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


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RATINGS: 1448   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 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Poured reddish brown with a nice tan head. Solid head retention. Aroma had dark fruits and red wine. Very complex and interesting. Flavor was a bit too sweet but still very good. There was certainly an element of a Flemish Sour Ale in here. I have just sampled this so far and I am pretty impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Dark brown/red pour with small tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and alcohol. Taste includes these, as well as sweetness, sourness, yeast, and more. What really did it for me is the way the small, fizzy carbonation seems to separate from (and enhance) the thicker brown liquid. An absolute pleasure in the mouth, and another beer from De Dolle that had me grinning upon first taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Medium white head with cloudy corn color. Strong metal smell. Vanilla Banana cheese taste. Got this at Knightly Spirits in Orlando

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2005
12 oz. bottle: Pours a cloudy lighter brown with a sustaining white head. Aromas are plentiful with dark fruit sweetness (plums, raisons), tartness as well. Flavor was mostly the tart fruit, some spice bite, and caramel and brown sugar touches.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Pours a hazy tan/brown, great billowing head and great lacing. Aroma is caramel an hop pepper, with a nice citric note. Flavor is strong and salty, tart and slightly vegetive. Almost unpleasantly strong for a moment. Alcohol masked well. Pretty tasty, though not all that quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Murky, mostly motionless and rusty brown in color with a few saliva wisps for the head. Aroma proceeds somewhat expectantly, with prunes, golden raisins, caramel dipped apples, figs, bing cherries, hazelnuts, nutmeg and discernable alcohol. Flavor reveals similar notions. Cherry juice and prune juice collide with candi sugar to form a sugary sweet and enriching first impression. Alcohol is hot. Dried cranberries interwoven with a cinnamon spice, laden like mulled port. Cohesively syrupy palate feel and carbonation scaled back too far. Finishes like rum raisin. Lays it on thick and just keeps it coming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3163) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2005
bottle from greens, second time ive had this one. first was the brickskellar in dc. great beer dark reddish color with tan head. very complex taste but dominant chocolate flavor and malt feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2005
Dark red beer..like a fine port!The head is thin,but lasting and the aroma is like sweet sugar.Almost too many flavours to mention,but definately tart like autumn fruits.Im really enjoying this...awsome beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (16053) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2005 Draught at De Dolle brewery Esen. Black beer with tight tan head. Dark malts fruits are damsons and plums with plain chocolate flavours. Like Bournville plain choc. Dryish finish, coats the teeth. Burnt malts. Finish is excellent. Bit harsh, but nice with grainy feel. Has parts in common with a stout but has a tremendous amount of flavour and texture. Now had it in bottle and although still an outstanding beer, I feel that it is over carbonated. For me it was better on draught. Highly recommend visiting the place. Very friendly staff and they do a tour in English at 2pm on Sundays.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2005
Red brown beer, fluffy yellow foam. Smell is wine like, soft malty and has a sourish impression. Taste is slight sour, touche of port, malts and sweet grains. Accidity is a bit to hard, im sure it will soften with aging.

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