Poperings Hommel Bier | Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

Poperings Hommel BierPoperings Hommel Bier
BA SCORE
82.5%
Liked This Beer
4.04 w/ 810 ratings
Poperings Hommel BierPoperings Hommel Bier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
Belgium
brouwerijvaneecke.be

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hommel beer brewed with Hallertau and East Kent Goldings hops from Belgium’s hop growing region

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,986
Reviews:
412
Ratings:
810
Liked:
668
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
11.14%
Alströms:
4.28
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
80
Trade:
1
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Photo of DanGeo
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grawp57
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, straw color that, frankly worried me. But all up from there. I smell sweet that makes me think of fruit, but I can't say which. But its a good aroma. Taste is very nice. A little sweet, but not annoying. For a strong beer, not bitter and does not taste of alcohol. Light and smooth going down. Overall, a very good beer. Easy to drink while packing a good wallop.

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Photo of CSO
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a classic of the world that i have somehow missed until now. exciting to find it on tap too! really pasty washed out straw color, a little haze and a lot of head, looks belgian for sure, much paler than anticipated for whatever reason, looks really light, creamy, and lively. aroma is great, a grassy hop complexion that has some light bitterness to it, a dried tea-like herbaceous quality, also i assume from the hops, and a really nice belgian yeast strain thats not too ester heavy, but has some of that classic belgian spiciness to it, a wonderful pairing with the hops, and it translates into the flavor as well. this is as much yeast driven as it is by the hops, thats for sure, crackery and bready but soft and light and very dry by the end. creamy feeling though, expansive and bursting with carbonation, super active, refreshing even for its strength. some light hop bitterness to finish, but the yeast outlasts it, super highly refined. this is exactly what i am into right now, these hoppy belgian types, and the mild nature of this is such a nice contrast to the american made belgian styles like this that just let everything run like crazy. this was very very good, and i will look forward to my next glass of it!

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Photo of Botulizard
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npendres
3.44/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobinLee
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Bujon
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well well, this one is a surprise, from the hoppy excess presented on the label, I was expecting to be hit by a houblon buffon!

This pours exactly as you would expect having finished it's conditioning in the bottle, full of sediment and a hazy body with a short lived head.

Aroma is a light biscuit of all things, no real sign of those hops!

Taste is great, a real combination of slightly ripe fruit, and again no real hops to be sensed.

Aftertaste is good, and the feel is of a light but pleasing effervescence. 7.5% abv is solid and seems to be par for the course for the hoppy Belgians.

This is the best of them so far, better than the Leffe, better than the La Chouffe, Duvel tripel hop?, close call.

Overall one for the connoisseurs.

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Photo of Yoann
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle to a goblet
A - A rich gold with a thick white head and some brown deposit floating around
S - Biscuit malts, perfumed and piney hops
T - Some sweetness
M - Rich carbonation but not exaggerated
O - An IPA without too much grapefruit nor bitterness

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Photo of Quafftastic
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deanhead
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a gold color with a small white head. The aroma is a sweet mix of fruit. The taste is fruit driven with some caramel malt.

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Photo of desint
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Campodog
2.53/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjd722
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopley
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gajo74
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on tap at Belgian B Cafe, NYC.
Pours an amber orange with a frothy head. Cap retains well. Lots of lacing.
A unique bouquet of muted tropical fruit flavors, along with a faint musky quality; pear, papaya, passion fruit, even coconut milk. Floral, honeysuckle and vanilla bean. Light spice, lemony twang and, at times, a faint metallic aroma.
The taste is somewhat different. The palate is dry, earthy, rustic, grassy, herbal and mineral like. Light cracker malt backbone.
Some sweetness in the finish. The hops presence is of some significance as it provides an herbal and grassy feel and a touch of bitterness. Medium bodied and velvety in the mouth feel.
It feels more like a hoppy Belgian Pale Ale than a Belgian IPA. Nevertheless, an interesting brew I'm glad I tried.

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spikester
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy very pale gold with three fingers of fifteen minute head retention. Rings of lace follow the drop of the liquid.
Smell is yeast malts spicy hops.
Taste is yeast malt sweetness medium bitter spicy hops.
Mouthfeel is light with alright carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and mildly bitter.
Overall an excellent beer but a bit expensive. A special treat if you will.

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