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Omer Traditional Blond - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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BA SCORE
83
good

178 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Nutwood

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-21-2013 10:43:41 | More by Nutwood
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trotnixon

Maine

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-18-2013 16:39:13 | More by trotnixon
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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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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-16-2013 09:58:28 | More by buckyp
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trebbates

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-27-2013 23:43:35 | More by trebbates
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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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FrankK

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-23-2013 01:08:16 | More by FrankK
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thierrynantes

France

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : golden color, with white foamy head.
Smell : malty and hoppy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : fruity flavour of spices with notes of yeast and hops.
Drinkability : a good beer in the Belgian strong Pale Ale style.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 17:02:03 | More by thierrynantes
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tittymcj

Connecticut

3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a beautiful clear pale yellow/gold. You can see straight through it, as you would with a typical light beer, but this one has a reddish hue and a very light bubbly 2 finger head. Leaves very little on the glass as it recedes.

S: Light and refreshing. Grain and typical belgian smell, but with fruitiness. I sense lemon and maybe cherry, with something to balance it out, almost a vanilla after tone. Enjoyable, but not extremely memorable.

T: Malty. Lots of bread flavor but with a bit of sweetness from that fruit tone that I smelled. The longer you let it sit in your mouth, the more you'll get the subtleties of the taste profile.

M: A bit too bubbly and light for me. It almost evaporates and turns to nothing but carbonation once it hits your tongue.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 23:17:41 | More by tittymcj
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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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desint

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-24-2013 11:11:28 | More by desint
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-23-2013 07:00:32 | More by Ciocanelu
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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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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-02-2013 01:08:41 | More by Janeinma
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-26-2013 22:58:23 | More by randylangford
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-19-2013 17:58:47 | More by RedneckBeerz
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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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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-06-2013 16:22:38 | More by jwps214
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WallingBrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-01-2013 01:49:54 | More by WallingBrew
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johnklotter

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-24-2013 00:50:45 | More by johnklotter
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-20-2013 15:19:56 | More by harpus
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04beerguy

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-14-2013 20:55:43 | More by 04beerguy
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Douberd

Netherlands

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

330 ml bottle, at home. Poured into a tulip glass. ABV 8%.
Deep golden yellow body with a big, three fingers tall white head. Soapy in texture, with very good retention.
Aroma is fruity, with some alcohol traceable and hops as well.
Nice, bitter and hoppy taste. Even more bitter aftertaste, with a short finish. Some bubblegum as well, makes it extra refreshing.
Qite carbonated, medium thick on the body.
Overall, a very nice and tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 22:07:00 | More by Douberd
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BartMcStout

Belgium

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-12-2013 21:08:11 | More by BartMcStout
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RealBirkoff


1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

02-11-2013 20:45:58 | More by RealBirkoff
Omer Traditional Blond from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.