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

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RATINGS: 1371   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 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


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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 isn’t 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 didn’t foresee - hoppiness. The finish is full of grassy, earthy hops, with touches of leather as well. Certainly, it’s complex; but at the same time, the complexity is cohesive rather than messy - I’m 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 isn’t surprising. Lush, creamy, and silky aren’t terms I’d 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 that’s sour and hoppy? Interesting. A BSDA that’s sour, hoppy, and isn’t a clusterfuck? Now you have my attention. Okay, it doesn’t work perfectly and isn’t the most chuggable offering...but damn, it’s just so much fun to sip and contemplate over.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a huge off-white head. Aroma of malt, spices, some malt, grains and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and malt with some warming alcohol, grains, some caramel,yeast and spices. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1664) - FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Hazy reddish brown color with a medium sized foamy beige head. Aroma of apple, oak and berries. Sweet taste wit sourness and bitterness in a good balance.

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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
PietS (43) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
The taste and feel is sweet, soft and warm, with hints of caramel and red fruit. The smell is a whole other story though: it smells like sweet strawberry dairy drink, very fierse and sour. The smell doesn’t match the taste in my opinion.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tuuker (34) - - APR 5, 2015
Aroma: Pear, spice, caramel, dark fruits Appearance: mahagony colour, thin but stable foam Taste: sweet, cherry, burnt raisins, earthy hops, sourness Palate: full mouthfeel, dry finish, moderate carbonation Overall: very nice take on BDSA, i think it is a beer what would go well with food like stake or game

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjorsvdg (116) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
Een heerlijk bier, met de smaak van karamel en hop. Mag zich meten met Rochefort 10. Zeer vol en uitgebalanceerd.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1015) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
Pours a cloudy dark amber brew with a huge reddish head with good retention. Aroma of brown sugar, roasted nuts, candy sugars, figs and grapes, with notes of spices and yeast. Taste is overripe grapes and yeast together with stonefruit with a slight sourness in the finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3198) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 3, 2015
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg, delt med Ovesen mens esb-vørteren kjølner: gusher raskt brakt under kontroll. Høyt storboblet beige skum som legger seg til en film. ABV is 9%. Opp gjennom skummet stiger en Intens og fruktig, bærlignende aroma. I den vinøse smaken finner jeg også litt krydder. En kraftig maltkropp holder det hele elegant i sjakk. Storartet øl, og de 9 på Richters skala merkes først i magen.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (1560) - NORWAY - APR 3, 2015
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 03.04.15. A gusher. Nutty brown. Huge and foamy pale brown head. Aroma of ripe berries, dried berries and fruit and some malt. Similarly fine and fruity taste. Complex, while easily drinkable. Very carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachneger (370) - NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2015
Donker Amber kleurig bier met een witte schuimkraag. Smaak het zoete van aardbei en rozebottel en een minimale bitter afdronk. Gehad als kado voor Thijmen.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2654) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle. Fresh strawberries in the nose. Hazy garnet under an eternal, rocky, tan cover. Extremely fruity estery flavour that is slightly medicinal. Accents of strawberry, white grape, and stone fruit ending with a moderate to medium, dry, Belgian bitterness. Medium body, smooth and warming. Unique.


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