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

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82
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255 Ratings
Omer Traditional BlondOmer Traditional Blond
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by philipquarles on 10-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
255
Reviews:
88
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.44%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 255 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of Bunuelian
4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of BenBreeg
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of educorgan
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThomasKoren
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephens101
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale orange with one finger of fluffy off-white froth.

Smells malty and phenolic with some sugar and cotton candy noticed.

Tastes of apricot, green apple and sugar with a touch of spice for good measure.

Medium, dry-ish and somewhat chalky going down.

Faintly interesting in a banal sort of wish there were something more to it but can't really complain too much because there's a lot worse out there kind of way.

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Photo of 123321123321
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BMMillsy
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MickyMc
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just drank this and am now drinking a Duvel, purely for purposes of scientific research, because so many people have commented on the similarity between the two beers.

In all honesty there is not a great deal to choose between the two of them, Duvel is slightly smoother and creamier but they are both nice beers.

Living in Belgium I have the luxury of choosing whichever I want in the supermarket and which ever is available in the bar.

I think it's safe to say if you like a Duvel you will be equally satisfied with OMER.

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Photo of lhwjanssen
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdTheEdge
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mll777
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ToddThompson
3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of djura
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle 0,33 l

A - Huge white head, creamy. Pale with low carbonation.
S - Refreshing, blond malt aroma with some spicenes.
T/M - Medium carbonation, a bit warm finish but not that much as you could expect from 8% ale. Low bitterness with some pepper aftertaste.

O - Maybe to much alcohol in it, but taste is good.

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Photo of Fezzz
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dentist666
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into tulip.
Pours slightly hazy golden beer with fizzy white head, big bubbles, medium retention.
Smell is bland and metallic, dust, cider, tart cherry, grape, grains.
Taste is heavy, dull, malty, somewhat fruity and yeasty.

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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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Photo of AgentMunky
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a glass.

Hazy gold with white head. It smells sweet, like white grapes, and tastes like it too. Sweet grain, with a distant trace of spice that increases on the aftertaste. It's alright but not great.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I thought this was a nice example that, while fitting into the Belgian strong pale ale category here, was a bit more like what I expect when I see a Belgian that labels itself as a blond. Nose was subtle, but still had some nice fruit and yeasty notes. The taste was light and refreshing, even at 8%, with a balance of spice, bready malt, and yeast notes. Not a big hitter, but pretty much on the spot for what I was looking for in this style of beer.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alexander_Kim
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DevAJ
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had to come back and revisit this one. It's not quite as bad as I first remembered. Still a solid point behind Kwak, but actually pretty decent. I think part of my previous issue may have been that I didn't pay attention to the directions on how to pour the beer to make it so none of the lees was in the glass. Or maybe since I'm drinking this after mowing the lawn it just tastes pretty good.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours cloudy bright orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, honey, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale ale. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Beer of a nice look but a lot disappointing.
It has an extremely golden color and a nice whitey foam.
Smell and taste are somewhat neutral.. I have nothing special to say.
This beer is also not well balanced, alcohol is easily perceptible. Well.. at least it has a nice bitterness.

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Omer Traditional Blond from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
3.6 out of 5 based on 255 ratings.
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