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

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RATINGS: 1356   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 8įC and allow Oerbier to age at its best. After a couple of years Oerbier tastes like it should have been blended with wine Ö 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


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1915) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle. Estimated to be a 2005. Pours a muddy brown red with a one finger brown head that resides quickly to nil. Smell is bright raisins, plum wine, sweet honey, speckles of brown sugar, caramel. Taste is initially a bit muddled due to some more than minor oxidation, but then lends itself to burnt brown sugar, plums, raisins, other dark aged fruit, more toffee. Itís a shame that this particular bottle is past itís prime, but there still is a shell of a nice beer here. Unfortunately there were a couple of questionable years of care on this bottle that could have added to its demise.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ippopotamo36 (458) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 4, 2015
1987 (Rodenbach yeast) vs 2014 at Kulminator in Antwerp-Belgium, bottles. The 1987 is stunning and amazingly in shape after 28 years. Pours dark amber with bright reddish appearance, nice and still performing off white foam. Nose: the warmest malty nose ever, light dry fruit, lovely feel of wood, cherries. Cherries are there, lovely feel. Mouth: God! I love this (mortlach come here right now!). Cherry juice, apple, warm feel embracing your chest! I am in shock! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
R9VoyagerA (1) - - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1528) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottled: unk (it was cut off most of the bottle), my guess would be early 2014. Pours dark brown with a huge tan top that falls to a persistent quilt. Smells rich with prunes, candi, sweet toasted malts, some yeast. Flavor is malty, some mild musty oxidation, some stone fruits, a touch of almost brett like earthiness, some almost ruby porto character. Lots of depth in this beer, very surprised. medium on full bodied with high carb and a dry finish. Almost tannic in the finish. Iím very interested by this beer, might pick a few up to age and see what happens. It is tarts up a bit over two years I would be very, very excited.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gearz (36) - Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2015
My second try with this beer. Ticked it a 2 back then and Iím sticking to it. Sweet tobacco, raisin, and caramel smell. Bready taste with a light body. Minimal carbonation. Dry finish. Tastes like it could be a Belgian Double but doesnít have the body. kind of week on the tongue. Would recommend a St. Benardus Abt 12 over this any day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (190) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Schenkt een donkeramberkleurig bier met witte schuimkraag. Ruikt naar mout, gist, gedroogd fruit, kruiden. Smaak is bitterzoet, moutig, gedroogd fruit, hoppig. Een bier die ik wel kan waarderen, maar dat niet iedereen zal bevallen door de zoete en wat kruidige smaak. De nasmaak is bitter en grassig.

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 (500) - 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 (279) - - 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 (2560) - 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 (1305) - 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.


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