Poperings Hommel Bier - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
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4.58/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
25cl brown bottle with a freshness date at the bottom of the label, the label hops a hop farm on the edge of a city.
Appearance: Adorning a beautiful Brussels style lace, off white and sticky with a very good retention. Slightly hazed orange golden hue.
Smell: Sweet grain, almost honey-like, aroma is covered by a thick blanket of oily herbal hop and medicinal phenol along with a steady stream of spice and fruity esters. Fresh and very aromatic, pleasing to the nose.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Huge bold crispness from a high level of carbonation within the medium body. Lots of hop flavour and more than enough bitterness to hold the malt as well as fruitiness back. Long drawn dry malt character that goes from a cracker-like flavour to a mealy biscuit. Oily hop with a heavy handed herbal flavour hits the palate hard, fruitiness is juicy in the center with some alcoholic esters. Finish with a long trail of hop flavour and puckering dryness.
Drinkability & Notes: First off this gets to be a Beeradvocate Pick. This is an odd ball of the bunch as far as Belgians go being the amount of hop character that is there, I for one love it. Last trip to Belgium I quaffed many of these in Antwerp and could not get enough.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2003 14:05:27 | More by Jason
4.13/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A rare, hoppy Belgian beer. Sweeter than an Orval and stronger at 7.5%. Liken this to a hoppy triple, but easier to drink and more refreshing. Poperings is a hop region and this brew is obviously blessed by its local hops. The area is known for its role as one of the largest battle fields in the World Wars (so I was told when in Belgium).
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2001 14:45:01 | More by Todd
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Poperings Hommel Bier from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
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