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


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RATINGS: 1415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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 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

bierkitty's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Poured clear reddish amber with a good fizzy head. Fruity malt aroma, Flavor is malty cherry or other stone fruit. The body is light and the ABV deceptive. Just a hint of bitterness at the finish. Not bad but not a favorite style for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1508) - GREECE - OCT 12, 2015
330ml bottle. Dark copper brown color with red notes and light beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, dark fruits, wood, wineous, light spicy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
comperchris (25) - - OCT 10, 2015
Dark colour with a yellow creamy head which lingers. Fruit cake flavour with a spicy undertone. Delicious ��

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (3768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey, consumed on 9/11/2015. Dark brownish with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, spices. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bastarda (242) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2015
bottled April 14; a whole range of sugars in aroma: crumbly, milky fudge, slightly burned caramels, marshmallow, dates, and sort of a grape sugary metallic edge. Taste sets on subtle, with almost British herbal-fragrant caramels before showiing its pushy Granny liqueur, Cognacbohnen and hot-chocolate-with-Grand-Marnier fizzy fuzzy heart. Maybe will get better with age?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1321) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle at home, 26th September 15. Pours a fluffy head, dark beer. Aroma is rich, dark sugar, fruit, slight liquorice. Taste is sweetish, brown sugar, dried fruit, slight spice, pretty taste and enjoyable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patdelichte (82) - - SEP 25, 2015
Den Haag, Rootz 25-09-2015 met Lou Dolle Brouwers Oerbier. Verassende smaak. Ruikt naar kriek en schenkt ook rode gloed maar smaakt heel anders. Flinke schuimkraag, donkere kleur en bruisende smaak. Ruikt zoet en smaakt fris. Echte aanrader!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1588) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2015
dark mahogany-brown colour, huge, forever lasting beige-ish head; aroma of dried plum, date, liqueur notes, some roastedness, chocolate, maybe tart and hints of vanilla; taste of date, and other dried fruits, some chocolate and liqueur notes, as well as roastedness; great Belgian strong ale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
teddytejero (2) - BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2015 does not count
Drinking this beer for more then 30 years: Visited the brewery when they brewed in a bathtub ....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrol (153) - - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle. Hazy reddish brown color with beige head. Aroma of apple, oak and berries. A bit too sweet taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (264) - Padova, ITALY - SEP 13, 2015
Una birra praticamente vicinissima alla perfezione, tutto ciò che desidero da una Belgian Strong Dark Ale (o Quadruppel, che dir si voglia). Colore marrone brandy scuro, schiuma beige con riflessi dorati, abbondante, fine e decisamente persistente. Al naso e in bocca sentori del loro ottimo lievito, caramellosi, speziati, fruttati, cioccolato, leggero tostato, uva passa, liquoroso. Corpo decisamente strutturato e carbonizzazione abbastanza bassa. Cosa desiderare di più?

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