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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%
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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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/4/13. Bottle says 9%. 11.6 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a very dark burnt sienna color. The head is a rather attractive two finger cream color. It features a soft, creamy layer over top some rather thick-looking bubbles. Retention is excellent - even after a couple of minutes the head is one finger high - and a good layer of lacing is left on the glass. S: Okay, this is interesting...not only are the usual BSDA suspects quite evident (dark fruits, chocolate, pears), a sour undercurrent rests wonderfully below that. I really enjoy the tart cherries, sour apple esters, and general acetic quality as well. The complexity of the aroma isnít overbearing, either. T: Compared with the first inhalation, the sour quality is far more restrained here, taking on more of a lactic tone. Sadly, the coinciding cherry esters are also downplayed. For a brief glorious moment, sour cherries initiate the profile, before giving way to a chocolaty yet dry midtaste. And now a THIRD element comes along that I didnít foresee - hoppiness. The finish is full of grassy, earthy hops, with touches of leather as well. Certainly, itís complex; but at the same time, the complexity is cohesive rather than messy - Iím impressed how well balanced the seemingly clashing elements work together. Even if the lack of acetic sourness is a letdown for me, the only thing really wrong here is the slight paper quality in the aftertaste. M: This one is dry, more so than many others in the style. Given the sour/hop bend of this, it isnít surprising. Lush, creamy, and silky arenít terms Iíd use to describe the texture - more like papery, coarse, and rough - but the firmness also helps make the carbonation seem a little lighter than what it is. I find its semi-abrasive feel endearing, to be frank. O: A BSDA thatís sour and hoppy? Interesting. A BSDA thatís sour, hoppy, and isnít a clusterfuck? Now you have my attention. Okay, it doesnít work perfectly and isnít the most chuggable offering...but damn, itís just so much fun to sip and contemplate over.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (354) - SINGAPORE - AUG 29, 2015
Draught, cask at the GBBF 2015 (London Olympia) on 14-Aug-2015. Clear dark brown colour with a decent sized tan coloured head. Medium to heavy body and light to medium carbonation. Aroma of malt and dark fruits. Flavour of fruit, caramel, molasses - the sweetness of the fruit is followed by a tartness and bitter finish. Pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (5839) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
Fluffig und perlend, dabei angenehm im Hopfen mit einem guten Schuss Hefe. Dazu etwas Nuss und Vanille. Klassisches belgisches mit einer milden und leicht wŁrzigen Note.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McTapps (5847) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund.The beer has got a cloudy light amber colour with a steady head and smooth body. Aroma of Belgian yeast and flowers. Taste of Belgian yeast, flowers, soap, bread, cake, malt, perfume and straw. Grainy, sweet malty hints. Big Belgian touch. Average Belgian beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmk (22) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015
Bruin, helder bier. Kruiden, mout, caramel, chocolade. Licht gebrande moutige smaak. Smaakvol stevig bier.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1944) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015
Mooie chocolade bruin bier met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, chocolade, oud fruit. Smaakt zoetig, chocolade, herfstfruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1947) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015
Donker rood bruin bier met een goede beige schuim kraag. Ruikt kruidig, mout, caramel. Smaakt caramel, kruidig, speculaas, vrij droog.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2015
Draught @ Taphouse. Pours clear red/amber with a tiny head. Aroma is dark dried fruits, caramel, brown sugar, raisins and plums. Flavour is sweet and medium bitter. Medium bodied, avewrage carbonation. Finish is vinous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2173) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Clear dark brown beer, with some hints of red. Starts off with a huge head, which then dissipates to nothing. Nose is fruity, malty, some cherry, caramel, apple juice, toffee apple, fresh red apple. Taste is fruity, cherry, apple, orange peel, caramel, some slight sour, bitter earthy hop, slight citrousy acidic, slight red wine vinous, earthy hop, tangy hop. A lot going on in this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (183) - Rennes, FRANCE - JUL 26, 2015
Brown caramel with big fluffy head. Brown sugar, vinous, caramel. Both sweet and sour, bitter finish. Fizzy carbonation, full bodied. Drunk along with Rochefort 10, it is quite similar but aromas are a little softer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leblancap (2) - Binche (Leval-Trahegnies), BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2015 does not count
Always an incredible pleasure to taste this beer!! Must be appreciated... without any limits... Just close your eyes and visualise what you are tasting... FIREWORKS!! of all colours, sizes and direction... A BIG WOW!!


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