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Poperings Hommel Bier - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

698 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 698
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 42
Gots: 40 | 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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Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Prairie Artisan Ales teku glass. Toasted penny color with a bubbly white head. The nose is similar to a saison or tripel. Yeast, cloves, banana and apple. Tastes of sweet malts, banana, spice and a very slight touch of bitterness at the very end of the aftertaste. Medium mouth, but the carbonation gives it a dry crispness. For a beer with a fairly mellow taste, there's a lot of complexity. I really like how they've made an interesting beer without a lot of big flavors.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Goregeous pale yellow, slight haze. Nice pillowy head that sticks around and decent lacing.

Big Sasion-y nose, similar to a Brooklyn Sirachi Ace

More Saison. Lemongrass, bubble gum, light but punchy hop.

Wouldn't consider this in the IPA trademark, but overall a great Belgian Pale/Saison.

*you really get the hoppy IPA-ness in the backend of the swallow, it's coming to me now*

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Picked this up a few weeks back at Top Hops in New York, having never tried this before. I was expecting this to be a "benchmark" beer that would serve as an example as to what other Belgian IPA's should aspire to and for the most part this fit that bill. The flavor was a little too complex for me but the drinkability was there and I was also hard-pressed to remember when something this light in hue had a pour that was this memorable!

The pour to this was astounding as the fluffy head, dark golden hue, cloudy appearance, and bubbles on the *side* of my pint glass all combined for an extremely pleasing first impression. The lacing was up to snuff as well, as lots of soapy layers made themselves felt once I worked my way through this. Not a strong aroma to this beer but there was some yeast and apple to be found in the nose. Both of those were present in the taste, along with the grassy hops, pear, candied sugar and booze underneath everything else.

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Poperings Hommel Bier from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 698 ratings.