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Oesterstout - Scheldebrouwerij

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Scheldebrouwerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 07-27-2005)
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Reviews by AWolfAtTheDoor:
Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a fridge cleaning night. Got this bottle while travelling in 2008. Figured now is the time.

Murky pond water, with zero head and lacing into my pint glass.

Raisiny wine on the nose.

More of the taste. Beer is simply too old, and I can't taste anything other than raisins. Kind of watery too.

Very little carbonation.

Overall this beer was just too old, and I take full responsibility.

AWolfAtTheDoor, Nov 05, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Brenden
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's definitely back, as the bottle advertises, and it's not letting any light through. The medium brown head grows large, over two fingers off the top, but it's sparsely-bubbled and looks a little spritzy. Having grown that large, however, when it drops down it's condensed to a heavy thickness and density, sitting right around one finger tall. The lacing is downright thick and heavy as well, and clings stubbornly, leaving little of the glass uncovered as it goes.
There's an earthiness and an interesting intense minerality. I've set it aside and done some other things since pouring, and now I'm reminded that it's an oyster stout. Other than that, barley with a little sweetness to it makes the malt base. It may be a touch heavy on the oyster, the notes of which mute the other qualities found.
What I assume may be Belgian yeast makes for an unusual contrast. Malts bring just a hint of roast with a tinge of sweetness, but the heard brine and minderal aspects of the oyster seem to be a bit too much in this beer. It's not undrinkable, but i have to let it sit for more roast to come out of it. It's not bad overall.
The feel goes a little thin for a stout. It's not quite as robust as the label boasts. It's got a sizeable body for sure, but still sits in the medium range. Alcohol sneaks in somewhere and goes into a finish that draws out some powdery dryness.

Brenden, May 28, 2013
Photo of Mar02x
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At a beer tasting on the 26th of Augustus at my place this was the 19th beer we tried, with thanks to the ‘Peer’. Tonight I am tasting this beer again and I am still as positive as on the 26th.

A –Deep, very deep ruby red, almost black. I can’t see if there is any carbonation. Thin head.

S –Faint smell of chocolate and wood, roasted malts.

T – The taste is complex. Dark chocolate , light creamy and somewhat sweet, not thick, somewhat spicy bitterness in the end. The alcohol warms your throat nicely.

M – Nice carbonation in your mouth, not sticky, warming.

O – A good beer, very tasty. Worth buying again, as I already did.

Mar02x, Sep 03, 2011
Photo of bonbini26
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Anze
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Anze, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear deep burgundy color ale with a giant size light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some sweet malt notes and a bread-like yeast is quite interesting. Taste is a complex mix between some liquorice, roasted malt and Belgian semi-sweet malt with notes of dry hops also noticeable and the influence of a Belgian style yeast strain cannot be denied. Very interesting and something I wouldn't mind having regular access to.

Phyl21ca, Mar 31, 2008
Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

MAUEX_MFA, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of astrickland
4/5  rDev +7.2%

astrickland, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Maudite snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black in the glass. Massive light brown head with good retention and lots of pillowing lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, dark dried fruit; slightly vinous and sour. Flavor starts with dark toasted malt and develops a nice fruit flavor of plums and raisins, finishing slightly dry with dark fruit, light chocolate and a bright spicy flavor that may be from the oyster shells; slight hops. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. A very nice flavor progression and complexity. I enjoyed this quite a bit. I lean towards imperial stouts, but this was great. I will return to this stout.

LiquidAmber, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of rumorsofsurf
4/5  rDev +7.2%

rumorsofsurf, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of Beer-Ed
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Beer-Ed, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +7.2%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark amber (near black) in color and poured with a finger high dense beige head that quickly died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sweet and roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and is somewhat sweet and has flavors of licorice and roasted malts along with hints of chocolate, dark fruit and saltiness (from the oyster shells). There are some hints of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, creamy and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness in the finish.
O: The beer has some complexities in its flavors yet is extremely drinkable. It’s somewhat sweet, but not cloying because this is balanced off by a light amount of bitterness.

metter98, Jul 29, 2011
Photo of civicm87
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

civicm87, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My night-cap on 23rd Oct 2012 in the excellent Cafe De Grendelpoort in Valkenburg, Holland.

33cl bottle poured with its sediment into the correct brewery glass.

The beer poured almost black, very dark brown maybe (the pub is dark to start with): on top a thin tanned foam.

Mixed bag in the nose and tastes: malts first and foremost, mild liquorice front with sweeter molassses taking over, a mini hop, dry finish completes the flavours but there is a lot more going on inbetween. My bottle had a nice, but unexpected and unusual 'semi-sour' feel (for a Stout) to it throughout the tasting. I also thought the alcohol level isn't hidden to any great extent. Complexed and different with a variety of fruit notes and malty levels of roasted/toasted chocolate and coffee.

BlackHaddock, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of killcore
3/5  rDev -19.6%

killcore, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of DaveFL1976
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Mahogany brown to black with a big-bubbled head that settles down to a skim, but sticks around for a while.
Suprisingly little smell. Some dry roastyness and chocolate smell, maybe. Taste is unique. Chocolate, caramel, something unique in the aftertaste. Is that oyster? There seems to be a salty, slimy coating in the mouthfeel. Could be oyster, I guess. I wish I could read my notes for the drinkability, but apparantly I was a bit too drunk to write neatly. I did write 3.5, though!

DaveFL1976, Jul 12, 2006
Photo of Absumaster
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has been filtered on oyster shells, which should give the beer an extra-ordinary flavour. I cannot seem to taste any sea or saltiness.

Appearance: dark-brown/black beer, with a very small fine head
Smells of dark malt, chocolate very nice
Taste is dark, roasted malts, alcohol warming and maltbitter. It is more mild than the average stout. I can't seem to taste the oyster, and no sign of the chocolate which was very apparent in the smell.
Although this was a good beer, it was not a typical Stout, more a cross-over between a Dubbel and a Stout. I liked it!

Absumaster, Feb 17, 2006
Photo of safaricook
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought the Bierparadijs in Meer, Belgium just next to the brewery and the border to the Netherlands on the highway from Breda to Antwerp.

Poured into an Leute Bokbier glass (oversized wine glass type).

Body is murky dark brown and a big strong medium to fine bubbled head that seems to last forever.

smell of coffee, caramel and some unidentified sourness

Taste of coffee, of course, with a first strong but later comfortable metallic aftertaste. There is liquorice and sweetness as well

quite a lot of carbonation for a stout and surprisingly coarse overall no Guinness smoothness.

I am not a big stout fan as I don't drink coffee and love my beer refreshing but this one is my favorite in this style so far.

safaricook, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of schaffer9252
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

schaffer9252, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of spacemanvt
4/5  rDev +7.2%

spacemanvt, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of rand
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

rand, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of lastauss
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Described by the brewery as filtered through oyster-shells, which is a little weird (I always appreciate weird). I was mildly surprised to see a stout on draft in the Netherlands, but the bar came highly recommended. It would have been a perfect experience WITH oysters, though there were none on the menu. Nonetheless, a very tasty stout, with nice dry tones and not much residual sugar.

lastauss, Mar 25, 2008
Photo of beerhawk41
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

beerhawk41, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of ROGUE16
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ROGUE16, Sep 24, 2013
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Oesterstout from Scheldebrouwerij
84 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.