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


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RATINGS: 1401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
llucmaduell (54) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2015
There are beers reference. A beer that evolves beautifully in the glass inside the mouth bottle. I do not know if the best is the smell, the taste in the mouth, the color, in short, a beer brutal!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (517) - - JUN 10, 2015
Deep amber, clear. Full body, flavorful, intense heat. Sweetness is followed by mild bitterness. Fruity, alcoholic. Rich and powerful, good way to finish a tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pistacho (54) - SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
On tap at Café Gaspar. Sweet fruity nose, perhaps so fruity that it seems a little bit solventy. That´s a greedy one, good body and caramel notes. It’s simple but sincere. Liked it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesie1857 (1694) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
330ml bottle from Belgium in a Box - Pours a cloudy brown with huge beige head and very active carbonation. The nose is mellow and sweet, with caramel, various dark fruits, a slight winey note, and a touch of spicy alcohol. The flavour is full of dark fruits. Plum, raisin, a little bit of sour black cherry sweets, then a soft caramel sweetness. The finish is slightly dry and rather vinous, but quickly warms with the booziness kicking in. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky. Best I’ve had in a while this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (863) - CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
Pours clear medium amber with two fingers plus of fluffy light tan head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is dark boozy fruit (dates and raisins), caramel malt, brown sugar, green apple, other stone fruits. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild tart, very light bitter. (8/10) Medium body, prickly carbonation, medium duration finish with a little lingering alcohol warming. (4/5) Quite a nice BSDA, if a bit on the pricey side for where I got it. Very mild considering the beefy ABV, almost sherry-like and quite good for sipping. Almost feels like there’s a little brett in there contributing to the mild tartness, but it’s quite restrained. Sweetness is similarly restrained, and kept well in check by the pleasantly prickly carbonation. Certainly much better than the amateurish label might have you expecting, and having read their writeup, I’d like to cellar some for future experimentation. (16/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (728) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
Tastes of raisins and caramel. Not overly sweet as the carbonation cuts right through it. Reddish brown colour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (226) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Poured into stem glass from a bottle. Cloudy Mahogany colour with a generous off-white head. Nose is caramel, raisin, sour apple, dark malts, and brown sugar. Flavour is sour green apple, caramel, roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark dried fruit, molasses, and subtle spices. Awesome Belgian strong ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bwyu (48) - - MAY 10, 2015
Never disappoints. Aroma of dark stone fruits, cherry, caramel malt... Flavor follows aroma. Sherry and pleasant alcohol notes. Super good sipping beer on a relaxing evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (2087) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, rich dark fruits, berries, dried fruits, some candy sugar, yeast, spicy notes. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet a bit tart with a smooth light bittersweet finish. Hint of alcohol. Lovely sipper, I’d love to try this aged for a few years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1260) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
Bottled; poured at home; direct pick-up from the brewery. Thanks Zombier for my brewery lift and to Anna and Joan for renting the car and driving me to the brewery! Poured a lovely baige lacing over a chestnut-brown colour. Aroma is fascinating. A lot of depth here. Wild brett; farmhouse aromas; hey; fresh dough; garden dew and spruce. Some clove and coriander and fruity yeast esters. Taste is ripe plums; burnt caramalisation; gorgeous wild berrys; tart plum; toffee; raisins and biscuit malt. Some wonderful use of brett and a little heavy on the tart. It’s a fascinating beer and another example of the wonderful craft which De Dolle is.

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