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


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RATINGS: 1456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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 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

ThisWangsChung's rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (3648) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
Bottle. Beer Stop, Dronfield. Hazy, dark ginger colour. Film, and ring of beige head. Nose has baked brown sugar. Sweet fruits, dates and such. Light tang of vine fruits. Taste is fruity sweet. Some tangy bitterness. Doesnít feel the ABV. Way too much fizz, for me. Finish is tangy, lasting, fruity bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (2643) - SÝrumsand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2016
Mahognifarget klar med hÝyt tykt beige skum. Lukter lett brent karamell. Fyldig. SÝt, lett brent karamell. Lite bitterhet. Alkoholen kjennes godt. Noe stikky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (1106) - Śrhus, DENMARK - APR 4, 2016
duft: sÝdlig lidt karamel lidt kokus agtig smag: karamel. sÝdlig svag krydret

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvgeniyKurilov (148) - - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle at home (from Alus Celle Riga). Aroma: fancy caramel, sweet, bread, malty, a little spicy, fruit notes. Really nice. Golden-amber with big grey-ish head color. Something very familiar from glass, but I canít remember. Body is creamy, caramel, quite thick, ethereal. Medium sweet (a bit more). Tart and some medicine notes in the finish. Amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Janneman (14) - - FEB 27, 2016
From a bottle. Looks great, a dark, with a shade of red appearance. Nice thick ivory head. Chocolate, alcohol, roasted coffee in the nose. Taste is beautiful, coffee, toffee, chocolate, roasty malts, A nice bitter aftertaste. Really great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Antonio369 (88) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2016 33cl bottle, served in tulip glass. Poured a chestnutty red brown with a huge 4 finger ivory head. Waited a while for the head to dissipate to get to the aroma. Aromas of cherries, malty sweetness, apple, and later when getting more to room temperature the aromas keep developing, there is chocolate with dark fruits and raisins and plums. Taste is amazing! Cherries, vanilla, caramel, apricots, apple pie, toasted bread with jam, plums, raisins, molasses, licorice. Very vinous. Sour but not overwhelming. And it gets even better when getting more to room temperature. Awesome whatís going on in my mouth here! The malty sweetness is kicking in with chocolate, coffee and tart now...WOW! What a complex brew this is, it keeps on developing. Itís hard to believe with what Iím drinking right now that Oerbier tasted even better with the Rodenbach yeast in the past so now I got to taste some of these earlier brews as a comparison. I am going to follow up the brewers advice and cellar a lot of these and enjoy one every year to mark its development over the years. Overall a sensational brew, a full body with a slightly dry, creamy, sticky tart finish. Bravo Dolle Brouwers!! And thank you for the experience...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (431) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 15, 2016
Pale yellow color. Nice white medium head. Flowery aroma. Hints of yeast. A bit caramelly at first. Bitter in the middle. Bitter, even herbal finish. Very well balanced, medium carbonated, well drinable, rather medium bodied beer, but stil light then considering the abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1062) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 12, 2016
Dark brown colored, ruby hue, medium beige frothy head, unclear. Aroma is of brown sugar, dried fruits, bit tartish vinous, some toasted notes. Taste is medium to very sweet brown sugar, dried fruits, some spices, bit tart and winy, some toast, quite fruity, light+ spicy bitterness. Medium to full bodied, soft+ carbonation, bit creamy. (bottle from the brewery)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ignorant (49) - madrid, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2016 dark, murky brown beer, with plenty of beige foam. Aroma of malt, caramel, dark fruit and vanilla. Brett some fresh yeast. creamy on the palate, with malty taste with hints of molasses, candy, cake, again dark fruit, ripe plums spices and yeast. Something dry and sour at the end, with some connotation of red wine. In fact there is a special edition wine aged in barrels of Bordeaux. Alcohol well integrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
drmet (680) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2016
L: -pours a cloudy ruby-brown with a big,foamy,beige head -medium to high carbonation visible S: -sour cherries,strawberries,woody,caramel,chocolate,herb cherries,chocolate,cognac -slight sourness -slight bitterniss F: -high,offensive carbonation -light to medium body -boozy O: Taste is pretty good,but the ridiculous amount of carbonation makes this undrinkable. Not gonna repeat

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