Feral White - Feral Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Feral Brewing Co. visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: rastaman on 02-29-2004)
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Photo of pin
2/5  rDev -39%

Photo of joecast
2.15/5  rDev -34.5%
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.

Photo of willjansen
2.28/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This bottle reports that Feral White uses 50% Barley and 50% wheat and an authentic Belgian yeast strain. ABV is listed as 4.5%.

Appearance - heavy, persistent head on a medium-strength pour, pale amber/yellow and cloudy - typical for the syle

Smell - Slightly tart, citrusy fruitiness (lemon) with hoppy background present. Slight hints of spices, though not well-blended into the smell - tough to find

Taste - Taste begins as a very tart undefined citrus, but continues as lemon and ever-so-slight coriander for the final moments. The hop character isn't as apparent as the nose would lead you to think, but this is in line with the syle I believe. The aftertaste isn't quite as pleasant as some other beers in the wit style, and it leaves one with a sourness in the mouth that tends to get cumulatively stronger/worse with each sip.

Mouthfeel - Decent mouthfeel with a dry, somewhat oily finish. Carbonation present and not offensive.

Drinkability - One is probably enough for me - I'd take a Hoegaarden over this one for those hot summer days, and it's about the same price here in Australia as this micro. Not a terrible attempt though, and I'm happy to see some diversity of beers from Aussie microbreweries.

Photo of Stew41
2.48/5  rDev -24.4%
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

Photo of BeerNutta
2.58/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Feral Belguim White.

A = Poured a Cloudy white with a tinge of yellow.

S = Slight smell of lemon. Very faint. Pretty much bleh.

T = Inital taste of clove and lemon. Very dissapointing. Pretty bland.

M = Moderately carbonated. Nothing special.

D = Not very drinkable. Very bland and not very special.

Photo of rastaman
2.63/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Nose is eggy and sulfuric. Lemony, softly tart sweet start. With a spicy, clovey, lightly fizzy crisp finish. I don't know, it was a touch wishy washy, and definitely sulfuric. Seems like every Aussie micro is doing a witbier these days, trouble is, i'm yet to come across a really good one. This is at least half decent.

Photo of
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Photo of heygeebee
2.88/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Photo of jpd7374
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ohitsbrad
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

25 March 2006

Very cloudy yellow-orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is doughy and citrusy. Tastes of oranges, some light spice and bread. Light bodied. This is a bit better on-tap.

Been meaning for a long time to get up to the brewery and try the other beers. It's just too bad I fear the Imperial IPA is all gone.

Photo of aussielars
3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured beer in a Hoegaarden glass. Very small head and cloudy. I think i can see vigorouse effervescence when I hold glass up in front of a lamp.
Tart smell with bubblegum and hint of citrus.
Taste is similar but more fruity then I expected. .
Light to medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.
I only bought two bottles, but could easily had a few more.

Photo of soju6
3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Photo of laituegonflable
3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Photo of Jason_Tyler
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of hopnerd
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of PolarBear3
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of vancurly
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a) Pours a hazy straw colour, with a rough white head
s) Seeds, wheaty, cumquat
f) Wheat grain, coriander seed noticable. Citrus slightly restrained in comparison. Slight sourness, and finishes quite dry. Could have a bit more creamy wheat sweetness in there.
m) Tingly up front, finishes with a bitter coarseness. Touch hollow.
d) Good for a few

Photo of dansmcd
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of chogm54
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of doktorhops
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of SmashPants
3.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Format: standard 330mL brown bottle, typical Feral Brewing label. So, okay.

Appearance: poured into a schooner glass as my tulip glass just broke, either due to over-use or just out of spite. A cloudy, solid ginger-yellow in colour with a finger of off-white head that drops to a thick and solid cap.

Aroma: a pleasant aroma of orange citrus, coriander and yeasts. Pretty good.

Taste: less of the citrus here than the yeasts and coriander. I think I may have had it a tiny bit too warm, best just a few minutes out of the fridge.

Aftertaste: a touch of warming alcohol with spices and that mouth-filling yeast. Decent.

Mouth feel: a medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: a decent witbier, if not the best I have ever had. Quite drinkable at least. AU$59 for a case of 16.

Photo of juju7
3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of ADZA
3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of adityashekhar
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of magpieken
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

330ml bottle. Pours a milky light gold colour with a disappointingly small head which disappeared quickly. Citrus orange, coriander and fruity aroma with some grain. The sweetness is nicely balanced by the zesty citrus. Light to medium body with a dry finish but leaves a nice fizz on the tongue. A pretty decent crack at a Belgian wheat beer and quite drinkable.

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