Oesterstout | Scheldebrouwerij

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scheldebrouwerij
Belgium
scheldebrouwerij.nl

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paterlodie on 07-27-2005

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Ratings:
81
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.15%
 
 
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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by corby112:
Photo of corby112
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark chocolate brown color with a foamy tan/ yelowish head. The aroma consists of dark roasted chocolate maltiness and salt seafood. Smooth roasted malty flavor with hints of chocolate, toffee, oatmeal, coffee and seafood(oysters). The fish taste is not toooverpowering however. Very unique.

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Photo of Lelo767
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I stumbled on this beer at The Seafood Bar restaurant in Amsterdam. It was served in the proper brewery engraved crab emblem chalice, cool and from the bar tap. What a treat it was to find a dark stout in the Netherlands, where everywhere you see Heineken and Amstel,...which to me tastes like water, since I live in Belgium and am accustomed to dark Trappist brews. The Oyster Stout was a fine companion to my crustacean meal. No, it does not taste like a shucked oyster, the name comes from the fact it is filtered over oyster shells. But you can taste a very mild undertone of oyster flavor after the initial taste of frothy malty, chocolate, sweetness. The waiter told me this was brewed in the Netherlands(shame), but after research I found out it is brewed in my home country of Belgium, outside Antwerp...go figure since some of the best beers in the world are made here!

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Photo of simoen
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brenden
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of Mar02x
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At a beer tasting on the 26th of Augustus at my place this was the 19th beer we tried, with thanks to the ‘Peer’. Tonight I am tasting this beer again and I am still as positive as on the 26th.

A –Deep, very deep ruby red, almost black. I can’t see if there is any carbonation. Thin head.

S –Faint smell of chocolate and wood, roasted malts.

T – The taste is complex. Dark chocolate , light creamy and somewhat sweet, not thick, somewhat spicy bitterness in the end. The alcohol warms your throat nicely.

M – Nice carbonation in your mouth, not sticky, warming.

O – A good beer, very tasty. Worth buying again, as I already did.

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Photo of bonbini26
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Anze
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear deep burgundy color ale with a giant size light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some sweet malt notes and a bread-like yeast is quite interesting. Taste is a complex mix between some liquorice, roasted malt and Belgian semi-sweet malt with notes of dry hops also noticeable and the influence of a Belgian style yeast strain cannot be denied. Very interesting and something I wouldn't mind having regular access to.

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Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of astrickland
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of desint
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Maudite snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black in the glass. Massive light brown head with good retention and lots of pillowing lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, dark dried fruit; slightly vinous and sour. Flavor starts with dark toasted malt and develops a nice fruit flavor of plums and raisins, finishing slightly dry with dark fruit, light chocolate and a bright spicy flavor that may be from the oyster shells; slight hops. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. A very nice flavor progression and complexity. I enjoyed this quite a bit. I lean towards imperial stouts, but this was great. I will return to this stout.

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Photo of rumorsofsurf
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark amber (near black) in color and poured with a finger high dense beige head that quickly died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sweet and roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and is somewhat sweet and has flavors of licorice and roasted malts along with hints of chocolate, dark fruit and saltiness (from the oyster shells). There are some hints of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, creamy and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness in the finish.
O: The beer has some complexities in its flavors yet is extremely drinkable. It’s somewhat sweet, but not cloying because this is balanced off by a light amount of bitterness.

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Photo of civicm87
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My night-cap on 23rd Oct 2012 in the excellent Cafe De Grendelpoort in Valkenburg, Holland.

33cl bottle poured with its sediment into the correct brewery glass.

The beer poured almost black, very dark brown maybe (the pub is dark to start with): on top a thin tanned foam.

Mixed bag in the nose and tastes: malts first and foremost, mild liquorice front with sweeter molassses taking over, a mini hop, dry finish completes the flavours but there is a lot more going on inbetween. My bottle had a nice, but unexpected and unusual 'semi-sour' feel (for a Stout) to it throughout the tasting. I also thought the alcohol level isn't hidden to any great extent. Complexed and different with a variety of fruit notes and malty levels of roasted/toasted chocolate and coffee.

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Photo of Jose9e
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of killcore
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Anatole
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveFL1976
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Mahogany brown to black with a big-bubbled head that settles down to a skim, but sticks around for a while.
Suprisingly little smell. Some dry roastyness and chocolate smell, maybe. Taste is unique. Chocolate, caramel, something unique in the aftertaste. Is that oyster? There seems to be a salty, slimy coating in the mouthfeel. Could be oyster, I guess. I wish I could read my notes for the drinkability, but apparantly I was a bit too drunk to write neatly. I did write 3.5, though!

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Photo of Absumaster
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has been filtered on oyster shells, which should give the beer an extra-ordinary flavour. I cannot seem to taste any sea or saltiness.

Appearance: dark-brown/black beer, with a very small fine head
Smells of dark malt, chocolate very nice
Taste is dark, roasted malts, alcohol warming and maltbitter. It is more mild than the average stout. I can't seem to taste the oyster, and no sign of the chocolate which was very apparent in the smell.
Although this was a good beer, it was not a typical Stout, more a cross-over between a Dubbel and a Stout. I liked it!

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Photo of safaricook
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought the Bierparadijs in Meer, Belgium just next to the brewery and the border to the Netherlands on the highway from Breda to Antwerp.

Poured into an Leute Bokbier glass (oversized wine glass type).

Body is murky dark brown and a big strong medium to fine bubbled head that seems to last forever.

smell of coffee, caramel and some unidentified sourness

Taste of coffee, of course, with a first strong but later comfortable metallic aftertaste. There is liquorice and sweetness as well

quite a lot of carbonation for a stout and surprisingly coarse overall no Guinness smoothness.

I am not a big stout fan as I don't drink coffee and love my beer refreshing but this one is my favorite in this style so far.

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Oesterstout from Scheldebrouwerij
3.62 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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