
Photo of BeerOps
4/5  rDev +5.8%

BeerOps, Jul 26, 2012
Hommel Bier from Perennial Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.