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


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RATINGS: 1461   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sten (726) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2009 A dark brownish beer with a pale-brown head. Not much aroma but it’s yeasty, sweet and maybe a bit malty. The taste sweet and spicy. Very complex beer. (Bottle 33cl)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2006
Nice dark brown and red colored, big yellow head. Sweetness, caramel, chocolate, spices, anis, vinous tones and mild alcohol in aroma, surprisingly sweet but still fine and complex. Medium to full bodied. Sweetness comes up strongly in start, caramel, toffee, spices, alcohol and nicely dry ending. Alcohol lasts in aftertaste with spices and some anis. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2006
(01.04.05) 11.6 oz brown bottle purchased from DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL. Hazy brown beer having no discernable head. No discernable carbonation. Grape and toffee aromas. Medium bodied that starts with light malt sweetness and dried fruity and toffee flavors. Finishes with light malt aftertaste. Not sour tasting and no funky aromas! A very tasty Belgium ale, one of my favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7072) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, tupalev & jerc -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a murky dark amber with a large lasting fizzy white head. Strong and very sweet aroma of yeast, apples, sugar and caramel malt -- it almost has a sparkling wine smell to it. The flavour is also quite sweet but it’s not overly sweet, it’s just right. Lots of sweet malt along with fruit, sugar, yeast and alcohol. Lots of carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel. Medium bodied. A nice winter sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2005
Dark brown and hazy with a beige head. The aroma is liquorice and dates, a delightful sweet, sticky mixture. The taste has yeast and malt with dark fruits, black treacle and a very generous alcoholic hit. The bitterness at the end is quite surprising. The slight flaw in this beer was the insistent prickle of small, frothy bubbles that were still going strong after half an hour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2005
11.6 oz bottle Pours a cloudy brown with a light tan head. Has a sweet aroma of hops and grapes. Has a bitter sweet taste with nice carbonation. A smooth and dry texture. Average finsh with a good aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (9151) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2005
(bottle) Hazy amber colour with a frothy tanned medium head. Vinous, sweet tastmalty aroma with caramel, yeasts and a dense sourish note. Sweet flavour, medium to full body, crispy mouthfeel. Initially sweet toastmalty with caramel and yeasts, dried fruits (plums, raisins), sugary sweet but harmonic malty finish with peppery spices, with slightly tart and bitter hoppy notes. The alcohol is strong but well integrated and warming. Aromatic and tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2005
33cl. bottle. Clear brown color with red highlights and a huge sudsy tan head. Tart tropical fruit aroma with some sweet malt in the background. Tart, fruity flavor of cherries, granny smith apples and fresh baked bread. I was expecting this beer to be on the sweet side, but it was very dry and tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2488) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2005
I think my bottle went bad based on the top of the bottling and the flavor. There was definitely some corrsion around the cap and I think air found its way in. Pours a cloudy reddish brown body with a small head. Aroma is malts, candy sugar and yeast. Quite promising. Flavor initially is a weaker version of this, but then has a harsh flat metallic finish. Couldn’t finish it. Will rerate eventually because im 95% sure this was a bad bottle. Almost positive I ordered another bottle from Belgianshop.com...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is strong, a bit medicinal, with notes of apple, almonds, yeast & malt. Great flavour - brown sugar, raisins, toasted malt, molasses, apple - heh, that sounds like a recipe for apple crumble! A fine winter sipper, thanks Harry!

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