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

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3.66/5
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263 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,186
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
263
pDev:
14.21%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
50
Trade:
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Ratings: 263 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of tc232
4.63/5  rDev +26.5%
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 AgentMunky
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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 +8.2%
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 -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alexander_Kim
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DevAJ
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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 +6%
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 -10.4%
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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Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jezi89
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Resuin
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ricard0
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ale_addin
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of rkcrozier
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Luklaer
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of alex_hart
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of SVD
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of seedyone
4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

07/25/13 From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Where do I start? Calls itself a"blond" on the label but once exposed the roots may be somut' else. IMO this is a step above just a blond. How much? I dare not say. One thing I will venture is this is a full bodied brew. The 8% is a dead give away. If you've a choice, keep it for the end of the evening as it comes in under the radar. You've been warned.

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Photo of StephRai
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of brionc29
4.68/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of TominGermany
3/5  rDev -18%

Omer Traditional Blond from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 263 ratings