Oude Fermier
Side Project Brewing

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Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
4.74 | pDev: 5.27%
Aug 27, 2022
Jun 26, 2014
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Notes: Oude Fermier started as Saison du Fermier, but after being barrel-fermented in Chardonnay barrels, it was aged for a total of 12 months in the barrel with wild Missouri yeast and bacteria before bottling. Once bottled, it was conditioned for another 6 months before release.

Blend #2 spent 24 months in oak chardonnay barrels before being bottle conditioned for 8 months.
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Rated: 4.64 by edthehead from New York

Aug 27, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Blend #2.

This one pours a golden, slightly hazy yellw color, with a small white head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like white wine, lemon candy, leathery funk, lime, stone fruit, white grape must, grassy funk, and Smarties.

This is absolutely outstanding stuff, perhaps the best wild ale that I've had from Side Project. It's immensely complex, with some light sweetness, almost candied dried fruit like, with lemon, lime, peach, grape must, a sort of leathery and grassy intense funk, and lots of wine barrel.

This is light bodied, effervescent, and super drinkable, with a very manageable acidity. It's softly carbonated.

This is absolutely excellent, and one of the best saisons I've ever had.
Feb 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Vintage 2019. Hazy light copper body. Lemon, lactic acid, a bit of acetone and green apple, white wine, touch grainy, a bit of stonefruit as well. Relatively mild in acidity, good carbonation, medium body and a touch slick from the acetone. Delicious.
Jan 02, 2022
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Reviewed by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
The best of what Side Project has to offer in the saison/sour category. Prominent wine barrel character imbued throughout the beer. Incredibly soft on the palate. Low carbonation. Acidic and tart. This is second only to Hill Farmstead's finest offerings.
Sep 21, 2021
Rated: 5 by Ziosa from Missouri

May 06, 2020
Rated: 5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jul 15, 2019
Rated: 4.75 by inspektor from North Carolina

Dec 19, 2018
Rated: 4.61 by Gtwreck45 from Missouri

Nov 29, 2018
Rated: 5 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2018
Rated: 4.94 by Jkolls from Ohio

Nov 27, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by Nuggetz from Texas

Nov 12, 2018
Rated: 4.97 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Oct 14, 2018
Rated: 4.52 by rugbypsu from Pennsylvania

Oct 14, 2018
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Rated by DraughtJunkie82 from Missouri

5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Literally the best beer I've ever drank!
Oct 11, 2018
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Reviewed by WhaleSlayer85 from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours straw. White head dissipates quickly, but a thin layer of head throughout. Nose is oak, grass, must, lemon zest. Pillowy light mouthfeel, notes of dry grasses, straw, dry, not overly tart. Wow, this is extremely well done.
Aug 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
blend #2 poured from a 750mL bottle into a stemmed bulb glass. pours a hazy, golden yellow with fluffy bright white head. smell is absurd chardonnay and oak plus barn funk and some acidity. taste is similar with great amounts of chardonnay oak barrel character. sourness has mild out a bit on this from the first time having it. it’s got a decent amount of funk on it too, which i don’t associate as much with SP saisons. it’s amazingly complex. mouthfeel is full, dry and perfectly carbonated. it’s definitely got that old saison carb going on, which is to say perhaps not as much as one would normally expect from the style. definitely my favorite saison i’ve ever had, and really one of my favorite SP beers i’ve ever had. so ridiculously complex due to the extended aging. this is the pinnacle of SP saisons.
Aug 04, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by Raziel313 from California

Feb 23, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by t2grogan from Arizona

Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by BEER88 from Washington

Nov 05, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Oct 22, 2017
Rated: 4.71 by Eternal218 from California

Oct 20, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by fthegiants from California

Oct 19, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by vutoq from Washington

Oct 10, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by MeLoynes from Missouri

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 4.67 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

Aug 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Fireman_RK from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Blend #1 - Thanks, Michael for the opportunity
L: Warm apricot and honey hues with a generous fluffy white head and phenomenal retention
S: Oak, hay, green apples, and a mild funk
T: Buttery chardonnay, granny smith apple tartness, and an understated minerality
F: Soft, smooth, and light with an ever so moderate crisp finish
O: Extraordinary. This beer is a testament to the limits and heights that beer can reach. In short, the range of complex flavors, pillowy soft mouthfeel, and decadent profile propel Oude Fermier into a category of its own. This beer was something of a white whale for me as it represents #250 in my quest to finish the Top 250 list and it was certainly a high note for me to end the list. I'm humbled to have had the pleasure of trying this one - truly an exemplary beer and one of the best in the style
Aug 18, 2017
Rated: 4.85 by ScientificSquill from Massachusetts

Aug 07, 2017
Rated: 5 by PC_Principal from Texas

Jul 25, 2017
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Rated by facesnorth from Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Rated is batch 1, drank Sept 2015 together with many other top class beers. This is one of if not the best wine barrel aged saison I've ever had.
Jul 19, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by michaeljstraub from Georgia

Jul 17, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by MatthewGrapeHead from Massachusetts

Jun 25, 2017
Rated: 4.4 by Tafyob41 from Missouri

Jun 20, 2017
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Reviewed by PDXAmbassador from Florida

5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Maybe my only 5? Up there in the best three to five beers I've ever tasted. Perfect carb, lingering head. Incredible complexity, balanced funk, the best soft pillowy mouthfeel of anything I've had from SP. And sweetness -- a floral, oaky, fruity sweetness that floats through every sip. This is SIGNIFICANTLY better than SdF b3 and better even than Tete. An breathtaking beer.
Jun 06, 2017
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Reviewed by YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

4.81/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
An amazing brew! Very lucky to have friends around the beer community that can get me things like this when I just "have to try it"! Definitely feel like the Chardonnay barrels come out in the final flavors here and I would be interested to see how this one progresses over time! Nice medium tart and nice barrel!
Jun 01, 2017
Rated: 4.93 by Snig623 from Missouri

May 23, 2017
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Reviewed by gibgink from Missouri

4.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Batch 2 poured on 5/21 at the cellar. Typical fluffy white head, and good carb. Dark amber in color. Slight funk on the nose with a hint of stone fruit. Taste follows suit, with a clean finish. A great barrel aged saison, but not on Tete level in my opinion.
May 22, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by dnb128 from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2017
Rated: 5 by Desp59 from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 12/21/2015. Hazy orange. Prominent oak and vanilla barrel aromas. Wine. Pale malt. Tastes a little tart. Oak is still strong. Malty sweetness that fades away as tartness builds into the finish. Stone fruit in the finish. Medium body. Excellent.
May 01, 2017
Rated: 5 by cmdmzmjm from Illinois

Apr 24, 2017
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