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Omer Traditional Blond - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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BA SCORE
82
good

189 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 68
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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Photo of homebrewhawk
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle served in a tulip. Lots of carbonation. Poured a pale gold with a huge white head. Some bready malt and noble hops in the aroma. Lighter side of medium bodied. Nice depth of malt flavor with a fair amount of hop bitterness. No real Belgian yeast character. More like a helles bock to me. Easy drinking.

homebrewhawk, May 27, 2012
Photo of Rondogg
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Rondogg, May 21, 2012
Photo of duff247
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

duff247, May 11, 2012
Photo of SalMineo
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Great beer for the price.

Pour-Nice solid golden haze with a great amount of head on it.

Smell-Had a terrific belgian golden smell not too spicy or too much going on.

Taste-Great taste but kinda of plain a little bit of heavy spices towards the end but not too much.

Mouth feel-Solid and definitely tingling.

All in all I like it. It's a pretty good beer.

SalMineo, May 09, 2012
Photo of StoicBeast
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

StoicBeast, May 03, 2012
Photo of pwsoldier
3.75/5  rDev +3%

pwsoldier, May 02, 2012
Photo of bskrtz
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served cold in glass beer challis

A) Brass colored hazy blonde ale. Small but long lasting white sudsy head.

S) Baked sour dough bread. Citrus, Banana & clove.

T) Mild and dry considering the alcohol content. Sweet Belgian malt with muted but bitter hops. Surprizingly refreshing and crisp

M) Well balanced, light with ample bottle conditioned fine carbonation.

O) Hard to find but well worth the effort

bskrtz, May 02, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So, pouring this beer you definitely need to give it some time for the carbonation to settle...
A clear golden body with tremendous effervescence. The white, fluffy, 2 inch head sits on top like a king's crown, but also showcases various bits of sediment that was sucked up from the bottom or never made it through the head to begin with. Obviously there is emerson's glue style lacing.
The beer's nose is an intense amount of yeast fruitiness with some undertones of sweetness. The taste follows suit with a super fruity, clean tasting golden ale. Alcohol? 8.0? Barely noticeable when it's still cold, but given a little time to warm reveals the beast behind the beauty.
The beer's mouthfeel is very carbonated, but it's not necessarily out of place with a beer that's supposed to be light and drinkable. The alcohol is well masked behind the beer's intense yeastiness and honey sweetness. The aftertaste is a slightly biting and bitter, but it's generally as sweet and fruity as the beer's taste and smell. It's a very clean tasting beer.
Overall it's priced aruond $5/12oz bottle, which is steep, but worth trying. It's nothing that blew me away, but is simple and well made.

ThePorterSorter, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of zephyr707
1/5  rDev -72.5%

zephyr707, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of mt24turner
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

mt24turner, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Omer4176
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Omer4176, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Joshgonzales79
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Joshgonzales79, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of javiernano
4/5  rDev +9.9%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl. Bottle dated 18/10/14, best before.  Brewed at Bockor brewery. Clear lacing. White head. Lightly hazy straw. Aroma is sweet candy sugary, slight citrus. Taste, light and refreshing. Alcohol perfectly hidden. Dominated by a delicious Belgian yeast flavor with some bitterness, touch of lemon and an ever so slight dash of horse blanket. Tasty. Great beer. 

KickbacksSteve, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of DexterP236
4/5  rDev +9.9%

DexterP236, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Campodog
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Campodog, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

kjkinsey, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of IPA35
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A golden beer with lots or carbonation. Big white head that dissappears too quick because I was unable to properly clean the glass. Hazy when the yeast is poured.

Light malts that are quire present, yeast ofcourse as is normal for the style, some fruitiness with citrus and even some apples and pears and also spice. Quite delicate. I am drinking this rather cold so perhaps it will open up a little more later.

it is quite malty, a fruitiness from the yeast and a medium bitterness. Hard to describe but its good.

A medium body and good carbonation.

Overal a nice balanced beer. If you find it try it. Won't blow your mind but this is a solid beer.

IPA35, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of fiedler84
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

fiedler84, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -17.6%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of WillCarrera
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear golden straw color, lively carbonation produces a big frothy white head. Good lacing.

S- Big hay-like smells, lots of yeast, some grain, booze, lemon peel. The smell opens up a lot more once the beer warms.

T- I let this warm up for a while before drinking it. Booze flavors are prominent with a considerable amount of spice, is nicely warming. Pear and apple back this up. Malts are grainy and light, semi-sweet. Hops are grass-like with some pepper. Yeast funk provides a nice foundation.

M- Medium bodied, well carbonated, prickly feel, dry finish.

O- A very nice beer, enjoyable to drink, the flavors really open up on this one as it warms, definitely worth a try.

WillCarrera, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Hopdaemon39, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

feloniousmonk, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of spacemanvt
4/5  rDev +9.9%

spacemanvt, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a flute.

Appearance: Looks the way beer should look..well at least a blond ale should look, blonde with 1" white head. Is pretty thick at first but settles steadily.

Smell: I am sorry but this beer has nothing going for me except the small scent of dry hops. disappears and poof you're wondering what am I smelling. Like smelling a cheasper lager in all honesty.

Taste: Taste totally different than what it smells. Dry hops, heavily fermented yeast and comes off smoother than water.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, not too bubbly but maybe a little dry, Seems just right for this beer.

Overall: Definitely try it, and to most golden beer drinkers you will like it....hey you will really probably love it! This beer would be rated higher if it emphasized aroma, comes off cheap but taste like a treasure. Hope you all enjoy and drink with love.

BlurryVisi0n, Dec 19, 2011
Omer Traditional Blond from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
82 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.