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Hommel Bier - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

261 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 261
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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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3.58/5  rDev -5%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a deep copper-gold with two fingers of off-white head.

Aroma of Belgian yeast, light malts, tropical fruit and oranges.

The taste was light on the citrus side but offered a good amount of bready malts, yeast and a touch of spice and table salt.

Medium bodied and a touch dry with a moderate carbonation.

A delicious Belgian Pale. Perennial is off to a good start here in St. Louis.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
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)

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3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Hommel Bier from Perennial Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.