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Poperings Hommel Bier - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

691 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 42
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
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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5/5  rDev +23.5%

mte1972, Jul 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Demosthenes503, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Lauren922, Aug 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Lookin4apg, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of patcoll
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.

patcoll, Aug 12, 2009
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

cornucopia, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of dbell23
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.

dbell23, Oct 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

lizfig, Feb 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Antnyd82, Feb 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Josiah2729, Nov 14, 2011
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ng85, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

revo, May 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

morallybankrupt, Apr 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

grumpygerman, Sep 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

josvemden, Jul 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

BoneyardBrewer, Sep 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

WOLFGANG, Jul 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

rekel, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

afsdan, May 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

ErikMP, Dec 17, 2011
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Dogum, Friday at 12:18 PM
Photo of ahommell
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.

ahommell, Apr 02, 2014
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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.

Beerenauslese, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of Naerhu
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.

Naerhu, May 17, 2003
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Poperings Hommel Bier from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 691 ratings.