Strange Fellows Brewing – Nocturnum Galactica

Strange Fellows Brewing Nocturnum Galactica


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4.1 out of 5


  • Brewery: Strange Fellows Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Barrel Aged, Black India Pale Ale, Brettanomyces
  • Release Date: October 26, 2016
  • Pros:

    Incredibly funky and malty aged beer, doing well to showcase both Brett and the galaxy hops

  • Cons:

    As with all Brett beers, this one may be an acquired taste for some

  • Conclusion:

    One of the best of the Fellowship beers so far this is a unique and tasty beer to try

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The third beer in the Strange Fellows Brewing Fellowship series is the Nocturnum Galactica, their Nocturnum black IPA aged in oak barrels with Brettanomyces and dry hopped with Galaxy hops.  The beer pours a clear brown colour with three fingers of tan head that slowly dissipates, leaving behind plenty of lacing in the glass.  Aromas of dark fruits and rich malts permeate the beer, accompanied by a pronounced funk and an aroma of tropical fruit that starts out subtle and increases in intensity as the beer comes up to temperature.  In the mouth flavours of rich and bready malts are most prominent and joined by a significant funk, some plum and dried fruit flavours, leather, and tropical fruit.  Nocturnum Galactica is surprisingly light in the mouth and the flavours open up as the beer warms and finishes dry.

Alcohol – 6.5%
Size – 750mL

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