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Hommel Bier - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

210 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | 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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LambicKing

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-21-2013 20:09:25 | More by LambicKing
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-19-2014 18:39:46 | More by jacewg
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DCon

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-11-2013 18:42:11 | More by ystazi
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-14-2011 14:50:50 | More by hooliganlife
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-17-2014 11:45:32 | More by DeutschesBier
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

04-12-2013 21:55:13 | More by bubseymour
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farrago

New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 01:32:55 | More by farrago
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-04-2014 02:40:54 | More by Dave_Treat
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-10-2013 22:16:33 | More by mikeburd1128
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 01:51:18 | More by KYGunner
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-12-2013 19:50:42 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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BeerOps

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-26-2012 00:45:44 | More by BeerOps
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-05-2012 00:34:25 | More by polishkaz
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draheim

Washington

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2013 20:24:57 | More by draheim
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-04-2013 00:25:52 | More by jklecko2
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-28-2013 03:50:10 | More by sgttibbs
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-25-2013 02:03:43 | More by Arsenal0328
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-26-2012 02:39:00 | More by captainbearcat
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bmur112

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-27-2013 17:27:17 | More by bmur112
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-16-2014 04:53:24 | More by ryanpj
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Drucifer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-06-2013 02:51:06 | More by Drucifer
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vinny21bal

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

12-23-2013 00:43:14 | More by vinny21bal
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-27-2013 16:33:55 | More by Jamison85
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

03-16-2014 14:45:29 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
Hommel Bier from Perennial Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.