Hommel Bier | Perennial Artisan Ales

BA SCORE
86
very good
342 Ratings
Hommel BierHommel Bier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry Hopped Belgian Pale Ale.

Added by DCon on 10-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
342
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
36
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 342 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of cbutova
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso

A- Mostly clear deep gold body poured from tap to tulip. A white cap builds to just over a finger with good retention. Medium belt straps spotty lace down the glass.

S- Mostly Belgian yeast off the top with undercurrents of citrus and floral hops. Spices, herbs, light cracked grains, lemon zest and apricot hints.

T- For me the hops open up a little bit more at this stage with orange, flowery, grassy and herbal notes. The focus of the beer is still the Belgian aspects with spicy phenols, pepper, straw, pear and citrus zest. Malts are faint like the nose but some pale cereal feel.

MF- Crisp and light bodied with a frothy, slightly creamy texture. Carbonation on the high side suiting the flavor profile. Light bitterness from yeast and hops.

Pale Belgian yeast profile with obvious but not over the top floral and fruity hops. Seems like Belgian Pales have not and might never catch on with certain crowds but this is a good summer refresher.

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Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Dad. No bottle date but worried I let this sit around for too long. Oh well. Pours a light copper/dark gold color with big fast creamy frothy head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Aroma of earthy yeast and hop, orange, pine, dirt, hay. Flavor is earthy yeast, straw, and maybe some stale hops. Probably let this sit a little long but not bad. Yeasty farmhouse funk. Easy drinking and plenty of carbonation.

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Photo of shelby415
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of cjgiant
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Minimal review, on tap:
Lightly hazy golden, nicely sustaining head.
Nose quite interesting bread and pine, lightly grassy floral (meadow).
Taste is a bit bland in comparison. Lighly fruity (pear), perhaps a hint of Belgian yeast esters, some noble hop bitterness.
Feel on the light side, buoyed but some carbonation. Given that, body relatively fuller.

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Photo of Lucoli
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of xnicknj
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on tap at bainbridge barrel house

Mostly clear copper pour with thin wispy head resting on top. Retains well while leaving some rings of lacing on the glass.

Touches of well-placed juicy hops, citric fruit and toasted bread in the nose.

Immediately more expressive than I expect for the style, driven by some juicy hoppiness, orange peel and balanced bitterness. Nice backbone, bread crust, caramel and Belgian yeast. Finishes a little dry and hoppy.

Medium body, well carbonated, crisp and juicy on the tongue. I literally took two sips of this and wanted a full pour - extremely drinkable, flavorful and balanced.

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Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A murky tea colored brew with a substantial creamy egg shell colored head and lusciously laced. The aroma has a slightly orange citrus over grainy grass theme and a subtle bubblegum sweetness. A bit different but it quickly entices the palate. The flavor delivers very much what the aroma suggested with a very grassy attack but with a decided lemony-orange hop over a thin bready grain. The hops seep in with more and more gusto and a suggestion of clove. This really grows on me. It’s kind of more grassy bitter than I like but the citrus and grain balance it out pretty nicely. This is medium bodied at most with a somewhat frothy feel, very delicate, tingly carbonation. Nice stuff that leaves a bitter coat way back on your tongue. Recommended!

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Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of bubseymour
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Zazzi82
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of AgentZero
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into tulip at iTap stl. Pours a golden color with nice thick foamy head. Really nice mellow hop and belgian yeast aromas. Some belgian funk and straw.
Taste is a bit over malty but nice crisp hop and somewhat slight citrus - orange maybe.
Nicely bitter and smooth. An all around good brew. Id recommend for those looking for a us version of its Belgian counterpart. Its just a bit maltier and less dry.

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Photo of 2GOOFY
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of birchstick
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bialy's Range. Pours an amberish orange with a decent head that leaves a nice lacing on it. Smells of fruity, spicy notes in the aroma. Taste follows the nose well. Sweet lemon flavor and fruity up front, which turn into a nice spicy, earthy hop flavor. Ends with a bit of bubblegum flavor on the finish. Solid mouthfeel as it goes down. Good beer. Flavorful and easy to drink makes this a nice session beer. Good effort from Perennial.

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Hommel Bier from Perennial Artisan Ales
3.86 out of 5 based on 342 ratings.
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