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


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RATINGS: 1327   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 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (895) - CROATIA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle from 1987. (26 years old at the time), 330 ml at Kulminator, Antwerp. Pours unclear reddish brown with small off-white head. Sweet with sour touch. Dark fruit, plums, nuts, yeast. Complex. Quite a lot of yeast sediment at the bottom. Very interesting experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaVillum (510) - Valby, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2014
33 cl, flaske, 7,5 % ABV iflg. etikketten, købt i Belgisk Bryg i Emdrup, 18. november 2014. Kastanje-brun ufiltreret stærk belgier med kæmpe offwhite skumkrone på 7-8 cm. Tætskummet og svinder ganske flot til snelandskab og senere til et par millimeter kant og overflade. Dejlig aroma af diverse malte og belgisk gær. Lidt fjern syrlighed fra noget ubestemmelig frugt. Alkohol. Fantastisk dejlig smag. Let syrlig, men ellers sød og bitter i meget fuldendt balance. Kompleks øl. Det syrlige ligger gemt i det bitre gennem hele smagsbilledet og giver øllet et særligt indtryk. Opsummering: Mellem til kraftig bitter, mellem sødme og let syrlig. Brygget har et forholdsvis højt indhold af kuldioxid, måske en anelse for højt, selvom det bliver mere roligt gennem lang nydelse. Konsistensen er sticky og eftersmagen er lang og bitter/sød. Fyldig krop. Bedste Belgian Strong Ale jeg har smagt i lang tid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (779) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle from a trade with Mathieuc. Pours a dark non see-through brown with copper hues. Head is a fluff off white, clingy lace. Nose is sweet , sugary, a touch of some dark fruits, more caramel. Tastes sweet, fruity, spicy, some bitterness and Abv burn. Me likey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (365) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Appearance is light brown, murky, a two-finger off-white foamy head which slowly settles. Aroma- sugary sweetness, sweet breads, malty and yeasty, banana cake, some hoppiness, caramel, banoffee pie. Taste- sweet fruits, foamy mouthfeel, brown sugar, cherries, fruitcake, bitter hops come through to the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (422) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Clear reddish brown colour with really big and thick head on top. Head became so big that it started pouring out of the glass by itself. Aroma has red berries, plums, dried fruits and nuts. Taste has plums, dried fruits, nuts and berries. Slight alcohol taste in the end and tannin. Maybe some metallic notes too. Medium body with high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (862) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle from an IP trade at Hoppy Loft. Thanks, Mathieu! Pours dark brown with a light beige head. Aroma is molasses, dates, a hint of cherry. Taste is molasses, honey, dates, dark bread. Dark bread crust bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Pour it dark brown color with small white head.Taste amd aroma of roasted malt, coffee, spices.Carbonated and good complexed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3524) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2014
330 ml bottle purchased at Julios Liquors in March 2014. Aroma is burnt caramel, brown sugar and dark fruits.

Flavor is a nice complex array of burnt sugars, toffee, pumpernickel bread, spice and Belgian yeast with some earthiness. Trances of anise. Carbonation is low and creamy. Body is more then medium. Nice night cap or after dinner brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (4623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Clear deep amber with a sultry aroma of boozy honey and toasted blonde grains. Big rich flavor of honey and toasted English muffin and a winter seasonal toffee earthy maltiness. Rich and boozy and malty. Warming and confronting and balanced but semisweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (966) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle served in the Duvel’s tulip. A: Pours very dark amber to brown color forming a huge fizzy and bubbled beige head. Completely cloudy. Good retention and some chunks of lacings left in the glass. A thin layer that remains forever on the top S: Strong notes dark fruits in the nose. Mainly raisins. Reminds a port wine a bit. Also strong notes of wood, candy sugar, caramel malts, roasted malts and bready yeasts T: Sweet caramel upfront. Strong notes of raisins, candy sugar, caramel malts, Belgian bready yeasts. Strong Belgian character. Strong and warming. Some alcohol can be felt is the very end. Complex beer. Good bitter-sweet balance. In overall, a sweet beer with a mild bitter end M: Heavy and creamy body. Molasses. Medium to low carbonation. Fruity bittersweet aftertaste O: Great drinkability despite the 9.5%. Excellent beer. Just another de Dolle masterpiece [ BA Review @ 1/28/2010 ]

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