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Omer Traditional Blond - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: philipquarles on 10-02-2009)
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

ales4baldo, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

ErwinGS, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Geiseman
4.93/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Omer is Nuance!
At first sip you notice Omer's effervescence, the bubbles are less then Deus but more than Duvel. Perfect
As the bubbles die the next sensation a light spice!
This burst of flavor is the signature of this Belgian Ale
To me it has a light spice to friends they claim light fruit, and that is the magic of Omer - Nuance
This is so good you drink 2 like a session beer and then Omer's
8% alcohol kicks in and your brains says "slow down there tiger"
Omer was named after the founder Omer Vander Ghinste (1892)
The word omer is a the Biblical unit of measure for dry grain
I wonder if he was aware of the irony for a brewer to be named Omer

This is world class!
Married or not you will fall in love with this Belgian Blond
Cheers!

Geiseman, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of msarver16
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

msarver16, Jun 26, 2012
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4.68/5  rDev +28.6%

brionc29, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of ccrida
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Omer is gold with a extremely large, fluffy white head, very rocky settling, lots of chunky, foamy lace.

Smell is a delicious, delicate perfume of clean sweet cereals and tropical fruit esters, with a light waft of herbal hops.

Taste follows suit almost exactly, and is just a hair more subdued. Clean, delicate, classic blonde. World class.

Mouthfeel is very light, crisp but not sharp. Perhaps a touch over-carbonated.

Drinkability is very high. This used to be my go to beer style before I moved to PDX and starting sweating IPA - this fine specimen reminds me why.

ccrida, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

peddani, Aug 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Cyriaque, May 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

jazztoloc, May 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

bigd84, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of Omer4176
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Omer4176, Mar 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

zbloom, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of jefe2
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

People panning this beer are on crazy pills, this is an outstanding belgian golden ale, really exceptional.

a - golden, slightly amber orange, white bubbly head.
s - floral, sweet candy malts, slight bit of sweet wine vinegar and sweet tart and sweet sugary grapes.
t - sweet floral belgian golden, slight bit of artisan honey bitterness, little bit of sweet tart candy sweetness. Some mild vinegar acidity up front, but grape sweetness quickly takes over. Outstanding sweet belgian golden, sweet as Lucifer but dryer and airier, and with a touch of sweet white wine vinegar and a hint of bitter honey, and a subdued but warming alcohol presence.
m - dry light airy mouthfeel, very nice.
d - outstanding, floral, sweet but dry and airy belgian golden ale. The raw honey bitterness might build over time reducing long term drinkability, but otherwise extremely drinkable, dangerously so for the high alcohol content.

jefe2, May 28, 2011
Photo of mrdonno1970
4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma- Subtle malt aroma. Light biscuit notes.

Appearance- Bright golden with a really nice billowy collar of foam.

Taste- Very nice sublime taste. Nice malty backbone with gentle hop flavors. I appreciate the dry finish.

Mouthfeel- Very lively. Great carbonation from the bottle conditioning. It has a "champagne" like feel.

Overall- A great example of a Belgium Strong Blonde. I was fortunate to have this beer poured correctly by the bartendar. They used the Omer style glass. It really brought out the aroma and presented the beer in a way that takes beer to the level of fine wine. I will be drinking this again!

mrdonno1970, Sep 16, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 33 served in its own glass.

Clear gold colour, almost like a lager. High carbonation, excellent lasting foam.

Smells like lime with some spice.

Tastes like citrus fruits, quite bitter as it should. Spices are still there. In the beginning it seems lighter, then you feel the alcohol arriving.

This is definitively one of my favourite Belgian beers. Alcohol, smothness, biterness, all seems to match very well.

zlel, Nov 22, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, creamy yellow. Medium white head, with amazing lacing.

Nose is full of unmalted wheat, faint white bread, sugar.

Beautiful pale malts, with their sugary brioche like bread flavor. Faint wheat, creamy, light. Sweet, with a dry finish that is sparkling and tart.

Mouthfeel is creamy, high in carbonation, and masks the alcohol well.

Overall a fantastic brew.

acelin, Jan 05, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

RuudJH, Dec 08, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Aeromaximus, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

patre_tim, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Gstolas, Dec 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Rondogg, May 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

pkalix, Sep 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

TeeRex, Dec 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

koladiola, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of jgasparine
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served at 't Brugs Beertje, Bruges, Belgium on 3/18/2010.

A- Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass with a nicely retained, rocky white head, and some fabulous lacing. The body was a well-carbonated clear yellow color. Hard to picture a better looking Belgian Pale Ale.

S- Crisp crackerlike malt character, Belgian yeast aromatics, and big doughy aromas comprise a very rich nose. Some faint whiffs of stale hops in there as well...

T- A nice replicate of the nose- malty and doughy, complimented by classic Belgian yeast esters. Some booziness (non-offensive) kicks in midway and lasts through the finish.

M- A surprisingly full body, slightly creamy in texture, complimented by a silky soft carbonation. The carbonation is abundant, but non-bloating.

D- Goes down smooth enough- at least until the alcohol catches-up on you.

Note: This beer was a pleasant surprise. The other reviews here led me to expect a much more underwhelming experience... Don't know if I had a different batch or what, but this was certainly a good beer... one that I would recommend to anyone that likes Belgian Strong Pale Ales.

jgasparine, Mar 30, 2010
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Omer Traditional Blond from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
82 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.