Poperings Hommel Bier - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
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4.08/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Picked this up a few weeks back at Top Hops in New York, having never tried this before. I was expecting this to be a "benchmark" beer that would serve as an example as to what other Belgian IPA's should aspire to and for the most part this fit that bill. The flavor was a little too complex for me but the drinkability was there and I was also hard-pressed to remember when something this light in hue had a pour that was this memorable!
The pour to this was astounding as the fluffy head, dark golden hue, cloudy appearance, and bubbles on the *side* of my pint glass all combined for an extremely pleasing first impression. The lacing was up to snuff as well, as lots of soapy layers made themselves felt once I worked my way through this. Not a strong aroma to this beer but there was some yeast and apple to be found in the nose. Both of those were present in the taste, along with the grassy hops, pear, candied sugar and booze underneath everything else.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 12:17:27 | More by JerzDevl2000
Poperings Hommel Bier from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 650 ratings.