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

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RATINGS: 1545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2001
Amber, cloudy, very nice head. Aroma of vinegar and cherry; striking ! Slightly acid and sweet, very pleasant. Tart and long aftertaste.

3.5
jbrus (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2001
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2007 [email protected], Nov 07, 3.5: Nice complex aroma of vanilla, prune and hints of chocolate. Brown color, light brown irregular head, good lace. Sour start, light sweet, bitter, prune, laurel, hints of licorice, red wine. Sour dry mouthfeel and a little burn. Complex, yet in my opinion not completely balanced. Bottled, July 03, 4.0: Fruity apple and caramel aroma. Dark brown color, off-white firm head, good lace. Sweet, full, caramel, little acidic, lively, nice hop bitterness. Long lasting finish with a little burn.

4.1
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2001
Interesting beer. Aroma and appearance are exceptional, with a huge sticky head that lasts until the end. Has an initial cotton candy flavor that melds with a sour cherry fruitiness and sweet malt backdrop. Alcohol is apparent and fades in and out and never really overides any of the flavors. A unique and well made brew. The label is a hoot as well. These guys must smoke crack in their spare time.

3.9
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - SEP 22, 2001
Alcohol is very apparent, but mixes well with the strong malty taste and rich fruity flavor. Slightly fizzy on the tongue, great dark color, massive head.

2.9
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - SEP 22, 2001
Not a very memorable beer. Deep, dark brown with a nice creamy head and dark fruit aroma. Fizzy and malty, with a strong warming characteristic that coincides with the prevalent alcohol taste. Medium-bodied with a weak nose, alcohol is the dominant feature.

3.7
joet (2678) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2001
It looks like there's tremendous variation in this beer. I'm sorry I didn't note a bottle date because it seemed like I had an older bottle by comparison. Sour cherries and lemon with a resonant malty tang and plenty of sour across the tongue. Only a bit of residual sugars. Glaringly missing are any anise, sweet and stronger malt flavors. Some acetic acid and alcohol in the effervescence and a zippy tart finish with a vinous texture. Something I'd definitely like to resample.

4.2
trappist12 (199) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2001
Dark, hazy amber. Seems to be made in the style of a strong belgian brown in my opinion. Light head that disappears quickly. Sweet, coke-like aroma (sugars, lactose). Throw in a note of cinnamon also. THe taste was quite good. Very spicy and sweet with licorice undertones.

5
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2001
The longest-finishing beer that I've ever tasted-- at least 15 seconds. Tastes a bit like cider, but oh so much more complex. The most interesting beer money can buy.

4.6
SteC (140) - Oostende, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2001
This is one of my favourites! Wet and strong!..............................

4.3
confusedboy0 (99) - BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2001
A great beer. A friend of me buys every year two palets. One to drink, the other to stay in his cellar. Because it seems that this beer becomes better with the years. Imagine, it is already a very good one!


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