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


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RATINGS: 1472   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 17/20
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Amber/orange in color. Had to decant, as the sediment was prevalent. Yeasty, long-lasting head. Nose is sugary, syrupy vanilla and malty. Very enticing. Deep, rich. Unlike most Belgians. Very malty, Alcohol is noted but appreciated. I really enjoyed this and will have many more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2005
picked up a brewery fresh bottle in dikmuide, along with a bottle of arabier. Poured hazy ice-tea brown with huge foamy head. Aroma is sweet and malty. flavor was a bit sour, with a HORRIBLE bitter soapy aftertase. Due to the number of high ratings, I guess this could have just been a bad bottle or maybe my glass had soap in it. the beer looked and smelled great, but something ruined the finsih. Will try it again if it get the chance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Draft: Pours a nice cloudy amber with lots of foamy white head. Nose is yeast and some citrus/peach notes. Flavor si a nice layer of sweet malt upon which a nice yeasty character comes through, along with some dark fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Pours a hazy yellow color with a small off white head. There is some nice lacing. Aroma is pretty nice. Has some nice malt and wheat in the nose. Flavor is sour and not much else. Tastes almost like lemon water. Alright but nothing to get excited about.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 Pours dark brown with an amber tint. The initially large off-white head fades to layer of fizz. Aroma is easily the best thing about this brew, dark fruit and candi sugar. Flavor is sour, so much so, that it drowns out the candi and plums underneath. Too bad. Slight overcarbonation, gives a light fizzy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
(Bottles ay Fynske Øldage) Malty aroma. Mahogany color and a creamy head. Round, sweet flavor and quite complex. Alcohol is present in both flavor and finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2005
Dark and cloudy appearance, thin head. Malty aroma of toffees and raisins. Sweet, acidic and slightly sour flavour, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2005
I have had this many times, but it’s been awhile... Highly carbonated with a cloudy reddish-brown color and thich creamy head. The aroma is fruity and strong, with a curious, almost soapy note. The flavor is fruity, spicy and almost nutty with hints of clove and other intimations of sweet spices with a slight sourness. The flavor is not too sweet considering the gravity and full palate. An excellent beer well-deseving of it’s high rating, and one I would recommend without reservation to anyone who has any appreciation of Belgian beer styles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with fluffy white head. Aroma is candy sugars, malts, and fruit (plum). Taste is very interesting. It has candy sugar malts like an abby double but is much more sour and juicy like an unripe plum. Slightly chewy malts with vanilla and cherry. Excellent finish like fresh cider. New flavors every sip as it warms. GREAT beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Geiserich (4089) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 25, 2005
Intensive, sweet aroma, notes of candy, brandy, plums and cherries. Very huge, light brown frothy and creamy head. Redish to pink color, many particels. Sweet aroma, notes of candy. Flavor has much of alcohol, scotch or brandy and a winey character. Again a fruitines like rum-plums or "mon cherrie". Finish is well balanced, light dry and bitter, few hoppy. Oh my good, this one is really great.

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