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Oude Fermier | Side Project Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
sideprojectbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Jared14 on 06-26-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
12
Ratings:
93
pDev:
5.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lupercmda
4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eternal218
4.71/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vutoq
4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MeLoynes
4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ToddBeans
4.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fireman_RK
5/5  rDev +5.7%
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

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Photo of ScientificSquill
4.85/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of facesnorth
4.9/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MatthewGrapeHead
4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tafyob41
4.4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PDXAmbassador
5/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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4.81/5  rDev +1.7%
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!

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4.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gibgink
4.47/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.3/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dddddddd
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of boilermakerbrew
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a brilliant and somewhat turbid golden hue, this beer hits the glass with a frothy, pillowy head forming very quickly. The head retention is tremendous as it sits upon orange-golden beer. Lacing is also very good and overall, this beer looks amazing in the glass.

S- The first scent that hits the nose is Cory's signature, lightly tart Fermier profile. It is citrus forward, delicate, and just a little bit sour without being overt in any direction. Lots of apple and a bit of semi-dry white wine characteristics mix in as well. The back of the scent is a little drier and more oak forward, with the white wine flavors taking a bit of a back seat.

T- As soon as this beer hits the tongue, flashes of Saison du Fermier flash through my memory.The beginning of the drink is fruit forward, showing off the apples and light chardonnay characteristics from the scent. A bit of tartness ramps up just a touch before a dose of citrus (mostly orange forward) hits the tongue. As the second half of the drink washes over the tongue, the yeast adds some balance to the beer with a drying and oak forward flavor contribution. Just the slightest bit of funk hits, then the white wine acidity and light fruit profile returns as the drink washed off the tongue and down the throat. The lingering flavor is mostly white wine and oak, with a moderate dose of apples still hanging around.

M- Like most Side Project saisons, fluffy is the best word I can think of to describe their feel in the mouth. Light and soft while being easy to drink, this beer once again strikes a nearly perfect balance between feel and flavor. The alcohol isn't noticeable in the feel, yet this feels dangerously quaffable.

Overall, this special version of Saison du Fermier is a damn near perfect beer. It is tart, complex, balance, and dry and truly drinks like a fine white wine. The feel matches the flavor perfectly and the flavors throughout the drink compliment each other st every turn. I wish I had more of this beer, but damn am I glad to have had one bottle to enjoy.

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Oude Fermier from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.73 out of 5 with 93 ratings
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