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In praise of Poperings Hommel Ale
« on: November 16, 2013, 09:43:58 AM »
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Re: In praise of Poperings Hommel Ale
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 10:50:17 AM »
Especially when fresh, and you are at the hop festival in Popering. That was a long time ago, unfortunately.
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Re: In praise of Poperings Hommel Ale
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 12:46:38 PM »
I had the pleasure of drinking one of these last year. Wish it was more available here. A friend had brought some back from Belgium.
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Re: In praise of Poperings Hommel Ale
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 12:58:14 PM »
The Bier Stein here carries it pretty much all the time.  Somehow, they manage to get it in perfect condition and keep it that way.
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Re: In praise of Poperings Hommel Ale
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 02:02:51 PM »
I have never tried it but saw it at my beer store the other day. Will pick it up next time I'm in there.
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Re: In praise of Poperings Hommel Ale
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 03:04:30 PM »
I had a couple glasses of that at Flying Saucer in Austin a few years ago.  It was especially good since they had the proper glass wear.  I have been trying to replicate it ever since.
Got any ideas on a recipe?
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Re: In praise of Poperings Hommel Ale
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 03:09:47 PM »
I used to be in the Beer Hunter (Michael Jackson) Belgian Beer club and remember getting a few of them in the mail several years back.  It was in great condition and really good.
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Re: In praise of Poperings Hommel Ale
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2013, 08:02:25 PM »
I had a couple glasses of that at Flying Saucer in Austin a few years ago.  It was especially good since they had the proper glass wear.  I have been trying to replicate it ever since.
Got any ideas on a recipe?
Hopleaf in Chicago has it on tap now and then and it's always fantastic.

There are some ideas on a recipe in this thread at the NB forum
http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=64525

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Re: In praise of Poperings Hommel Ale
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2013, 08:37:32 AM »
I tried it for the first time at a Belgian tasting last winter. It was good. Not sure why I haven't bought it since.
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Re: In praise of Poperings Hommel Ale
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2014, 09:49:17 AM »
I had it the first night in Brussels on my great beer vacation this past October.  Great stuff!

In fact, I enjoyed all of the Belgian blonds that are hard to find in the states fresh. Glad to see Hommel ale getting imported, it doesn't seem to make it here.

I have to say, though, that my favorite beer of this style, bar none, was drinking fresh Bink at the Brouwerij Kerkom.  While Hommel is great, Bink, has that little extra hoppiness that sends it into the stratosphere.  My next brewing session is to emmulate Bink.

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Re: In praise of Poperings Hommel Ale
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 09:56:51 AM »
I had a chance to try Bink many years back and still remember what a great beer it was.
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