Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Oldarki Au Patxaran | Brasseries Oldarki

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Oldarki Au PatxaranOldarki Au Patxaran
BA SCORE
3.56/5
Good
6 Ratings
Oldarki Au PatxaranOldarki Au Patxaran
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseries Oldarki
France
oldarki.fr

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by magictacosinus on 12-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
6
pDev:
15.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by bonbini26:
Photo of bonbini26
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

More User Reviews:
Photo of BKotch
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(had a bottle of this at Le Sous Bock - a comfy beer bar in Paris that I would certainly visit again)

actually, pretty interesting and tasty, if slightly suffering from the slight alco-pop nuances that I experienced in Adelscott.

a mostly clear liquid with a reddish-orange hue... cap of foam keeps till the bottom

the aroma is kind of like lychee with a mild cinnamon/clove tip

on the palate, it's fairly light, despite a touch of slightly-seemingly syrup residue... not nearly as bitter as the scents suggest... somewhat mildly biscuity with a mellow fruity tone

I'd give it a shot if you happen to come across it... I'd certainly drink it again, though it's pretty much a sipper

 686 characters

Photo of lauras231279
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of magictacosinus
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Oldarki: a beer from the Basque Country?! This was poured in the brewery's trademark pilsner glass at Le Dernier Métro, a beer bar in Paris that serves not one, but TWO Basque beers and Delirium brews on tap!

The appearance is orange-amber with tons of carbonation. However, it retains a small head the entire time. Definitely looks filtered, but it's presentable and delectable looking enough.

The smell, no doubt aided by the patxaran liqueur (a combination of sloe berries, coffee beans, and vanilla pods) is ambivalently sweet and acidic. Very fruity, though, and at times it resembles a combination of açaï and blueberries. Spiciness tingles the nostrils. An ambrée, yeasty tinge with something new. Again, I will be blaming the patxaran blend for anything that comes off as different with this beer.

Contains an extremely yeasty flavor with a sweet, acidic finish that makes it unlike most beers I've ever had. The patxaran really creates an interesting drinking experience here. Without it, it would taste like many run-of-the-mill ambrées that are all over France. There is a honey-tinged, malty finish as well. Despite thinness around the edges, the carbonation makes it fun to drink and it's proven to be a successful beer to have on warm and cold days in Paris. Worth a try!

 1,299 characters

Photo of joedon
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An artisan-al beer from the Basque region of France. Pours a very dark orange with reddish highlights and a thin white head. Fruity aroma with raspberry and bread; almost no hop aroma.
Taste is almost like a wheat beer with fruit; very slightly tart, more of the red-fruit flavors and a slightly yeasty sour finish.

Nice mouthfeel but can't say if it is correct for style. Pleasing aftertaste of the spice and fruit that came out in the aroma.

Overall a very nice beer that goes well with food. Tasted this in Paris at a Basque restaurant so obviously, the perfect choice for a dinner pairing.

 595 characters

Oldarki Au Patxaran from Brasseries Oldarki
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 6 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.