Strange Fellows Brewing has released their first Fellowship Beer for Fellowship members: the Greybeard Barrel Aged Stock Old Ale. The beer was barrel conditioned with two different Brettanomyces yeast strains to give it a distinct flavour. Greybeard pours from the 750mL bottle a cloudy copper brown with two fingers of thick, light brown head that slowly dissipates leaving nice lacing on the side of the glass. Aromas of raisins and dried fruits dominate, followed by grass and earth tones, as well as a distinct oakey note. In the mouth the beer presents rich malt flavours including tastes of raisin and oak, some booziness and a creamy texture. In spite of a higher ABV, Greybeard is surprisingly easy drinking with plenty of flavour, but none of it overpowering.
Alcohol – 8.0%
Size – 750mL