1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Poperings Hommel Bier - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

Not Rated.
Poperings Hommel BierPoperings Hommel Bier

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

669 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 669
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 42
Gots: 32 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Poperings Hommel Bier Alström Bros
Ratings: 669 | Reviews: 387 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Beer-Ed
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Beer-Ed, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation with lots of dark yeast particles floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high bright white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of yeast and peppery spices in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a light amount of bitterness. The spices linger through the finish and aftertaste.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather yeasty, but it’s easy to drink and a good representation of the style.

metter98, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of civicm87
4/5  rDev -1.2%

civicm87, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of RudyD
4/5  rDev -1.2%

RudyD, May 23, 2012
Photo of parintele
4/5  rDev -1.2%

parintele, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of wolf_switzer
4/5  rDev -1.2%

wolf_switzer, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a simply beautiful but slightly hazy golden/yellow slight orange color with a nice 2 finger head that recedes rather quickly to a white fresh looking ring with nice clinging lace on the side..the smell is slight clove with a stronger citrus hop and spice smell..i also smell various fruits like bananas and pears ..the taste is a blend of hops and malts and citrus and yeast not bitter at all as it warms has a little sour taste that is good..this is easy drinking it is a little sweet/sour( it changes as it warms) and syrup tasting unlike the smell..overall its a great ipa nicely balanced crisp and clean with a medium mouth feel..its not one to drink alot of in one sitting IMO... but one to try..i enjoyed this one

gatornation, Mar 01, 2010
Photo of gabedivision
4/5  rDev -1.2%

gabedivision, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Hopheadjeffery, May 16, 2014
Photo of PatrickJR
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into red wine glass.

A - Murky yellow with a slight orangish tint. Three fingers of off white head rise. Retention is great; a thin cap remains throughout the duration. Great lacing as well.

S - Yeasty spice; coriander, pepper, lemon peel, and a bit of grass. Hops pull through with a mild herbal/citrus component but it's hard to distinguish through the yeast. Either way, it's quite appetizing. There's some simple pale malt in the background with a faint bready aroma. Mild to moderate phenols intertwine themselves with the spicy notes.

T - Pepper and indistinct spice from the nose mix with some subtle herbal/grassy hops. Spice is obvious but the hops are a little more hidden. Slight citrus pulls through mid palate with some semi-sweet pale malt. Simple bread flavors mingle with some saltiness and sourness to make for a relatively clean finish with some mild earthy bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium low carbonation. Very smooth.

D - The numbers in this review may be somewhat arbitrary as I'm not sure what constitutes a "good" Belgian IPA. I'd always imagined and read them as hopped up tripels, and while Poperings Hommel Ale exhibits some hoppy characteristics and some tripel characteristics, it isn't a simple mix of the two; furthermore I understand that this brew was once classified as a BSPA. Though the hops never really take the center stage, it's extremely well balanced even if not a standout among Belgians. An enjoyable and somewhat challenging beer that I hope to revisit when and if I understand the style better.

PatrickJR, Aug 04, 2009
Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev -1.2%

BeerBucks, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of MCDuhamel
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml bottle into a chalice, at around 45-50 degrees F. Poured a soapy, white head about an inch thick, eventually forming a dense cap. Lots of lacing. The beer is dark straw or gold with small bubbles, a bit cloudy (but the yeast was disturbed). The aroma is of citrus, grass, hay, and perhaps a little clove or spice, but I find it a bit muted. Flavors of lemongrass, resin, and citrus seem to dominate at first, supported by honey and a definite graininess. The beer finishes exceptionally dry, almost puckeringly so. Something like a hoppy saison or a really, really hoppy tripel. Carbonation is highly evident throughout. Presents as a light bodied beer, and quite refreshing.

MCDuhamel, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Maillard, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of allenson21
4/5  rDev -1.2%

allenson21, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of chasesitten
4/5  rDev -1.2%

chasesitten, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of jmtpi
4/5  rDev -1.2%

jmtpi, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -1.2%

krome, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Sspeer1
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Sspeer1, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Bobhoya
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Bobhoya, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev -1.2%

jaxon53, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -1.2%

SocalKicks, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of sideshowe
4/5  rDev -1.2%

sideshowe, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -1.2%

mklisz, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -1.2%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of CBPAS
4/5  rDev -1.2%

CBPAS, May 25, 2013
Poperings Hommel Bier from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 669 ratings.