Hommelbier Nieuwe Oogst Fresh Harvest 2014
Leroy Breweries

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 5.05%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
16
From:
Leroy Breweries
 
Belgium
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 750 ml bottle via the doomsday beer closet in a snifter.
This nice little gem pours a lightly hazed amber tinged yellow with a
beautiful fluffy head of white foam that lingers ling and leaves some
brilliant lacing. Nose of subtle white pepper, zesty grassy hops, subtle
farmhouse funk, and light grain notes touched with light candy malts.
Flavors follow the nose with a medium grain and farmhouse yeast touched
ale lightly touched with white pepper and cracker notes. Subtle lemon zest
and bitter orange also shows up on the mid palate and is then cradled in zesty
hop notes. Nice mouth feel; medium carbonation, medium light body, and a
moderate grassy hop finish.

Overall, a solid brew that has aged well from a solid brewer.

Cheers

Nov 24, 2017
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It pours a slightly hazy light golden colour. The foam is huge upon first pour and is very long lasting. It seems to never shrink to less than an inch's worth. Top notch lacing.

It has a strong herbal and spicy hop aroma that I noticed as soon as I pulled the cork but it also has a lean towards the Saison side. No Brett or maybe there is?

The taste tells the tale, sadly. This is a fresh harvest ale bottled in 2014 but this is the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Still quite hoppy with that herbal goodness going on with an ample amount of spiciness that enhances my drinking experience but...I think this would have been on the brink of greatness had I had a chance to drink this fresh. I get some candi sugar sweet notes with further sips and that fits in well. It's overall bitter but in a muted sort of way, if that makes any sense. I feel what holds up the beer after a year is it's Saison character. Still going strong there. The more I drink, the more my attention strays from the realization that this is intended to be a hoppy harvest ale. And that's a good thing by my account.

Great mouthfeel.

I would have to say, despite the age of the bottle, this pleases me.

Aug 02, 2015
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craftbeersweden from Sweden

3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at Systembolaget, Sweden. Released december 5th - 2014.
A 750 ml (25 oz) bottle with a natural cork.

The beer is hazy, yellow with a two finger high, white, fluffy head.

Nose: Belgian yeast, grass, citrus, apple, herbs and hay.
Taste: A complex yet smooth taste of grapefruit zest, apple, honey, grass, hay and yeast.
Body: Medium body. A high bitternes in the aftertaste. High to medium carbonation.

Refreshing!

Feb 24, 2015
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aleigator from Germany

4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Has a huge, stable head, with a slightly hazed, apricot yellow color.

The aromas yield fresh, slightly sour yeast among floral, grassy hops. The hops provide an herbaceous quality, which got a spicy, nutmeg peak to it. The beers hoppiness points into a Saison direction, other than in IPAs, the hops do not stand out too much on themselves, but add a decent complexity to the strong, spicy yeast foundation.

The beer drinks very smooth, due to its dough yeast body, while the hops are more present than the nose revealed. Its semi-dry bitterness gets wrapped up by subtle, bready malts and sweeter, peppery spices. Among the bubbly, slightly funky yeast, floral hop qualites shine through, with a hint of raspy cannabis to it, which then gets replaced by a slick, dry bitterness during the finish, as the yeast looses its presence. While this brew begins with typical Saison characteristics, distinct yeast and spices, it turns hoppier towards the end, providing a grassy dryness, which turns bitter only during the very last taste impression. Drinks dangerously easy, while acting as a convincing, hoppy Saison to me.

Jan 13, 2015
Hommelbier Nieuwe Oogst Fresh Harvest 2014 from Leroy Breweries
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 16 ratings