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

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RATINGS: 1371   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 8C 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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2125) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 29, 2005
Extremely long-lasting and persistent foam. Dark color red, amber and bubbly. Strong and decided scent of alcohol and red grape. Much persistent with a warm and dense body. Demanding.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7172) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 28, 2005
This dark brown ale pours with no head. There is a syrupy, very malty flavor with a slightly bitter finish. This is a unique beer that is quite enjoyable to drink, especially after a couple years of aging.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
Pours a beautifull brown color with ruby highlights and a medium off-white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Very good aroma of raisin, sugar plums, malt, spices and candy-like sweetness, I also feel some hops. Great flavor of raisin, sugar plums, spices, malt and alcohol with a mild sweet finish. Medium body, oily and smooth texture, soft carbonation. After long years without Oerbier it feels very nice to be reunited with one of my first love as a beer geek.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2005
Reddish deep brown color, huge head that filled much of the St. Bernardus chalice. Spicy complex aroma. Earthy, fuity sweet flavor with nice warming alcohol. A great and complex beer, but maybe an inch too sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Id probably like this a whole lot better if it was pourable. Tame in the bottle, as soon as I tipped it, it poured out 80% head. It has a spicy, light fruit kind of aroma. Once I could see the beer, it appeared to be a light brown, like weak coffee. Its got a lively mouthfeel, filled with a mixture of spices - coriander, clove, pepper, mayhaps some orange peel. Notable alcohol presence, but after the frustration of waiting for the head to settle somewhat, the 7.5% abv was appreciated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1970) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Sweet apple smell. Reddish brown color with a creamy smooth head. Spicy flavor. Very nice. Little bit of sticky alcohol in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2005
(bottle) Highly recommended by several people, but Im not really sure why. Ive never had cherry wine, but Im convinced that I now know what it would taste like. Very sweet, very winey. No bitterness to balance the sweetness at all. Not very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Poured dark ruby brown, very cloudy with floaties and a fluffy tan head...smell is sweet and tart...raisins are there...some definate whisky aroma...taste is warm with spices...clove, pepper, coriander...tastes like a lot more than 7.5%...lots of alcohol...good, but way off...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3064) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2005
Large off-white head that sat on top of ruby red body with tawny tinges. Good aroma, quite a mix, broth, rich fruit, spice and slight caramel. Flavour follows up on what the nose promises, medium body, sweet taste which isnt over the top, alcohol is just warming. I like this to the arabier.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (13508) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2004
Bottled 33cl
Dark red-brown colour with big brown head which is vanishing quite quickly, when yeast is added also quite hazy. Aroma is hoppy - spicey, like birch leaves in the early spring. Bitter, alcoholic (in a good way) mouthfeel. Really warming, one could guess higher ABV. Some roasted tones and long hoppy bitter aftertaste. Adding more yeast to glass is making this harder to drink but an excellent choice to start New Year Eves celebration.


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