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Omer Traditional Blond - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a grain finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but nothing too exciting.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 03:28:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 18:10:49 | More by metter98
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 01:38:43 | More by mikesgroove
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Pilsner first- everything else can wait". At least that's the way Bockor brewers think as they favor the malt-forward character of more genuine Belgian ales as they push the fruit-spice balance to the background. Rustic, raw, and classy as hell!

Deep gold in color, the ale is cast with a very mild haze that gives the ale an even deeper hue. A billowing head erupts from the pour and is slow to settle. But as it does, it collapses into a rocky white head of foam that retains persistently and laces with spiderwebbing.

Firmly rooted in the bready scent of pilsner malt, the nose awakes with grain, honey, dough and fresh baking bread. Following are a melange of scent that include grass, apple, lemon, white pepper and floral undertones.

Then to taste, much of the same happens- the high crisp sweetness of pilsner malt creates a bready-sweet taste with light honey and hay. Layers of fruit and spice start with pepper and apple but end with mild clove and lemon-like acidity. Closing with light detergent and alcohol spice, the taste ends up pleasantly herbal and minty.

Medium-light in body, the fullness of malt is lifted by the abundance of carbonation. As the bubbles push the beer off the tongue, it ushers in a swift crack acidicty and mineral bite. This keeps the textures crisp, clean, and much more refreshing than an 8% beer should. Finising warm, spicy, and earthy- a linger of fruit and spice keeps a winey linger on the mouth.

The ale doesn't only pay tribute to classic and rustic stronger Pale Ales, it continues the trend of churning out authentic pale tastes from sip til finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 04:57:18 | More by BEERchitect
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-08-2012 00:15:28 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-12-2014 15:11:44 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-03-2013 15:14:34 | More by jaydoc
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GRG1313

California

2.6/5  rDev -28.8%
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."

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 15:30:16 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice Slightly hazy blonde ale with a fluffy white head on it. The smell of the beer is has some yeast in there and a bit of a floral aroma. The taste is nice, it's got a light flavor of bread yeast and with the floral hops. The mouthfeel is light and nicely carbonated. Overall it's a very refreshing beer and has a good flavor. Worth looking into.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 00:13:50 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Got this as a sample from my distributor after he had heard I'd never had this stuff before. Right on. It pours a lightly-cloudy gold topped by a finger or more of white foam. The nose comprises French bread, mild yeast, light black pepper, and a soft breeze of smoothie (made up of banana, orange, and lemon). The taste brings in more of the same, with the yeast and its spices taking center stage, the pepper and its partner clove dialing things up a notch for the performance. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid BSPA, something I could see enjoying while watching a soccer game (if I ever got into soccer, that is).

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 06:41:14 | More by TMoney2591
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zeff80

Missouri

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, bubbly, golden yellow color with a three-finger, bubbly white head of foam. It left thin trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of grains, a little funk and some yeast.

T - It tasted slightly fruity with a very bitter, spicy bite. Lots of grain and caramel flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied beer with a very dry finish.

O - This was a little disappointing. Overdone with spiciness and seemed to lack a defined character.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 19:35:29 | More by zeff80
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-06-2012 22:41:10 | More by JAHMUR
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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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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-23-2013 02:38:33 | More by SocalKicks
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 01:44:54 | More by Mora2000
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.43/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 07:00:50 | More by BlackHaddock
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Zorro

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 00:26:02 | More by Zorro
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DoubleJ

California

2.79/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Several days of drinking hoppy beers requires a break, and a Belgian is one way to go. This Belgian blond comes from a 330 ml bottle. On to the beer:

Just a beautiful contrast between liquid and foam. An inch thich of lush soapy head just sits on top of toasted orange, and in a wide Orval chalice, looks lovely. The aroma is powerful, medicinal, sweet with honey, and fruity like orange flavored Cold-Eeze. Not the best smelling beer I've come acorss.

Not the best tasting either. It tastes disjointed and the overall flavor just isn' t very appealing. There's a little honey at first, which is quickly sappedand turend into a vague bitterness. Wildflowers add a floral accent. Tastes grainy too, which really kills the mood. Probably its best aspect being the 8% alcohol hidden. A light and airy mouthfeel with gentle carbonation is a bit of a moral victory in the scheme of this beer.

No like. I'm going back to the well....

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 07:30:15 | More by DoubleJ
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-28-2014 01:34:06 | More by Latarnik
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-29-2013 22:42:42 | More by LXIXME
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-20-2013 15:19:56 | More by harpus
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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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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 21:19:22 | More by Alieniloquium
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flagmantho

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: nice golden hue with a crystal-clear body and plenty of effervescence. Head is two thick fingers of frothy white foam. Looks good.

Smell: characterless grainy aroma. It reminds me a bit of a macro lager, but without any cooked corn or nastiness -- clean but extremely plain.

Taste: simple but tasty. Lightly sweet malt with a touch of floral fruitiness, backed by a little bit of natural grain flavor and a lightly bitter but mostly empty aftertaste. Like the aroma, there's nothing *bad* here, but it's just not terribly interesting. The light fruitiness up front saves it from being utterly boring, though.

Mouthfeel: lightish body with a bodacious carbonation which yields a mouthful of fizzy creaminess. A little more body would mitigate some of the lightness of the foam and could shoot this thing into "excellent" territory.

Overall: while pretty much without flaws, this beer falls into a drinkable but unremarkable category: boring.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 17:15:13 | More by flagmantho
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was a big, creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: Aroma was dominated more by malt than anything else, with hints of yeast.

T: Like the smell, the taste was very malt-heavy. There was a little light fruit and some Belgian yeast, but little else. Not necessarily a bad flavor, but definitely one-dimensional.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

D: This is a beer with some decent qualities, but is very uneven. Drinkable, but not something I'd readily come back to.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 12:05:00 | More by avalon07
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Omer Traditional Blond from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.