Strange Fellows Brewing – Greybeard Barrel Aged Stock Old Ale

Strange Fellows Brewing – Greybeard Barrel Aged Stock Old Ale

Rating

3.75 out of 5
Appearance
3.75 out of 5
Aroma
4.25 out of 5
Flavour
4.25 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Total

4
4 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Brettanomyces, Old Ale
  • Brand: Strange Fellows Brewing Co.
  • Release Date: May 10, 2016
  • Pros:

    Creamy texture and deliciously rich malt flavours

  • Cons:

    Hard to find a bottle but check with the brewery just in case

  • Conclusion:

    Fantastic and flavourful old ale with delicious Brett character

Strange Fellows Brewing Greybeard Barrel Aged Brett Old Ale BottleStrange Fellows Brewing – Greybeard Barrel Aged Stock Old Ale Review

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
strangefellowsbrewing.com

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