Omer Traditional Blond
Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

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Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #177
Ranked #25,520
3.67 | pDev: 13.9%
May 01, 2022
Oct 02, 2009
Omer Traditional BlondOmer Traditional Blond
Notes: OMER. Traditional Blond is a top-fermented beer with a secondary fermentation in the bottle, brewed according to a traditional recipe. It contains carefully selected ingredients, such as high-quality malted barley from the Loire region (France) and three varieties of aromatic hops. It is a full flavoured beer with a fruity aroma and a subtle bitterness.

OMER. Traditional Blond has a golden colour and contains 8% vol. alc. Enjoy OMER. Traditional blond by drinking it as fresh as possible. Store the bottles cool, and away from direct light.
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Rated: 4.04 by NazeemsBeerReviews from Canada (NB)

May 01, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by Sphagnicola from Belgium

Apr 03, 2022
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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
i’m surprised by the abundance of harsh ratings of this beer, i find it to be quite a pleasant BSPA, a very light and mellow beer, but nice fruity/estery flavours, clove, spice, orange peel, banana, nice levels of sweetness, vanilla, caramel, some white bread, low bitterness, light to medium bodied, highly carbonated, super drinkable with strength well hidden, just a nice beer to drink
Feb 08, 2022
Rated: 3.37 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands

Oct 30, 2021
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: It's a gusher but I didn't lose much; it pours a relatively clear gold with a one finger head that fades away; minimal lacing

Smell: Banana, clove, bubblegum, vanilla and pepper tones

Taste: Banana forward with a peppery element building; bubblegum, vanilla and clove emerge, in the middle; the malt adds a bready tone; the finish is herbal (almost medicinal) with a bit of stone fruit

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This bottle is a couple of years old so I will cut it some slack but I didn't care for the finish; otherwise a straightforward Belgian blond
Oct 25, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

Jul 25, 2021
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Reviewed by OlaB from Norway

3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy golden color with a medium top off white head that dissolves quickly.
Aroma is of yeast, green apples,pears, grass, spices, floral and herbal hops.
The taste is dry with spicy and fruity notes. The finish is quite bitter with some herbal hop notes. A little unballanced in the flavours.
Aftertaste has a decent lenght.
Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a medium carbonation and a medium body.
Far from the best belgian blonde i have had, but fairly good and drinkable.
Jun 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
330 ml bottle, as Omer. Traditional Blond, BB date 30.12.2014, brewed by Brouwerij Bockor NV, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 8%. Nearly clear golden colour, large to moderate white head. Sweetish aroma of white kandij sugar syrup, mild spices and fruity hops, also less pleasant notes of cheap perfume and soap. Medium sweet flavour, mildly spicy and fruity notes, some soapy hints. Not my favourite Belgian this one.
Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tiene un cordón espumoso de buena duración. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación alta. Aroma maltoso y afrutado. Sabor ligeramente cítrico con notas picantes. De retrogusto dulce.
La he conseguido a 0.50€: un regalo.
Dec 27, 2020
Rated: 3.45 by mmilyko from Nevada

Aug 15, 2020
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Reviewed by lmaduells from Spain

3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Belgian beer without stridency, without highlighting anything but with the quality and safety that Belgian products usually give. To taste a Belgian beer is to taste a good beer. This is not top but it is not a disaster
May 04, 2020
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
33cl bottle. Clear, golden colour with lots of visible carbonation. Two fingers of fluffy white head leaves sheets of lacing. Aroma is... missing? No off-notes. Taste is sweet & slightly cloying. Moderate bitterness and a waxy mouthfeel. An enjoyable blond ( I like the style) but is it worth the 8% ABV price of admission?
Apr 08, 2020
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
De cervezasbelgas, Almuñecar. En copa Teku. Viendo Mr Robot 4x05. Correcta pero sin llegar a destacar, faltandole algo se sabor, especiado y dulzor. Pasa sin pena ni gloria
Nov 18, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by Robertas from Lithuania

Oct 15, 2019
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Slightly hazy golden color with a thick mushroom head with great retention
Yeasty aroma with notes of banana, coriander, oranges, some vanilla, and bread.
Flavor with notes of pale malt sweetness, herbaceous, white pepper, oranges and finishing with floral hops. Dry aftertaste with a mild still perceived bitterness, that asks for another sip.
Light towards medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 8% is superbly disguised, even after warming up.
I preferred this Belgian Blonde to the traditional somewhat overly sweet counterparties. It has a nice dry and refreshing floral note.
Oct 08, 2019
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
330 mL bottle from the LCBO; best before May 27 2020 and served barely chilled.

Pours clear and very effervescent, with a pale golden-yellow coloured body topped with two fingers of fluffy, lumpy, soapy white head. Excellent retention - even after ten minutes, it hasn't given up any ground at all, though when it finally does recede down to a creamy cap, a fine coat of lace has been deposited in its wake. The aroma consists of grainy pale malts, grassy hay and straw, accompanied by hints of apple, bubblegum and some vaguely floral notes. Acceptable, but not exactly aromatic, in that it actually kind of reminds me of a Euro pils, albeit with an added yeast presence.

Clean, uncomplicated flavour profile, at least by Belgian standards - it tastes of grainy pale malts and bready sweetness, with hints of apple, bubblegum, banana and grassy, slightly floral hops coming through towards the yeasty tail end and into the aftertaste. Medium in body, with moderate carbonation levels that start off aggressive, but peter out over time; the result is a mouthfeel that starts off crisp and lively, but trends toward prickly before finally settling on smooth. Drinkability is decent, with little sign of the alcohol, but it's a bit on the sweet side. I didn't mind this beer and finished my glass without a fuss, but I didn't find it to be all that compelling.

Final Grade: 3.74, a passable B grade. Omer Traditional Blonde is alright, but it's also rather forgettable when being compared to the heavy hitters of this style - think Duvel, La Chouffe, or even Unibroue's pale ales. At least the price was right: at less than $3 per serving, there's not much risk in giving it a shot. Nice to try, but not something I'd eagerly seek out again, or recommend with enthusiasm.
Oct 08, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by dschwartz13 from Tennessee

Oct 06, 2019
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Reviewed by animal69 from Louisiana

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
$3.50 / 750 ml. Bomber, can't expect much.
Pours a dark gold color, almost nonexistent white cap that disappears immediately leaving little to no lace.
Smell is crackers and straw, a touch of some kind of dried fruit, strong alcohol also throughout.
Starts out with a minerally hop and stale bread taste followed by an astringent grassyness midway, a bit of floral bitterness in the finish.
Low carbonation for the syle, feels flat and sticky.
Overall, for under 4 bucks i was certainly not disappointed in the mediocrity of this beer.
Sep 15, 2019
Rated: 3.58 by Simon212 from Canada (ON)

Sep 03, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by Bf_89 from Canada (ON)

Jun 02, 2019
Rated: 3.62 by Jangle_bojangle from Canada (ON)

May 24, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by Rukeli76 from Canada (ON)

May 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Bottle dated 5/16 poured into a snifter. In the glass it was a hazy golden-amber color. The head was large and frothy, slowly settling down to a resilient cap that covered the beer for the duration of the drink. The aroma was sweet, almost like honey, with some grassiness. Not as complex as I was expecting. No surprises on the palate - the grain, honey notes, and grassiness were there, but it felt lacking to me, especially when compared to Duvel, etc. I liked the lively carbonation, relatively light feel, and dry finish. Overall a good beer but not in the class of other Belgian Strongs.
May 12, 2019
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
330 ml bottle served cold into a tulip. LCBO purchase for $3.50 CDN.

Appearance - Brilliant pale straw colored brew, with a suggestion of hazy. Lots of carbonation beneath the long last brilliant white head that disperses lacing all over the glass.

Smell - It's not quite Duvel, but the sweetness, spiciness and wonderful floral bouquet while adding grassy notes are all here, although dialed back just a bit.

Taste - Same as the nose, a good impostor for Duvel, with the right amounts of sweetness, yeastiness, bread-like qualities, with subtle but welcome hops and slight bit of fruit.

Mouthfeel - Clean crisp, bone dry finish and lots of carbonation throughout. Drinks easier than 8%.

Overall - Not sure why the hate for Omer Traditional Blond, it checks all the right boxes for being a very good and well executed BSPA. If I can't get my Duvel fix, this is certainly a nice alternative.
Apr 16, 2019
Rated: 3.8 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Apr 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Like a Heineken infused with some sort of saisson, this is one of those brews that you can enjoy but never fully take to. The nose is very much like European lager and the taste is malty enough to claim the same heritage, yet there is enough here not to frighten you off.
Quite carbonated, with a lingering head a finger thick, the farmhouse element within keeps you dreaming of St. Feuillen and the like. Worth the admission, though you won't see a home run.
Apr 04, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by emincems from Turkey

Dec 09, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Holderness from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by JonnoWillsteed from England

Oct 07, 2018
Rated: 3.49 by jeschaefer from Texas

Sep 22, 2018
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.82/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Had on tap. Pours slightly hazy,bright gold in color with 3/4 inch head. Taste is apple, bread, and Belgian spice. Light bodied, high carbonation and sweet. Delicious on tap.
Aug 11, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by robotic_being from Florida

Aug 05, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Chase781617 from Japan

Feb 19, 2018
Rated: 4.62 by bowzer4birdie from Illinois

Jan 12, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Dec 31, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Oct 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Zet from Netherlands

3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Looks nice, with a steady head of foam over a deep blond colour. Taste is a tad weak. Some clove, some banana, some malt, some pilsener hops. These flavours also make their appearance in the taste, which is a bit stronger than the smell. Not the intensity i expect from a BSPA though. A bit too much like a Weizen in my opinion, even though no wheat has been used in the process. Same objections for the mouth feel: it's smooth and creamy, which is fine, but not what I'm looking for in a BSPA. Overall a decent beer, but if you want to compete with Duvel and the like, you got to bring the big guns.
Jul 21, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

Jul 16, 2017
Rated: 4.05 by Spezz from California

Jun 17, 2017
Omer Traditional Blond from Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
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