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Red Duck Orange Mosaic | Purrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)

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Purrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)
Australia | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 07-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale straw witbier colour, cloudy with white foamy head. Looks nice.

Smells champagney, and dry, with fruity notes and plenty of spice. Apple/pear mix with a touch of cedar wood, oak and cinnamon. Not bad.

Chardonnay on the palate, or at least that buttery French oak character and a touch of tartness putting me in mind of grape skins. Bit of pepper, with cinnamon, clove and a good blend of banana and pear fruit on there as well. Dry overall though, which is a bit of a shame, but quite nice.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly full. Possibly bitty from all the cloudiness; slight touch of carbonation cuts through. Not bad.

Not a bad drop, but not quite Belgian, or particularly fruity. Decent enough.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Tried on-tap at the GABS festival in Melbourne. This is styled a "Single Hop (Mosaic) Belgian Fruit (Orange) Witbier". Yup. I expect nothing less from the styles coming out of Red Duck.

Pours a pale, pale yellow colour, very light indeed with some hazing. Body weight is fluid and a little thin, topped with a full and foamy head of white. Lace is solid and streaky. Some carbonation.

Zesty entry on the nose. Lemon myrtle sweet-spicy-acidic characters, extremely bright and fresh. Orange peely witbier notes, with a spicy, herbal overtone. Lovely!

Light, clean and crisp on the entry to the palate. Wheaty pale malt and a touch of sweetness. The orange comes back again mid-palate, spicy and bright before moving to a piquant finish leavened with a zesty lemon character that stays bright. It fades a little towards the finish (at 4.2% this isn't surprising), but it stays exceedingly drinkable. For the same reason the feel is very light.

Overall though, this is a cracking beer, and potentially (and surprisingly) one of Red Duck's best. Supremely drinkable stuff: a beer of which I would be happy drinking many bottles.

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Red Duck Orange Mosaic from Purrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)
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