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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


3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks it is okay. It is suppose to be a strong belgium but it is a little sour. She does not mind it. She burps. She wonders if it is off. She gives a 2.8 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (195) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
33cl bottle from Bar Volo. Toronto, ON. 9.0% alc. / vol. Aroma of cherries. Cherries, prunes, booze. Mild carbonation. Taste matches the aroma

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalfaro86 (305) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 4, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark amber brew with a huge reddish head with good retention, aroma is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to low sour with dark fruits and spices, medium to robust bodied, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate sigue with a sour finish and a medium aftertaste, ver y good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6089) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"9% but the same label. dark fruit and yeastiness abound. the aroma is definitely more lactic than the flavor, but there is a slight presence in the flavor as well. not as spicy as some belgians, which is nice for a change of pace. this one was good, not great (like the special reserve)."

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bill Becker (407) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 19, 2014
A bit active when I popped the cap, the pour was very slow but still very foamy. Deep brownish red in colour. It smells very yeasty and dark fruity. A semi aweetness here that crosses over to a light tartness. Plums, raisins, black cherry tartness, yeasty. My, this is complex but there’s a symphony going on. Medium bodied and co2’d, some heat from the alcohol but not to an extreme. It finishes decidedly on the dry side. Very very good.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2145) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2014
On tap at the Thirsty Monk (AVL). Deep red-amber body with a small head. Interesting and appealing aroma; hints of brandy, wine and vague ripe fruits. Mild and subtle alcohol esters for 12% ABV. Flavor. Fruity; slightly tartness with a touch of sweetness and bitterness. Moderately strong and mildly funky flavor seems to reflect red wine barrel aging.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle from CBX. Chestnut pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of brown sugar, roasted nuts, candy sugars, figs and grapes, with notes of spices and yeast. Effervescent body with the sweeter notes hit the front with roasted nuts, toasted bread, candy sugars, dark fruits mid palate and finishing off with touches of spice. Mmmmm.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (1802) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
@Mechelen, Schenkt bruin met licht kaki kraag. Aroma is zoetig, mout, caramel, donker fruiten zoals rozijnen. smaken zijn gelijk een volle prikkelende co2 in de mond, caramel, rozijn, alcohol. goede donkere fruiten en kandijsuiker, redelijke body, redelijk zoet en redelijk fuitig, mis een beetje de zure toetsen om het tot een echte kraker te maken, jammer had met een beetje verheugd op dit biertje..wellicht was die gewoon wat te hoog.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martinrumsam (541) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Reddish brown with creamy beige head. Fruity bready aroma and a hint of spice. Initial taste quite sweet becoming slightly acidic and sour with a refreshing bitter finish. Full carbonation and mouthfeel. Decent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - SEP 2, 2014
23 year old 1991 vintage bottle at Akkurat Stockholm, april 19th 2014. Deep red body, unclear, with a small beige head. Aroma of berries, branch, moss, yeast. Taste is lightly sour with plums, roast, wood, nuts. Deep complexity, sweet raisin and yeast aftertaste. Really nice.


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