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De Dolle Oerbier

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Brewed by De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Oerbier means original, from the spring. This beer has been brewed in small scale (5 gallons). Oerbier is brewed from no less than 6 malts. Poperinge Golding hops in flowers and a special yeast which makes it a little tart, especially with aging. At the brewery we have excellent cellars which have a constant temperature of 8°C and allow Oerbier to age at its best. After a couple of years Oerbier tastes like it should have been blended with wine … Oerbier has been refermented in the bottle and contains a layer of yeast, having vitamins B. NAT en STRAF on the glasses means WET and STRONG, a warning for the 7.5 vol. alcohol content. The little person on the glasses is the Oerbier man, a simple creature who holds a brewers fork in his right hand, symbolizing the work and science, but looking to the other side, the result of all this, the glass of (Oer)beer. The artwork on the poster is a wallpainting found in Spain, (Altamira) and is considered by art lovers as being the best prehistoric art work (30,000 years BC). On the other hand we have Oerbier started in 1980, going on with the tradition. For more information on Oerbier's recent recipe history, see the following article: http://www.bunitedint.com/Products/de_dolle/oerbier-re_evolution.html


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een lekker biertje met een goede, volle smaak aan. Een bier zoals het hoort te zijn.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (1055) - PORTUGAL - AUG 11, 2014
33cl bottle. Hazy dark brown reddish colour with a large foamy tan head. Caramel, raisins, yeast and slight sourness. Average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is well balanced slightly more sweet than bitter with some sour notes. Overall, a very good beer that I would to try again in a more cold weather.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvilCat (80) - FRANCE - AUG 6, 2014
Bouteille. L'île du malt. Robe marron profond coiffée d'une épaisse mousse beige évanescente. Nez sur le malt, le grain de café et la levure belge. Fruitée sur la cerise noire et la prune. Bouche complexe, piquante sur la levure , légèrement acidulé contrebalancée par une belle amertume. Notes de sucre brun , de malt torréfié , de figue et de pruneaux avec un arrière goût de cerise. Corps suave avec une belle effervescence. Un bonheur de bière. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GIJOE (619) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours extremely dark brown with a copious, tan head. Nose is dried fruits, molasses, dark toffee, light booze notes, maybe a hint of tobacco. Taste is very well-balanced, a little to the sweet side, but not too sweet. Full body, moderate carbonation. Delicious brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (131) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2014
Sample from a 2009 bottle at En Öl- & Whiskymässa, Gothenburg, april 2014. Pours deep dark red, nearly brown with a two finger slowly dissipating beige head. Aroma is malty, with dried fruit, figs, candi sugar, yeast tones and a slight sour touch. Taste is complex with lots of sweet and woody malt and dried fruit, some spices, yeast, red berries, slight bitter hops. Ends dry with a slight woody tartness. Body is medium to full, carbo surprisingly high with sharp bubbles (but that goes well with the slight tart ending), creamy texture. A perfect example why Belgien knows their shit. So complex and drinkable at the same time.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (286) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Aroma: Malty, fruity, yeast. Taste: Fruity, yeast. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2278) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Great beer that is reminiscent of a lighter quad. Raisins, pumpernickel bread, yeast, spice, candidate sugar. Taste is sweet I with a dry finish. Overall good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (203) - HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2014
Igazán elismerésre méltó jellemvonásokra lehetünk figyelmesek már rögtön az elején, habja ugyanis maga az örökkévalóság, az illatáradat pedig, mely fogad minket, elképesztően gazdag és fenséges. Az élesztős, pirított magvas alapokon nyugvó aromák marcipános, datolyás, kandiscukros színezetű kavalkádot képeznek az édeskés és savanykás benyomások alkotta skálán egyensúlyozva, leginkább azonban az édesség irányába tolódva. A szánkban tartva elsőként szilvához hasonló vonások rajzolódnak ki, majd félérett alma savassága lép a színre, végül pedig - az illatát tekintve kissé talán meglepő módon - borhoz foghatóan száraz, kissé fanyar és csak enyhén szénsavas ízvilágban lehet részünk, mely minden részletében maga az elegancia. Izgalmas és stílusos, a figyelmet teljes mértékben magára vonó főzet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerconnaiseur (68) - BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2014
Only like this one on draught! Draight at Fermentoren (amazing, as this is only possible to find on draught at the brewery in Esen!). Reminded me of years ago, where we called this kind of beer in Flemmish an ’ice-cream’ : soft, creamy, beautiful lacing, viscose, full bodied. On draught it’s not overly sweet like on bottle. Great draught beer! Next to their Stille Nacht Xmas beer, my ’Dolle Brouwers’ favorite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (896) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Copenhagen 14/7-14. Sweet malty and fruity with yeasty and spicy notes, dried fruit, candi sugar and nuts.


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