Blue Reserve Hommelbier | Blue Mountain Brewery

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Blue Reserve HommelbierBlue Reserve Hommelbier

Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian-yeast-fermented very pale ale, hopped with our own Cascade hops, grown onsite at Blue Mountain Brewery. Huge citrus hop flavor; spicy, floral aroma.

Added by arizcards on 09-20-2013

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Photo of tigg924
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy bright yellow with one inch head. Taste is lemon, tangerine, and herbal hops at the end. Above average Belgian IPA. Not a bad beer, but not sure if I would get this one again.

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of briancathy
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my first "Hommelbier". It is a basically a hopped up Belgian. Pours a beautiful, shiny, clear gold with a nice head and great, spidery lacing. Pour this one slowly, because I noticed that their is quite the coating of yeasty sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Do not shake or agitate before poring and you will be fine. Aroma is nice with touches of malt, hops, overripe citrus and a touch of yeasty bread, wow, a lot going on here !. Also, head is fizzy and white with lots of miniscule bubbles in it.. Taste is quite pleasant, with a great balance of malt, bread, citrus, bitter hops and a touch of barnyard hay. Mouthfeel is also nice and smooth, with the carbonation spreading the great flavors of a Belgian across your tongue, and then delivering a nice pop of hop bitterness. Light aftertaste and very refreshing and great to drink. No alcohol detected, to speak of...

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Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregaroo
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Barrel House on Thursday of the cancelled Lockn' shows. Nice and clean with a refreshing aftertaste. Dark tan/orange color. Some nose with great clean minor bite. Somewhat hoppy. My wife would drink this one.

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Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head.
S: Light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast and caramel malts are present in the nose; some hints of tropical fruits are present in the nose.
T: The taste generally follows the smell and has a little stronger flavors of tropical fruits. There is only a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but doesn't have that much complexity imparted by the Belgian yeast.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of obywan59
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by October 2015

I poured too hard and had to wait before filling my Duvel tulip, so I disturbed the yeast and got a translucent tropical golden orange in color with a 3 finger white head that turned chunky as it receded, and left thick patchy lacing. Scads of carbonation.

Belgian yeast and spice on the nose with green apple and pineapple. Ripe citrus that at times almost approaches the aroma of milk. Rather lemony with a bit of funk.

Moderate sweet malt at first swallow with lemon and bitter grapefruit peel following. A hints of tropical fruit, earthiness, and pine. Fairly tart in the end.

Crisp and somewhat numbing with a light syrupy/drying feel on the tongue and moderate warmth in the throat. Medium to medium full in body. Almost frothy at times.

I like some sweetness to my beer, and this doesn't disappoint, but overall the taste is a pleasing, tart/bitter. Well balanced and interesting. It has a little warmth, but still seems appropriate for a summer sampling.

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Photo of ShanePB
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The slightly hazed light amber colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1" off-white head that leaves some lacing behind as it recedes. Sipping creates scattered patches of lacing.

The aromas include some citrus and tropical fruits backed up by a hint of pepper and some presence of floral character, some malt and some yeast.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose but with the tropical fruit and malt sweetness up front with the citrus, pepper and light bitterness way in the background.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with the moderate, persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the fruit flavors and sweetness begin to fade leaving the citrus and pepper to disappear in a crisp, dry slightly bitter ending.

Overall a tasty beer and one I'd be willing to have again. However, since it isn't distributed around here I'll not make any special effort to find it as there are others more easily found that I'd enjoy as much or more.

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Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattyb79
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of PGVG
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 cork and cage into a tulip, the beer is a gusher. Lots of pop in the cork, and a lot of carbonation in the body pushing a tall, frothy head over the top of this beer. The body is crystal clear and golden, with a steady flow of carbonation bubbling throughout. Aromas of floral hops, grassy notes, lemon pepper, toasted grains, subtle stone fruit notes, honey, and some caramel. Heavy on the herbal notes and peppery hops. Flavors are fruity forward, with a blend of stone fruit and citrus fruit, especially grapefruit and lemon. Hops bitter and spice follow, piney, grassy, and peppery. There are some subtle notes of Belgian funk, lemon pepper, and basil. Pretty layered and dynamic palate. The body is smooth, made effervescent by the increased carbonation. The aftertaste is more fruity esters, leaning towards the citrus, with a solid herbal presence. Slightly cloying, lingering fruit sweet finish.

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Photo of ZachKelly
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

From a bottle, pours a clear golden yellow with very active carbonation.

Nose is earthy, citrus, sweet pineapple, green apple and a little funk. Flavor is citrus, apple, some cracker and caramel malts. Dough and lemon zest on the finish. Overall, this is ok, but I wouldn't go out of my way to drink it.

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Photo of feuematt
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange beer with a huge slowly fading head. Taste is spicy floral hops and sweet Belgian yeast. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Recommend to try at least once.

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Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Austin_Cohen
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uvachief
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Blue Reserve Hommelbier from Blue Mountain Brewery
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