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

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RATINGS: 1344   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 (1865) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Batavi (11) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 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 dus. Smaaktonen van kruiden, 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. 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 (359) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Damn this is one fine dark Belgian ale. Iím incredibly impressed by itís creaminess, rich aroma and wonderful taste. Itís 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 (191) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 28, 2015
Not bad, but too much bread and yeast bulge. More precisely overlap everything else

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cluniac (64) - - JAN 26, 2015
Appearance is a murky light brown, with excellent lacing and a frothy head. Aroma is sweet candy sugars with some roasted malt. Taste is similar- quite sweet with malty tones. Palate is very good like all De Dolle beers- although not as creamy or smooth as Mad Bitch or Stille Nacht. A bit dry on the aftertaste. Overall its definetly a vert good ale as Ive come to expect from this brewery, but its not their best one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmc619 (444) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2015
For sure the best of the De Dolle triumvirate tasting from today. I think my rating may be skewed a bit high from perception - the reserve version of this is on the RateBeer Top 50 Belgium. But anyway - itís fantastic. High-ABV but drinkable. Probably sits somewhere between 8-10 on my scale but Iíll give it the benefit of the doubt with a 9 until next tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barbillon (38) - Pesaro, ITALY - JAN 24, 2015
di colore marrone rossastro, con schiuma bella cremosa e un aroma dolce. Ha una carbonizzazione bella sostenuta con sapori di prugna e zucchero di canna con un finale leggero di liquirizia. Buona bevuta ma forse troppo dolce che stanca verso il finale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3640) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
330 ml bottle during Brussels vacation. Reddish amber with beige head. Aroma of malt, sour candy, light fruit, grapes and some soapy detergent notes. Taste is medium sweet, grapes, malty, sugars with a finish with grape peels and sugar.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1030) - SPAIN - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle, 33cl / Botella, 33cl. @ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine. A: Brown / Marron T/S: Malt, sweet, fruity, yeast, alcohol / Malta, dulce, afrutado, levadura, alcohol

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2618) - BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2015
The very first Dolle beer, since 1980, and in that respect one of the first modern craft beers in Belgium. Had a crate in the cellar last year but forgot to properly rate it - hence this rating based on old notes. Hazy bronze coloured under a very thick and moussy, lacing, pale beige head. Very estery and yeasty, elegant and inviting aroma; overripe grapes and peaches, raisins, brown bread, port wine, caramel, floral hops. Sweet onset, not cloying candi sugar sweetness, very estery and fruity, íBelgianí yeastiness, soft mouthfeel with spritzy carbonation, nice caramelly malt sweetness, evolving into a lightly spicy, yeasty, florally hop bitterish finish with agreeable warming, port-like alcohol and a hint of roasted bitterishness - which, I hasten to add, wasnít there when I first tasted this, the recipe clearly has been altered a bit some years ago to approach a more Scotch-style ale, but then this seems to have been its original form so I guess it has been kind of returned to its own roots. I liked the previous version better, especially fresh from tap at the brewery, but this still is a great, tasty classic.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierridder_S (84) - BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2015
09/01/2015 @home 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck. Brown colour with nice beige head. Aroma : dark malts, caramel, dark fruits, Taste : dark malts, candy sugar, dark fruits. At the end warming alcohol.


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