Poperings Hommel Bier - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
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4.22/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750 mL bottle best by 12 09
Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold in color with 2 fingers of pillowy white head that exhibits great retention and leaves behind lots of lacing. Great aroma, somewhat subdued in terms of intensity but very complex. There is some sweet malt, some herbal hop notes, a smattering of fruity esters and a slight phenolic presence. Taste is really quite good. Good herbal/earthy hop flavor, a moderate bitterness and a wonderful drying malt character that is present throughout. Yeast character is relatively restrained but characteristic light fruity esters and lightly spicy phenols are present. Good mouthfeel with a medium boy and moderate carbonation. Drinkability is quite good. I'm not really sure if I'd classify this as a Belgian IPA (then again maybe my bottle wasn't at its freshest) but this is one fine bier. This brew seems to transform with time from a hoppy IPA to a more mellow and balanced Belgian bier.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2008 23:24:15 | More by mnj21655
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Poperings Hommel Bier from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
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