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Omer Traditional Blond - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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:
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(Beer added by: philipquarles on 10-02-2009)
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ales4baldo

California

5/5  rDev +37%

11-20-2011 03:15:43 | More by ales4baldo
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ErwinGS

Belgium

5/5  rDev +37%

12-01-2011 17:52:41 | More by ErwinGS
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Geiseman

Illinois

4.93/5  rDev +35.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 19:20:46 | More by Geiseman
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msarver16

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

06-26-2012 02:06:31 | More by msarver16
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ccrida

Oregon

4.6/5  rDev +26%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 23:00:32 | More by ccrida
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peddani

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

08-27-2012 00:03:22 | More by peddani
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Cyriaque

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

05-30-2013 04:18:21 | More by Cyriaque
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jazztoloc

Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

05-04-2013 02:49:23 | More by jazztoloc
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bigd84

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

01-21-2013 01:46:05 | More by bigd84
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Omer4176

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

03-14-2012 05:03:44 | More by Omer4176
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zbloom

New York

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

08-28-2012 03:47:26 | More by zbloom
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jefe2

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 04:39:46 | More by jefe2
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mrdonno1970

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 23:30:28 | More by mrdonno1970
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zlel

Portugal

4.38/5  rDev +20%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 16:48:02 | More by zlel
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acelin

Kansas

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 03:34:00 | More by acelin
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RuudJH

Netherlands

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 13:38:52 | More by RuudJH
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Aeromaximus

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

02-03-2013 23:15:58 | More by Aeromaximus
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patre_tim

China

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-20-2014 15:44:10 | More by patre_tim
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Gstolas

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

12-05-2012 04:57:52 | More by Gstolas
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Rondogg


4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

05-21-2012 13:56:15 | More by Rondogg
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TeeRex

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

12-25-2013 18:28:16 | More by TeeRex
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koladiola

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-02-2014 21:07:13 | More by koladiola
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jgasparine

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2010 01:46:48 | More by jgasparine
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25.4 oz bottle was poured into an Omer tulip that came in the gift pack.

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy billowy head. It has reduced partially and left some crazy lacing on the glass. It is a pale yellow color with great clarity and vision of gently moving bubbles coming up the glass.

Smell: Bready malts, vanilla, spices, Belgian candy, grassy hops, yeasty esters, and some alcohol.

Taste: Everything mentioned above with some lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, medium bodied, medium carbonation, subtle bitterness, and quite enjoyable.

Overall: A really nice BSPA. Awesome gift pack and can't wait to enjoy the second bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 04:08:01 | More by Flounder57
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Omer Traditional Blond Ale, Brewery Bockor, 8% ABV., Omer, 1892. Brewed in Belgium, refermented in the bottle.

Clear golden hue, slim white head. Looking the part.

Aroma starts with spice and citrus. Lemon and pepper, with that added something extra funky from the Belgian yeast.

Tasting it: As above, so below. Sparkles on the palate, delivers more fruit and more spice. Sweet malt rises high in character, easily matched by hops. Malt and yeast rush back in, and deliver that special something.

I like this a lot, really, I do. Easily the match of many Belgian blonds and goldens.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 09:00:37 | More by feloniousmonk
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Omer Traditional Blond from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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