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Omer Traditional Blond - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: philipquarles on 10-02-2009

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Ratings: 214 | Reviews: 76
Reviews by Marc_V:
Photo of Marc_V
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Belgian Beer Shop.
The beer is hazy golden with moderate carbonation. It forms a nice thick white head that disappears rather quickly.
The aroma is very inviting with lots of fruitiness (banana). It is very like a typical Belgian style triple.
The taste is also very triple like with lots of yeastiness, fruity accents and a touch of hops.
Not complex at all, an easy drink.
Clear alcohol presence.
Finish is quite bitter and dry.
Overall this is a fine beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a golden color with a large white head. The aroma has some wheat and a little bit of yeast notes as well as some apples and other light fruit notes. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of yeast as well as some floral and fruity notes, as well as a little bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Decent enough.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.69/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

From BBF 2011. 11.2oz bottle poured into Lost Abbey stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 2 finger frothy white head with decent retention. Beer is a clear, bright yellow. Lacing is stringy and spotty and thick with good cling. A good looking beer.

Nose is corn adjuncts, apple, and some citrus. Moderately aromatic but this one doesn't smell right for the style.

Opens sweet corn. Adjunct flavors. Some odd skunkiness. Yeasty towards the middle with some citrus, pineapple, and more corn towards the end. Really not much going on here. Finish is yeasty and sweet with a spicy aftertaste. Not good considering the style.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Somewhat watery and bubbly in the mouth and tingly and abrasive going down. Finish is accented with a short, lingering aftertaste. Decent.

A really poor example of the Strong Pale Ale style. Not overly complex with a just-about-average nose and feel. With all the other solid offerings floating around, this is one Belgian that I won't bother revisiting.

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this out of a bomber into a crystal white wine glass.It may be that I have too high of a standard but this seemed a little subpar to me for a Belgian blond. The smell is very fruity and also has an odor of yeast. The taste is rather common- has the usual malt profile of a blond, no real hop flavor. It is sweet but not very complex. The best thing it has going for it is its excellent head retention and good carbonation. This is not a beer I would buy again- tremens is certainly of a higher caliber.

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a De Struise chalice.

Appearance - Clear golden body with a nice white head. Never fully settles and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell - Ugh. Fusel alcohol, Belgian yeastiness and sugar. Pale malt all over and I think a touch of skunk.

Taste - A marked improvement. Much more banana and clove esters. The malt is still fairly one-note, but it has a little bit of depth when combined with the sugar and yeast flavors. Bready. Still has a fusel alcohol burn in the back, though.

Mouthfeel - Tastes light, but it's pretty heavy for the style. Much bigger than a Blonde ale, even by Belgian standards. That alcohol bite is a bit much, too.

Overall - From the aroma, I thought I'd be drainpouring this. The taste is a marked improvement, but doesn't elevate it to anything interesting.

Photo of OldIronLungs
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a tulip a light straw color with tons of puffy white head that sticks to the glass beautifully.

Nose is a pilsner grassyness with hints of Belgian yeast and peachy citrus.

A sip is crisp and clean - lightly bodied with lots of chewy carbonation that spreads the sweet herbal malt/Belgian spice, bread, and earthy bitterness across the tongue. Dry finish, subtle warming from the abv.

Can't figure out why this isn't reviewed better - it's two clicks away from a Duvel. Slightly less drinkable, but right on for the style. B- average for a World Beer Cup winner? For shame.

Photo of nimrod979
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle marked "24 06 14" No idea what that means. Poured into a Stella glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden color with a billowing white almost three finger head. Retention never lets up and leave a one finger pillow on top of the glass with suds stuck all over my glass.

Aroma: Light crisp malt. Herbal, floral hop notes. Slight hints of banana.

Taste: Crisp pale malt once again. Starts off with a little sweet pear, apple and banana fruitiness. Yeasty. Quick bite of hops bitterness hits before going down so smooth.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Carbonation is med-high. Surprised this blonde has some complexity to it yet, feels so simple and easy going to drink. The ABV shows it self a tad more as it warms and finishes with a dry yeasty malty sweetness. Well made but probably wouldn't seek out again. Paid $5.99 for this bottle.

Photo of GRG1313
2.61/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Rick at Beverage Warehouse in Los Angeles raved about this one, which he rarely does; thus, had to try it despite being forced into the purchase of a 4-pack.

Pours clear gold with amber tones and a nice and somewhat lasting pure white head. Nice looking and inviting.

Nose is huge assertive esters; fresh pear/peaches and assertive banana and candi sugar. Gets to a point where it smells like strong sweet lemon pie filling. Pleasant if you like a really sweet nose.

Mouthfeel is creamy with medium to full body and an elegant champagne carbonation. Flavors are of sweet white bread and sweet steamed "dessert dim sum." Some of the sweetness in the nose and mouth is clearly from the high alcohol - that simple "sugar" sweetness.

Flavors are not bad, yet I can't imagine drinking a glass of this. The nose is so sweet it's almost cloying and it obviously affect the taste so that while the beer is not sweet, one has the impression of drinking a very sweet and cloying drink.

Finish is a bit herbal green, light celery and, finally, without sweetness! Finish is the best part of this one. All in all, just way too sweet in character to drink, while not being a "sweet beer."

Photo of DevAJ
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had to come back and revisit this one. It's not quite as bad as I first remembered. Still a solid point behind Kwak, but actually pretty decent. I think part of my previous issue may have been that I didn't pay attention to the directions on how to pour the beer to make it so none of the lees was in the glass. Or maybe since I'm drinking this after mowing the lawn it just tastes pretty good.

Photo of philipquarles
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

33cl bottle, BBD 10/7/12. Pours a completely clear straw yellow with a thick white head that disappears fairly quickly. Nice lacing. Fruity, sugary smell with quite a bit of pear. Slight breadiness and some light spice. Very sweet, yeasty taste without much depth. Very slight bitterness at the end. Light-medium body. Characterless and unenjoyable.

Photo of puboflyons
3.01/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled at Julio's Belgian Beer Fest on August 14, 2011. It pours mainly a yellow color with pretty good clarity and a thin fizzy head that diminishes quickly into a ring around the glass. I found the aroma unimpressive for its style. It had a grassy note that remidned me more of a pilsener. Maybe I caught some thin hops in the mix. The body was in the medium range and the taste offset the grassy nose with a sweeter sensation and a slight hopped ending.

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour was an ice light and cloudy amber color with a decent amount of haze to it and a nice three inches of head that came up and over the top, settling down and leaving a good amount of lacing. Aroma of light spice, peach, pear and a hint of herbal flower notes that seem to come across quite nicely, though a touch light. Nice light body and clean finish has all the touches of a nice strong Belgian pale. Light yeast, smooth and even flavors mingled together quite nicely I have to say. Light dry finish with a touch of grape and pear

Photo of RuudJH
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Omer, gold award winner of the World Beer Cup 2010, made me very curious.
33 cl. bottle.

Looks pale golden, with a good fluffy white head. Decent carbonation, good lacing.
Smell is a bit faint, but pleasant of citric hops.
Taste is good: malts, citric hops, some spice notes like pepper and clove.
This beer has a real bite to it. The alcohol is well hidden, the aftertaste is long lasting bittersweetness.

Drinking a bit more of this, it gains in significance: the spicyness is really great.
Nice and demanding experience.

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high white head that slowly died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of fruity yeast are present in the nose (apples seem to stand out in particular) along with some hints of peppery spices. The smell becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a light amount of bitterness. Faint hints of alcohol are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a good representation of the style and is also quite drinkable.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

23rd Sep 2013: bottle poured into the huge Omer glass by Daisy in 't Brugs Beertje.

Looked great, golden and bright with a vast pure white head.

No great aroma, some yeast and light malts with citrus hop hints as it warmed a little.

Taste wise it comes across slightly sweet with a mild hop bite, refreshing and crisp: the alcohol is hidden well and is far too easy to drink.

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl. Bottle dated 18/10/14, best before.  Brewed at Bockor brewery. Clear lacing. White head. Lightly hazy straw. Aroma is sweet candy sugary, slight citrus. Taste, light and refreshing. Alcohol perfectly hidden. Dominated by a delicious Belgian yeast flavor with some bitterness, touch of lemon and an ever so slight dash of horse blanket. Tasty. Great beer. 

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Yellow in color with a huge 1 inch head and great retention and great circular lacing

Smell: Barnyard funk that I associate with Belgian beers and just a bit of apple on the finish

Taste: Belgian yeast funk upfront with some light peach and apple notes picking up the back end a bit lack luster

Mouthfeel: This body and crazy amounts of carbonation

Overall: A decent blonde not good or great but worth drinking

Photo of beerpirates
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 330ml.

Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, light hoppy, moderate to light heavy yeasty, soap, fruity, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic.

Photo of Zorro
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slightly chill hazed gold colored ale with a tall white colored head.

Smells fruity and flowery with a little coriander in the background. Smells mildly spicy with no exact spice to lock in on. Best I can describe the fruit aroma as is pears.

Starts out mildly sweet with a slight spiced pear flavor. Still tastes flowery something like rose and honeysuckle mixed together. Overall this is mildly flavored.

Mouthfeel is on the light side.

Overall this is a mildly flavored beer that is best for mildly flavored foods like fruit.

Photo of drtth
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter glass from a bottle with a best by date of 28.08.13. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a clear bright shiny golden yellow color. The ¾” white head is creamy and recedes only slowly. The head leaves a ring of foam as it recedes and sipping leaves sheets of lacing and small scattered patches. The head persists as a thin cap for most of the beer.

Smell: The aromas contain some Belgian yeast and a faint hint of citrus and some malty, bready notes and some grassy hops.

Taste: The flavors are malty and bready with some yeast flavors mixed in. There is some grassy bitterness underlying the malt. A touch of alcohol sweetness completes the taste profile.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied with lots of carbonation. The finish is medium length and starts with the bready, lightly sweet, malt and fades into a light bitterness that eventually turns dry and disappears.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: I thought this a reasonably drinkable beer that I could have another of, but it was not so good that I’d go out of my way to seek it out as there are others in the category that I enjoy more. My overall impression is of a well made beer that has some nice qualities and that surprises with an intriguing mixture of flavors.

Photo of Douberd
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, at home. Poured into a tulip glass. ABV 8%.
Deep golden yellow body with a big, three fingers tall white head. Soapy in texture, with very good retention.
Aroma is fruity, with some alcohol traceable and hops as well.
Nice, bitter and hoppy taste. Even more bitter aftertaste, with a short finish. Some bubblegum as well, makes it extra refreshing.
Qite carbonated, medium thick on the body.
Overall, a very nice and tasty beer.

Photo of constantine_272
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear bright yellowish gold beer. Mostly clear with a trace of cloudiness. Left a large white billowy head that slowly receded.

S: Mothballs. Yeah, a bit musky. Also a big golden wheat smell with a steely carbonic note.

T: Starts off big syrupy sweet with honey. Big musk notes shines through the middle with a mellow yellow raisin, prune and big oak flavor. Finishes greasy and oily. With a little iron and steel mineral.

M: Big, wide, heavy and mouth coating. Finishes with a mild tanginess that wipes most of it clean. Not all.

O: Had some great developed dried fruitiness, but a little too much funk and musk over it. It cuts into the refreshing aspect, but it's still tasty.

Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I came across this bottle from someone, I don't know who, at work.
Golden yellow and a lot of haze. Big bubbly white head on top. Some fruity orange with bold spicy yeast. Some pale malts but mainly yeast and orange. Flavor is yeasty spice bread. The orange, from the nose, is subdued. The rest is the bready pale malts and the yeasty spice. The yeast is lighter than the malt. It finishes with a dryness that has a hop character I wasn't expected. It finishes dry and earthy/grass but also slightly citrus. Body was light but had a strong malt character and a lot of carbonation.

Photo of tittymcj
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a beautiful clear pale yellow/gold. You can see straight through it, as you would with a typical light beer, but this one has a reddish hue and a very light bubbly 2 finger head. Leaves very little on the glass as it recedes.

S: Light and refreshing. Grain and typical belgian smell, but with fruitiness. I sense lemon and maybe cherry, with something to balance it out, almost a vanilla after tone. Enjoyable, but not extremely memorable.

T: Malty. Lots of bread flavor but with a bit of sweetness from that fruit tone that I smelled. The longer you let it sit in your mouth, the more you'll get the subtleties of the taste profile.

M: A bit too bubbly and light for me. It almost evaporates and turns to nothing but carbonation once it hits your tongue.

Photo of crossovert
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Accidentally froze it in the freezer overnight but it never solidified, if it sucks then that is the culprit.

It pours a nice clear gold with a big foamy white head. Looks exactly like Duvel.

The smell is kind of meh. It reminds me of the Labatt Dry I just had. Sugary with some alcoholic scents and some Belgian yeast.

The flavor definitely hints at Duvel. This one is perhaps hoppier but otherwise tastes similar, though not as good.

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Omer Traditional Blond from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
82 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.