Oude Fermier
Side Project Brewing

Oude FermierOude Fermier
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
7%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.78 | pDev: 5.23%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
106
From:
Side Project Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  230
Gots
  13
SCORE
100
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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.
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 106 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Jeffh84:
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Jeffh84 from Illinois

4.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jan 03, 2015
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hooliganlife from Missouri

4.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

review/rating #1000

bottle #86/150 poured into SP stem

pours a slightly hazy light golden yellow. thick white head sits on top, laces the sides, retains like a boss.

nose is layered with depth. from sweet tarts to white wine vibrant oak. very fresh and full of life. funky and sour fruit.

very similar to nose with more emphasis on sourness. wine comes out a tad more

soft and mellow with the right amount of bite to compliment the sourness.

overall, amazing. Cory really outdid himself with this one. i cannot begin to explain how blessed i feel to have this coming from my city.

Aug 01, 2014
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Fireman_RK from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +4.6%
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
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drmcleod10 from Missouri

4.92/5  rDev +2.9%

Poured into a Side Project stem and shared amongst a few guys

A - Similar to Saison Du ferm, tough to tell with how dark it was outside but with a light shining through it, it resembled Du Ferm with a 2 finger white frothy foam head.

S - Smell was fantastic, loads of wine character coming through on this with slight notes of tart, there was a sweetness on the nose that made this better smelling than saison du fernier. Funky nose.

T - Taste was very unique, the front started as does Saison Du Ferm. Slight acidity, but a lot for a saison, this is followed by lemony citrus notes. The finish is what sets this beer apart from other SP. Extremely complex sweet yet funky finish with loads of bright citrus notes. I don't get any of the hay-esque notes that I do out of Du Ferm. This is soo smooth.

M - Mouthfeel is spot on here. Creamy, smooth, relatively full for a saison and it just goes down with ease. The taste lingers for a while.

O - This is my Favorite SP behind Black and Wild. Fuzzy is close, especially for how good it is drinking right now, but this was amazing, definitely in the top 10 overall beers for me

Sep 06, 2014
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JoEBoBpr from Missouri

4.85/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass.

Pours similar to regular Fermier. A nice hazy golden bright yellow with some mild orange hues and a nice lively white head.

Aroma is fuuuuunky. Way more funk and wood than the base beer. Notes of mild lemon and some slight acidity are present in the nose. Hay, moldy wood and well just plain oldness.

Flavor follows the nose well. Sharp acidity starts things off with some nice notes of lemon and citric acid. Vinous character of white wine grape skins with some nice dry tannins. Bready and earthy grain character can be perceived in the back with soft notes of woody oak. Very nice balance between funk and tartness. Saison du Fermier is one of my fave SP beers and this variant does it justice. It might not be as approachable but the experience palette will love this.

Aug 16, 2014
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PeakedInHighSchool from Missouri

4.67/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Feb 24, 2015
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KCBeerNerd from Missouri

5/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 14, 2015
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trevor_s from Missouri

4.79/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Jan 11, 2015
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Tafyob41 from Missouri

4.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 20, 2017
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Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut

4.9/5  rDev +2.5%

Dec 15, 2014
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YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

4.81/5  rDev +0.6%
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
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Jared14 from Missouri

4.75/5  rDev -0.6%

Oct 06, 2014
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AlanBeerMan from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Oct 15, 2014
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t2grogan from Arizona

4.75/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nov 19, 2017
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Desp59 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

May 01, 2017
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Ramesfan123 from Missouri

5/5  rDev +4.6%

Jul 22, 2014
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Esmith326 from Missouri

4.88/5  rDev +2.1%

Aug 29, 2014
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Gtwreck45 from Missouri

4.61/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 29, 2018
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KraftPunk91 from Florida

4.89/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Jun 18, 2015
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deadsincebirth from Illinois

4.99/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank 11-1-15

A: mandarin orange yellow with a nice off white head.

S: booming with tropical fruits, lemon zest, some oak but faint, slight funk.

T: wow! So light yet heavy citrus notes blowing up my mouth, acidity is very present leaving a dry but extremely enjoyable lemon, hay note.
Oak also present.

M: like riding on a Nimbus cloud! So pillowy and dry. Just lasts for days!

O: I'm no expert but this saison is incredible! Everything blended together taking nothing from the other. So fluffy and light yet heavy mouthfeel. The best I've had from SP. Thank you Cory.

Nov 11, 2015
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jhestand from Missouri

4.4/5  rDev -7.9%

Sep 15, 2014
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vutoq from Washington

4.75/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oct 10, 2017
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gibgink from Missouri

4.47/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

May 22, 2017
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Zomdust from Missouri

4.66/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

May 21, 2015
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rugbypsu from Pennsylvania

4.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 14, 2018
Oude Fermier from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 106 ratings