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

bottled
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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (533) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2014
Classic straw look to the pour. Aroma is pretty non-existent, which is surprising given the spicy flavours. Taste is spicy, sweet yet quite drinkable. Abv pretty absent on the flavours. Little sickly sweet on the finish. Decent stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2183) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2014
11.2 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Orange and cloudy appearnce with a lingering beige head and sticky lacing. Belgian yeast, fruity esters, toasted grains, banana, light caramel/toffee, floral notes, earthy hops, herbs and light spices. Pretty full body with a smooth, creamy feel and medium sweet finish.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
matheuswartjes (1) - - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
Heerlijk blond bier met een stevig karakter. Kleurt donkerblond, frisse smaak die in de mond een vol aroma achterlaat

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WouterVG (25) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
An average blond beer, malty but a bit at the thin side. Another Belgian strong blond without distinct taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
Bockor’s attack on Duvel since 2008, named after the founder of the brewery and a commercial success since then. Thick, snow white, stable head, clear golden blonde robe with lively sparkling. Aroma of green apple, iron, grass, field flowers, unripe peach, white cabbage; grainy onset with strong carbo, lightly sweet, light pale maltiness, smooth, bit metallic, finishing in gently bitter grassy hops but less long than I expected. One of the better Duvel offspring, but still doesn’t beat the real thing, in my view.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
guiroul33 (40) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 11, 2014
Clear blond color with a nice persistent frothy head. Aroma of bread, honey, a bit floral. Taste is first a bit sweet then more bitter in the finish, with a strong carbonation. The alcohol aftertaste is a bit annoying, but it remains a decent blond beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
luisfelizola (23) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 9, 2014
Dourada espuma prolongada. Aroma frutas, cevada. Carbonatada, boa acidez, leve amargor. Equilibrada, álcool não aparece.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RenataLF (21) - - SEP 6, 2014
Sabor marcante e levemente adocicado e leve amargor. Corpo atraente e vibrante. Boa escolha!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (929) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
An overall average Hef. Pours an ugly clear yellow with a white head. Smells not great, lots of lemon and grapefruit. Taste has a lot of wheat, with some lemon and cherry tomatoes in the finish. Had in the bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow to orange with a huge two and half finger creamy white head. Aroma is musty fruit. Taste is veggie, fruit and metallic hops.


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