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Farmhouse Wit - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 05-18-2012)
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours to a yellowish hue with a nose that is like lemon/lime with some grains and herbs in the background. The white head of foam on this beer is slight, but the body is very fizzy and the small amount of foam does leave some lace behind.

This beer has a taste that is lemony and slightly herbal, with some pale malts and wheat in the background. Spicy notes are evident, with flavors of coriander most dominant. Search a little more and you will taste orange, yeast, and banana, for a complex profile that keeps you guessing.

This farmhouse ale is a little different from others I have tasted. Yes, you get the wheat malt and yeast character and fruit, but the lemon flavor dominates this brew. I like the complexity, herbs/spices, and different fruit flavors but among farmhouse ales I have tried, this one is more lemony than any other.

This is an interesting farmhouse wit and certainly worth a try if you can find it. The lemony taste, active carbonation, and lighter body make it great for the hot days of summer and it would match up nicely with many foods, especially lighter fare like appetizers and salads.

BryanCarey, Sep 22, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Common Table 2nd Anniversary Party.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is very nice with a lot of wheat and orange citrus notes, which are complimented by some coriander and quite a bit of Belgian yeast. The flavor is more of the same, with a little bit of yeast funk, as well as some pepper, orange, coriander and wheat. There is a touch of hop bitterness in the beer which makes the beer easy to drink. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.

Mora2000, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, wagenvolks and xpimptastikx!

A huge, big-bubbled, and extremely persistent white head. Clouded golden body. Moderately sticky, especially for the style.

Good amount of spice and wheat in the aroma. Decent amounts of coriander and grains of paradise mix with a mild funk and distinctly Belgian-style yeast. Very nice. This leans more toward the spices as it warms.

The flavor is similar to the aroma; pleasant combination of a mildly funky farmhouse yeast, spices, and wheat. A bit of lemon character as well.

Great mouthfeel. Nearly full for the style with moderate to near-high carbonation.

I really enjoy this saison/witbier hybrid. Would drink again, especially on a hot day.

ehammond1, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of jALEson
4/5  rDev +8.7%

jALEson, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of pandajuice22
4/5  rDev +8.7%

pandajuice22, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jheezee, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of dgrauwiler
1/5  rDev -72.8%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very hazy golden yellow. Huge white head. Retains well with a nice layer of foam.

Smell - Lemony. Some saison characteristics, but mostly wheat. Mild spice.

Taste - Grainy as hell. Some sweet doughy malt. Zesty lemon. Lots of wheat. Some yeasty flavors and a hint of spice in the back.

Mouthfeel - Very light, but very grainy. Some bitterness. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Just about the most exciting witbeer I've had. That probably doesn't say much, but it's tasty.

Alieniloquium, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Dwtucker90
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Dwtucker90, Oct 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

dumptruck81, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of BKotch
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

BKotch, May 27, 2013
Photo of JamLand
3/5  rDev -18.5%

JamLand, May 24, 2013
Photo of DennisBryant
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DennisBryant, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of bmurray10
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

bmurray10, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of buzzed
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

buzzed, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Westyn
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of gtermi
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a cloudy golden body with a thick sort of creamy head that quickly fades and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass.

S: The smell of this beer is very intense. I am getting a strong lemon type smell mixed with other fruity smells.

T: Wow this is freaking delicious! I am getting a strong lemon flavor that seems to really linger for a long time. The beer mixes very well with the sweet grain.

M: This a very thick feeling, full bodied beer. There is a strong amount of crispness on the back of the throat as it goes down.

O: I have had three Deep Ellum beers today and everything they make is freaking delicious. WIth this beer it's the flavor for me. It just tastes so delicious and I keep coming back to it wanting more. Deep Ellum, please keep producing these amazing beers!

gtermi, Nov 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mcdsports, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

WritersBlock, Aug 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

StevenLaValley, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of TBoneJones
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours very cloudy/ hazy pineapple yellow (no bubbles visible in the body) with a decent white head.
Smells like lemon, grass, herbs, wheat. A hint if orange in there. Nice.
Very distinct herbal grassy flavor, more juicy than earthy. The lemon tarts up the back end with a zesty rind mouth flavor. And hops are here and tasty too! I like this. The can mentions how this is basically a marriage of a saison and witbier. I've tried many more of the former style. This is refreshing and light, crisp and with a zesty character, however the spices really punch through here, to the point of eliminating any urge to session this brew. Nice flavors just heavy spicing for me. That said, I can say that for a fleeting moment i'm tasting lemon Starburst. Medium carbonation, smooth, full mouthfeel for the abv. (4.8% upon checking). I think where i am impressed here is with the whole lemon grass thing. Ive always thought the idea of lemon and grass in a beer was about as refreshing as it gets (think spring/summer), however the few lemongrass-centered brews ive tried were quite off-putting. This is what i had imagined such an example would taste like. However, the end result of the dense mixed spice notes overpowering the more refreshing aspects of this beer, prevents me from considering this brew something I'd seek out again.

TBoneJones, Sep 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

frogfan, Nov 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

BlueMoon10, May 18, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can pours a hazed, light gold color with a rocky cap of off-white head. Average retention but shows some nice lacing.

Nose is big on the spices, unfortunately. I get coriander for sure and am thinking there is some grains of paradise as well. Definitely some classic orange peel aromas as well.

I was hoping this would be more saison than wit, but unfortunately I was wrong...I dont get why you would use Belgian yeast and then cover it up by a ton of spices?! This one is just too overboard on the orange peel/coriander/grains of paradise for me. It does have a nice soft body and crackery malt...pretty good sweet/bitter interplay and perfect carbonation. For me, usually mouthfeel and taste are fairly intertwined, but this is one of those rare examples of really liking the mouthfeel but not the flavor profile. It is a decently brewed beer, so if you like heavily spiced saisons, this would be one to try.

twiggamortis420, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JGlitz87, Aug 27, 2013
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Farmhouse Wit from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.