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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 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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenH (908) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
brown, hazy, tan foam, roasty, toast, nuts, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (606) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Dark brown-reddish color with big beige head. Dark fruits, spices, candied sugar. A bit of tartness still, heavy body and an extremely rich taste. Medium carbonation. This is a serious win. Can compete with the good Abts/Quadrupels. More intensely fruity than these.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (298) - - FEB 20, 2015
Pours a hazy brown body with a giant head. Sweet and malty aroma. Nice and malty taste with sweet tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2684) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle shared tonight at the meeting. Fairly clear deep reddish gold color. Fruity spicy light earth. Nice brew, thanks Mike.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1394) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Clear amber with a small white soapy head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with some bitter tones. Caramel, malts, brown sugar, ripe fruits, spices and warming alcohol. A tasty strong ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (656) - ITALY - FEB 6, 2015
In bottiglia da 33cl. Colore bruno, schiuma fine, molto abbondante e persistente. Aroma di frutta secca, uvetta, nocciola. Al palato una nota calda ed etilica evidente con sentori di frutta secca, uvetta, leggero caramello. Finale che bilancia la dolcezza generale della birra.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (862) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle @ home from De Dolle brewery, Esen - BE. Color: dark brown beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: caramel and candy notes with well malt taste. Roasted malt. Taste: nice caramel and high malt domination. Great complexity, with small woody notes, and alcohol finish. Aftertaste: caramel and alcohol. Really nice but please meditate it, and take your time to enjoy it !

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Batavi (75) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2015 De Dolle Oerbier uitgeschonken in Oerbierglas. Bij het openen van het flesje komt er al wat schuim uit. Een mooie volle beige schuimkraag dus in het glas, kleur van het bier is donker roodbruin licht wazig. De geur is kruidig met Belgische gist. De smaak is stevig eerst zoetig en dan licht zurig, beetje wijnachtig, lekkere vrij complexe smaak. Smaaktonen van kandijsuiker, hout en licht zurige en zacht bittere hopsmaak. Het vrij hoge koolzuur gehalte is wel duidelijk aanwezig, De afdronk is medium lang, hoppig en licht droog met een warme alcoholische afsluiter. Een goed voorbeeld weer van een uitstekend Belgisch bier dit Oerbier, zeker eentje die ik vaker zal drinken. Niet zo complex en speciaal als Stille Nacht, maar absoluut weer een mooi kwaliteitsproduct van de Dolle Brouwers.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MMR (443) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Damn this is one fine dark Belgian ale. I’m incredibly impressed by it’s creaminess, rich aroma and wonderful taste. It’s Palate is wonderful and leaves a very nice bitterness behind. Love it!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rammer (314) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 28, 2015
Not bad, but too much bread and yeast bulge. More precisely overlap everything else


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