Poperings Hommel Bier - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
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Reviews by cerevisiaephilus:
4.63/5 rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Absolutely gorgeous beer. A stunning pale orange color with streaming jets of carbonation building up a massive frothy snow cap of a head. Really beautiful. Leaves a very nice lacing on the glass as well. Crystal clear even after a trip from the store threatened to stir up the yeast.
Nice nose. Not as intense as I expected but still quite pungent. Nice fresh sharp herbal hops...very pleasant...noble hops I imagine...maybe Styrian though? Don't think its Saaz. I think Hallertaur or Spalt or something along those lines. Also get some nice candi sweetness and maybe just a hint of Belgian yeast character...just a touch fruity.
Really wonderful flavor. Really really fantastic. Incredibly thirst quenching. Very nice citrusy floral herbaly hops in the front. Very intense flavors but not super bitter. Definately a more subdued citral character than American hops may impart. Kind of a hard bitterness lingers in the finish under your tongue. Not perfect but its a nice feature of this beer. Very nice light candi flavors too with just a hint of belgian fruityness in the mid palette. .
Very nice light body. Very light and this is emphasized by the fairly heavy carbonation. But makes for a very refreshing beer.
I could drink this all night and I think after I bought the case BLIND today at the beer yard, I'm not going to be shy about hitting several of these up tomorrow on Xmas eve!!
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2004 00:47:06 | More by cerevisiaephilus
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4.75/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Simply Awesome . . .Nice Big Head with a crystal clear straw hue.
Awesome hop characteristics and mouthfeel.
Best Belgian IPA I've had to date. Belgian Notes are nicely balanced and not too overpowering.
Even has characteristics of really Hoppy German Pils which I love.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 22:20:02 | More by brewerdrew
Poperings Hommel Bier from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.