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Hommelbier Nieuwe Oogst Fresh Harvest 2012 - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 14
Avg: 4
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MattSweatshirt on 01-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 14
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange color with large head that goes away quickly. Aroma is dominated by Belgian yeast but has also some hop notes. Taste starts quite balanced but gets quickly dominated by hop bitterness. Had it almost 2 years old so the bright hop notes were probably gone. It’s a shame I didn’t have it fresh.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cork pops nicely, lots of vapors coming up. The golden pour looks rather effervescent, building up a big two finger frothy white head. Big retention, long lasting thin cap.
Sweet fruity smell, with lots of spicy hops, some flowers, honey, really summery.
Taste remains mostly fruity, with a big apple and pear acidic note, a bit of sweet peach, some pineapple, sweet citrus with lots of bitter peel. Low malts, sweet with Belgian sugars and floral honey. Usual Belgian yeast spiciness, with an extra peppery pinch. Though you get a bit of the bitter hops in the beginning, the finish really showcases the freshly picked Poperinge region hops, with lots of spicy grass and leafiness, concentrated grapefruit and faint pine. Not very complex, but packs a decent bitterness.
Light body, but pretty fizzy, especially at first. As it settles a bit, sweetness pushes away the spices and battles it out on its own with the bitterness. Dry finish, nice fruity hoppy aftertaste. A bit of warm alcohol too.
Definitely tastier than the usual Poperings Hommelbier, but not the "roughest" Belgian IPA out there. Lots of tastiness anyway, extremely refreshing, so better stock up for the summer!

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at hommelhof restaurant, Watou. Drank from my a Duvel Tulip.

A - Pours a hazy honeycomb colour, with a two fingered head that stays the distance.

S - Spicyness and grass aromas backed up with nice hoppy notes.

T - Nice clean crisp notes, followed by some malt and balanced sweetness.

M - Medium body and low to medium carbonation.

O - This one is like the big brother of the regular hommel bier. May have been a little old bit held up well. Enjoy this one with a Thai Green Curry

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cork and caged 75cl bottle: BBD end of 2015, although I would suggest drinking it now (Summer 2013) because the fresh hops used have now settled down and I think they don't want to be any older in this brew, why use fresh hops and allow them to grow old in the bottle?

Poured into two Corsendoonk Grand Cru badged stemmed tulip on 9 July 2013: my wife and I loved it.

Only a slight haze to our golden amber beers; on top a full white crown.

The nose was slightly sweet (malt wise) with an undertone of spicy hops that balanced out the malt esters nicely.

The taste a crisp hop fronted affair with the malts just preventing the beer becoming too hop bitter. I didn't find the citrus flavours others have noted, some alcohol and yeast hints but no sourness or citrus flavours at all.

Body depth was just right and we thought the whole thing wonderful. Been gardening for ages in bright sunlight: after calming and cooling down, this did the business.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hommelbier Nieuwe Oogst Fresh Harvest 2012
Brewed with the freshly picked Poperinge hop cones: Saphir, Magnum, Challenger, Brewers - gold. Refermentation in the bottle.
75cl Best before end of 2015. Drank 11-18-12.

Cork pops with plenty of smoke. Gettin excited...
The beer comes out a golden orange with a tremendous white head in a Duvel glass.
It smells of spice, grass, lemon, orange, honey with some yeasty aromas as well.
It tastes herbal, lemon, orange, some yeasty notes, and ends with a peppery spice note.
Mild bitterness and active but not overdone carbonation. Medium-light body.

Saw this at the grocery for 3.99 Euros and I had to pull the trigger. Glad I did.

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Hommelbier Nieuwe Oogst Fresh Harvest 2012 from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
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