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Hommel Bier - Perennial Artisan Ales

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very good

231 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
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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4.5/5  rDev +19%

stephensinner, Dec 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

dfillius, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

warnerry, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Cynic-ale, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

krome, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

2dogbrew, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

scottDC, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jklecko2, Nov 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Syracuse12, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

gillagorilla, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

tpaetow, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%

Poured a cloudy gold body that has large head and lace patches due to carbonation. Aroma is mostly citric hoppiness and a touch of funk and yeast; not much of a malty aroma although bread/yeast come through. I found the beer to be slightly chewey and bready, smooth, even a little boozy, sweet malts and possible sweet fruits in there but mostly the beer is dry and very hoppy (citric/orange is prevelant). It is a good beer but I found the hoppiness slightly overpowering the rest of the beer and not a perfect balance.

clayrock81, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Bandi, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

metter98, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

dbrauneis, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

DC_Brah, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

GennyCreamAle, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

HattedClassic, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

MarkyMOD, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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

bmur112, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Mattyb79, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of mhaugo
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%

750ml bottle decanted into an oversized snifter. 5.9% ABV.
Appearance: Soft, soapy head over a brilliant copper body. Beautiful (4.25/5).
Aroma: The first impression is one of Pacific Northwestern hops. The second is the spice and earth and fresh vegetation that one would expect from a pushy Belgian hop strain. There’s a touch of kumquat and apple cider on the backend. Very inviting (4/5).
Taste: Very little stands out. A little citrus, a little apple, and a little caramel. The American hops wind up in the aftertaste, and then gently fade to black. It’s light and refreshing, but not mind-blowing (3/5).
Mouthfeel: Light body, medium/high carbonation (3.75/5).
Overall: In Brew Your Own magazine, Jamil Zainasheff suggests that when you are designing a Belgian Pale Ale you should not “use citrusy or catty American-type hops, as they seem to clash with, rather than, accentuate, the phenols and ester from fermentation.” I think that’s a little bit of what’s going on here. I definitely don’t hate it, and I recognize it’s not trying to be the truest example of the style, but there is a touch of “clash” that I couldn’t put my finger on until I read Zainasheff’s comments. Ultimately this beer is kind of like me… pretty to look at, but built to be slightly disagreeable (3.25/5).

mhaugo, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

LambicKing, Sep 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Hommel Bier from Perennial Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.