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


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RATINGS: 1479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (9108) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Dark orange and brown in color. Srong yeasty nose full of brown sugar and cinnamon yeast scents, with some sweet floral notes as well. Semi-sweet plum and pepper flavors. Warms the throat. Excellent beer, something I want again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22697) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2006
Draught. Pours a reddish brown colour with a big off-white head. Sweet fruity aroma with some vinous hints. Sweet malty and fruity flavor with some hints of liquorice. Hints of alcohol too. Fruity alcohol warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Bubbly active head, was actually making noise kinda like rice krispies at first. Rather strong aroma of sweet dark fruits. Very lively mouthfeel with definite alcohol dominance with a sweet fruity flavor that is fairly tart. The sweetness kinda wore on my palate after half the beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2006
2005 Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with an average bubbly tan head that laced. Aroma was sweet and fruity, cherry, dark fruits, caramel and candied sugars. Flavr of the same, really get the sweet dark fruits. Some yeast in there as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
The aroma offered by this beer is an infusion of yeast, dates, and alcohol. It is a light cocoa colored solution that sits under a thick off-white head. This beer is heavy and thick as it enters the mouth. The taste is a combination of wheat, dates, yeast, nuts, and citrus fruit hidden in the background. The aftertaste is a mild nutty one that lingers well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2006
pours murky brown with a large light tan head, aroma of belgian spices, fruity, citrus. Flavor is carbonated, sweet, fruity, sour fermented fruit flavor, and smooth, good body, great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2006
[bottle from beers of europe] Aroma is fruity and yeasty, notes of plum, strawberry, wood, some acidity. full body, dry finish with a touch of tartness coming through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Who has the time to read that annoyingly long description? My third of the De Dolle bsa’s and all were fantastic. This one is dark brown with a fizzy head. Aroma is quite different. Woody and a little yeasty. Flavor is wood, a little vinuous fruit. Texture is pretty average. Pretty great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - FEB 25, 2006
Bottle from the sharp edge. This shit is tasty...the second beer I’ve had by de dolle and I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes out for it in the future. Pours a dirty strawberry brown...with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is awesome...fresh fruit/cherries, sour yeast, spice, and a bit o hops. Taste is kind of similar except way better. Some killer sourness...the most I’ve encountered so far...but the sweetness and slight bitterness balance it so well. It is fairly carbonated and has a noticeable bittersweet dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2006
The foamy tan head collapses quickly into a murky deep mahogany liquid. Vinous nose with hints of molasses and dark fruit. Highly carbonated, fizzy medium mouthfeel. There is a definite sour underpinning to flavors of brown sugar, raisins, prunes, and some spice. A few bitter flavors begin to come through, but the sour character persists well into the finish. This would certainly be a good one to set down for a couple of years.

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