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


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RATINGS: 1281   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

raindog's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Brown with some orange hue. Pillowy,lasting head which leaves great lacing. Aroma of sweet bread,toffee,house yeast,and light flower. Lively carbonation makes this seem a little less hefty than it is. Good flavor balance of fruity,sweet malt with underlying yeast,and earth flavors. Little damp wood as well. Lingering sweet,tart,and more of a hop presence than expected. Pretty dry. Delicate,and dangerously drinkable. Seems it was gone in just a few gulps. I love De Dolle

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dangjdangel (37) - - JUL 13, 2014
In tap at kickbacks. A pungent, alcohol flavor comes through before a sweet brandy flavor with hints of a Flemish red. Not a big fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andregoncalves (1321) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2014
33cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Color is dark red to brown. Head is medium to large and beige. Medium carbonation. Medium to high sweetness, medium sourness. Aroma is wood, grapes, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (941) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Dark bread and moderate dark fruit, with a background of mustiness and alcohol. Clear brown with garnet highlights and no head. Taste is a little vinous with a lingering sweetness. Slight floral hops and a moderate low tartness in the back half of the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Excalibur123 (108) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
En copa muestra un color mezcla ámbar- marrón con media cabeza de espuma de poca retención; en nariz buenos aromas a vino tinto, frambuesa y pasas. En boca entrada potente y licorosa con amargor sutil y pos gusto dulce y seco; notas a especias y caramelo; buen cuerpo con carbónico alto, el alcohol se siente demasiado sobresaliendo en exceso junto a las especias y demasiado carbónico, monótona resumiendo esperaba mucho más de esta cerveza.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (129) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2014
Hard to describe this one. Hazy dark amber brown with foam top. Roasted malt, dried red fruits, gastric acid. Finish is long with more alcohol and wood. Complex

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (1867) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2014
11.9 oz bottle pours a cloudy amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, fruit and alcohol. Taste is plums, raisins and malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophopper (12) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2014
Deep brown colored beer with a creamy froth. Aroma of spices, raisons and lots of sweetness. The taste is sweet due to lots of raisons and sugar. Alcohol comes too much through at the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2574) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Tuulensuu, Tampere. Bottled FEB 2014. Colour is dark brown with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, sweetness, spices and malts. Too carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg vintage 2009 AR: rasins, plums, red wine AP: hazy mahoghony, no head F: fizzy, sour grape, fizzy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
langeveld12 (202) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
Pours a large frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Bodybisnhazy dark brown, sparkles are visible. Aroma contains modrate malts (light bread, cookie, hay, roasted malts, molasses and mild coffee), light yeasts (flowers, grass, orange), light yeasts (dough, barnyard) and grape, raisin, apple, peach, cherry, cassis, toffee, brown sugar, apricot and spices. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and light sweet, followed by sweet, light bitter and sweet and finally light bitter. Inbetween tartness (like a sour ale) is noticeable. Body is medium, with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Contains a mix of sour and sweet fruits, with a mocca coffee finish. Complex and subtle, very good.

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