Omer Traditional Blond - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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United Kingdom (England)
3.43/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
09-25-2013 07:00:50 | More by BlackHaddock
3.73/5 rDev +2.5%
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).
08-06-2013 06:41:14 | More by TMoney2591
3.54/5 rDev -2.7%
Pours a hazy yellow to orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, candy sugar and quite floral. In the taste, dry candy sugar and dryer floral notes. A spice like bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry floral and candy sugar notes in the aftertaste. Just above average, but decent.
07-27-2013 16:47:06 | More by OWSLEY069
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
"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.
07-18-2013 04:57:18 | More by BEERchitect
3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
06-09-2013 17:02:03 | More by thierrynantes
3.21/5 rDev -11.8%
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.
06-04-2013 23:17:41 | More by tittymcj
3.75/5 rDev +3%
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.
04-12-2013 18:10:49 | More by metter98
Omer Traditional Blond from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
82 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.