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Oesterstout - Scheldebrouwerij

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Scheldebrouwerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: paterlodie on 07-27-2005

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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 31
Photo of dcmchew
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep dark brown pour with a small creamy beige head that will stick around for a long while.
Smell of salty roasted malts, bitter hops, a touch of lemon zest, caramel, mild sugared dried dark fruit, faint toffee, faint soy sauce.
Great flavor contrasts in this beer, with salted caramel, sweet salty roasted malts and nuttiness, with a small hint of sea water, but pretty subtle (they don't add oysters in the brewing process, they just filter the beer over some shells). Still, rich deep roasted malts, amped up by that nice saltiness. Chocolate shines too, with some bits of raisin and dried citrus peel too, and a bit of zingy plum juice. The finish shows some bitter herbal hop to further develop the roasted flavor.
Aftertaste has toasted, almost burnt dark bread, salted peanut and chocolate, a touch of dark fruit. Medium body, medium carbonation. Alcohol hidden perfectly.
This is really an awesome tasting beer, but i usually love this salty-sweet combo. The high alcohol content helps too, creating deeper, stronger flavors than in the usual oyster stout.

Photo of rpopescu
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redleg411
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thebeertree
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of simoen
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rudabegga9
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of killcore
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of freneticamnesic
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of AdamNowek
3.88/5  rDev +4%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Anze
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Saind
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of civicm87
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of schaffer9252
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of GRUUMSH
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Ed37
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of benfons
3.06/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

first and for all this beer is called oyster stout because the wort is poured over oyster scales
during the brewing process

A: dark brown colour, off white head

S: burnt malts, hints of sea air

T: rather sweet, , burnt malts are there, not much else

M: medium body, low on carbonation (ok for a stout)

O: not really my cup of tea, not a lot of character, a tad too sweet, but not bad

Photo of ROGUE16
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Brenden
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Photo of TheBadger0289
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of BartMcStout
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Oesterstout from Scheldebrouwerij
84 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.