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

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Style:
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Ranked #352
ABV:
8%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,519
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 13.82%
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
283
From:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  53
SCORE
84
Good
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Reviews by Luklaer:
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Photo of tc232
4.63/5  rDev +25.5%
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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Photo of DoubleJ
2.82/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Several days of drinking hoppy beers requires a break, and a Belgian is one way to go. This Belgian blond comes from a 330 ml bottle. On to the beer:

Just a beautiful contrast between liquid and foam. An inch thich of lush soapy head just sits on top of toasted orange, and in a wide Orval chalice, looks lovely. The aroma is powerful, medicinal, sweet with honey, and fruity like orange flavored Cold-Eeze. Not the best smelling beer I've come acorss.

Not the best tasting either. It tastes disjointed and the overall flavor just isn' t very appealing. There's a little honey at first, which is quickly sappedand turend into a vague bitterness. Wildflowers add a floral accent. Tastes grainy too, which really kills the mood. Probably its best aspect being the 8% alcohol hidden. A light and airy mouthfeel with gentle carbonation is a bit of a moral victory in the scheme of this beer.

No like. I'm going back to the well....

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Photo of pkalix
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of jgasparine
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served at 't Brugs Beertje, Bruges, Belgium on 3/18/2010.

A- Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass with a nicely retained, rocky white head, and some fabulous lacing. The body was a well-carbonated clear yellow color. Hard to picture a better looking Belgian Pale Ale.

S- Crisp crackerlike malt character, Belgian yeast aromatics, and big doughy aromas comprise a very rich nose. Some faint whiffs of stale hops in there as well...

T- A nice replicate of the nose- malty and doughy, complimented by classic Belgian yeast esters. Some booziness (non-offensive) kicks in midway and lasts through the finish.

M- A surprisingly full body, slightly creamy in texture, complimented by a silky soft carbonation. The carbonation is abundant, but non-bloating.

D- Goes down smooth enough- at least until the alcohol catches-up on you.

Note: This beer was a pleasant surprise. The other reviews here led me to expect a much more underwhelming experience... Don't know if I had a different batch or what, but this was certainly a good beer... one that I would recommend to anyone that likes Belgian Strong Pale Ales.

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Photo of drtth
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter glass from a bottle with a best by date of 28.08.13. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a clear bright shiny golden yellow color. The ¾” white head is creamy and recedes only slowly. The head leaves a ring of foam as it recedes and sipping leaves sheets of lacing and small scattered patches. The head persists as a thin cap for most of the beer.

Smell: The aromas contain some Belgian yeast and a faint hint of citrus and some malty, bready notes and some grassy hops.

Taste: The flavors are malty and bready with some yeast flavors mixed in. There is some grassy bitterness underlying the malt. A touch of alcohol sweetness completes the taste profile.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied with lots of carbonation. The finish is medium length and starts with the bready, lightly sweet, malt and fades into a light bitterness that eventually turns dry and disappears.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: I thought this a reasonably drinkable beer that I could have another of, but it was not so good that I’d go out of my way to seek it out as there are others in the category that I enjoy more. My overall impression is of a well made beer that has some nice qualities and that surprises with an intriguing mixture of flavors.

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Photo of FrankK
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of avalon07
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was a big, creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: Aroma was dominated more by malt than anything else, with hints of yeast.

T: Like the smell, the taste was very malt-heavy. There was a little light fruit and some Belgian yeast, but little else. Not necessarily a bad flavor, but definitely one-dimensional.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

D: This is a beer with some decent qualities, but is very uneven. Drinkable, but not something I'd readily come back to.

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Photo of josanguapo
3/5  rDev -18.7%
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

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Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I came across this bottle from someone, I don't know who, at work.
Golden yellow and a lot of haze. Big bubbly white head on top. Some fruity orange with bold spicy yeast. Some pale malts but mainly yeast and orange. Flavor is yeasty spice bread. The orange, from the nose, is subdued. The rest is the bready pale malts and the yeasty spice. The yeast is lighter than the malt. It finishes with a dryness that has a hop character I wasn't expected. It finishes dry and earthy/grass but also slightly citrus. Body was light but had a strong malt character and a lot of carbonation.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of weissbierdrinker
2.87/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy gold color with a faint white head that fades leaving some lacing around the glass.

Smells is fruity

Taste is sweet, and yeasty. Dry finish with a sweet lingering aftertaste.

I really don't like this beer it taste like sweet'n low.

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Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of craigdb
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tigg924
4.82/5  rDev +30.6%
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.

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Photo of bskrtz
3.58/5  rDev -3%
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

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Photo of randylangford
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of rkcrozier
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Travlr
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Straw colored with a huge meringue pie style head that slowly caves in to reveal scant lacing.
S: Aroma of black pepper and anise.
T: Flavor has lots of malts, but with bitterness from start to finish. Not very complex.
M: Average body.
D: An uninspired blonde ale.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.01/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled at Julio's Belgian Beer Fest on August 14, 2011. It pours mainly a yellow color with pretty good clarity and a thin fizzy head that diminishes quickly into a ring around the glass. I found the aroma unimpressive for its style. It had a grassy note that remidned me more of a pilsener. Maybe I caught some thin hops in the mix. The body was in the medium range and the taste offset the grassy nose with a sweeter sensation and a slight hopped ending.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of tittymcj
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Omer Traditional Blond from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 283 ratings