Hommel means hops in the local dialect of Poperinge. This beer contains 4 kinds of hops, all of them are grown in the neighborhood of Poperinge. This ale has a light but inviting green hop and pale malt aroma. The taste is full-bodied, but refreshingly spicy and gradually the citrus and grapefruit notes are revealed.
Bottle25cl / 33cl / 75cl
Kegs20L / 30L
In 1624, the city of Watou near Poperinge was granted the privilege of becoming an earldom for the Earls van Yedegem. This family owned the castle of Watou, to which they constructed a brewery. During the French Revolution the brewery was rebuilt by a local farmer, under the typical Belgian slogan “Revolt all you want, but we still need beer here”. In 1862, the Family Van Eecke became the new owners of the brewery by marriage, and started brewing top fermenting country ales.