Omer Traditional Blond - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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Reviews by SkeeterHawk:
3.3/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This was another new offering at the downtown Spec's yesterday, so I picked one up. Let's see what this one has to offer:
Appearance: Pours a very clear yellow gold color with a huge 3" head of fluffy white foam that was maintained and enhanced by a vortex of bubbles rising in my tulip. After the pour, the head just kept growing and I am starting to wonder if it is going to stay in the glass. Once the head finally starts to fall, you can see that there is some thick stripes of lace left behind.
Aroma: The aroma through the foam is pretty reserved with some hops making it through and a little bit of wheat and biscuit notes from the malt. The aroma is so light, it almost smells like there were adjuncts used in this beer, which may not be bad, but not necessarily a good sign that I can tell from the aroma as it is very slightly reminiscent of Budweiser.
Taste: The flavor follows the aroma pretty closely. It has some hops mixed with some mild malt and what seems like some adjuncts. When I was smelling the beer, it seemed more like Rice sugar as it didn't have a huge profile, but in the flavor I am clearly getting corn. The body is thin with high carbonation, so it comes across the palate quick and light with some fizziness at the end that dances on the back of the tongue to hide the alcohol. Though the hops are pretty big in the aroma, they are reserved in the bittering so that they provide a bit of balance, but the sweetness and carbonation are in charge of the finish completely.
Opinion: Overall the visual presentation of this beer is good, but the flavor doesn't support the appearance at all. I don't know, it is quite hollow for a Blond. The adjuncts seemed to take the fore-front with this beer. I really like Belgian Blond's, but I am not sure what all they would have to do to fix this beer. I would start with reducing the adjuncts since they aren't trying to make a Tripel, and then maybe a very slightly less aggressive yeast would do the trick. Either way, this is a decent beer, and I will finish the bottle, but I won't be buying this one again any time soon.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2011 02:27:42 | More by SkeeterHawk
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3.79/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 05:33:47 | More by constantine_272
3.68/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear gold with intense carbonation resulting in a head that sticks around until the glass is empty! The carbonation is quite interesting to watch as it spirals up from the center of the glass when served in it's own glassware.
The aroma is a bit of a letdown after watching the pour and it's result. Some citrus notes, malts with a touch of yeast.
A nice refreshing and crisp brew. Much less hoppy than expected and the alcohol is barely present.
Light bodied and has a bit of a bite in its aftertaste.
Had this on a whim and it sure paid dividends!
Serving type: on-tap
07-07-2014 15:45:15 | More by byronic
Omer Traditional Blond from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.