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Poperings Hommel Bier | Leroy Breweries

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Brewed by:
Leroy Breweries

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

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation with lots of dark yeast particles floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high bright white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of yeast and peppery spices in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a light amount of bitterness. The spices linger through the finish and aftertaste.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather yeasty, but it’s easy to drink and a good representation of the style.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Antnyd82
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of inbierveritas
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of mj001jk
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tart citrus on nose, fresh hops with a metallic edge. The mineral character continues on the palate, sour and finishing with a long tart green apple that refuses to go away, in a good way. This is not the malty Belgian IPA you are used to, but rather all about freshness, crispness and drinkability. Pair with Thai or Indianfood.

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Photo of samEBC
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of callmemickey
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy pale golden yellow body. Moderate sized white fluffy head. Receded after a few minutes. Spotty lacing left on the glass.

S: Floral hops, bready malts, quite grainy, light citric notes.

T: Orange, bready malts with a little residual sweetness, floral notes, a bit of chalkiness toward the finish.

M: Smooth carbonation, medium bodied, nice weight to it until the finish. It has a chalky-dryness to it that is a slight impairment. I don't mind the chalk in the flavor, but on the tongue it's a bit much.

O: A nice moderately hoppy Belgian ale. Houblon Chouffe is the better widely available offering in the "Belgian IPA" style group.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured out as a nice looking hazy gold color. The head was fluffy and white. The retention is pretty strong here where the lacing doesn't really do too much. The smell of the beer isn't overly hoppy, there is a surprising sweetness in there actually. It smells rather grainy with just a touch of citrus in there. The taste is a bit on the metallic side in the very beginning of each sip. The flavors changes nicely as it settles on the tastebuds. It's got a super mellow hoppy bitterness to it. The mouthfeel of the beer is very smooth but has a really nice carbonation to it also. Overall this was impressive to me. I wasn't sure how much I would like it but I'm very glad I got to try it. I would drink it again if it was around.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Flounder57
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Two finger head that has risen out of the glass. Golden yellow orange haziness with no clarity and a moderate amount of bubbles coming up throught the center of the glass. The head has reduced and left some nice and clumpy lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: I am just getting sweet malts, bready malts, apples, and Belgian candy. Light citrus and grapefruit aroma in the rear too. A lot of sweetness before the citrus hops.

Taste: Fruity esters, apples, pears, carammel candy, bready malts, light citrus, vanilla, and bitterness. A nice blend of flavors in this beer. A little tart too.

Mouthfeel: low to medium carbonation, medium bodied, a little chewy, smooth, and easy to drink. A nice drinking beer that is meant to sip.

Overall: I received this for volunteering four months ago at the BBF and what a treat it is. I am very happy to have gotten this in my volunteer box and will be looking for more of it in the future. Label may look strange, but the beer is far from strange and very delicious.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Reaper16
2.54/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

served on-tap @ The Foundry, Kansas City, MO, into a tulip glass

Pours a nice, even, golden color. It looks almost lager-ish, actually. Not a lot of head on this pour, but what's hear is fairly thick and frothy.

The smell is all sorts of awkward. This beer smells like the yeast strain has run amok; the phenolic character is way out of control. It smells like a mix between a Barbie doll and chalky candy like Valentine's hearts or candy cigarettes. It's plasticky and gross.

The taste fares better, but not by much. The hops provides bitterness but little in the way of true flavor. The malts make for a sickly-sweet finish. Along the way is that heavy phenolic character. This beer seems out of whack and unfocused to me.

The mouthfeel is fine, is arguably the finest part of this beer. It's a true medium-bodied beer that is pleasant to swish around in your mouth (flavor excluded). Overall, though, this is a disappointment. It strikes me as a cluttered, indecisive beer whose yeast has run roughshod over everything else.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Poperings Hommel Bier from Leroy Breweries
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 819 ratings
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