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Farmhouse Wit - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Farmhouse WitFarmhouse Wit

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very good

17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 95
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: champ103 on 05-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 95
Reviews by nsheehan:
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4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Farmhouse Wit
Deep Ellum Brewing Co
16oz can to craft pub glass
Saison/witbier combo

A – Good carbonation, lively in the glass. Nice light gold, kind of cloudy color. Very translucent and a little transparent near the glass. Pretty nice cloudy head, but kind of thin and waxy looking.

S – Very nice, I’m picking up both witbier and more saison-y smells. Orange, some characteristic Belgian sweetness, some earthiness, and some spiciness from the hops (saison part). There’s also some wheat and banana (witbier part). I think they are well-mixed but can be picked out quite easily. The earthiness is like a musty dirt, it fits in well.

T – Taste follows smell nearly perfectly, wow. The flavors are mixed but can be picked out. The Fruit (orange, banana), wheat, and Belgian sweetness hit you up front, then the earthiness comes in, followed by the hops.

M – Very strange, it has a finish of average dryness on the tongue (between the finish of a wit and a saison), but it dries out your whole mouth. I don’t particularly like it. I drank a sip of water to rehydrate my mouth, and took another sip of beer. It feels dry because the carbonation is leaving my mouth tingly, I can really fill it on the tip of the tongue. In the context of a saison, this dryness is quite good I think, and isn’t quite as strong as the beer warms a little. Light bodied overall, probably on the heavy side of light. Kind of thin on the back end though.

D – I honestly wasn’t expecting much based on how people talk about Deep Ellum, but I went in with an open mind. And boy was I wowed. I think there’s definitely a sweet spot temperature wise, starting at about 5 minutes out of the fridge and lasting for 10 minutes. It’s still very good past this point. This is my great surprise beer of the week. If you regard it as just a wit or just a saison, you’ll find it off. But as a hybrid, I think it’s great.
4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 4, 4.5 (or 4.25)

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Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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3.98/5  rDev +5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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1/5  rDev -73.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

Photo of gtermi
4.17/5  rDev +10%
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!

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of TBoneJones
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Farmhouse Wit from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.