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Poperings Hommel Bier - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

649 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 36
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001)
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mte1972

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +23.5%

07-07-2014 22:46:27 | More by mte1972
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Demosthenes503

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-14-2011 16:58:51 | More by Demosthenes503
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Lookin4apg


5/5  rDev +23.5%

06-29-2014 01:22:32 | More by Lookin4apg
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patcoll

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I tend to love IPAs so a great bartender recommended this to me. Smell was an accurate introduction. Bold floral and citrus notes in the taste. Detected a hint of apricot. Extremely well-balanced. Mouthfeel was simple and light and let the balanced taste of hops be the hero. Drinkability was supreme -- I wanted nothing but this beer when I first tried it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2009 20:23:21 | More by patcoll
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-28-2011 03:10:46 | More by cornucopia
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dbell23

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The 750ml bottle opened with a loud pop. Always a nice sound. Poured into a tulip glass. Hazy golden orange in color with large white head. Good head retention with good lacing. A very nice looking beer.

Smell is oh so nice. Honey, maybe apple, phenols, Belgian yeast, maybe a little hop bite. Really nice.

Taste is superb. Like a hoppy Tripel. A little fruity spice with mild hops to start, hoppy Tripel in the middle with a clean mild hop finish. There seems to be a mild honey undertone throughout. Very good and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is great. Perfect carbonation with a little smoothness. Nice smooth crisp finish if that's possible.

Overall an outstanding beer. Not many good Belgian ipas out there but this one is really good. Like most European beers the tastes are very subtle as compared to Americans that tend to be out front. I've had it a few times and will definitely be back.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 21:35:16 | More by dbell23
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lizfig

Texas

5/5  rDev +23.5%

02-10-2012 17:57:09 | More by lizfig
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Antnyd82

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.5%

02-12-2012 16:50:56 | More by Antnyd82
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-14-2011 08:34:20 | More by Josiah2729
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ng85

California

5/5  rDev +23.5%

12-27-2011 03:42:46 | More by ng85
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revo

Virginia

5/5  rDev +23.5%

05-01-2012 02:05:35 | More by revo
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morallybankrupt


5/5  rDev +23.5%

04-06-2012 08:52:46 | More by morallybankrupt
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grumpygerman

Alabama

5/5  rDev +23.5%

09-11-2012 12:09:28 | More by grumpygerman
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josvemden

Belgium

5/5  rDev +23.5%

07-14-2014 17:51:25 | More by josvemden
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BoneyardBrewer

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.5%

09-21-2012 15:57:29 | More by BoneyardBrewer
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +23.5%

07-08-2013 00:50:36 | More by WOLFGANG
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +23.5%

12-01-2011 23:25:13 | More by rekel
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-25-2011 14:04:29 | More by Rochefort10nh
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afsdan

Colorado

5/5  rDev +23.5%

05-28-2014 23:39:43 | More by afsdan
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ErikMP

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +23.5%

12-17-2011 00:54:44 | More by ErikMP
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ahommell

Mississippi

4.99/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into Delirium Tremens Chalice.

A: Head is a 2 finger white fluff. Dissipates into sticky less fluffy head. Lacing good. Head is retained for quite some time. Hazy and orange in color.

S: Light yeast. Light grass to floral notes. Citrus is present. Wood. Hay

T: Belgian yeasts. Candi sugar. Grassy tones. Waxy Belgian warmth. FANTASTIC.

M: Soft like champagne. Light and fluffy yet still full bodied.

O: One of the most complex yet simple tastes I have had from the region. As my last name is "Hommell" (from the root Hommel) I might have bumped it up a point. However, this beer is absolutely fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 03:17:23 | More by ahommell
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Beerenauslese

California

4.95/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 ml caged and corked. May 2013 freshness date.

Hazy gold, poured into a Bruery chalice, generates a big head easily, has good retention and lots of chunky sticky lacing. Appearance is the very definition of a Belgian golden ale.

Smells delightfully flowery and perfumy, with honey sweetness and fresh orange.

Can taste the funky Belgian yeast strain, complemented by bready malt with a bit of honey sweetness in the front palate, moving to orange hop flavor, coriander spice, and only a very slight bitterness in the finish. Just a slight metallic note from the yeast but that goes with the territory.

Body is medium with round bubbles of carbonation, has a nice creamy mouthfeel. Finishes a bit watery.

This is a delightful beer. I am enjoying the fresh orange expression due to the Hallertauer or maybe there's some additional orange rind thrown in. The bready malt and orange flavors complement the funky yeast. Really drinks smoothly and the ABV is just right at 7.5% Although this beer has a reputation for being hoppy, it is only mildly hoppy, with low alpha acid hops, and in the fruity, orange hop direction that I find increasingly enjoyable (Citra). I think this is a top example of a Belgian IPA brewed in a traditional hop growing area of Belgium, what's not to like? Not so easy to find in CA, glad I went to the Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. Now, I hope to find this on draft sometime.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 04:16:34 | More by Beerenauslese
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Naerhu

Japan

4.95/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

huge white head, opaque dark yellow body. Stalky/floral slightly sweet aroma.
Slightly sweet with a whole bouquet of wild flowers. Agressive bitterness balanced brilliantly with firm malt body and sligth sweetness.
Medium body and lovely mouthfeel. Extaordinarily easy to drink and the most dangerous beer i have ever had the pleasure of drinking.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2003 01:05:24 | More by Naerhu
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Estarrio

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My vision of the perfect afterlife includes sitting at the Galgenhuisje bar in Gent and drinking copious amounts of Hommel Bier (and perhaps a bit of the house Guillotine to provide some variety). I first tried this gem at my favorite spot in Belgium and I'm psyched to finally see it available locally (many thanks to Mike at Nikki's!)

I poured this directly from my cellar at 55 degrees into my favorite Chimay chalice.

This brew pours a golden, light-pumpkin, hazy orange color with a billowy, creamy head. Visible carbonation keeps the amazing head going throughout, while sticky lacings adorned the sides of the glass. A gentle swirl produces additional layers of thick lacing that seemingly envelop the glass. Subsequent pours produce a significant amount of sediment and “floaties”.

The aroma consists of candy-like caramel malt sweetness, a touch of vanilla, white pepper and coriander, clove, some yeast funk, raw sweet bread and a delightful bouquet of aromatic hops. A subtle champagne booziness

Sweet vanilla and caramel, funky, doughy yeast and slightly astringent grain flavors are rapidly engulfed by a poignant, yet delightfully balanced hop profile. Subtle hints of pepper, orange peel, lemon zest and coriander assist in rounding out the deep palate. Sweet postage stamp flavors are evident before a bitter, dry hop finish.

Well carbonated with a full, creamy mouthfeel, this beer is dangerously sessionable at 7.5%

This is an excellent beer and IMHO, the benchmark of a Belgian IPA. I was surprised and delighted to see this on tap at many establishments in Belgium. I certainly imbibed quite a few!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2008 02:19:08 | More by Estarrio
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steveja57

California

4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is all about freshness. Bottles in the States have been variable but one time I had it on tap in Amsterdam. It was freshly written on the chalkboard beer list and the waitress said they had just tapped the keg that day. Boy! What a difference: great floral/citrusy hop aroma along with a grassy yeastiness. The beer was crisp, dry, slightly sour with great hop flavor, a fine mousse and a great finsh that balanced malt/alcohol sweetness and hop bitterness with a touch of tangy acidity. Outstanding!

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2010 20:51:26 | More by steveja57
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Poperings Hommel Bier from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.