Strange Fellows Brewing

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Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #156
Ranked #25,940
3.86 | pDev: 6.74%
Strange Fellows Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 22 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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altstadt from Canada (BC)

3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy pale straw color. The head quickly disappeared, leaving a few bubbles around the edge. No lacing. Too cloudy to see any bubbles rising.

Sweet floral scents dominate. There is some ester that I can't place. At times there is a bit of a raspberry or blackberry scent. Swirling the glass kicked up a mild barnyard.

Sweet wheat malt flavor dominates. There is a hint of wheat husk, or wheatgerm, like a whole wheat bread. Some light orange citrus shows up towards the end and through the aftertaste. There is a mild spicy burn on the tongue in addition to the carbonation tingling.

A bit of tongue tingling, but it doesn't foam up so much as bubble up. Medium-heavy body, somewhat oily in texture.

Generally accurate to style, but it felt like it was missing something. The citrus was much lower than expected, so maybe it could use a twist of lemon. I was also expecting a bit more sediment. The barnyard scent was also out of character for a wit.

Mar 01, 2020
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jrenihan from Canada (ON)

4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really an excellent wit. Big banana flavour with coriander, with other light fruits dancing around, with a crisp wheat backbone. A bit of bubblegum but not strong, which often kills these beers for me. The nose is very perfumey. Body is light with a lively but not aggressive carbonation. A very refreshing beer- ideal summer brew. If it was local to me, I would buy it a lot.

Jan 26, 2016
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ZachT from Canada (BC)

4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Pale straw color, hazy, an inch of white head
S: Clove, wheat, white flour, some citrus, fresh orange, coriander
T: White bread, orange, cloves, coriander, dry, a bit grainy
F: Light body, well carbonated, dry finish
O: Really good as a sessional wheat beer, refreshing, thirst quenching, but still has that classic witbier character

Aug 21, 2015
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N_E_Beer from Canada (BC)

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured straw, almost clear around the edges in a pilsner glass, cloudy & seemingly non-homogenized, Good beer though, tasty, best enjoyed in hot weather.

Jun 27, 2015
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souvenirs from Canada (BC)

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(Originally rated 4/5 May 2015, reviewed Feb 2017.)

A: Hazy and the colour of straw.
S/T: Strong perfume aroma. Also wheat and some of that expected bubble gum / banana. Mildly sweet.
F: Crisp and pleasantly refreshing. Perfect for summer drinking. It may be February and there may be snow on the ground, but I can at least imagine it's July and I'm sitting on the beach, can't I?

May 15, 2015
Jongleur from Strange Fellows Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 22 ratings