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


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RATINGS: 1489   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2006
Pours a nearly opaque reddish brown color with an absolutely masive tan head. Aroma is startling. Strong hints of sour fruit (i mean that in a good way) and maple sweetness. Incredibly complex flavor starts with a strong tangy cherry flavor before fading into a more citrusy finish. Strong warming alcohol finish but not enough to be abrasive. Highly carbonated fizzy mouthfeel. Lingering sour finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3243) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours murky brown with a light tan head. Aroma of spices, fruit, citrus. Flavor is carbonated, sweet, fruit, sour, yet smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2006
Pours a muddy brown with a good amount of sediment. Light brown head is thin, but lasts as it laces the glass. Aroma is malty, maybe a bit of sweetness, and spicy (nutmeg/cinnamon). Large, malty profile that is dotted with spices, fruits, and a touch of sugar. Earthy/malty combonation is a winner in my book. A great representation of a Belgain ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2006
nice head, nose banana, high malt, dried fruits, grape taste to it, almost sour and smooth feel that of a lambic, very sexy beer must be amazing on tap

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2006
This was a little different than I was expecting. Hazy brown pour with a large lively head. Aroma was floral, fruity and sweet, and you know before tasting that there will be some sourness there. Flavor has quite a bit of barnyard that comes right in the front followed by tart fruits, burnt sugar and a sour finish. Definatly a combination of flavors that I haven’t experianced but tasty and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2006
Special Brew 2, according to the cap. Beer pours a hazy, medium-dark amber-brown color with an average-to-large, frothy, off-white, lasting head. The aroma is malty with moderate notes of toasted grain, cookie and caramel; hoppy with moderate notes of dill-like herb; yeasty with a light note of dough and moderate notes of barnyard; moderate notes of cranberry and cherry, spciy alcohol, toffee. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and moderately acidic/tangy with a long, lightly bittersweet, lightly acidic finish. The body is light-to-medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quinten (1060) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2006
dark color, foamy head, wouldt they had candied sugars thousand years b.c.????? strange,.....o.k. the beer,....wunderfull...fully appearance, great smell, caramel, chocolate, roasty, banana, butterscotch, very complex aroma,...very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2006
Brown with some reddish tints. Large off-white head. Sweet yeasty aroma, fruity (banana) as well, caramel. Full body, Finish is again sweet, heavy and fruity with some light alcoholic hints. OVerall a pretty good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2006
large tight head topped a dark burgandy orange body. Nose is sweet malt and ramen. Acidity is the mouth is well balanced, an effervecent carbination exists. Flavour is sour cherries and bret tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2006
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 very frothy. dark reddish tea colored brew. sour slight smell of over riped banana. some holiday spicy smell maybe ginger or cinnamon. first i got a rush of sour cream and onion then sour fruit taste acidity of a white wine. it’s intriguing. almost has an a1 steak sauce presence as well. this is like sex in the mouth

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