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Feral White - Feral Brewing Co.

Feral WhiteFeral White

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BA SCORE
77
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36 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 15.29%


Brewed by:
Feral Brewing Co. visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 02-29-2004)
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Reviews by dgilks:
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dgilks

Australia

3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale straw colour with a foamy white head. Not very cloudy and no visible yeast left in the bottle.

Aromas of orange, wheat and coriander are all over this. The orange is quite sweet and almost candylike.

I feel like I'm drinking candied orange. I get the wheat notes and some spicy coriander but I can't get past the very sweet orange. It isn't bad per se but it is a little bit over the top.

A medium light body is coupled with vibrant but not overbearing carbonation to create a crisp, refreshing beer.

On the whole, it is okay but Feral have over done the orange here. A crisp refreshing beer for summer.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 10:09:24 | More by dgilks
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hopnerd

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

04-05-2014 10:10:53 | More by hopnerd
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doktorhops

Australia

3.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my first Feral brew, I'm not too sure about the name of the brewer though as it conjures up a Simpson's reference about a Red Tick Beer that Homer drank that had dogs swimming around in a vat of wort, only with Feral I'm thinking about cats in the wort instead... "Hmmm, needs more cat".

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Quite Witty with it's cloudy stil de grain yellow body and a white head that dissipates to a nice thin lacing.

S: Interesting aroma of papaya upfront, with some of the usual suspects; coriander, orange and wheat grains. I am liking that papaya with its bold tropical notes though.

T: If I had to explain the taste of this brew in one word it would be: Funky. The papaya, wheat and orange mingle in an odd fashion and there is a hint of candi sugar thrown in as well. It's a big mishmash of flavours all vying for attention - fruity papaya, grassy wheat, acidic orange and sweet sugar, but it doesn't overpower at any time. It kinda works in a weird way; it's funky.

M: Mouthfeel is a bit on the light watery side with a relatively flat carbonation, though it was only slightly chilled when I opened the bottle and warmer temperatures can effect the carbonation.

D: Overall it's in the least an interesting take on an interesting style. I would have preferred more cats to be used in the brewing process but hey you've got to take what you can get. It goes down easy, would be refreshing in summer, and has enough going on to keep my taste-buddies entertained, good drop!

Food match: Light summer fare like a chicken or Greek salad, hell Greek cuisine in general would pair well with this.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 11:14:41 | More by doktorhops
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chogm54

Australia

3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smell: slight fruity (banana?) smell, once it warmed up i could get a whiff of wheat, but not too much odour

Appearance: nice cloudy pale yellow colour, not fully opaque but almost there. Head thinned out quickly to about 5mm, but hung around for a while afterwards.

Taste: initially sharp and a bit too sweet for a wheat beer, a slightly sour aftertaste

M: feels lighter than most wheat beers, moderate carbonation that lasts a while. Almost feels like slightly flat champagne, more refreshing than expected

Not a bad witbeer, not my first choice for this style as it is a little bit thin, but its worth a try, it may be better on tap as well.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 07:39:03 | More by chogm54
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XsoldoutX

Australia

3.5/5  rDev +7%

10-19-2013 09:53:42 | More by XsoldoutX
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Jason_Tyler

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

09-23-2013 12:15:09 | More by Jason_Tyler
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adityashekhar

India

3.5/5  rDev +7%

06-16-2013 14:25:08 | More by adityashekhar
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soju6

Missouri

3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a fair head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus, banana and spice, with a bit of malt sweetness.

T: Taste of banana, malt sweetness, some spice and bit of grain. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Fairly moderate body, smooth with a decent balance.

O: Nice beer for the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 07:58:32 | More by soju6
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mungus

Australia

3.5/5  rDev +7%

02-15-2013 02:49:57 | More by mungus
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pin

Australia

2/5  rDev -38.8%

01-11-2013 02:11:24 | More by pin
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heygeebee

Australia

2.88/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From Warner's. No BB.

Pours a hazy golden straw. The head looks the part, fluffy white but dies too quickly.

Aromas are very subdued, a little yeast, hint of apple, some lemon, sherbert.

Taste is again as aromas but shortlived on palate. The nice zesty lemon aftertaste is good, but too shortlived. It kinds of builds into Dullsville after a while.

Mouthfeel good - zesty, well carbonated, light.

I suspect Feral make better beer than this - so why bottle this one? It's a crowded market afer all.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 07:04:07 | More by heygeebee
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joecast

Australia

2.15/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Light golden and only a slight haze for this bottle conditioned brew. Low carbonation. Head settles very quickly and leaves no lacing. Not a very lively beer.

Has a faint but distinct smell of green apple. That sort of mix of sweet and tart. A bit of Belgian yeast character but not much and it's "tainted" by that green apple.

Hmmm. Just sort of dies on the tongue. Very flat in mouthfeel and taste. Some light malt but it's rather generic missing any wheat or yeast influence.

Disappointing. Have only had Hop Hog from Feral before and it was fantastic. Maybe these bottles didn't travel well but I would be happy to try their keg beer any time.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 10:29:57 | More by joecast
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MordeciaFunk

Australia

3.5/5  rDev +7%

03-06-2012 12:23:27 | More by MordeciaFunk
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev +7%

02-26-2012 11:46:35 | More by dmorgan310
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PolarBear3

Australia

3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - Poured a pale yellow colour with frothy white head that retained fairly well leaving minimal lacing.

S - Orange peel and the typical wheat, spice aromas but nothing too pronounced.

T - Citrus with orange, coriander, tangy lemon with only a slight hint of cloves/spice to finish.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation

O - A good effort from feral here and an easy refreshing summer session beer but lacks that real intense flavour that you would get with say the Hooegarden.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 12:48:17 | More by PolarBear3
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +22.3%

01-17-2012 00:21:40 | More by Texasfan549
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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle served in a duvel tulip

A: Pale yellow with the faintest orange, fairly clear, 1 finger of white head, average carbonation.

S: Sweet caramel, yeast, banana, a little butter?? Sweet bread, and a tiny medicinal note.

T: Really sweet. Citrus notes, white bread, yeast, the faintest lemon in there too.

M: This is going to sound weird, but it starts out crisp and finishes kind of buttery... It really annoys me.

O: This beer is a little average, I definitely won't pay money for this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 09:41:46 | More by
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dansmcd

Australia

3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy and super pale with a decent 1-2 finger head.

S - The typical witbier aromas of wheat, citrus and clove.

T - Lemon and orange peel. Coriander could be beefed up but its a nice refreshing taste.

M - Thin, light body with moderate carbonation.

O - A pretty basic wit. Feels a bit watered down and plain. Sure is easy to drink but I wanted a bit more punch.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2011 03:24:09 | More by dansmcd
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Stew41

Australia

2.48/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Fairly ho-hum stuff and not really up to the standard that I assume this mob pumps out. It is however brewed at AIB so maybe this explains why this beer is a fairly mundane wit. Fizzy, lager-like body with soft spice character and some wheat malt coming through. Dry finish. Hard to recommend

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 21:50:56 | More by Stew41
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale amber with a small lasting head.
Nose shows coriander, citrus peel and some doughy wheat. Pretty spot on for the style, nice and refreshing.
Same story with the flavours but with more of everything! Really quite nice.
Great med-high carbonation and lightish body.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 00:42:47 | More by CrazyDavros
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ADZA

Australia

3.43/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Like someone said before me i havnt had this beer for ages and decided to revisit it and yes it isnt as good as i remembered and its such a shame that this brewery only bottles this beer as this is definately not their best brew and they could definately put themselves at the forefront of OZ mircobrew's if they bottled some of their other beers but anyways it pours a pale see thru straw colour with a fast vanishing one finger head and hardly any lacing at all,the aroma is orange rind,honey,corriander and some nice wheat notes,it has an average mouthfeel and the orange rind,wheat taste is dominant unfortunately i remember this beer being heaps better and it seems like there has been some changes to it if not ive prob just had alot better beers lately.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2009 11:03:35 | More by ADZA
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juju7

Australia

3.43/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Haven't had this beer for a while but due to the recent success at the AIBA, I figured it warranted a revisit. Unfortunately it is as average as I remembered. Very pale yellow with a soapy head that dies very quickly. The orange on the nose and the palate is rather cloying and reminds me of orange cordial. Can't really pick up the coriander just the orange and alittle lemon. Carbonated nicely and is a fairly easy drink but somewhat uninspiring. Heard that it is quite a different beer on tap. Haven't had the pleasure yet. I hope it is better because in the bottle it's a pretty bland wit.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2009 10:11:37 | More by juju7
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale straw colour with strong head, creating a nice head of off-white froth, very densely packed at the top. Retains pretty well and leaves a nice sticky ring of lace. Slight trace of haze in the glass caps this off. Nice-looking brew.

Smells very citrusy; there is a distinct orange note there, slightly tart with a pleasant sweetness behind it. Not a great deal of spice although a slight peppery zing to it, and a slight candied aspect which gives this a slight soft drink aroma. Quite pleasant, definitely needs more complexity though.

Taste is again sweet with a long candied orange kind of flavour. The wit aspect is more prominent here though, with a zesty coriander spice on the back and mild peppery notes from the yeast. Hint of ginger as well, and maybe some white grape tannins as well contributing to that mélange of spice. Doesn't have too much of a bite though, and finish is blandly sour with a kind of apple juice flavour, lingers without must gusto and certainly without nuance. The sweetness that underlies the palate is, I think, a bit too sweet, and more spice or a more potent Belgian-ness is needed to counteract and make the palate more interesting. It has potential but falls flat towards the end.

Mouthfeel has a nice bit of sizzle and is quite smooth. It's good for what it is, I feel if the flavour were better, but still felt like this, it would be thin, but because the flavour isn't so powerful this feels quite appropriate. It's definitely quite sessionable but the lack of interest would bug me after a while.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 04:57:07 | More by laituegonflable
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Stavage

Australia

3.7/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured with an ok head, retention was ok but the lacing was good and thick. Hazy straw coloured liquid.

Smell was pleasant enough. Had the wheaty grassy breadlike smell one expects from the style. Nice and malty and a little spicy though I'd have expected it to be a little spicier on the nose.

Taste started off very pleasant and refreshing. Very wheaty, a touch of spice and a sour note at the back. Went very well with the meal. I did find by the end that the sour note was beginning to dominate and my last few mouth fulls weren't so enjoyable.

Light bodied compared to what I was expecting. Carbonation was for refreshment rather than for savouring (ie on the robust side).

Until those last few sips I thought I could put away a few of these. Maybe if I drank it fast enough for it to stay reasonably chilled the sourness wouldn't have become out of balance to my tastes.

Overall it's a nice addition to the current line up of Australian beers. Hoping to find some more Feral around the place. Will probably be trying this again from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 08:51:00 | More by Stavage
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, cloudy yellow. Haze is only slight, despite the rather vigorous swirling of the sediment I tried. Head was initially quite frothy, but dissipates to a film rather quickly. Lacing is very good though.

Nice resin and candied orange notes on the nose. Not particularly strong, but rather authentic. A hint of copper is the only unwelcome note. Otherwise, very nice.

Taste is also very decent, a nice smooth creamy wheat character, and a slight sour twang at the back. Mouthfeel is just great. A little too much carbonation could destroy the delicate flavours, but this is very subtle. There's a very slight bitter character creeping in at the end, which is unwelcome, but that's starting to nitpick what is an otherwise fine example of the style.

This is a witbier done particularly well. I'm not sure I've had a better one from Australia. It's not as big and flavoursome as some of the better ones I've had elsewhere, but it is a true and accurate representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 08:59:54 | More by lacqueredmouse
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