Fellowship Greybreard Old Ale – Strange Fellows Brewing

From Strange Fellows Brewing in Vancouver comes their first beer in their fellowship club the “Fellowship Greybeard Old Ale”.  These beers are only available to people that bought into the club and was the first of 4 releases.  The beer pours a deep amber colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of oak, raisins, malts and brettanomyces.  The flavour is of oak, malts, toffee, raisins, earth, funk from brettanomyces and some alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at 8%.  I don’t often get stumped by a beer when it comes to flavours but I did have some trouble figuring this one out.  What it is though is easy drinking and tasty and will probably age really well with multiple strains of Brettanomyces.

Commercial Description:  We are happy to announce the release of the first of 2016’s four Fellowship Beers. First up is GREYBEARD – a barrel-aged stock old ale conditioned with two different Brattanomyces yeast strains. A style not widely known in this part of the world, it’s origins date back several hundred years to Burton-on-Trent, England’s most famous brewing region. Greybeard is a warming 8% abv with a complex malty foundation and distinct Brett aroma and flavour, with raisin notes. It deserves to be drunk a little warmer than fridge temperature, so take it out for an hour before you open.

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