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

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Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by philipquarles on 10-02-2009

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zet
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spezz
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpongeHop
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L - orange hay-esque color; solid foam with great staying power.
S & T - smelled like your average pilsner: slightly wheaty, grassy, little bit dry, but surpising in the mouth due to how sweet it was. Caramel-malty. No hoppiness. Barely any bitterness. Just caramelly.
F - thin-ish

O - surprising due to how differently this beer was on the nose and on the tongue, but rather disappointing because of how much of a one-note it was. If you like your beers caramelly or sweetened with candi sugar, this one's for you I guess...

I don't quite recommend this one.

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Photo of windowside
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaron73
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bottle from Supermarket in Brugge.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not sure what folks dont like about this one, i am surprised it isnt rated higher here. this is a pretty classic belgian blonde or strong blonde, and regardless of where their other beers fall on the spectrum, this one should be judged independently, and in that light, i really like it. its hazy and straw colored, very lively from the little bottle, and with a great belgian yeast nose, slight oxidation (all bottles in colorado right now are likely to be a little dated, but no worries!). dry generic orchard vibes, some sweeter grain notes, like a baby tripel or something, wheat and pilsy, with some biscuit quality before the yeast stakes its claim. maybe a hint of vanilla, apple for sure, carnival taffy, pink gum, an ester characteristic that should be applauded, and a peppy carbonation, even some aged hops sort of lambic style there, no alpha but still herbal. short of creamy feeling, but lively with some body, tastes a little old, but is way better than its ratings and not unreasonably priced. this is better than a lot of upstart cheap tasting craft american made belgian takes, still special and old world rustic in overa nature, it should not be discounted...

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Photo of Ginger-tipple
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It pours perfectly with a good head which lasts. The aroma is pleasant and it is well made. To be honest, I did not like the flavor here, I think it was from the sugar used for the 2nd fermentation in the bottle.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep blonde color with some sediment floating here and there. Tall fluffy head, full of yeast.

Aroma is really, really nice. It's floral, spicy, yeasty. Clove, pepper, bubble gum, lime salt, banana, cinnamon.

Flavor is pretty boozy to start, which actually sets it up for being a rough drinker right from the beginning. What follows is clove, bubble gum, white pepper, yeast, spice. The floaty flavors are there but all so buried underneath this formidable wall of pure ABV.

Feel is very carbonated, hot and boozy, and a dry finish.

Overall, apart from the booze, this might be a good beer. Unfortunately all the flavor is lost beneath the heat. And the worst part is, it's not even that heavy in alcohol content. A big flaw here.

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Photo of 54V4G3
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: hazy gold, minimal (about 1 finger) head that dissipated surprisingly quickly.
S: clove, banana and pepper, clean malt, biscuity tones, the sweet bubblegum character
T: peppery immediately, a touch sharp, a full malt body with some estery/fruity notes, has a very juicy fullness to it, it's this certain indescribable thing that comes from a true belgian that's kind of hard to describe (not saying that's a good or a bad thing though I certainly enjoy it, but it is distinctive), hints of pineapple come out but for the most part the beer keeps its feet firmly planted in banana and pepper, some vanilla is present also
M: the full malt body makes the beer silky and coats the tongue
O: don't really know what exactly I was expecting with this beer, I came to it without many preconceptions other than it was a traditional belgian that was decently well thought of and I love belgians so why not. Turns out it's a truly excellent beer with just enough complexity to make one think but enough superficial appeal if one doesn't wish to. Will definitely buy again.

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Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
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 Beginner2
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Momon
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackVeg
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good blonde.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
4.53/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful blonde color, clear body and topped off with a nice white and creamy head. Thick lacing to mark every sip.
Mild hops, fresh grass, ad phenols.
Sweet, green apples and cotton candy mixed in with some mild spices.
Light bodies with medium carbonation.
Not bad overall, very easy to drink, smooth and great tasting.

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Photo of TheWiseFool
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nor bad

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Photo of Jorn99
4.26/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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