Brewed by Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Bellegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
OMER. traditional blond is made of excellent summer malted barley from the Loire region (France) and pure water. During the brewing process sugars are liberated that will serve later to nourish the yeast. During the cooking process 3 varieties of hops from Germany, Slovenia and the Czech Republic are added to give the beer the specific aroma and bitterness

Mr_Vogel's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Vogel (55) - - MAY 8, 2013
Lovely beer. Golden with big foamy head that has good retention. Fruits and some hoppy floral notes in the nose. Malts are noticeable as well and some banana sweetness coming from the yeast. First impression: wow! Take a sip. Strong alcohol gives this beer a ’bite’. Some sour lemon taste. Spices, belgian yeast, malts and hoppy bitterness. Fruity alcoholic dry finish, leaving you to want more. This beer is a trip. Very skillfully brewed. Dare I say it? Better than a Duvel?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boxereddy (354) - BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2016
Helder gouden bier met ruime witte schuimkraag. Aroma: moutig, hoppig. Smaak: zoetig, bitterig. Mondgevoel is ruim met mooie koolzuur en bitterig-zoete afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (531) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer is a little hazy golden blonde colored and has a large and stable white head, with livingly CO2. The aroma is complex, but a subtle bitterness of hops is noticable, but also green apples and flowers. The taste is creamy and full bodied, it has a delicate bitterness and fruitiness of small sweet pear and apple. A delightful, medium finish with fine bitterness and a slight sweetness which is also a little dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuspoenari (406) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2016
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marcius (391) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Golden color, hazy liquid and huge head. Aroma of caramel and some citrus. Taste is sweet and a bit bitter. Nice strong ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3824) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2016
bottle - Pours golden with a lingering white head. The aroma is grainy with Belgian yeast spice. It tastes with with grainy malt, fruity esters, and some alcohol. It’s an average Belgian brew at best, though that’s still pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (192) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2016
Helder blond bier met wite schuimkraag en grote bellen. Sterke pareling. Geur: moutgeur, florale hop en wat schoonmaakmiddel. Smaak: licht zoetig en bitterig. Goede koolzuurprikkel, redelijk volmondig. Afdronk: zacht zoetig. Een sterk blond bier mooi in balans. Ik drink dit bier wekelijks en heb dit spijtig genoeg weten veranderen. Geef mij maar die lekkere hop punch van de eerste brouwsels! Toen was dit bier onder meer een geduchte concurrent voor Duvel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (8624) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle, shared with Davey. Slightly hazy lemony yellow, lively white head. Lightly phenolic, pale malt barley candy, reedy notes, boozy undertones. A bit much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunt_Punt (7) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2016 does not count
Not bad, but nothing to write home about. Lil bit boring, lacks flavour...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
andrepintado (2241) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 12, 2016
33cl bottle from el corte ingles, lisbon, portugal. Light hazy. Medium white head. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter. Aroma is malty, light fruit, water, herby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9257) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2015
33 cl bottle at Het Spiegelbeeld, Eindhoven, on December 12, 2015.
BB 04 08 17. Easy read Omer Traditional Blond, more difficult read Omer Vander Ghinste.
Clear golden color, big off-white head. Sweet, malty, a bit grainy scent. Malty, light sweet, sort of grainy taste. Short malty, light bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Leaves some lacing.

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