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Omer Traditional Blond | Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

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Omer Traditional BlondOmer Traditional Blond

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Photo of tc232
4.63/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Great alternative to Duvel. Really surprised by the relatively mediocre score this beer gets. Maybe it doesn't travel well? Better taste than the Duvel or recent years. Foam has bigger bubbles and is not as thick as Duvel but I'm ok with that. Try it if you can find it would be my advice

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #113 (JUN 2016)

Peppery, Clean, Snappy, Dry
Intense and dry is this beer’s modus operandi. Yes ... this Belgian Blonde means business. Stunning in appearance OMER has a clean, bubbly look and lacing that does not go away. With a high level of crispness, and lighter bodied for its size, this beer is no slouch. Peppery with undertones of dried fruit. The 8 percent alcohol by volume has a mild warmth but lands very clean. Sometimes simple works best, and there is depth and some complexity here that brings me back for more. [Jason]

Look 4.25 | Smell 4.00 | Taste 3.75 | Feel 4.50 | Overall 4.00

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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Marius
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

33cl bottle. Pale yellow pour, clear, with a tall white head. Smells like a typical Belgian pale ale, of hay, lemons, yeast, honey. Tastes dry and bitter, with the taste following the aroma notes. A bit too much alcohol in the aftertaste, but other than that this is quite a decent beer.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jonmikel
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a chalice from a 33 cl. glass bottle bought at Carrefour in Brussels.
-Golden-orange color. Quite transparent for being a Belgian beer but not a lot. It has got a small foam head, half a finger.
-Some hints of alcohol in the smell and it reminds me a little bit to wood.
-The taste is nice. It isn't heavy but there's some bitter flavour that remains a bit in the mouth.
-The feel is bitter, too, but not too much.
Nothing superb but a beer worth a try, though not one of my favorites in Belgium.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.69/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

From BBF 2011. 11.2oz bottle poured into Lost Abbey stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 2 finger frothy white head with decent retention. Beer is a clear, bright yellow. Lacing is stringy and spotty and thick with good cling. A good looking beer.

Nose is corn adjuncts, apple, and some citrus. Moderately aromatic but this one doesn't smell right for the style.

Opens sweet corn. Adjunct flavors. Some odd skunkiness. Yeasty towards the middle with some citrus, pineapple, and more corn towards the end. Really not much going on here. Finish is yeasty and sweet with a spicy aftertaste. Not good considering the style.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Somewhat watery and bubbly in the mouth and tingly and abrasive going down. Finish is accented with a short, lingering aftertaste. Decent.

A really poor example of the Strong Pale Ale style. Not overly complex with a just-about-average nose and feel. With all the other solid offerings floating around, this is one Belgian that I won't bother revisiting.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Momon
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.32/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

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4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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Omer Traditional Blond from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
3.6 out of 5 based on 247 ratings.
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