Omer Traditional Blond - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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Reviews by Travlr:
District of Columbia
3.03/5 rDev -17%
A: Straw colored with a huge meringue pie style head that slowly caves in to reveal scant lacing.
S: Aroma of black pepper and anise.
T: Flavor has lots of malts, but with bitterness from start to finish. Not very complex.
M: Average body.
D: An uninspired blonde ale.
01-08-2010 03:00:29 | More by Travlr
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3.58/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
07-21-2011 01:44:54 | More by Mora2000
2.68/5 rDev -26.6%
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.
09-22-2011 01:05:33 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.3/5 rDev -9.6%
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.
01-01-2012 03:18:28 | More by Hopdaemon39
2.88/5 rDev -21.1%
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.
09-14-2012 21:19:22 | More by Alieniloquium
4.03/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
06-01-2011 00:51:02 | More by OldIronLungs
3.78/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
07-25-2012 23:03:50 | More by nimrod979
2.6/5 rDev -28.8%
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."
03-17-2011 15:30:16 | More by GRG1313
3.1/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
10-02-2009 00:44:29 | More by philipquarles
3.08/5 rDev -15.6%
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.
08-14-2011 20:18:06 | More by puboflyons
Omer Traditional Blond from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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